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Book flights to Blantyre

Blantyre is Malawi's commercial and industrial centre, located in the southern part of the country. Nicknamed "The City of Jacarandas" for its profusion of jacaranda trees that bloom beautiful purple flowers in the spring, Blantyre sits at a higher elevation than most of Malawi, which means it enjoys a pleasant climate with warm days and cool nights.

The city itself is a mix of modern buildings and British colonial architecture, with a number of historical sites to explore, including the Mandala House, which is the oldest surviving building in Malawi, and the Museum of Malawi, which has exhibits on the country's natural history and culture. There are also several parks and reserves nearby, including the Blantyre Sanctuary, which is home to a variety of wildlife, including zebras, antelope, and monkeys.

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Airports near Blantyre

Planning a trip to Blantyre? Enjoy flexibility with our selection of 4 airports, which offer different routes and options when travelling to Blantyre.

Chileka International Airport

Located in Blantyre, Chileka International Airport is the closest airport to the city. It is a commercial passenger airport and is within a reasonable driving distance.


Lilongwe International Airport

Although not as close as Chileka International Airport, Lilongwe International Airport is another option for travellers heading to Blantyre. It is the largest airport in Malawi and offers connecting flights to Blantyre.


Kamuzu International Airport

Situated in Lilongwe, Kamuzu International Airport is another regional airport that can be considered for travellers heading to Blantyre. It is a commercial passenger airport and offers connecting flights to Blantyre.


Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport

If you are unable to find a direct flight to any of the above airports, Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport in South Africa is a major international airport that offers connecting flights to Blantyre. It is a larger airport with a wide range of flight options.

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Things to do in Blantyre

Blantyre has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

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Mandala House

Mandala House, the oldest building in Malawi, is a must-visit in Blantyre. Built in 1882, it now serves as a cultural hub with La Caverna Art Gallery, Mandala Café, library, and exhibits on Malawi's history and culture. Explore African art and enjoy refreshments in this historical gem.

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Mount Mulanje

Mount Mulanje, near Blantyre, is Central Africa's highest mountain. It offers stunning views, challenging hikes, and the unique Mulanje Massif experience. Tea plantations cover its slopes, while climbers and trekkers flock to its peaks. With rare species and biodiversity, it's a paradise for nature lovers.

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The Museum of Malawi

The Chichiri Museum in Blantyre showcases Malawi's natural history, culture, and heritage. From traditional crafts to fossils, it offers a comprehensive overview of the nation's background and ethnic diversity. A must-visit for an educational experience.

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