General information -MALAWI
AREA 118,484 km²
CAPITAL CITY Lilongwe
CURRENCY Malawian Kwacha (MWK)
LANGUAGES English (official), Chichewa (official), Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka, Chisena, Chilomwe, Chitonga.
TIME ZONES +02:00 (GMT/UTC)
COUNTRY PHONE CODE +265
ELECTRICITY 230V AC 50hz
TIPPING Service charges are not included in hotel and restaurant bills, and tipping is at the client's discretion. It is common practice to tip guides in the national parks.
BANKS OPENING HOURS Mon-Sat: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.
HEALTH Malaria is a health risk in Malawi throughout the year, especially on the coast. Cases of dengue fever and chikungunya fever have been reported and are transmitted by mosquitoes; precautionary measures against being bitten should be taken at all times. Please consult your doctor before travelling.
NATIONAL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 01.01.2013 New Year's Day, 15.01.2013 Chilembwe Day, 03.03.2013 Martyrs' Day, 06.04.2013 Easter, 01.05.2013 May Labour Day, 14.06.2013 Freedom Day, 06.07.2013 Republic Day, 19.08.2013 Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), 08.10.2013 Mothers' Day, 25.12.2013 Christmas Day, 26.12.2013 Boxing Day.
CONTACT Private Safaris E.A. Ltd., P.O. Box 350, Century City, ZA-7446 Cape Town