Visit the Wildlife Centre

The Wildlife Centre is one of Lilongwe Wildlife Trust’s projects. It is set in 180 hectares of beautiful woodland, Lilongwe’s only protected wilderness, and it’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. We are open 365 days a year from 8am to 5pm and we would appreciate your visit – every kwacha of your entry donation goes towards supporting our project.

Find us on Kenyatta Road between Old Town and City Centre. More detailed directions by car and public transport are available here

View entry prices here

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Rescue Lion Simba

Our rescue lion, Simba


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 – please book ahead by emailing or calling us on +265 (0) 88 17 88 999.
Here are some of the animals you might see on your tour:


Why not take your very own walking safari on our new 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.

Stunning scenery and beautiful wildlife…just a glimpse of what you might encounter:


Relax at the bar with a cool drink and let the children loose on the adventure playground. For a bit of guilt free shopping, our shop stocks goods brought in especially from the local communities, and so the proceeds support both the communities and the Wildlife Centre. The Kokobean Cafe is now in full swing serving meals, fresh coffee and cake.


As Malawi’s leading environmental education facility we are thrilled to offer an extensive programme for local and international learners. Our education team are trained to deliver fun and interactive modules on wildlife, the environment and conservation. Activities are built with the Malawian and IB curriculum in mind and can be conducted in English or Chichewa. Bookings should be made via or by calling 088 44 88 999.

Lilongwe Wildlife Centre Cafe

We’re open to the public every day of the year – enjoy our gardens, playground, bar & restaurant


Our events schedule is jam packed with fun things to do for all the family – see our full programme here


We have a number of areas that are perfect for functions such as birthday parties, evening functions, awards ceremonies and conferences. Find more details here or enquire at or call 088 44 88 999.


We welcome anyone over 18 years old with a passion for wildlife and a strong work ethic to join our international volunteer programme! The Volunteer House is situated right in the heart of the sanctuary and so you are surrounded by our animals. Read more about the programme here.

Thirsty Thursday Fusion Cafe Lilongwe

Thirsty Thursday – the last Thursday of every month our bar is open to the public in the evening. Come along for a drink!