When considering a move to a new city, there is nothing more useful than hearing real life stories and experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Malawi and would like to share your story.

Namrata was born in India and raised in Malawi. She is a talented creative whose family has been living in the Warm Heart of Africa for more than 20 years. She loves the warm sense of community in her city, Blantyre, the fresh local produce, and the spacious housing. Namrata shares her expat experiences in an interview with us.


Gabrielle is the daughter of an English mom and Italian dad who was born and raised in Malawi. After travelling all over the world, Malawi called her back home. In 2012, she moved to Lilongwe permanently, where she works in the tourism industry. She loves the proximity to nature and the friendly locals here. Read more about her life in Malawi.


Chloe is a Scottish expat who visited Malawi and ended up staying. She works in the hospitality industry and has been exploring the African continent for the past 10 years. In her interview with Expat Arrivals, Chloe talks about safety in Lilongwe and what to expect when shopping at local markets. Read more about her expat experience in Malawi.


Gret is an American expat from Virginia who moved to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, to take up a teaching post with the African Bible College. In his interview with Expat Arrivals, Gret talks about the pros and cons of being a foreigner in this small African country and his love for the Malawian people. Learn more about his expat experience of Malawi.