Lilongwe in detail


Lilongwe has two centres: City Centre (Capital City), home to ministries, embassies, smart hotels, airline offices and travel agents; and Old Town, with its guesthouses, backpacker hostels and campsites, bus station, main market, tour operators and malls. The two centres are 3km apart and minibuses frequently run between them.

The two main centres of Old Town are Kamuzu Procession Rd's junctions with Kenyatta and Mandala Rds, and the main market on Malangalanga Rd. Just south of the market is the main bus station. Just to the east of the market is Devil St, a narrow road lined with bars and cheap hotels, where you’ll also find the departure points for buses headed to Zambia or Tanzania.