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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 19, 2016
Restaurant Listing  (1 Answer)

Good day please advise how I can get my restaurant listed on this site. Thank you



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2016
Road conditions and police checks ..  (2 Answers)

Greetings
We will be travelling thru Malawi on route to Tanzania and are receiving mixed messages on the road conditions and police checks demanding bribes ... If anyone has recently done this route - any information would be greatly appreciated ..


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2015
What to do in Malawi apart from snokerlling by the beach  (2 Answers)

I'm going to north Mozambique and thought of including Malawi (2.5 weeks in all). I would like to visit the lake but since I am going to spend time swimming and snorkeling in Mozambique, I would like to know what else could I do in Malawi apart from snorkeling the lake, relaxing.

I like homestays in typical villages, learning about culture.... I love wildlife too though I wouldn't want to spend loads on a safari like I did in serengeti tanzania. Maybe experience a different type of safari - walking safari or conservation camps?

Thanks guys


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 06, 2015
How much money?  (2 Answers)

Hello!!
I'm going to Malawi for almost two months and, since i don't need a visa, they told me i need to have, in the border, an extract from my account to prove that i have enough money to fund my travel there.
Do anybody knows how much money is that (since i'm not paying the accommodation).
Thank you!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 11, 2014
Costs in Malawi  (2 Answers)

I am planning a 30 days exploratory business trip to Malawi and I would appreciate any help on a budget (reasonable prices) that includes hotel or private house, car rental, taxi fares, food, laundry, etc.
Than you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2014
Where to go?  (5 Answers)

I am planning on travelling to malawi in february if 2015. I am 20 years old and will be travelling alone. Where is the best place in Malawi for a 20 year old to visit to be immersed in the culture and get a little bit of rest and relaxation time?

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2014
train to Nampula (Mozambique)

We are going to Africa in August and we planned to travel by public transport from Lilongwe to Nampula (Mozambique). I was looking on the internet for some good routes, but it was hard to find something. That's why I'm asking whether someone knows if there is a direct train from Lilongwe (or somewhere else in Malawi) to Nampula, Mozambique. I'd rather travel by train then other transport facilities, but if there isn't a train going, is it okay for me to travel by bus or something like that. Would you please leave a link to website, so I can look it up and see what train/bus I have to take.
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 19, 2013
Can agricultural foods be taken from U.S. to Malawi in suitcase?  (1 Answer)

This is probably a dumb question... sorry. Hubby is to go to Malawi in January, He's never been to Africa. He's going for missionary work, very small scale. Can he take garlic bulbs in his suitcase? He will be visiting villages and would like to teach the people how to plant garlic to be used for basic infections and sicknesses. Or is seed garlic/organic garlic available in Malawi for him to buy there?

thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2013
affordable accomodations for 2 -3 months in Lilongwe

Hi, anyone knows where to find safe accomodations in Lilongwe at reasonable price? I will stay there 2- 3 months to do my master thesis and yet to find one. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 15, 2013
best car hire malawi  (2 Answers)

i was wondering if anyone could give me any info on the company "best car hire Malawi" IE: reliable, value, extras, if you have hired from them.....anything really.

i am hoping to fly to Blantyre from Lilongwe then hire a 4X4 in Blantyre so i can easily travel to Zomba and surrounding areas.

or if anyone can recommend any other good valued 4X4 hire companys i would love to hear.

thanks so much in advance for your help.

edit: also can anyone update me on the fuel situation.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 01, 2013
Transport to norman carr cottage  (1 Answer)

I was wondering is anyone could tell me the best way to get to norman carr cottage near monkey bay and how much I'm looking at spending, I will be leaving from lilongwe. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2013
Travel adaptor  (1 Answer)

Is it specific or will I be able to buy a South Africa one for use in Malawi ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2013
All things Malawi  (2 Answers)

We have two weeks in Malawi mid July staying near the Zomba Plateau in the first week where we are visiting a charity project we support and then a week r&r up at Lake Malawi.Looking for advice and tips on expected weather,are mosquitos that bad,are long sleeve t shirts and trousers essential,gifts for locals and anything else useful ?

thanks in advance

Steven


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2013
WHO CAN HANG OUT WITH ME IN MALWI FOR ONE WEEK  (3 Answers)

I AM ANUDH FROM SRI LANKA. I HAVE PLANED TO VISIT MALAWI WITH IN NEXT COUPLE OF MOTHS. SO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SOME ONE OVER THERE WHO CAN HANG OUT WITH ME DURING MY STAY IN MALAWI EITHER FOREIGNER OR MALAWIAN. IF ANY ONE LIKE PLEASE CONTACT ME THROUGH MY EMAIL ADDRESS. [email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 28, 2013
tourist visas and voluntary work  (2 Answers)

other than the standard tourist visa issued at malawian customs, do i need to have a permit to undertake some voluntary work whilst there as part of my experience placement? I have read different things in different places and the Malawian High Commission in London did not seem to know.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2012
Does Malawi have enough to offer for up to 6-8 weeks?  (9 Answers)

My boyfriend and I want to go away for around 6-8 weeks June/July/August - we want to stay fairly active (originally intending to go to india but want the sun!) - we want to live relatively comfortably on30 each per person per day (the surrounding countries in Africa don't seem to be quite as cheap) -

To sum up we are looking for: sun, beach, cheapness, a fairly safe place, trekking and adventure. We want a taste of a beach holiday but want the majority of the trip to be active and exciting!

We've been looking at a few forums and the general consensus is that Malawi is a great place to chill out and a couple of weeks is probably enough - will it offer enough adventure for 6-8 weeks?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2012
MONEY

planning on go to malawi lillongwe wanted to know the cost of things meals out drinks BEER travel etc in GBP


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2010
first time malawi  (11 Answers)

i need lots of information about malawi. i will be going there in the next 6 to 12 months . and stying for a few months.what is the climate? risk of malaria?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2009
Accomodation in Blantyre  (2 Answers)

Hey folks I am traveling to Blantyre and wondering if any one knows any clean,safe and affordable motels or bed & breakfast.

Any help is highly appreciated

Xena


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 11, 2009
malawi to jo'berg  (1 Answer)

hi i arrive in malawi from zambia tomorrow and am wondering if anyone knows any bus companies that run malawi to jo'berg. If possible with hoping on and off through mozambique but if not any help would be grateful. Alternatively any cheap airlines flying this way?

Cheers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 04, 2009
Moving to Lilongwe for 1 year - need accommodation  (3 Answers)

Hello!

I am moving to Lilongwe for 1 year at the end of this month. Can anyone advise on available accommodation?

I am looking for a 1 or 2 bedrooms apartment or house with bathroom attached and other modern amenities, located in central area.

- Can anyone advise on the average price range?

- Just dreaming: Would it be difficult to find accommodation with a Pool (shared or not), how much, on average would that be?

- Does accommodation usually comes furnished, or not?

- How is the power situation these days? How many hours per weeks is it lacking? Would it be advisable to buy a generator or an inverter?

Any other considerations?

Thank you, looking forward to relocating!!

Annie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2009
Lake Malawi - Rent a cottage  (2 Answers)

Can anyone tell me if there is accommodation for rent at the south end of Lake Malawi? Hotel acommodation on the internet seems to suggest that Malawi is aiming at the luxury end of the tourist market.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 27, 2009
Cash machines in Blantyre

I will be in Blantyre, Malawi for 3 weeks in June 2009. Can someone please tell me how easy it is to withdraw cash, eg: location, Visa credit or Maestro debit, travellers cheques etc. Also, are withdrawal amounts restricted? Any advice helpful. Many thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 20, 2009
Visible Tattoo's in Malawi  (3 Answers)

Hi, I am going to Malawi, to Blantyre, in June and I have a tattoo at the very base of my shin, about 6-7 cm long, how do the Malawi people look towards visible tattoos.

The tattoo is of a cross.

I plan on wearing long skirts that completely cover anyways, but don't want it to pop onto display if it is inappropriate

Many thanks

Sarah


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2009
Cost of food items  (7 Answers)

Hello to you all,

I'm hoping that someone can help me here. I'm looking for the price for milk, bread, petrol and maize in Malawi. I need this for an assignment.

YOur help is much appreciated.

Tnx

Ciao

Adnila


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2009
Safety considerations  (3 Answers)

Hi there i am planning a trip to Malawi with my sixteen year old daughter and her mum is slightly concerned about the risk of travel. We are planning to spend two to three days in Blantyre and then have another five or six days where we would like to visit a game park and get to check out some of the sights that Malawi has to offer.

Would appreciate any feedback and advice that can assist to "put mums mind at rest" about travelling around Malawi. Would also appreciate if anyone can suggest good game parks to visit around the Blantyre area or do we need to travel further afield and base ourselves in Lilongwe for a few days instead?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2008
Directions  (4 Answers)

Hi There

We are 4 friends looking at going to Malawi this december with a car from Johannesburg South Africa. Has anyone done this before or know how to do this. We are having trouble finding road maps/directions
We are looking for the shortest and safest route

Thanx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2008
Lilongwe airport transfers  (3 Answers)

Hi- I am flying into Lilongwe at the start of August. Can anyone tell me how easy/safe/expensive it is to get a transfer to the city from the airport? Also- any good suggestions of nice friendly hostels in the city would be gratefully received! Cheers :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2008
areas of Blantyre  (1 Answer)

What are the good areas to live in in Blantyre?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 31, 2008
Peanuts (Ground nuts) in Malawi  (1 Answer)

I'd like to visit Malawi and I have a nut allergy. Could anyone tell me how widely used peanuts are? Is peanut oil sometimes used for frying?

I have discovered online that peanuts are sometimes used as a flour substitute, for example in Masamba (Greens). Is this frequently done and will I find it difficult to know when a dish contains peanuts?

Many thanks in advance.
Mike



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