Car Rental & Rent a Car Deals in Malawi

Price comparison on car rental in the whole of Malawi online. Search and book a vehicle in three easy steps. When you book a rental car with us, there will be no problems when you pick up the car on arrival. The price includes free mileage, obligatory insurances and airport fees, local taxes and fees. Good prices on family, economy and luxury cars. We can help you look for cheap rental cars in Malawi. If you only want to rent a car from a company you already know the name of, you can choose it from the search list.

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Search for a city or an airport and choose your destination from the list. If you search for a country or an island, auto suggestion will list the largest airports in that country. Search and book in advance if you want an extra-large car and/or extra options such as booster seat, car seat, infant car seat, GPS, tow hitch, roof rack etc. It is also possible to rent a car for one way drive, called a one way rental. You collect the car in one place and return it somewhere else, e.g. another city or country.


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At our website, you can compare prices on rental cars and car rental from several companies in all cities in Malawi. Find the best prices for rental cars online. Search for and book a cheap car in cities such as, Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu, Zomba, Kasungu, Mangochi, Karonga, Salima, Nkhotakota, Liwonde, Nsanje, Rumphi. We only list prices of rental cars from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you arrive.

We can offer car rental where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations or amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. An easy and safe booking of rental cars online. can offer rental cars in the most cities, train stations and communities as well as airports in Malawi.

Malawi facts

Malawi has approximately 15,448,000 inhabitants and is located in Africa. The capital is Lilongwe where about 646,800 people live. Total surface/area 118,480 km² / 45,745 mi². The 19th largest country when it comes to inhabitants and the 38th largest regarding the surface in Africa. The largest regions/states/counties are Southern Region, Central Region and Northern Region from a total of three. Malawi is the 63th largest country when it comes to inhabitants and the 102th largest regarding the surface in the world. Alternative names are Nyasaland, Republic of Malawi, Malaŵi. .mw is a common domain ending for websites. Chiradzulu Mountain (1773 m / 5,817 ft), Michiru Mountain (1196 m / 3,924 ft), Kang’ozi (0 m / 0 ft), Ntonje (0 m / 0 ft) and Masinga Namalawi (0 m / 0 ft) are the five highest mountains of the country. The five largest cities are Lilongwe (c. 646800 pop), Blantyre (c. 584900 pop), Mzuzu (c. 175300 pop), Zomba (c. 80900 pop), Kasungu (c. 42600 pop). The official languages that are used in the country are e.g. Nyanja, Yao, Tumbuka, Malawi Sena. To buy and make purchases, the currency Kwacha (MWK) is used. To make a call to the country, use the country code +265. Countries with close borders are Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia. Is it included in the price to cross national borders? Usually not, the car rental company may charge a fee to cross national borders to Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia. All additional costs are paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency, Kwacha (MWK). It is stated in the rental terms and during the booking whether it is allowed to cross national borders and to which countries. See the weather reports and find maps of Malawi. We give tips and recommendations on attractions, museums, experiences, and destinations which you can visit during your stay in the country.

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Cheap car rental with unlimited mileage in Malawi

There are many different models and sizes of cars to choose from. Fleet list in Malawi: Small SUV, Hybrid cars, Economy elite, Fullsize elite, 9 seater minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), Mini cars (Mini), Mini elite, Moped, Luxury cars (Luxury), Intermediate, Medium SUV, Fullsize cars (Fullsize), Minivan, Intermediate elite, Electric cars, Standard cars (Standard), Premium cars (Premium), Cargo van, Luxury elite, Special cars (Special), Exotic cars (Exotic), 7 seater minivan (7 seat minivan), 5 seater minivan (5 seat minivan), Compact cars (Compact), Economy cars (Economy), Large truck-lorry (Large truck), Small-medium truck-lorry (Small-medium truck), Compact elite, Estate, Convertible, SUV / Jeep (SUV). Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as Southern Region, Central Region and Northern Region etc. It can also be harder to find and book special cars during peak season, if you do not search well in advance, before you need your rental car.

Cars you can rent in Malawi are e.g. Medium SUV, Moped, etc. Minivan: e.g. Volkswagen Kombi, etc. Fullsize cars: e.g. BMW 3 Series, Economy elite, Hybrid cars, Special cars, Small SUV, Electric cars, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Chevrolet Cruze, Large truck-lorry, 5 seater minivan, Compact elite, Standard cars, Luxury elite, Mini elite, Exotic cars, etc. 7 seater minivan: e.g. Hyundai H1, etc. Premium cars: e.g. Mercedes C Class, Luxury cars, Small-medium truck-lorry, Estate, etc. Compact cars: e.g. Toyota Corolla, Fullsize elite, Convertible, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Landcruiser, Toyota Fortuner, Nissan X-Trail, Daihatsu Terios, Mini cars, Intermediate elite, etc. Economy cars: e.g. Nissan Micra, Toyota Yaris, etc. Cargo van: e.g. Toyota Hilux Double Cab, etc. 9 seater minivan / Minibus: e.g. Toyota Minibus, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like Tumbi Island West, Tumbi Island East, Temba Island, Otter Island, Ntadza Island, Nsua Island, Njalo Island, Nchisi Island, Namalenje Island, Nakantenga Island, Mumbo Island, Mphandikucha Island, Mpandi Island, Membe Island, Mbowe Island, Mbenji Island, Masimbwe Island, Mamkoma Island, Maleri Island, Maingano Island, Machili Island, Likoma Island, Kande Island, Kanchedza Island, Domwe Island, Chiuta Island, Chisumulu Island, Chirwa Island, Chinyankwazi Island, Chidiampiri Island and Boadzulu Island etc, the range is smaller.

What to consider when looking for rental cars in Malawi?

If you already have decided to rent a car in Malawi before you leave and want to part as little as possible, you ought to book a car before you leave. First of all, you should try booking your car online. It is often the cheapest, easiest way to look for and compare, and it saves you time. If your car is supposed to be collected at an airport such as Kamuzu International Airport, Chileka International Airport, Mzuzu Airport, Kasungu Airport, Mangochi Airport, Karonga Airport, Salima and Liwonde Mvuu Camp Airport, you should book before you leave. One search shows many options. We compare, for example, these companies in Malawi: Avis.

Parking and traffic regulations

Renting and driving a car is usually easy and effortless, but as in all countries there are many traffic regulations in Malawi you must follow. If you are going to visit and drive in large cities such as Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu, Zomba, Kasungu, Mangochi, Karonga, Salima, Nkhotakota, Liwonde, Nsanje, Rumphi, prepare yourself for a lot of traffic, especially in rush hour and that it is sometimes difficult to find parking. Try to memorize the most common parking and traffic regulations before you leave to ensure that your car trip is safe, and to avoid trouble with the police.

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Frequently asked questions about car rental in Malawi

Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location in Malawi?

Yes, in most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location. We will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking.

Can I rent a car if I’m under 25 or over 75 in Malawi?

Yes, most car rental agents have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation.

Can I book without a credit card in Malawi?

Yes. You can make a booking without a credit card. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.

Where can I purchase car rental insurancein Malawi?

We recommend purchasing the damage refund insurance at the time of booking. Our insurance partners offer a complete damage refund insurance package which is up to 50% cheaper than what you would pay at the rental supplier’s desk. The insurance cost and conditions will be displayed at the time of booking.

Car rental companies we compare in Malawi

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