Malawi Hotels and Accommodation

(Malawi, MW, South-East Africa)

Image of the Protea Hotel Ryalls, BlantyreA variety of hotel accommodation can be found in the country's major towns and cities, in its national parks and around Lake Malawi. Whilst Malawi doesn't attract huge crowds of visitors compared to other African countries, such as Kenya, it's nevertheless worth booking ahead if you plan to visit one of the more popular tourist areas or national parks.

Good hotel accommodation resides within the larger cities, including Lilongwe and Blantyre. Lilongwe's Sunbird Capital Hotel offers visitors the opportunity to stay at the heart of Malawi's capital city, as well as enjoy facilities that include a swimming pool and elegant gardens. As an alternative to hotels, suburban guest houses provide a very affordable lodging option, offering a quieter base from which to explore the city.

Photo of lodging fronting Senga Bay

Where to Stay

The beaches, coves and islands that surround Lake Malawi are home to numerous hotels, guest houses and lodges. Their idyllic location and proximity to the lake's activities make them particularly popular with holiday makers.

Backpacker camps offer a great way to see Malawi. A cheaper and very different alternative to hotels, this accommodation usually takes the form of small wooden huts or sites on which you can erect your own tent.

Picture showing the Kiboko Town Hotel in LilongweVisitors can opt to spend some of their time in Malawi in safari lodges or camps. These range from beautifully furnished rooms in luxurious colonial-style buildings to ready-erected 'tented rooms'.

Whilst they may give the illusion of camping, most aren't short of home comforts, with double beds and private bathrooms often part of the package. Budget-friendly camps are usually also available for those visitors who prefer their facilities to be of the more basic and cheaper variety.