Most local travel in Lilongwe is by minibus. Tourists may find the most useful service is between the Old Town and City Centre; Lilongwe is fairly spread out, so minibuses are a cheap way to get around for adventurous visitors. Taxis are also available from the main hotels, and are more expensive. Hiring a car is an option, although the narrow winding roads of the Old Town are not friendly to cars. Travellers planning to explore Malawi beyond the city will want to hire a 4x4, as the roads around Lilongwe are good, but farther afield the roads deteriorate.
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