About Lilongwe


Let's have a look around into background of Lilongwe
  • Country: Malawi
  • Latitude: -13.9833333
  • Longitude: 33.7833333
  • Time zone: Africa/Blantyre
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours

Weather in Lilongwe

  • Climate: Humid Sub-Tropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: Early May to Late October

Location

Lilongwe is the largest and capital city of Malawi with an estimated population of 1,077,116 for 2015. The city is located in the central region of Malawi, near the borders with Mozambique and Zambia, and it is an important economic and transportation hub for central Malawi. It is named after the Lilongwe River.

Distance from Lilongwe center to Airport

The closest major airport to Lilongwe, Malawi is Lilongwe International Airport (LLW / FWKI).

  • Driving Distance: 18 miles / 29 km
  • Driving Time: 29 Minutes
  • Languages: English followed by Chichewa being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Lilongwe International Airport
  • Rail: Malawi Railways.
  • Road: Bus: AXA Bus Service

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 5 – 10 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: MK 100 - MK 500
  • Housekeeper: 100 MK - 200 MK per Day
  • Concierge: 2000 MK - 3600 MK

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: MK 100 - MK 500

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Dowa,
  • Mponela,
  • Ntchisi

Emergency Contact Numbers in Lilongwe city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: +265-199
  • Airport: +265 1 700 245 (Lilongwe International Airport)
  • Hospital: +265 1 755 056 (UNC Project, Tidziwe Centre)

Events

  • Malawi Fashion Week
  • Annual Choir Festival
  • Interregional Music Crossroads

Tourist Attractions

  • Four Seasons Centre
  • Kamuzu Mausoleum
  • Parliament Building

Theatre & Concerts

  • Madsoc Theatre
  • Umunthu Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Lilongwe

  • Bombay Palace
  • Lark Cafe
  • Kat-Man-Doo Restaurant

Top Shopping Centers in Lilongwe

  • Gateway Mall
  • Shoprite
  • Four Seasons

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • National Museum of Malawi
  • Chamare Museum

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Prawn Risotto – Latitude 13
  • Noodles – Ama Khofi
  • Pizza – Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant

Sports Club

  • Massive Gym – Gym
  • Lilongwe Golf Club – Golf
  • Makawa Fitness Centre – Gymnastics

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 507.18 MK
  • Taxi: 944.82 MK (base price)
  • Cheap meal: 2,090.53 MK
  • Gasoline: 846.12 MK / litre
  • 3 course meal: 20,210.54 MK
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