Opening times:

Open 365 days a year, 8am to 5pm. Christmas and New Year’s Day late opening at 11am.

Things to do:

Wildlife tours:

Take a guided tour around the wildlife sanctuary, catch sight of our residents and learn about our work in wildlife conservation. Guided tours leave every hour between 9am and 4pm. We can organise private tours for larger groups.

Wilderness trails:

Take your own walking safari on our wilderness trails home to monkeys, duiker, bushpigs, and even wild hyena. The area is also well known for its prolific birdlife and we are keen for birders to visit us and help us with identification. There are 6km of trails running alongside the banks of the river and through the woodland and you are also welcome to cycle or bring a picnic.

Playground, restaurant, bar and gift shop:

Let the children loose on the adventure playground whilst you kick back at the on-sight bar or café. Owned by the same company as Four Seasons venue in Lilongwe, Coneco Café is famed for its excellent smoothies, coffee and jerk chicken.

Our shop in the reception area stocks goods brought in especially from local communities and even includes jewellery created from snare trap wire.

Special Events:

Find out more about what’s coming up at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre on our events page.

Entry prices:

Individual Entry   Adult Fee  Child Fee
Malawians 1000  500
Residents 3000  1500
Internationals 4200  2100
Volunteer workers 2400


Annual Membership  Adult Fee  Child Fee  Family (2 adults, 2 children) Fee
Non-Malawian15000  7500  35000
Malawian Citizen5000  2500  12000

Contact us for large group discounts and private tours. School groups find out more here.

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How to find us:

The Wildlife Centre is situated in the heart of the capital city. Find us on Kenyatta Drive between Old Town and City Centre. Coming from Old Town we are just before the Lingadzi Bridge on the right.