Route & dates
Fly: 22 h
Likoma Island— 2 nights
Fly: 1 h 30 min
Lilongwe— 5 nights
Fly: 1 h 30 min
Blantyre— 4 nights
Fly: 21 h
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Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Ulisa Gardens.
To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Likoma Island trip planner.
Zurich, Switzerland to Likoma Island is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lilongwe.
Things to do in Likoma Island
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The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.Escape the urban bustle at Kuti Wildlife Reserve and Nature Sanctuary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chongoni Rock-Art Area and Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art. Step out of Lilongwe to go to Nsanje and see Mwabvi Game Reserve, which is approximately 6h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, appreciate the history behind World War I Memorial, make a trip to Kumbali Cultural Village, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Building.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lilongwe vacation planner.
Getting from Likoma Island to Lilongwe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Blantyre.
Things to do in Lilongwe
Kuti Wildlife Reserve, Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art, Mwabvi Game Reserve, Chongoni Rock-Art Area
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As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.Do some cultural sightseeing at La Caverna Art Gallery and St.Michael's and All Angels Church. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Mulanje and The Way of the Cross/ Njira ya Mtanda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blantyre: Zomba Plateau (in Zomba) and Majete Wildlife Reserve (in Chikwawa). The adventure continues: get your bearings at The Society of Malawi Library and buy something for everyone on your list at Chichiri Shopping Centre.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blantyre trip itinerary builder site.
Traveling by flight from Lilongwe to Blantyre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Blantyre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
Things to do in Blantyre
Zomba Plateau, Majete Wildlife Reserve, Mount Mulanje
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