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

By plane

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

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

We mostly likely will be able to arrange airport transport. If you have registered you will receive a link to fill in your arrival/departure information.

By land

There are bus connections to Malawi/Zomba from neighboring countries. Please research these connections yourself.


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.

If you need an invitation letter from us, please contact Ms Carolyn Mkandawire, secretary of the Dean of Science, Chancellor College, University of Malawi:

+265 999 747 952

the number is also on WhatsUp

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: