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Base & Location

Blantyre is in the south of Malawi 300 kilometres south of Lilongwe the capital. Blantyre is known as the economic capital.  Malawians pride themselves as being a people who are warm and friendly. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world and is also one of the most densely populated. There are over half a million AIDS orphans in Malawi, who overwhelm the current community care. Blantyre is also strategic in its location; it has very quick access into Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. We plan to launch short term missions in Malawi and the surrounding countries, similar to the crisis relief work we have done in the past in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

YWAM Blantyre Base

YWAM Blantyre is in Chigumula Market, Limbe, an Eastern suburb of Blantyre. The base can either be reached by minibus or car. Here is a map of where the base is.

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By Car – Directions are easiest from the roundabout at the major landmark of SHOPRITE and GAME, Blantyre’s biggest shopping mall. From here head down the duel carriageway towards Limbe, under the independence arch. At the roundabout fork right which will keep you on the duel carriageway towards Limbe. At the next roundabout go straight over. Keep on this road until you reach a set of traffic lights where you will turn right into the Limbe one way high street. At the end of the high street go straight over the roundabout. You will pass Ilovo Sugar on your left and then reach another roundabout where you will turn right. keep on this road for 6km until on the right you see 2 big silver grain silos and on the left a sign to Chisapi school. Take this turning and as you turn strait ahead on the left is a black gate with a white sign saying YWAM Blantyre. Hoot your horn or ring the bell on the pillar and the guards will open for you.

By Minibus – catch a minibus to the main Limbe minibus terminal which is situated next to the Limbe market. From there ask for a minibus to Chigumula Market this is just a short 2 minute walk from the base and if you ring us from there one of the team will come to collect you, or ask at the bus stop and people will point you back to YWAM blantyre.

Pictures of the Base