Blantyre, named after the birth place of the Scottish missionary and explorer, Dr David Livingstone, is the commercial hub of Malawi. Founded in 1876 through the missionary work of the Church of Scotland.
It is one of the oldest urban centres in East, Central and Southern Africa and prides itself as having the longest historic and cultural heritage in the region. The tarmac road between Blantyre and Zomba was the first in British Central Africa. The city is Malawi’s centre of commerce and industry and is accessible by road, rail and air links to all parts of Malawi.
Must see and do:
- Mandala House
- St Michaels and All Angels Church
- Chichiri Museum
- Art Galleries
- Curio Markets
- Michiru Nature Sanctuary
- Nature Walks
- Nightlife, Casinos and entertainment centres
- Golfing and other sporting activities