The new 7th edition of Bradt Malawi, published in August 2016, is now available to ship from the Bradt website. At 352 pages, it is most detailed guidebook to Malawi in print, and completely updated for the 7th edition Read more or preorder a copy at http://www.bradtguides.com/shop/africa/malawi/malawi-3162.html
As of 19 September 2016, the Malawian government has withdrawn the requirement for people requiring a Visa on Arrival to apply for a Visa letter in advance (see https://bradtmalawiupdate.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/visas-on-arrival/). Visas can be bought on arrival without any complication by nationals of all countries whose citizens require them. Malawi still has three types of tourist visas: - Single Entry … Continue reading Latest news for Visas on Arrival
Daniela Kartscher, owner-manager of Usisya Beach Eco-Lodge, writes: I wanted to let you know that Usisya Beach Eco-Lodge, in the village of Usisya, the first ferry stop on the MV Ilala as it heads north of Nkhata Bay (see p280 of the 7th edition), has experienced several new developments in recent months. The temporary grass huts mentioned … Continue reading News from Usisya Beach Eco-Lodge
The US embassy released the announcement below with regard to Malawi visas on 18 August 2016. The implication is that visas may no longer be issued on arrival unless the applicant has applied in advance for a 'visa letter' (the exact nature of which is mysterious). Although the letter, pasted in below, is directed at US citizens, we … Continue reading Visas on arrival
Gary writes: I would like to recommend a tour company called Misuku Expeditions that have been operating for a couple of years and based in Lilongwe, Malawi. They have young and determined Malawian owners, many former visitors to Malawi may recognise one of them, Johnnie Kabwilo, as he used to work in the evenings at … Continue reading Misuku Expeditions
Gary Writes: While the single entry visa to Malawi is for 3 months, on arrival you only get entry for 30 days. You can then extend this up to two times for 5,000 MK each time at the immigration departments.
The US Consulate in Malawi recently released the following statement: The Government of Malawi has informed the United States Embassy that effective October 1, 2015, Malawi intends to introduce a system of visas and entry fees for nationals of countries which require Malawians to pay visa fees. This will apply to U.S. citizens. According to the … Continue reading Visas for US passport-holders