Getting There – Lengwe NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Lengwe is quite low-key and isn’t on many tourist itineraries, but it is relatively accessible and can easily be fitted on any itinerary of the country.

You will most likely enter the country via Lilongwe International Airport (LLW). It is about 26km/16mi from the capital, Lilongwe. Some international flights fly to Chileka International Airport (BLZ), located 16km/10mi from Blantyre.

Lengwe NP, in the south of the country, is 433km/269mi from Lilongwe and 80km/50mi from Blantyre. The drive from Lilongwe takes about six hours, and about 1½ hours from Blantyre.

Lengwe is less than one hour from Majete Wildlife Reserve.

There are no domestic flights to Lengwe, though there is an airstrip in the neighboring Nchalo Suger Estate for charter flights.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) or Chileka International Airport (BLZ), and what tickets would cost.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Malawi page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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