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Flights to Malawi

Flights to Malawi

International flight routes to Malawi

We can arrange flights to Malawi for you from the UK. Alternatively, if you would prefer to arrange your own flights, or book with air-miles or similar, then feel free to do so. If you organise your own flights, we will gladly just make the ground arrangements for you.

Starting from London

The easiest and most direct way to reach Malawi from London is to fly to Jo’burg, often with British Airways, and then connect through to one of Malawi’s two ‘gateway’ airports with Airlink: Lilongwe or Blantyre.

As of 2023 Airlink operates three times a week from Jo’burg to Lilongwe on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and into Blantyre on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Another alternative is Ethiopian Airlines flying via Addis Ababa to either Lilongwe or Blantyre.

Starting from the USA

Coming from the USA, you have choices to make about your flights. In broad terms, your two options for the flight arrangements are:

You arrange your return flights USA -> London and London -> USA for yourself.
Expert Africa arranges the London -> Lilongwe/Blantyre and Lilongwe/Blantyre -> London flights for you.

The reason for this is we can then organise linked, connecting flights all the way through from London through to your final destination, which is really important. This means your regional flight within Africa (e.g. from Johannesburg to Lilongwe/Blantyre) is linked to you international ticket, therefore the airlines have the obligation to get you through to your end destination, even if there are flight delays. (Please do speak to us about this for further clarification if you’d like). However, you need to make sure that you have plenty of turn-around time between flights in London.

You arrange your own flights USA -> Malawi and Malawi -> USA, either via London or on any other route, and advise us of the flight times and carriers.
Expert Africa arranges your arrangements in Malawi for you, including any smaller flights within Malawi.

This makes more sense if you are flying direct from the US – e.g., on the service linking Atlanta with Jo’burg. If you choose to arrange your own intercontinental flights, then it's best to book any regional connecting flights at the same time, on the same ticket, using the same company who arranges your intercontinental flight E.g.: links between Jo’burg and Lilongwe and/or Blantyre. This way there's no danger of you being left with two separate flights which do not connect, in case one flight changes.

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

Our top picks for holidays to Malawi

We'll always tailor-make your Town for you. Here are some of our favourites to inspire you.

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Utaka Cichlid Safari

10 days • 3 locations

Explore two of Malawi's safari parks - Majete Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde National Park - before finishing your trip with some beach time: relaxing, snorkelling and sailing in Lake Malawi National Park.

US$4,340 - US$5,700 per person

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Red Zebra Cichlid Safari

7 days • 2 locations

Explore two of Malawi's highlights, with a safari in rugged, remote Majete Wildlife Reserve before some beach time: relaxing, snorkelling and sailing in Lake Malawi National Park.

US$3,400 - US$4,500 per person

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Hyena Safari

11 days • 4 locations

Mix relaxation and adventure on a safari combining the South Luangwa with Victoria Falls and the beaches of Lake Malawi. These three locations are among the most iconic in southern Africa.

US$8,630 - US$11,910 per person

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Peacock Cichlid Safari

4 days • 1 locations

Snorkel in Lake Malawi’s famously clear fresh water, relax on the beach and explore Likoma Island from the award-winning Kaya Mawa. A chilled luxury add-on to end your safari.

US$3,430 - US$4,480 per person

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