in Zomba District of Southern Region, Malawi

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-15.386 and 35.319 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -15° 23' 9" and E 35° 19' 7"
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: 03:10 AM (Sunday)
Timezone: Africa/Blantyre
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:04 am and 5:17 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
19.469 and -154.833 (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: 2024-06-22 08:14:24

Delve into Zomba

Zomba in Zomba District (Southern Region) with it's 80,932 habitants is located in Malawi about 142 mi (or 228 km) south-east of Lilongwe, the country's capital town.

Current time in Zomba is now 03:10 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Africa / Blantyre with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Zomba. The closest airport in Malawi is Chileka International Airport in a distance of 31 mi (or 49 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Malawi is Lake Malawi National Park in a distance of 102 mi (or 165 km), North. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Machinga, Chiradzulu, Makata, Blantyre and Phalombe. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 27°C / 80 °F

Morning Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 65 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 39%
Air Pressure 1022 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 10% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Monday, 24th of June 2024

26°C (79 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Tuesday, 25th of June 2024

23°C (74 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Wednesday, 26th of June 2024

26°C (79 °F)
17°C (62 °F)
Scattered clouds, light breeze.

Hotels and Places to Stay


1,7 mi
00000 Zomba

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

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Malawi 2006

Published: July 14, 2013
Length: 55:12 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Joe Kenny

'Playing for Life' trip to Malawi in 2006 as a volunteer with Tracy Piggott's 'Playing for Life' project in conjunction with the GAA, focusing on the provision of schools, teaching and training...

WEBINAR - Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Malawi - July 3, 2013

Published: July 04, 2013
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: dignitasonline

Research Update from Malawi - Dignitas International's Dr. Sumeet Sodhi hosts an interactive webinar with colleagues Ken Phiri and Dr. Joep Van Oosterhout on our work in preventing mother-to-child.

Dancing after hard PRA work in a village near Zomba, Malawi

Published: October 04, 2012
Length: 44:04 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: espaassets

After a session of Participatory Rural Appraisal near Zomba, Malawi researchers and villagers enjoy some dancing.

Christmas Party Children Repo Village December 28th, 2014

Published: January 03, 2015
Length: 30:02 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Sowing The Seeds Of Love-Malawi

Sowing the Seeds of Love Christmas Party Traditional has a great room in Sowing the seeds of love. Putting a smile on the little faces is our tradition, we d...

Africa Tour - Malawi Zomba Plateau / UNIMOG

Published: October 30, 2018
Length: 48:48 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: free-on-wheels

Zomba Road Trip | New YouTuber Tag

Published: May 02, 2019
Length: 09:06 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Being Theo

Patrick and Diminga's engagement. Traveled to Zomba to go support our Bass Guitarist and friend.

Zomba Malawi 2019

Published: April 21, 2019
Length: 49:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Maheralbarwani ماهر البرواني

The beauty of Malawi.

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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.

Zomba, Malawi

Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. It is the administrative capital of Zomba District. It was the capital of first British Central Africa and then Nyasaland before the establishment of the Republic of Malawi in 1964. It was also the first capital of Malawi and remained so until 1974, when Lilongwe became the capital. The city is best known for its British colonial architecture and its location at the base of the dramatic Zomba Plateau.

Located at -15.3833, 35.3333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Malawi, Southern Region, Malawi


Naisi (or Old Naisi) is a community in the Southern Region of Malawi, now in effect a northern suburb of the city of Zomba. The community lies below the Zomba Massif to the north, which may be accessed via a rough road. Naisi is the birthplace of James Frederick Sangala, one of the founders of the Nyasaland African Congress.

Located at -15.3691, 35.3444 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Malawi, Southern Region, Malawi

Popular in vicinity

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Zomba, زومبا، مالاوی, ゾンバ, ზომბა, 좀바, Зомба, 松巴