City of Blantyre Malawi

Things to Do in Malawi

Let us hold your hand – First time travel to a place like Malawi can be daunting, but that’s why we are here to help you every step of the way. The Leslie is near to many world-famous sites and locations, but also to some amazing experiences only the locals know about. Managers Mariam and Diana know all about these and are ready to assist you in getting to know the area.

Exploring Mulanje Mountain

This majestic mountain offers fantastic hiking opportunities with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. You can embark on day hikes or multi-day treks, exploring lush forests, waterfalls, and unique flora and fauna.

Exploring Thyolo Tea Estates

Thyolo, located near Blantyre, is known for its picturesque tea estates. You can take guided tours of the tea plantations, learn about the tea production process, and enjoy scenic walks through the lush greenery.

Visiting Liwonde National Park

Just a few hours’ drive from Blantyre, Liwonde National Park is home to diverse wildlife, including elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. You can enjoy game drives, boat safaris along the Shire River, and guided walking safaris to experience the park’s natural beauty up close.

Zomba Plateau

Zomba Plateau is a captivating destination offering a refreshing escape into nature’s embrace. Rising majestically above the town of Zomba, this picturesque plateau beckons adventurers with its lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and panoramic vistas. Whether you’re craving a tranquil hike through winding trails or seeking adrenaline-fueled mountain biking adventures, Zomba Plateau delivers an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Discovering Cultural Heritage

Explore the rich cultural heritage of Malawi by visiting local markets, museums, and historic sites in and around Blantyre. Places like the Chichiri Museum offer insights into Malawi’s history, art, and culture.

Sampling Local Cuisine

Indulge in the flavors of Malawian cuisine by trying traditional dishes such as nsima (a maize-based porridge), chambo (a local fish), and various vegetable stews. You can find authentic Malawian restaurants and street food vendors throughout Blantyre.

Shopping for Souvenirs

Take some time to browse local markets and craft stalls for unique souvenirs and handicrafts, including wood carvings, textiles, and handmade jewelry. The Limbe Market is a popular spot to shop for locally made goods.

Enjoying Lake Malawi

Although Blantyre is inland, Lake Malawi is easily accessible for day trips or weekend getaways. You can relax on sandy beaches, swim in the crystal-clear waters, and even go snorkeling or diving to explore the colorful underwater world of the lake.