Lilongwe attractions

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Lilongwe

Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

This 1.1-sq-km wilderness area is Malawi's only sanctuary for orphaned, injured and rescued wild animals, and plays an active role in conservation. Local residents include a one-eyed lion rescued from Romania, a pyt…
Top Choice Notable Building in Lilongwe

Parliament Building

To get up close to Malawi’s movers and shakers, head to the home of the national parliament. It moved in 1994 from Zomba to the ostentatious palace of former president Banda on the outskirts of Lilongwe and now occu…
Top Choice Shrine in Lilongwe

Kamuzu Mausoleum

This marble and granite mausoleum is the final resting place of Malawi's 'president for life', Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda. Between four pillars bearing the initials of his most prized principles – unity, loyalty, obed…
Market in Lilongwe

Main Market

The main market near the bus station in Old Town is a pocket of frenetic activity with all manner of things on sale: bicycle parts, live chickens, vegetables, dustbins, underwear…the list goes on. Be aware, however,…
Notable Building in Lilongwe

Tobacco Auction Floors

To experience Malawi’s economic heart, visit the public gallery overlooking the auction floors at the vast Auction Holdings warehouse. It's about 7km north of the city centre, east of the main M1 road to Kasungu and…
Notable Building in Lilongwe

Reserve Bank Building

A landmark in central Lilogwe.