31 days in Dar es Salaam & Lilongwe Itinerary

31 days in Dar es Salaam & Lilongwe Itinerary

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
— 22 nights
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Lilongwe, Malawi
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — 22 nights

Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Get out of town with these interesting Dar es Salaam side-trips: Bagamoyo (Old Boma & Kaole Ruins). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Bongoyo Island, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at The Tanzanite Dream, and browse the different shops at Sea Cliff Village.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dar es Salaam planning site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Dar es Salaam is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dusseldorf in July; daily highs in Dar es Salaam reach 35°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lilongwe.
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Lilongwe, Malawi — 8 nights

The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lilongwe: Chongoni Rock Art Area (in Dedza), Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art (in Mtakataka) and Kuti Wildlife Reserve (in Salima). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Old Town Mall, get interesting insight from See Malawi Travel, and pause for some serene contemplation at Maula Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lilongwe tour builder site.

Explore your travel options from Dar es Salaam to Lilongwe with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time to Central Africa Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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