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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."

Stefania Spiazzi

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

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 move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Tokyo or Athens.

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.

Find More Information in Our Lilongwe Expat Guides

  • Moving to Lilongwe

    Lilongwe is a district in the central region of Malawi. If you plan on moving to Lilongwe, a valid passport and correct documentation are required to obtain your visa. To find out what else is important prior to your move, have a look at our Expat Guide.
  • Living in Lilongwe

    From stunning natural scenery to modern bars and man-made parks, Lilongwe never fails to attract you. Both the city center and the old town offer attractive sights and can be an exciting place to live in. Find more information about living in Lilongwe in our Expat Guide.
  • Working in Lilongwe

    The development of Lilongwe’s local economy relies heavily on agriculture and is export-oriented. Tobacco, coffee, tea and rare minerals especially are exported all around the globe. If you’re thinking about working in Lilongwe, check out our Expat Guide for more information.

Exchange Tips about living in Lilongwe

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Lilongwe expat forums.

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 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere 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!

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."

Stefania Spiazzi

"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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