6 days in Malawi Itinerary

6 days in Malawi Itinerary

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6 days in Malawi Itinerary

Start: Nelspruit
Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Chikwawa
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mulanje
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Lilongwe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Salima
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h 45​min
End: Nelspruit

1
day
Chikwawa

Chikwawa ©
Chikwawa is a town with a population of approximately 12,000 located in the Southern Region of Malawi on the west bank of the Shire River. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): head off-road at Majete Wildlife Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chikwawa road trip tool .

Nelspruit, South Africa to Chikwawa is an approximately 22-hour car ride. Traveling from Nelspruit in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Chikwawa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mulanje.

Things to do in Chikwawa

Nature Parks Adventure
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Majete Wildlife Reserve ©
Majete Wildlife Reserve

1
night
Mulanje

Mulanje ©
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mulanje.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mulanje trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Chikwawa to Mulanje by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Lilongwe.

Things to do in Mulanje

Nature Parks
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Mount Mulanje ©
Mount Mulanje

1
night
Lilongwe

Lilongwe ©
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Sanctuary, stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, then ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial, and finally look for gifts at Kibebe Malawi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Lilongwe road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Mulanje to Lilongwe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salima.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Lilongwe Wildlife Centre ©
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
Nature Sanctuary ©
Nature Sanctuary
Parliament Building ©
Parliament Building

2
nights
Salima

Salima ©
Salima may refer to:People Salima Aga Khan (born 1940), ex-wife of Prince Karim Aga Khan Salima Ghezali (born 1958), an Algerian journalist and writer Salima Hamouche (born 1984), an Algerian volleyball player Salima Hashmi, a Pakistani artist and writer Salima Ikram (born 1965), a Pakistani archaeologist Salima Machamba (1874–1964), a sultan of Mohéli Salima Murad (c. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salima online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Lilongwe to Salima takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Salima can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salima

Parks Wildlife
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Kuti Wildlife Reserve ©
Kuti Wildlife Reserve