Visit Malawi has put together an ultimate guide to Lilongwe. This guide will help you explore the best activities from top restaurants, attractions and hotels.
Have you planned your holiday to explore Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi? However, you do not know where you should begin! Fret not, because we have you covered.
So, why not explore what’s on in the capital city of Malawi today using this guide.
Ultimate Lilongwe Guide 1: Four Seasons Centre
A trip to the capital city Lilongwe, is incomplete without following this ultimate guide to Lilongwe.
So, where does one begin? How about a visit to the spectacular Four Seasons Centre, situated on the Presidential Way. Four Seasons Centre is a haven of fine dining and upscale shopping.
Visitors to Lilongwe Four Season Centre, can take their pick of top brands from the various designer boutiques on site. Furthermore, gift shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, are plentiful. What are you waiting for? Shop your heart out.
If that is not enough, try the ten acres of not only gorgeous but peaceful public gardens awaiting you. There’s also a play park with a wooden castle to keep kids amused.
Explore Lilongwe Guide 2: Crafts Market
Are you looking to treat yourself, or that special someone? Could it be you just want to browse and pass time admiring Malawian creative arts? Lilongwe is the home of major local designer markets.
Pop over at African Habitat, situated in the Old Town Mall. This is one of the best shops to purchase quality souvenirs and memento’s in Malawi. African Habitat has a wide range of crafts and wooden carvings from across the country and neighbouring African countries.
If African Habitat didn’t quite hit the spot, why not head over to Abantu Emporium situated in Gateway Mall. Here, you will find a collection of Malawian artisans,under one roof.
Dive into Lilongwe Guide 3: Food Market
Foodie’s need spaces where food is an art. You cannot visit Lilongwe and leave without visiting Food Lover’s Market. Situated in Lilongwe Gateway Mall, it can only mean one thing, things are about to get wild.
Food Lover’s Market has the ambiance of a fresh marketplace in a modern theatre-of-food setting. The food palette on offer is world-class and customers will find a wide variety of quality options to choose from. This is truly is an experience like no other.
Taste Buds in Lilongwe Guide 4: Wine Tasting
Why not head over to Linga Winery for some refreshing wine that will soothe your soul. The tasting sessions are light hearted and fun as well as informative. Taster sample at least 3 varieties of Linga Fruit Wine.
Linga Winery is located in the leafy suburb of Area 3. The Chichewa word ‘Linga’ means ‘fortress’ in English, and was the village of the managing partner of Linga Wine, Dr. Timothy Ngwira’s mother in the Kasungu District of Malawi.
A visit to Linga Winery is an opportunity not to be missed.
Get Lost in Lilongwe Guide 5: Dine Out
Lilongwe is a food haven with plenteous cuisines and delicacies on offer. From fine dining to street food, you name it; you will find it all in this city.
For the bourgeoisie in search for the finer things in life, Latitude 13°‘s restaurant offers mouthwatering curries, Asian salads and stir fries. Their menu also includes, excellent steaks and delicious burgers, tasty wraps and salads.
If that doesn’t quite tickle your fancy, Vincent’s at SUNBIRD Capital Hotel, is another hidden gem not to be missed.
Lilongwe will cater to your various needs according to your financial capabilities. Why not put your best garbs and go eat your heart out.
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