Malawi Tea - Mzumu

Travel to Mzuzu – Small Stopover Town

The capital of the north is Mzuzu, a settlement standing by the junction of the lakeshore road (M5) and Malawi’s main north-south highway (M1). The town, which has grown rapidly in recent times, has one quality hotel, the Sunbird Mzuzu, and a number of simple small hotels/lodges. There is an airport with scheduled flights to Lilongwe and elsewhere and a host of other facilities in the rather crowded town centre.

Mzuzu is the capital of Malawi’s Northern Region and the third largest city in the country, with a population of around 119,592. It is in the center of an agricultural region, and the area surrounding the city specializes in tea, rubber and coffee cultivation. The Viphya Forest to the south of the city is the largest man-made forest in Africa.

Mzuzu is primarily a stopover and trading town and so there is little in the way of tourist attractions. However, you can browse the local market which sells everything imaginable for the local people. This will give you a unique insight into local life here in Malawi.

There a no tourist activities, however, as the town is a stopover town it is a good place to use the internet, make phone calls, buy petrol or change money before heading to other destinations in Malawi.

  • Browse the local market for an insight to life in Malawi.
  • Change money and stock up on supplies before heading to other destinations.
  • Use the town as a place from which to explore other destinations in Malawi.


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