There are various ways to get to Cape Maclear.

By Car

Contact us for any transfers.

Cape Maclear is 3 hours from Lilongwe and 4 hours from Blantyre by road. Or if you are coming from Monkey Bay, its just a 30 minute drive.

From either Lilongwe or Blantyre side:

  • Take the Road to Monkey Bay, there are signs along the way.
  • 5Km before Monkey Bay there is a turnoff to the left, at the One stop filling station, towards Cape Maclear. Take the turn off, it is a gravel road that becomes tar again after about 5 km.
  • Before the gate there is a gravel road that turns right. Take this road.
  • After 1km you will find a white building on the left hand side, this is Thumbi view lodge

GPS S14° 01′ 48″ E34° 49′ 58″

By Bus

The Axa bus leaves daily bus from Lilongwe and Blantyre to Monkey Bay. Estimated cost is around 9$ depending on the exchange rate. From Monkey Bay you will find:

  • Matolas (on the back of a pickup, that charge about 1500 Mkw (4$) for a one way trip)
  • Small motorcycles (Also around 1500Mkw)
  • Minibus taxis (Around 2000Mkw (5$)
  • Private rented vehicle (10000Mkw (25$)

Rent a vehicle

Vehicle rental is expensive in Malawi. The price of petrol is around 2$ per litre. Some of our clients use Best Car hire, you can contact them on +265 888875117.