Located 72km north of Blantyre on a modern road, and 290 Km south of Lilongwe, Zomba is Malawi’s newest city.

It is perched at the foot of the magnificent Zomba Plateau, hence the cool climate. The plateau is    criss-crossed by streams, falls and still dams that cascade through the city.

Zomba was the capital of the British colonial administration and independent Malawi up to 1975 when it was moved to Lilongwe.

The colonial masters may have left many years ago, but their style of architecture is still evident in the city most notably Hotel Masongola; the old Governor’s Residence, old Parliament Building currently serving as the High Court, Gymkhana Club, among others. 

Must see and do:

  • Kings African Rifles War Memorial Tower
  • Hiking
  • Nature walks
  • Birding
  • Trout fishing
  • Golfing
  • Mountain biking
  • Botanical tours
  • Horse riding
  • Entertainment and Night life
  • Village tours
  • Market tours
  • Berry picking

Zomba - Islands In The Sky

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