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Welcome to Malawi!

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General Information

The official languages of Malawi are English, Chichewa.

The national currency of Malawi is Kwacha (D) (MWK).

1 MWK equals  .
equals  MWK.

Location

Malawi

The distance from to Malawi is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Malawi. Exercise normal precautions in Malawi. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 997 to call the police in Malawi.

LGBT

Malawi has a score of -10 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Malawi ranks #187 worldwide.

LGBTI persons are denied, by law and practice, basic civil, political, social, and economic rights. Consensual same-sex sexual activity is illegal and punishable by up to 14 years in prison, including hard labor. The penal code outlaws "unnatural offenses" and "indecent practices between males." Same-sex sexual activity may also be prosecuted as "conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace." As of July 2014, the government has implemented a moratorium on the enforcement of laws criminalizing consensual same-sex sexual activity, though the general public largely remains hostile to LGBTI persons.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Malawi should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Malawi:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Malawi to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Malawi differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Malawi, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between Malawi and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 66–85°F  /  19–29°C 75% 8%
Sat November 09 66–86°F  /  19–30°C 73% 5%
Sun November 10 66–86°F  /  19–30°C 69% 6%
Mon November 11 66–87°F  /  19–30°C 68% 6%
Tue November 12 67–88°F  /  20–31°C 64% 4%
Wed November 13 68–88°F  /  20–31°C 62% 0%
Thu November 14 68–89°F  /  20–31°C 55% 3%
Fri November 15 68–90°F  /  20–32°C 55% 6%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:10 am and sets at 05:49 pm. This equates to 12.7 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Malawi, it is in . When the sun sets in Malawi, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Malawi.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Malawi.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 826.00 MWK in Malawi.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 4.00 MWK.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Malawi is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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