Cheap Flights to Malawi

Malawi, also known as the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in Southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the Northwest, Tanzania to the Northeast, and Mozambique on the East, South, and West. It is separated from its neighbors by Lake Malawi, a key body of water that primarily helps the country agriculturally and tourism-wise. 

The country's capital, Lilongwe, is the major economic center and the largest city in the region. The second largest city is Blantyre, while the third one is Mzuzu. The country lives through its agriculture – which contributes to its Gross Domestic Product or GDP. Malawi, nicknamed “The Warm Heart of Africa”, strives to improve and expand its economy, as alongside agriculture, the country is holding on to the thread of financial aid, which currently comes in trickles. 

What to see & do

Lake Chilwa – found in the Eastern Zomba district, Lake Chilwa is the second largest lake in Malawi. It is approximately 60 kilometers long and 40 kilometers wide, and is surrounded by wetlands that also serve as home to at least 60,000 inhabitants that live in 335 villages. It is a primary fishing spot, bird hunting spot, and is also a well-visited area especially for those who want to mingle and learn about the culture of the Malawians. 

Nkhata Bay – described by travel reviews as “Caribbeanesque” and a “lush tropical indent,” the center of the Nkhata district is one of the many visited locations in Malawi. Its diving school, known as the “cheapest diving school (course) in the world,” has increased Malawi's chances of boosting its eco-tourism stints. 

Lake Malawi National Park – probably the most iconic lake in the country, Lake Malawi is one of the African Great Lakes and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift System. It is the ninth largest lake in the world and the third largest lake in Africa, as well as the second deepest lake in the continent. It is home to more species of fish than any other lake, and was officially declared a natural reserve in 2011. The lake was once called by David Livingstone as “The Lake of Stars,” due to lights from the lanterns of the fishermen in Malawi on their boats that at night, resemble the stars in the sky on a distance. Check on the numerous cichlid species here. 

How to get around

Travelers may go around the country through rental cars, ferry, bus, and taxi cabs. All rides come in various types and classes, and can be utilized almost anytime of the day. Ferries or boats are perhaps the most enjoyable mode of transport, while cars provide private and comfortable ways of going from city to city. 

How to get there

Malawi's Lilongwe International Airport is an international airport serving the capital of Malawi. It is also known as the Kamuzu International Airport. It is the main international gateway for travelers who are planning to visit the country, and is found conveniently at the heart of Lilongwe. Airlines that travel to the destination include South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, and many others. Cheap flights can be booked using Skyscanner. Skyscanner is an online resource of the cheapest flights from over 600 airlines worldwide.

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