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+ Things to do in Blantyre
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+ – Visit the Mandala House
The oldest building in Malawi, Mandala House was built in 1882. It now houses a library, an art gallery, and a café. It’s a great place to learn about the history of Malawi and enjoy some local art.

+ – St. Michael and All Angels Church
This impressive church, built by Scottish missionaries in the late 19th century, is an architectural marvel. It’s made entirely of locally sourced bricks and is a great place to learn about the missionary history of Malawi.

+ – Museum of Malawi (Chichiri Museum)
This museum offers exhibits on the history, culture, and natural environment of Malawi. It’s a good place to get an overview of the country’s heritage.

+ – Mount Mulanje
About an hour and a half drive from Blantyre, Mount Mulanje is a massive granite massif known as the “Island in the Sky.” It offers excellent hiking and climbing opportunities, with various trails leading to stunning views, waterfalls, and high-altitude plateaus.

+ – Thyolo Tea Estates
Located between Blantyre and Mount Mulanje, the Thyolo Tea Estates offer beautiful scenery and a chance to learn about Malawi’s tea industry. Many estates offer tours and tastings.

+ – Blantyre Markets
Explore the local markets, such as the Blantyre Market and the Limbe Market, where you can buy fresh produce, local crafts, and get a sense of everyday life in Malawi.

+ – Carlsberg Brewery
Visit the brewery that produces Malawi’s most famous beer. Tours are available, and you can learn about the brewing process and enjoy a tasting session.

+ – Michiru Mountain Conservation Area
This conservation area offers hiking trails, bird-watching opportunities, and beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. It’s a great place to enjoy nature close to the city.

+ – Kachere Kastle
Located just outside Blantyre, this historical site offers a glimpse into Malawi’s colonial past. The kastle (castle) is set in beautiful grounds and often hosts cultural events and activities.

+ – Dance and Music Performances
Check out local venues for traditional dance and music performances. These cultural events are a great way to experience Malawian culture and heritage firsthand.

+ – Nyika National Park
Although a bit further away, Nyika National Park is worth the trip. It’s Malawi’s largest national park and offers stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and great opportunities for hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing.

Blantyre serves as a gateway to some of Malawi’s most beautiful natural attractions and provides a rich cultural and historical experience. Whether you’re interested in exploring the outdoors, learning about the local culture, or simply enjoying the city’s vibrant atmosphere, Blantyre has something to offer.

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