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The Central region of Malawi is not to be overlooked as it is saturated in enthralling treasures and breathtaking natural environment. A relatively young capital, Lilongwe in Central Malawi beautifully integrates the modern urban zeal of the city centre with the Old Towns’ amazing traditional African charm. From the shimmering trendy buildings perched in spacious garden-like settings in the city centre to the rustic essence and hustle and bustle of the Old Town, Lilongwe is alluring and inviting.
The quality of excellent services and facilities in Lilongwe may perhaps only be matched by those in the commercial capital of Blantyre. Exciting African street markets and quaint restaurants beckon in old Town whilst the city centre boasts a plethora of fine restaurants, night clubs, bars and great shopping precincts. The city offer fabulous first-class hotels, budget lodgings, as well as a backpacker hostel and campsite. The Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, situated in the middle of the city, offer lodge accommodation whilst out of town are several guest houses and charming lodges with campsites to pitch a tent.
Relax in the young heart of Lilongwe, peruse the interesting spice shops and markets nestling between two major mosques in Old Town, spend a day at the informative wildlife sanctuary, or play a round of golf at the spectacular course. South east of Lilongwe the sailing club at Kamuzu Dam II offer thrilling water and land based activities which includes hiking, various water sports and it is a wonderful tranquil setting to relax and take in the awesome surroundings. Lilongwe’s laid-back and unpretentious atmosphere is intoxicating and although it is a modern city it has unique charisma; spend a day or two in the city before seeking out the golden beaches and game reserves of Malawi as Lilongwe holds many pleasant surprises.