Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi, a status it has held since replacing Zomba in 1974. The city is centrally situated and is also the administrative capital of Lilongwe district. Lilongwe is one of the largest cities in Malawi and is only 2nd to Blantyre. The City was established as a small settlement along the banks of River Lilongwe in the late 1940s. Lilongwe is important as a center for government though its status as a major hub for trade and commerce is rivaled by the City of Blantyre.
Transport in Lilongwe:
Lilongwe is an important transport hub. The City is linked to the rest of the country by rail and road. Buses provide transport from here to other towns and cities around Malawi. Transport within the city is mainly by bus or minibuses. Taxis are available and are run by a number of private operators. Lilongwe is served by the Kamuzu International Airport. This is the key airport in Malawi and one of the main hubs for Air Malawi which flies regularly to a number of domestic and international destinations.
Hotels in Lilongwe:
Lilongwe is home to some of the best hotels in the country. Popular hotels in the city include; Capital Hotel, Lilongwe Hotel, Kiboko Town Hotel and Cresta Crossroads Hotel.
Flights to Lilongwe:
There are a number of airlines that offer regular scheduled flights to the city of Lilongwe. Lilongwe is the capital of Malawi and one of the most visited cities in the country. The city is served by the Kamuzu International Airport situated about 18 km from the city centre.
The airport is one of the hubs for local airline Air Malawi which flies from here to a number of domestic and international destinations. The Kamuzu airport is the key airport in Malawi. Transport from the airport consists mainly of buses, taxi and shuttle services.
Other airlines offering flights to Lilongwe are; Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Zimbabwe, Zambia Airways, MK Airline, DAS Air.
Lilongwe is the capital of Malawi and one of the most visited cities in the country. The city has a good selection of hotels offering a wide range of amenities and reputable services. Leading establishments in the city include:
Capital Hotel Lilongwe: a popular hotel in the city, the Capital Hotel is located in a peaceful area of the City within easy reach of the CBD and the airport, off Chilembwe Road. The hotel offers a wide range of services and facilities for guests including; swimming pool, restaurants, café, bars, shops, business and meeting facilities.
The Lilongwe Hotel: one of the Malawian Capital’s leading establishments, the Lilongwe Hotel is situated at Kamuzu Procession Road near the city centre. The Hotel offers a wide range of amenities and services including; bars, restaurant, satellite television, business and conferencing facilities, swimming pool, concierge and room service.
Other popular hotels in Lilongwe are the Kiboko Town Hotel and the Cresta Crossroads Hotel.