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+ Things to do in Lilongwe
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+ – Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
This sanctuary and wildlife rescue center is located in the heart of the city. It provides a home for rescued animals and offers visitors the chance to see wildlife up close. Enjoy guided tours, nature trails, and the educational exhibits.

+ – Old Town
Explore the historic part of Lilongwe, known as Old Town. Here you’ll find markets, shops, cafes, and restaurants. The bustling Lilongwe Market is a great place to experience local culture and buy fresh produce, crafts, and souvenirs.

+ – Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary
Adjacent to the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, this nature reserve offers tranquil walks through woodland trails. It’s a perfect spot for bird-watching and enjoying the natural scenery.

+ – Parliament Building
Visit the impressive Parliament Building, a significant landmark in the city. While you may not be able to enter, you can admire the architecture and take photos of this important government site.

+ – Kumbali Cultural Village
Experience Malawian culture at Kumbali Cultural Village. This cultural center offers traditional music and dance performances, local cuisine, and insights into the daily life of Malawian communities.

+ – Four Seasons Garden Centre
This beautifully landscaped garden center offers a peaceful retreat within the city. You can explore the gardens, visit the shops, and enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant.

+ – Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM)
This organisation often hosts events, talks, and excursions related to wildlife and environmental conservation. Check their schedule for any activities that might be taking place during your visit.

+ – Bunda Mountain
For outdoor enthusiasts, a hike up Bunda Mountain offers great views of the surrounding countryside. The trail is relatively accessible, making it a good option for a day hike.

+ – Craft and Curio Markets
Visit the craft markets around the city to purchase local handmade items such as wood carvings, textiles, and jewellery. These markets are great places to find unique souvenirs.

+ – Lake Malawi Day Trip
Although not in Lilongwe itself, Lake Malawi is a few hours’ drive away and makes for a great day trip. The lake is renowned for its clear waters, beautiful beaches, and diverse fish species. You can swim, snorkel, or simply relax by the shore.

+ – Maula Cathedral
This Catholic cathedral is a significant religious site in Lilongwe. It’s a beautiful building worth visiting for its architecture and serene atmosphere.

+ – Local Restaurants
Try Malawian cuisine at local restaurants. Dishes like nsima (a staple made from maize flour), chambo (a type of fish from Lake Malawi), and various stews are popular.

+ – Art Galleries
Visit local art galleries such as La Galleria Africa to see works by Malawian artists. These galleries often feature paintings, sculptures, and other forms of visual art.

Lilongwe offers a blend of cultural experiences, natural beauty, and urban attractions, making it an interesting destination for travellers. Whether you’re interested in wildlife, culture, or simply exploring a new city, there’s plenty to see and do in Lilongwe.


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