Malawi named one of Lonely Planet's Best in Travel Top Countries for 2022! Find out more.
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Malawi offers a variety of transport options, and the companies listed below can assist in you in getting to, from and around the country.

Car hire companies are based in Lilongwe and Blantyre, with desks at the airports. Cars can be delivered to and collected from any other location. Standards of vehicles vary and hiring can be expensive. A couple of reliable, well-priced companies are SS Rent A Car and Ambassador Car Hire  A number of the local Tour & Safari Operators also offer car hire, particularly Land & Lake.

Malawian Airlines flies a number of times every day between Lilongwe and Blantyre as well as connecting Malawi to its regional neighbours (Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa) and further afield through its alliance with Ethiopian Airlines. Malawi also has air charter companies which link most of the tourist destinations in the country as well as the main towns, including Bush & Lake Aviation. If using light aircraft for domestic transport, there is likely to be a baggage limit of 20 kg per person.

Each of the companies below link to their own individual pages where you can find out more information and make enquiries them directly using form on the page.

Ambassador Car Hire

Ambassador Car Hire provide car rental services at Kamuzu International Airport, Chileka International Airport, Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu. With a wide range of choice, they have the right vehicle for your needs.

Ilala & Malawi Shipping Company

The Malawi Shipping Company is a privately owned company, running services for both passengers and business on Lake Malawi, as well as shipyard activities.

Land & Lake Safaris Car Hire

Land & Lake have a range of vehicles available to hire – From City Saloon Vehicles to Family Sized SUV’s with basic 4 wheel drive capabilities, Hilux’s suitable for lodge based tours as well as Kitted out Camping Expedition vehicles.

Malawi Airlines

Malawi Airlines (previously known as Malawian Airlines) is the flag carrier of Malawi. The airline flies to Johannesburg, Harare, Dar-es-Salaam, Lusaka by providing convenient and direct flights to its domestic destinations Lilongwe and Blantyre via its hub in Lilongwe.

SS Rent a Car

Founded in 1978, SS Rent a Car is the largest and oldest car hire company Malawi has to offer. Family run, we boast the largest fleet with reservations and operations nationwide.

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