Visiting Malawi? What You Need To Know

Malawi is a prefect destination with plenty of opportunities for enjoying nature and outdoor activities. Planning your vacations for Malawi is truly an unregretable decision. Malawi is famously known as the warm heart of Africa. Not necessarily the heart but because of its warm and friendly people. Malawians are among the kindest and warm heart citizens globally.

Republic of Malawi map

Malawi is located in South East Africa its bordered by three nations that is Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. Its compact in size most tourists site are located in close distances. As you plan your visit check on the immigration evisa site if your passport requires a prior visa or visa on arrival or visa free.

Malawi’s exciting new e-visas system has now gone live!  As we edge closer to paperless and document free travels, seasoned and first time travellers alike will now be able to enjoy  a frictionless travel experience through the Malawi online Visa service. The E-visa service, an initiative from the Malawi Department of Immigration, seeks to stamp out the time-consuming and frustrating process associated with the acquisition of  travel documents.

Department of immigration portal

For Flights they are only six options available. The main international airport is Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe the capital city. Internationally they are direct flights to Addis ababa(Ethiopia), Nairobi (Kenya), Dar es salaam (Tanzania) Lusaka (Zambia), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Johannesburg (South Africa) and locally to Blantyre, Mzuzu and Likoma island.

Airlines that fly into Malawi

For Communications purposes keeping in touch with your loved ones. There are Three mobile service providers namely Access, Airtel and Tnm. For sim cards Airtel and Tnm have shops at the airport all you need is your passport for registration. Immediately you can purchase credit or data bundles and keep in touch with your loved ones. Internet wise they is 3G and 4G available nationwide.

Telecom operators in Malawi

Financial services bear in mind that in Malawi they only exchange US dollars from the 2013 series going forward. Forex exchange can easily be done at the airport. At the local ATM’s you can withdraw using your visa and Mastercard. For unionpay and American express cards only ecobank ATM’s will accept them.

Visa and Mastercard cards

Forex exchange: In Malawi you can easily exchange for foreign currency in the local currency the Kwacha at local banks & Forex Bureaus aviod using the Black/Parallel markets. Its important to note that they only accept US dollars notes from the 2013 series going forward. Currencies that are easily convertable are United States Dollar (USD), British Pound (GBP), Euro (€), South African Rand (ZAR). For the British pound aviod carrying the 50 note as its not easily acceptable.

Rolled bank notes

Transport: cabs/taxis are readily available at all international airports prices vary on destinations in general the final prices is negotiable especially before boarding. For inter-city transport they are luxury coaches and regular buses across all bus depots/stations. Domestic flights there is Malawi airlines the national airline and privately owned Ulendo airlink. The main mode of transport within the urban areas are small minibuses which about 12 to 15 passengers depending on size.

Axa special coach

The official Currency of Malawi is the kwacha (MWK) and the coins are tambala. 100 tambala = 1 kwacha. The Malawian kwacha’s smallest denomination is MWK20 and the highest is MWK2000. All coins and notes are issued by the Reserve Bank of Malawi.

Malawi kwacha bank notes

Malawi’s offical language is English and the national language is Chichewa/Nyanja. Nationally there are about a dozen different languages spoken in Malawi i.e Tumbuka, Yao, Lomwe, Sena, Tonga, Ngoni, Konde,etc. Most Malawians know English visitors shouldn’t worry about asking for any assistance.

On Accommodation both international hotel chains and local for business travellers. It can be stressful to decide from upmarket hotels & resort to budget guest houses and backpackers. Airbnb has been growing across Malawi. The largest hotel chain is Sunbird hotels, they is also Marriot, peermount, crossroads, etc. The best advice is always book in advance to be assured of your accommodation.

Sunbird capital Hotel in Lilongwe.

Attractions: where do i evening start despite being compact in size Malawi has numerous attractions from historical to natural wonders. Just to name a few there is Lake Malawi, nyika plateau, chingoni rock paints, Lake Malawi National park, Area 18 memorial place, Mandala house, Saint Michaels of all angels Church, etc

Malawi People and Culture the people are friendly feel free to ask them for directions majority can read and write English. Malawi has diverse cultures the most popular being gule wamkulu. A couple of cultural festivals take place different times of the year.

Vaccines Malawi is a malaria belt due to many water bodies. It is recommended to get anti malaria medication. For those that have travelled to Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Zambia, etc ensure you have your vaild yellow card. Ensure you sleep under the mosquito net every night or you switch on the fan.

Malaria vaccine

Visit the warm heart of Africa. Believe me visiting Malawi is such an unregertable decision and you will definitely need revisiting again and again.

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  3. Whether you believe in God or not, this is a must-read message!!!
    Throughout time, we can see how we have been slowly conditioned to come to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Did you know that the Bible foretold of this event almost 2,000 years ago?
    In Revelation 13:16-18, we read,
    “He (the false prophet who decieves many by his miracles) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”
    Referring to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless society. Why? Revelation 13:17 tells us that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast. If physical money was still in use, we could buy or sell with one another without receiving the mark. This would contradict scripture that states we need the mark to buy or sell!
    These verses could not be referring to something purely spiritual as scripture references two physical locations (our right hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one “OR” the other. If this mark was purely spiritual, it would indicate only in one place.
    This is where it really starts to come together. It is shocking how accurate the Bible is concerning the implatnable RFID microchip. These are notes from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this RFID chip
    “Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).
    Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.
    Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two places the Bible says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, crime record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.
    Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16–18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick.” Carl believes this is referring to a hypodermic needle when they poke into the skin to inject the microchip.”
    Mr. Sanders asked a doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor replied by saying a terrible sore would appear in that location. This is what the book of Revelation says:
    “And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2).
    You can read more about it here–and to also understand the mystery behind the number 666: https://2ruth.org/rfid-mark-of-the-beast-666-revealed/
    The third angel’s warning in Revelation 14:9-11 states,
    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.’”
    Who is Barack Obama, and why is he still in the public scene?
    So what’s in the name? The meaning of someone’s name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface.
    Jesus says in Luke 10:18, “…I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
    The Hebrew Strongs word (H1299) for “lightning”: “bârâq” (baw-rawk)
    In Isaiah chapter 14, verse 14, we read about Lucifer (Satan) saying in his heart:
    “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.”
    In the verses in Isaiah that refer directly to Lucifer, several times it mentions him falling from the heights or the heavens. The Hebrew word for the heights or heavens used here is Hebrew Strongs 1116: “bamah”–Pronounced (bam-maw’)
    In Hebrew, the letter “Waw” or “Vav” is often transliterated as a “U” or “O,” and it is primarily used as a conjunction to join concepts together. So to join in Hebrew poetry the concept of lightning (Baraq) and a high place like heaven or the heights of heaven (Bam-Maw), the letter “U” or “O” would be used. So, Baraq “O” Bam-Maw or Baraq “U” Bam-Maw in Hebrew poetry similar to the style written in Isaiah, would translate literally to “Lightning from the heights.” The word “Satan” in Hebrew is a direct translation, therefore “Satan.”
    So when Jesus told His disciples in Luke 10:18 that He beheld Satan fall like lightning from heaven, if this were to be spoken by a Jewish Rabbi today influenced by the poetry in the book of Isaiah, he would say these words in Hebrew–the words of Jesus in Luke 10:18 as, And I saw Satan as Baraq O Bam-Maw.
    The names of both of Obama’s daughters are Malia and Natasha. If we were to write those names backward (the devil does things in reverse) we would get “ailam ahsatan”. Now if we remove the letters that spell “Alah” (Allah being the false god of Islam), we get “I am Satan”. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
    Obama’s campaign logo when he ran in 2008 was a sun over the horizon in the west, with the landscape as the flag of the United States. In Islam, they have their own messiah that they are waiting for called the 12th Imam, or the Mahdi (the Antichrist of the Bible), and one prophecy concerning this man’s appearance is the sun rising in the west.
    “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.’” (Revelation 14:6-7)
    Why have the word’s of Jesus in His Gospel accounts regarding His death, burial, and resurrection, been translated into over 3,000 languages, and nothing comes close? The same God who formed the heavens and earth that draws all people to Him through His creation, likewise has sent His Word to the ends of the earth so that we may come to personally know Him to be saved in spirit and in truth through His Son Jesus Christ.
    Jesus stands alone among the other religions that say to rightly weigh the scales of good and evil and to make sure you have done more good than bad in this life. Is this how we conduct ourselves justly in a court of law? Bearing the image of God, is this how we project this image into reality?
    Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good that we have done, but rather by the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?
    God has brought down His moral laws through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These laws were not given so we may be justified, but rather that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has put in each and every one of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, murder, and so forth.
    We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh about 2,000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fulfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill.
    The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays our fine, even though we are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let us go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2,000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood.
    For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.
    This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. If that wrath was poured out on us, we would all perish to hell forever. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son whose soul could not be left in Hades but was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.
    So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer sees the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death–now being conformed into the image of the heavenly man in a new nature, and no longer in the image of the fallen man Adam.
    Now what we must do is repent and put our trust and faith in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins, and to receive His Holy Spirit that we may be born again (for Jesus says we must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God–John chapter 3). This is not just head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart, so that we may truly be transformed into the image of God. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness through faith in Him in obedience to His Word by reading the Bible.
    Our works cannot save us, but they can condemn us; it is not that we earn our way into everlasting life, but that we obey our Lord Jesus Christ:
    “And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” (Hebrews 5:9)
    “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’
    Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’
    And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.’” (Revelation 21:1-8).

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