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  • Brian Norris

    Expat life in Malawi took some time to get used to, but on Internations I've found a group of other internationals to meet up with.

Our Friendly Community of Expatriates in Lilongwe Welcomes You!

Tikulandirani and welcome to our Lilongwe Community! If you're looking to relocate to Malawi's capital city, our InterNations expat community can assist you every step of the way. Whether it be about completing the necessary paperwork to finding excellent accommodation and establishing a good quality of life, our expats can offer you advice, based on their own personal knowledge. As part of a global network of members from around the world and in 390 different locations, our expats are poised to help ensure your move to Lilongwe, a thriving city with an estimated population of around one million people, is smooth.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Tokyo or Athens.

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Facts about Expat Life and the Local Economy in Lilongwe

Originally a small fishing village, Lilongwe was officially founded in 1906 as a trading post and after many years' growth into an important trading center, it became Malawi's capital city in 1975. Its booming economy has many contributors today, including tobacco, food processing, light industries, finance, retail, tourism, construction, and transport. Home to Kamuzu International Airport, it also has efficient bus and rail services. Expat parents will be glad to hear that there are more than 30 private schools, while the many bars, nightclubs, and restaurants offering international cuisine, from Korean and Chinese to Indian and Italian, are a delight for everyone.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Doha or Barcelona, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Make Friends and Build Your Network in Lilongwe with InterNations!

Discover all you need to know about your new life in Lilongwe by networking with fellow InterNations expats in a safe, secure environment where open communication, trust, and polite behavior are highly valued. All your questions can be answered here and you also have the opportunity to arrange to meet people in person and to take part in various events, including larger InterNations Official Events and various activities based on members' interests. There's plenty to do, whether it's taking in the modern shops, or checking out the Old Town's traditional markets!

Join Our Exciting Events in Lilongwe

Attend our monthly events and activities for Lilongwe expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

What best way to start our 2024 events than with a free drink? :)) Come join us next Tuesday, 30 January from 18:30 to 21:00 at Rosevine in area 3 Great cocktails Possible pool table tourmanent Sish
Come join us this Saturday, 25th November from 9:30am to 12:30pm at Woodlands during farmers market for an open coffee informative event about interNations. We will introduce you to our new Ambassad
Get ready to dance😀 Come join us on Tuesday 31st October from 7pm for a Salsa Party at Lilongwe's most famous Mexican restaurant, La Cantina, in area 43.
IT IS OUR SWEET 16 CELEBRATION! So come dress up with a chitenje piece to celebrate it African style:) Come join us last Friday of the month, 29th September from 8pm for an entertainment evening at N

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  • Brian Norris

    Expat life in Malawi took some time to get used to, but on Internations I've found a group of other internationals to meet up with.

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    I didn't like social networks, but the "invitation-only" approach from InterNations method convinced me to join the expat community in Malawi.

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