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Welcome to Lilongwe Old Town

Lilongwe Old Town

A day spent in Old Town is a great way to experience life in Lilongwe, where visitors will see how the local people earn a living selling goods such as pots, pans and dried fish, and how the wealthier expats while away the hours at cafés and shopping malls. Old Town features everything from street vendors and a bustling market on Malangalanga Road to expat bars, art galleries and upmarket clothing shops (many of which are found in the Old Town Mall). Mamma Mia's is a fantastic Italian restaurant to enjoy a meal at while you're there.

Information & Facts

Areas 2, 3 and 9
English is the official language, but Chichewa is more commonly spoken.

The official currency is the Malawi Kwacha (MWK), which is divided into 100 tambalas. Travellers cheques and foreign currencies are accepted by banks, authorised hotels and other institutions in the main town centres; bureaux de change are also available. The US dollar is the easiest currency to exchange. Credit cards are not widely accepted and ATMs are scarce and should not be relied upon. Exchanging currency on the black market is not recommended.

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