Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve 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 in the north of the country, about 450km/280mi from Lilongwe and 780km/485mi from Blantyre. The drive from Lilongwe takes about 6 hours* and from Blantyre about 10 hours*. A 4WD is essential in the Wet season.
The drive from Nyika National Park to Vwaza Marsh takes about 2 hours* and the distance is about 80km/50mi.
There are no domestic flights to Vwaza Marsh.
*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.
Airlines & Ticket Prices
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Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements
Please check our Getting There – Malawi page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.
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