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Blantyre Guide

Blantyre is the economic capital of Malawi in Eastern Africa. It is a great place to vacation and a safe place for tourists, no matter what your budget. There are two ways to travel around Blantyre: on minibuses or on foot. Walking around the city is easy to do and relatively safe. On foot you can see the entire city in only a couple of days. If you would rather travel by minibus, they are available and are inexpensive. you can also call a taxi, or even rent a bicycle if you would like.

A great tourist spot to visit is the Mandala House. It is an art gallery and cafe. There are many cafe style restaurants in the city, as well as inexpensive and more expensive dining options. Street vendors are great for quick bite without spending a lot of money. There are a dozen of so inexpensive restaurants throughout the city, and more expensive restaurants near the Ryalls Hotel.

If you come to Blantyre, be sure to check out the many shops. The downtown area has Asian-run shops, and there is also the popular market area a perfect drive away for a car hire, that is always bustling with people trying to buy and sell goods such as fruit and clothing. There are places where one can shop for Western-style clothing and goods.

As for hotels, there are three major hotels in the city: the Ryalls Hotels, the Hotel Victoria, and Le Meridien Mount Soche. There are also a couple a lodges you can stay at if you are traveling on a limited budget.

Whether you are staying for a few days or even longer, Blantyre is a great destination. With affordable prices on food, souvenirs, and culture the city of Blantyre may just be the getaway you are looking for.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Malawian kwacha
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    80 km/h
  • Language
    English, Chichewa

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Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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