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Car rental in Malawi

Tips for driving your rental car in Malawi

If you're travelling to Malawi, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Malawi is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Lilongwe counts 902388 inhabitants. In Lilongwe hosts 5.4% of the entire country's population, which counts over 16780000 inhabitants. In Malawi the language spoken most widespread is English but people also speak Chichewa. The time zone in Malawi is GMT+02:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Malawi is G and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adapter with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Malawi is +265, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Malawi

With a fuel cost in Malawi averaging at 1.93 USD, driving around the country won't break the bank. Malawi shares its land borders with Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car rental as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 15450, 0 of which motorways, which ranks Malawi as the 121st country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Malawi there is a Left-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Malawian kwacha (MWK). Speed limits in town are 50-60 km/h and on motorways they are 100 km/h. Bear in mind that in Malawi, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malawi

Malawi boasts two UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Those who visit this country for leisure certainly can't miss these spots. The top UNESCO sites are: Lake Malawi National Park (natural) and Chongoni Rock-Art Area (natural).

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