Shipping services to Malawi
Malawi is a land locked country so it will not have any ports that you can ship ocean cargo freight liners to directly. If you choose this shipping method, you need to be aware that it will shipped to the nearest port, in Tanzania or Mozambique perhaps, and then shipped the final leg of its journey by ground transport. Your shipping company will arrange all the logistics for this to occur.
Security concerns when shipping to Malawi
Although Malawi is a developing country, there are still some security issues there that are worth noting. Their laws are fairly stringent and must be adhered by when shipping or traveling there. For instance, homosexuality is illegal so you can not ship anything that may be perceived as promoting such a lifestyle or your shipment will be seized. Also, there is some political unrest as it has not been established for all that long of a period of time. This can erupt at any time in the form of demonstrations and protests which can impact deliveries and the entire Customs process. It is best, for this reason, not to send anything perishable as there may be heavy delays in getting your parcel to its final destination.
Shipping destinations in Malawi
The main hubs in Malawi that recieve shipments are Lilongwe and Blantyre. Once parcels and shipments are received, they are processed through Customs and then released for delivery. Major cities tend to enjoy extensive delivery services no matter where you are in the city, whereas smaller areas may have to go to the main cities to pick up their items. If you need to have your items delivered out to a more rural area that typically does not get extensive services, you can talk to your shipping company to see if there are any other options available such as a courier system.