Travel Information

Note that due to its location in the highlands Zomba is relatively flood safe and was not affected by the cyclone that recently hit Mozambique and some southern regions of Malawi. Our thoughts are with the victims of this disaster.

Getting in

Blantyre: Chileka International Airport (BLZ) – 1h30 from Zomba

Lilongwe: Kamuzu International Airport (LLW) – 4h30 from Zomba


For international travelers to Malawi many nationalities are able to obtain visas upon arrival. For a complete list of which countries are able to get visas on arrival and those which need to arrange for them in advance, as well as other relevant information such as fees, please refer to the visa section of the Malawi Department of Immigration website:

Other useful visa resources can be found on the visas section of the the Malawi High Commission website:

Note that visas upon arrival will need to be paid for in US dollars or Malawian Kwacha. Personal cheques and cards will not be accepted.

Vaccinations and Health Information

Malawi travel health information can be found at the CDC website:

Note that the government of Malawi requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever: