Malawi

Malawian kwacha (MK)

English, Chichewa

Information

Tourist Information in Mulanje

Mulanje Infocentre

The best source of information about hiking on Mt Mulanje and beyond, with helpful staff and documentation. They can book the Mulanje forestry huts and organise guides and porters, as well as tours to local...

Travel Agency in Blantyre

Jambo Africa

A great one-stop shop for travel tickets, car hire, excursions and accommodation, Jambo owns a park lodge and two self-catering cottages on the lake. It has a second office next to the Shree Hindu Temple.

Tourist Information in Blantyre

Tourist Office

In a cottage-like tax building dating to 1939, this small office covers the whole country. It stocks a few leaflets and maps, sells wall maps of Malawi (MK5000), and can offer enthusiastic, though not always...

Tourist Information in Lilongwe

Tourist Office

Between Pep and Game, this government office has brochures and sells detailed maps of Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu (MK500). Information is minimal; you’re better off at a travel agency.

Hospital in Blantyre

Mwaiwathu Private Hospital

For private medical consultations and blood tests (including for malaria), this hospital, east of the city centre, is good. A consultation is MK8000; all drugs and treatments are extra.

Internet in Lilongwe

Post Dot Net

Internet access. Branch also at the Crossroads Complex and Pacific Hotel. Is also a DHL agent.

Bank in Lilongwe

Standard Bank

You can change money here and get a cash advance on your Visa card. There's a 24-hour ATM that accepts Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus and Maestro.

Bank in Lilongwe

Standard Bank

You can change money here and get a cash advance on your Visa card. There's a 24-hour ATM that accepts Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus and Maestro.

Hospital in Blantyre

Blantyre Adventist Hospital

This private hospital and medical and dental clinic charges MK5400 for a doctor’s consultation and MK2000 for a malaria test. Cash only.

Medical in Blantyre

One Stop Pharmacy

This well-stocked pharmacy sells bilharzia tablets (if you've been swimming in the lake), as well as malaria prophylaxis.

Post in Blantyre

Post Office

Has Western Union and DHL counters. Other couriers are also found in this area.