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Lilongwe, The capital city of Malawi and seat of government since 1975 is centrally located and is serviced by road and rail networks as well as international flights.
Things to see
There is a vibrant and bustling life at Lilongwe Main market where a variety of merchandise, from food stuffs to clothing, are on sale. Tinsmiths can be seen at work within the market and African attire can be tailored in the corners of the streets.
Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary, Wild Life Rehabilitation and Education centre with trails covering 65 hectares of savanna wilderness is located within the City Centre. There is an up-market lodge for overnight visitors.
This is where the first President of the Republic, the Father and founder of the Malawi nation Ngwazi Dr H Kamuzu Banda was laid to rest.
The Memorial Tower
At Area 18 is an imposing piece of architect where fallen heroes, who fought in the two World Wars and those who died fighting for independence are commemorated.
Built on the same principle of Capitol of the United States of America, houses administrative Government offices, is a complex of architectural buildings to marvel at.
Kanengo Industrial Centre, some 12 km from the city centre are the imposing features of Maize silos and the Tobacco Auction Floors. There are also tobacco processing and other factories around the area.
Lilongwe is within a driving distance to the lakeshore in Salima, Kasungu National Park, Dzalanyama Forest Reserve and Dedza Mountain. Kamuzu Dam, several kilometers out of town is the city’s main water source, offers dinghy sailing.
A variety of sporting activities are available at Lilongwe Golf Club.
Through out the city are a number of good places to eat and hang out.