Malawi's Highland Capital

Founded by Scottish missionaries in 1876, this is a compact town offering the country’s best selection of restaurants and bars, as well as a thriving music scene. With its hilly setting and notable colonial architecture, Blantyre is an excellent place to while away a day or two en route to Majete Wildlife Reserve. Make sure you try the barbecue quail (zinziri), a local favourite and central to its food culture.