Luxury MotorHome Rental in Malawi

Campervan Hire in Malawi

Malawi Motorhome rental

Known as the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, Malawi is a small country and a great destination for a self-tour. It is home to Africa’s third-largest lake, lush rainforests, mountains, valleys and impressive wildlife, and a campervan is an ideal way to tour around.

Malawi is not as popular with travellers as other African destinations such as Kenya, but its friendly and welcoming locals mixed with its stunning landscapes make it one of the best places for a self-drive tour. There are plenty of campervan hire selections, with campervan travel a popular way to explore the country as public transport is scarce.

Recommended campervan drives in Malawi

Southern Malawi:

This drive takes you from the capital city of Lilongwe through the most popular region of the country. Gaze at elephants, hippos, baboons and other animals, relax by Lake Malombe and hike to the top of Malawi’s highest peak. Rest overnight at Nkalango Safari Camp or Majeste Community Campsite.

Lake Malawi:

A picturesque drive along the banks of this large lake, stopping at lovely beaches, a coffee plantation, a wildlife reserve and hot springs. Those with time on their hands can continue into Tanzania. There are number of places to stay at along the lake including Lukwe Permaculture Camp and Mazuki Beach Lodge.

Central Malawi:

One of the most beautiful drives, allowing you to witness the rainforest and its fascinating wildlife while staying overnight at Ntchisi Forest Lodge. Stop at Kasunga Campsite to hike through Kasunga National Park. Start and end in Lilongwe, where you can spend the night at Lilongwe Golf Club.

Driving a rental RV in Malawi

Road network:

Roads here are in good condition and allow you to travel through the forests, the national parks and along the edge of the lake which shares the country’s name. Road signs are quite poor and there are few petrol stations.

Speed limits:

Urban roads: 50kph unless posted otherwise
Provincial roads: 60 to 80kph
National roads and motorways: 90 to 100kph

Alcohol limits:

0: 0.08 per cent; roads frequently policed; vehicles of drunk drivers may be confiscated.

Safety:

Malawi drives on the left, with the AA Autoclub serving the country 24 hours. Driving at night should be avoided and motorists should be cautious of animals, potholes and other vehicles.

Cost of fuel:

about half the price of UK fuel costs.

Compare campervan hire in Malawi

We’ve researched and complied the best rates on campervan rental in Malawi, with pick ups available in Lilongwe and Blantyre, and at the international airport in the former. Available models include the Toyota Fortuner, the Landrover Defender and the Iveco Daily.

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