Even though it’s the capital, Lilongwe was only established in 1906, and became the capital in 1975. It started off as a trading post and even to this day, does not draw many visitors. There is a large, and memorable tower that symbolizes the King’s African Rifles War which reminds the people of Malawi’s past struggles.
Malawi is a beautiful destination that has wildlife and an intriguing history. It’s a gem with an interesting past, and makes a great place to visit while in Africa. If you are planning on visiting, be sure to read this guide about the best time to visit. If you’d like any more information please do not hesitate to get in touch.