A traveller who is passionate about nature and wildlife will have a great time walking through the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, which accommodates a variety of different animals. Located right in the heart of the capital city, the centre is a sanctuary for rescued animals from within Malawi and other countries.
La Galleria is a boutique that sells vivid African paintings, masks, bags and jewellery by local artists. For tourists looking to take home artwork by local Malawians, this is the best art gallery. It is an upmarket tourist shop to visit in Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe.
Visiting Lilongwe gives you an opportunity to admire the beauty and the architectural vision that this big, bold, well-maintained parliament building represents. It is one of many tourists attractions in the capital city of Malawi and can be the centre stage of any visitor’s vacation plan.
One of the features that makes Lilongwe a great place to visit is the marble and granite Kamuzu Mausoleum located close to the parliament building. Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda was the founding president of Malawi who ruled from 1961 to 1994. Tourists who desire to learn more about Malawi’s founding father, deemed ‘The Lion’, have the opportunity to access information through the library and research centre at this mausoleum.
Old Town is one of the places in Lilongwe that is mostly visited by tourists because of the craft market by the post office. The market is a hive of activity where vendors and carvers sells beautiful wood carvings, woven products, jewellery, African print bags and clothes, and traditional Malawian chairs. This is where tourists buy artefacts and souvenirs that depict the history and the culture of the people of Malawi.
Situated in Malawi, the ‘warm heart of Africa,’ Liwonde National Park has been the host of incredible wildlife translocations and reintroductions, and transformations. When African Parks assumed management of Liwonde, in partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) in 2015, the park was riddled with tens of thousands of wire snares – more snares existed than large animals – and it had some of the highest human-wildlife conflict levels in the region. Liwonde was a park in terminal decline, and was teetering on the edge of total collapse, almost to the extent of not being able to be revived at all.