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Get to enjoy a lovely stay in Blantyre, Malawi!

Blantyre is a city found in southern Malawi, which lies in the Shire Highlands. It is the second-largest
city and commercial center of Malawi. It is remarkably a livable city, said to have the best Fanta in the
world! Blantyre means city in Southern Malawi.
The official language used in the city is English (Malawian English). The currency used is the Malawian
Kwacha(MK). Is dollars are acceptable but it’s best when you convert some to the country’s currency
which goes at the rate: 1 Malawian Kwacha =0.0013 United States Dollar
There are two main seasons in the city; the dry season which lasts from May to October and the cols
season which lasts from November to April. You choose your best time to travel. I personally prefer the dry
season; the days are warm and nights are a little cold and the wildlife view is at its best.
There is a lot to do when you’re in the city. Here are some of the places you should check out when
trying to get around Blantyre :
Lake Malawi
Liwonde National Park | It runs alongside the Shire River and part of Lake Malombe. Rough
tracks and footpaths offer views of wildlife such as elephants, hippos, and endangered black
rhinos. River, grassland, and woodland habitats are home to crocodiles, leopards, and antelopes.
Rich birdlife includes rare species like Pel’s fishing owls and Lilian’s lovebirds.
Kungoni | The Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art is a non-profit organization in central Malawi
Mulanje mountain | reserve founded in 1927 in Malawi. The reserve covers 56,317 hectares. It is
operated by the Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust. The reserve was designated a biosphere
reserve by UNESCO in 2000. Good for hiking.
Museum of Malawi |Undeniably one of the city’s most popular monuments; the Chichiri
The museum, popularly known as Malawi Museum was established through legislation in May 1957
La Caverna Art Gallery | is set in a historic building, Mandala House, which also serves as a base
for the Society of Malawi, with a nice garden around it.
The society of Malawi library | contains a vast number of journals, books, and photographs,
some dating as far back as the 19th century. You could easily while away an afternoon perusing
old volumes on politics, history, exploration, and wildlife.
St Michael and All Angels church | magnificent red-brick impressive Church of Central Africa
Presbyterian building was preceded by a simpler structure, built by Scottish missionary
Reverend DC Scott in 1882. In 1888 the missionaries started work on a new, more impressive
church with elaborate brickwork molded into arches, buttresses, columns, and towers, topped
with a grand basilica dome. The church is off Old Chileka Rd.
Carlsberg brewery |A Danish foreign minister visited Malawi during the independence
celebrations in 1966 and wasn’t impressed by the beer available hence the establishment of a
Carlsberg brewery. Beerophiles should book in advance to join the tour and learn about
Malawi’s favorite drink, the ‘Green’.
To enjoy a lovely stay in Blantyre, book with us at www.alkhaleej.tours. We provide the best
accommodation for our clients and ensure your time here will be perfect, memorable, and fun.


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