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Blantyre is the commercial capital of Malawi’s southern region and reverberates with energetic enthusiasm. The thriving city centre rings with bustling sounds, premier amenities, and cultural riches and is surrounded by scenic hills in the midst of majestic mountain ranges.
The city was named after the birthplace of David Livingstone in Scotland and is home to a diverse variety of expatriates. Blantyre offers a plethora of accommodation options ranging from up-scale hotels, guest houses, cottages and lodges. The wide streets of Victoria Avenue boast a myriad of culinary establishments, large malls, and an array of charming boutiques. Browse for treasures and trinkets at the marvellous local market and afterward chill in the friendly bars with a cold drink. Explore the healthy sprinkling of art galleries, historical buildings and sites, as well as monuments of which the church of St. Michaels is astoundingly impressive. The city of Blantyre plays host to the annual international trade fair during the month of May.
The convenient location of Blantyre provides easy access to a number of interesting places and sights. Spend a day visiting the nearby tea-growing estates enveloped by verdant rolling hills and breathtaking mountain landscapes, or shop at the fantastic curio and fresh produce markets in Zomba. Drive or hike to Blantyre’s Conservation Area to take in the most awe-inspiring views of the city itself, Zomba and the spectacular Shire Valley. Blantyre will live up to all your expectations; it is a trendy city yet oozes a small town ambiance and unbelievable character, definitely not to be bypassed when visiting mesmerizing Malawi.