Getting There – Nkhotakota WR

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.

Nkhotakota can easily be fitted in any tour itinerary or visited as a breakaway destination from Lilongwe or Blantyre.

You will probably fly into the country via Lilongwe International Airport (LLW). It is 26km/16mi from the capital, Lilongwe. Some international flights fly to Chileka International Airport (BLZ), which is 16km/10mi from Blantyre.

Nkhotakota is in central Malawi, about 200km/125mi from Lilongwe and 400km/250mi from Blantyre. The drive from Lilongwe takes about three hours and from Blantyre about 5½ hours.

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.

Domestic Flights

There are no domestic flights to Nkhotakota, but there is an airstrip for charter flights. Your tour operator will normally take care of all domestic and charter flight bookings as part of your package.

Ulendo Airlink offers scheduled flights to some of the popular Malawian parks, but only charter flights to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.

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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