EU citizens don't need a visa, so your
passport will be stamped for free at any entry point
open to the foreigners
The currency is the Malawi Kwacha
(1€= 203MWK). You can
change almost everywhere against € or $
I took Lariam against Malaria, mainly
due to the part of the travel in Mozambique; having
a mosquito net, wearing long pants, long sleeve shirts
and abounding with insect repellent, you can avoid
the famigerated Lariam profilassys.
Take into consideration to buy Malarone instead of
Lariam, although it's a daily dose (Lariam weekly)
and more expensive, it doesn't give Lariam side effects.
If you r gonna staying for a long period in the country,
obviously you have to do your counts on risks, money
Morevoer I had the usual vaccinations:
Ephatite A, B, Typhus, Tetanus, Meningitis.
I hadn't any problem with the food or the drinks,
never drinking tap water, obviously.
I used Lonely Planet 'Southern Africa
2007'; I found it particularly shallow in the details
of the frequency of the public means of transports
(especially to reach the villages) and also giving
the distances, but it's still a helpfull travelmate
- Ilala ferry crossing lake Malawi
For sure one of the most charming
and convenient way to travel in Malawi is by the
weekly Ilala ferry connecting Monkey Bay (in the
south) to Chilumba (in the north). It makes 13 stops
and the whole trip takes around 3 days.
By Ilala ferry you can cross the lake passing from
Malawi to Mozambique or viceversa without having
to skirt the whole lake.
Unfortunately the schedule did not fit at all with
our timeframe so we could take it.