Malawi information

Flights to Malawi

We have great flight rates for flights to Malawi, and we arrange these for most of our travellers. However, if you would rather book your own flights, perhaps using air-miles, then please do so. We are happy to make your arrangements in Malawi if you take responsibility for your flights to get there.

Starting from London

Starting from London Heathrow Airport, the easiest and most direct way to Malawi is via Johannesburg, in South Africa. Daily flights are operated by South African Airways and British Airways, leaving London in the evening, and arriving in Jo'burg the following morning.

There, connections with South African Airways link through to Lilongwe daily and three times a week to Blantyre – both with SAA

Other airlines operating to Malawi are Kenya Airways via Nairobi and Ethiopian Airways via Addis Ababa.

Starting from North America

Flying from North America, your have to make decisions about your flights. Roughly speaking, you have two options for flight arrangements:

1) You arrange return flights USA -> London and London -> USA by yourself.
Expert Africa arranges your London -> Malawi and Malawi -> London flights for you.

This works well because we have great rates for the flights to Africa, and we can also use relatively inexpensive add-on rates within Africa for internal flights - which we can link to your international ticket. However, you do need to ensure that you have more than enough time to connect comfortably between planes in London.

2) You arrange your own flights USA -> Malawi and Malawi -> USA, using any route that suits you, and then advise us of the flight times and carriers.
Expert Africa will then organise your time in Malawi for you, including smaller flights, and boat or road transfers within Malawi.

This is a good idea if you want to fly direct from the USA/Canada – e.g. on the flights which link New York with Jo'burg. If you choose to book your own intercontinental flights to/from South Africa, then we strongly suggest that you also book any connecting flights that you need within Africa at the same time – using the same airline that is arranging your intercontinental flight tickets. This ensures that there is no danger of one flight changing, and you being left with a 'connection' which no longer connects.

Flights to the rest of Africa

For more information on flights, please see our webpage on International flights to Africa.

Click on the links below to read specific information about flights to each of our other African destinations:

Flights to Botswana
Flights to Mozambique
Flights to Namibia
Flights to Rwanda
Flights to Seychelles
Flights to South Africa
Flights to Tanzania
Flights to Zambia
Flights to Zanzibar
Flights to Zimbabwe