Lilongwe - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

Families yes. Others may feel isolated. - Jul 2020

I would say this is best for people with families, generally with younger kids. I am a single mom and Malawi seems to attract a good number of single parents. As for singles and couples without children, it really depends on what you like to do for fun. If you love museums, walking on sidewalks, clubbing, bar hopping, fine dining....then Malawi is NOT the place for you. - Feb 2020

Great for families with small children. Fine for couples. Difficult for single people: the dating pool is somewhat limited. - Sep 2018

Fabulous for families with kids under 10. Options start getting limited for middle and high schoolers. Seems okay for singles and couples. Nightlife is minimal, so you need to be okay with that. Most socializing takes place at people's homes. - Jul 2017

This is a great family post! Couples too. It's not the best place for singles but not the worst either. - Oct 2016

Lilongwe is a great city for families who are happy to make their own fun at group barbecue, swimming, camping or Saturday afternoon soccer/volleyball pick up. We don't have experience as singles but it seems like there are things to do. - Aug 2015

A dream post for those with small children. The weather and large yards make for unforgettable family time outside and the friendly atmosphere in Lilongwe is a pleasant backdrop. - Sep 2013

I really think it depends on your point of view. I know happy people from each category, although I think it's more of a family post. If you like to spend time at home, with friends, and exploring the country, then you'll like it. There are no movie theaters, just a few clubs and bars, but really next to no night life here. You make your own entertainment. - Sep 2012

It is a great post for families, not as wonderful for singles or couples. But there are worse places. - Sep 2009

Great for families with young children, since most entertainment revolves around the home. Very little constructive activity for tween and teenage children. - Jul 2009

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