Malawi in detail


You'll see all kinds of curios and souvenirs, including wooden animals, figures, bowls, chess sets and the popular ‘chief’s chair’ (a three-legged, high-backed stool made from two pieces of wood).

Craft stalls are common, found anywhere from Blantyre and Lilongwe to beach towns and lodge driveways. Prices aren't usually fixed, so you should bargain. Craft shops in the big cities use price tags, but their wares are generally more expensive.