in Chitipa District of Northern Region, Malawi

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-9.702 and 33.270 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -9° 42' 8" and E 33° 16' 10"
Currency and Currency Code:
Kwacha - MWK
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:35 AM (Saturday)
Timezone: Africa/Blantyre
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:50 am and 6:10 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
19.458 and -154.844 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Malawi in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Malawi.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Malawi. Last Update: 2024-02-24 08:02:21

Explore Chitipa

Chitipa in Chitipa District (Northern Region) with it's 8,824 inhabitants is a city in Malawi about 297 mi (or 478 km) north of Lilongwe, the country's capital.

Local time in Chitipa is now 11:35 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Africa / Blantyre with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Chitipa. The closest airport in Malawi is Karonga Airport in a distance of 46 mi (or 74 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Karonga, Mbeya, Rumphi, Chinsali and Njombe. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 81 °F

Morning Temperature 23°C / 74 °F
Evening Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Night Temperature 24°C / 76 °F
Chance of rainfall 15%
Air Humidity 78%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Sunday, 25th of February 2024

27°C (81 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.

Monday, 26th of February 2024

28°C (82 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Tuesday, 27th of February 2024

22°C (72 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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Malawi, pushing the truck which will give us a hitchhike across the border into Zambia

Published: April 23, 2013
Length: 06:56 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Ente Groot

After sickness of Tamara, we are forced to hitchike in order to arrive in time in Mpulungu to board the boat MV Liemba.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Chitipa is the capital of Chitipa District, Malawi and the birthplace of Malawian lawyer, politician, and philanthropist James Nyondo. It is also known as Fort Hill. It is very near Malawi's tri-point border with Zambia and Tanzania.

Located at -9.70194, 33.27 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Malawi, Malawi–Zambia border crossings

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Chitipa.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Chipita, Fort Hill, Chitipa