We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lilongwe Wildlife Centre

Features Animals
Open today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Review Highlights
A morning by the animals

I visited the centre and had to wait before having a guide (not a problem) spent the time in the... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Andy B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
relaxing place to dine

I have visited twice during my stay in Lilongwe, once for lunch and once for dinner. The food was... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Sally S
Read all 81 reviews
All photos (30)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good44%
  • Average29%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is an award winning sanctuary with lions, monkeys, antelope and more. Set in 180 hectares of beautiful woodland 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...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
See all hours
Kenyatta Road, Lilongwe, Malawi
+265 884 48 89 99
Reviews (81)
Filter reviews
77 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswildlife centreguided tourwalk along the riverrehabilitating animalsplay areanice restaurantcouple of hoursenjoy naturegreat for kidsvervet monkeysfew hoursenclosuressanctuarybartruststoriesserval
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 77 reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had an amazing visit to Lilongwe. We stayed at Mvuu camp inside the park and did as many safari trips as possible while we were there. The boat safaris are an excellent way of viewing the hippos and crocodiles. We also had wonderful views...More

Thank fhdCornwall
Reviewed 10 May 2018

I visited the centre and had to wait before having a guide (not a problem) spent the time in the cafe drinking great coffee , the guided tour was ok , a lot of baboons, some crocs and sadly not much else to see, but...More

4  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

The Sanctuary is critical to the recovery and reintegration of many species to their area. The veterinary clinic is well equipped, the in-house programme appears sound, and the volunteer opportunities are good. The guide was knowledgeable and offered good tif-bits. The only suggestion would be...More

2  Thank RCPO
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Yes we saw some monkeys and a sleeping snake, and the walk in the forest was overall okey, but do not expect a world-reversing event, it is nice and interesting though.

Thank Louisejoh
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We had lunch in the santuary which was served very efficiiently and tasted good, prices were not steep, staff smiley and the thatched roof restaurant aad bar just across the well laid out gardens were great, its all under new ownership, its anice place to...More

2  Thank BuffeventAndrew
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Do not go to the sanctuary if you're expecting to have a 'safari/zoo experience' like we do here in Canada or any other tourist place - This place isn't for tourist and it's not a zoo but a sanctuary. You can learn about the species...More

3  Thank pockycake
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place but not too many animals to see but then again it’s a sanctuary and not a zoo. Managed to see the baboons,monkeys,owl and the python. Not worth a second visit though once is enough.

Thank Miss_N92
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I have visited twice during my stay in Lilongwe, once for lunch and once for dinner. The food was great both times. Croque Monsieur , bakes potatoes with cheese and bacon, and open face hummus sandwich were all good. I really like the atmosphere, the...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 25 January 2018

It's situated right by the hospital -- If you're in the area for an extended time for work, it's a good place to go for a walk or run. Not worth a visit if you're a short-stay tourist. Go to Zimbabwe if you want a...More

1  Thank limabravovictor
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

There were a crocodile, a snake and some monkeys. If you have ever been to a safari or just a normal zoo this place Will not impress you too much. The tour takes about an hour.

Thank Aurora S
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lilongwe Wildlife Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines