Getting There – Vwaza Marsh 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.

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Vwaza Marsh is reasonably accessible, and can easily be incorporated into any itinerary of the country.

Most international visitors arrive via Lilongwe International Airport (LLW). The airport is about 26km/16mi from the capital, Lilongwe. A few international flights arrive at Chileka International Airport (BLZ), 16km/10mi from Blantyre.

Vwaza Marsh is north of the country, about 450km/280mi from Lilongwe and 780km/485mi from Blantyre. The drive from Lilongwe takes about six hours and from Blantyre about 10 hours; a 4WD is essential in the Wet season.

Vwaza Marsh is about two hours’ drive from Nyika Plateau and the distance is about 80km/50mi.

There are no domestic flights to Vwaza Marsh.

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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