About BlantyreBlantyre is the second largest city in Malawi after Lilongwe. Blantyre budget travel offers visitors a range of affordable accommodation and fun activity options.
AirportsBlantyre airports include the following:
•Blantyre-Chileka International Airport
BirdlifeKey Blantyre birdlife hotspots include the beautiful Lake Chilwa wetlands in the south of the region, as well as Liwonde National Park in the north.
ConservationThere are a number of game parks situated in and around the city, and Blantyre conservation is a vital part of Malawi's preservation efforts.
MalariaBlantyre malaria medication includes the following:
MoneyBlantyre money and banking information is as follows:
•Banking hours are Monday to Friday from 08h00-14h00
•Travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, hotels and other airport
•Credit cards are accepted to some degree, but not at all vendors
•It is easier to exchange Dollars, Euros, Pounds or South African Rands
•There are a few ATMs in town, not all accept foreign cards however
PhraseBlantyre recommended travel books include:
•Day Outings from Blantyre: A guide for visitors and residents by Peter Barton
•Malawi: The Bradt Travel Guide by Philip Briggs and Mary-Anne Bartlett
•Malawi in Pictures by Sarah De Capua
•The Birds of Malawi: An Atlas and Handbook by Francoise Dowsett-Lemaire and Robert J. Dowsett
•Blantyre and the Southern Region of Malawi: An Official Guide by Vera Garland
PlantsBlantyre plant life ranges from marshes and wetlands, to woodlands and grasslands to a degree, with a range of hills and flat plateaus to be found across the city and surrounds.
•Blantyre is generally very safe to visit but travelers should take basic precautions to ensure a fuss-free holiday
•Petty crime can sometimes occur so keep valuables secure and out of sight
•Avoid large crowds and street demonstrations which may turn violent
•Be wary of market scams when buying curios, some â€˜ebony' carvings can be wood painted with black shoe polish!
•Be cautious when visiting game reserves and do not try to touch or feed any wildlife you see
WildlifeBlantyre wildlife can be found at some of the region's great game parks, which include Majete Wildlife Reserve and Lengwe National Park.
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