Lilongwe is the administrative capital of Malawi and, like all such cities, it enjoys a certain serenity and orderliness. Although it has been the nation’s capital since 1975, Lilongwe is a fast-growing city with a population of 800,000. In addition to government employees, it attracts people working for international organizations and non-governmental organizations. As a result, the city is more cosmopolitan than any other in Malawi, providing foreign visitors with a rather agreeable expatriate lifestyle. Advantages include less traffic jams, little crime, some decent restaurants, shopping and easy access to the natural delights of the Central Region.
A “must see” destination for visitors is Lilongwe’s 120-hectare wildlife park, a delightful and well-run spot located in the center of the city. Visitors can take heart from the excellent work undertaken by the wildlife center in caring for rescued, orphaned and badly treated wild animals.
The city’s many government buildings are key attractions, including a new Chinese-built parliament building and a five-star hotel among others.
Lilongwe is an excellent overnight stop for travelers offering a range of excellent hotels. It is here where the Feast of Tabernacles will be held at a place called Mchesi in a hall funded by LifeNets International. For more details contact Gracious Mpilangwe at email@example.com. To register for this Feast site please register here on the website and then contact the festival coordinator.