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Best Malawi Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Malawi (Updated 2022)

Last updated on December 7th, 2022 at 04:08 pm

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In this guide you will learn about the best Malawi sim card for tourist and how to buy the best-prepaid sim card in Malawi.

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Malawi with Airtel Malawi prepaid sim card for 10500 MWK=$13 USD with 6 GB data and for 19000 MWK=$24 USD with 15 GB data valid for 30 days. Read here best Malawi eSim

You can find the cheapest Malawi eSim with Airalo Malawi eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $11 USD with 3 GB data and for $16 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Malawi eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days.

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WHERE TO STAY IN MALAWI

For accommodation in Malawi you can find deals starting from $25 USD per room. If you prefer mid-budget accommodation will cost $40-60 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Malawi.

Click here to get the best deals in Malawi with Booking

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MALAWI TOURIST SIM CARD AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN MALAWI

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First thing we have to say about Malawi prepaid sim card and data connection in Malawi is fine in the big cities and it will be weak outside the cities.

There are 2 phone operators in Malawi: Airtel Malawi and TMN. In general the data packages are affordable in Malawi and the connection weak.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is buying a prepaid sim card in Malawi. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime.

We recommend you to get your Malawi tourist sim card outside the airport because prices and packages are better in the official stores. Anyway data is affordable in Malawi but the connection isn’t the best.

WHERE TO BUY MALAWI SIM CARD FOR TOURIST (SIM CARD MALAWI AIRPORT)

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You can get your Malawi sim card at the airport and phone shops. Just make sure you bring your passport. And make sure that you inform their prices and packages. It’s better to avoid buying your Malawi prepaid sim card in the airport and look for an official store.

It depends on how long you will be in Malawi and how much data you will need. There are affordable sim card for tourists in Malawi valid for 7 and 30 days. Keep reading below!

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD MALAWI COMPARISON

There are 2 phone operators in Malawi: Airtel Malawi and TMN. Airtel has the best coverage and the best data packages in Malawi. Let’s compare prices and packages below:

Airtel Malawi Sim Card

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Airtel sim card Malawi is the largest phone operator in the country and the coverage is the best. You can get a prepaid sim card in Malawi with Airtel in the phone shops. You can get data packages for 2500 MWK=$3 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days.

If you want to get data packages for 30 days in Malawi for 7000 MWK=$9 USD with 3.5 GB data. For 10500 MWK=$13 USD with 6 GB data and for 19000 MWK=$24 USD with 15 GB data.

MORE PREPAID SIM CARD IN MALAWI

TNM Malawi Sim Card

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TNM sim card Malawi is the second largest phone operator in the country. If you want to get data a prepaid sim card in Malawi with TNM in the phone shops for 500 MWK less than $1 USD coming with 5 minutes, 5 sms and 5 MB. You can get data packages for 2500 MWK=$3 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days.

If you want to get data packages for 30 days in Malawi for 7000 MWK=$9 USD with 2 GB data. For 10500 MWK=$13 USD with 4 GB data and for 23000 MWK=$30 USD with 10 GB data.

HOLAFLY MALAWI ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Holafly Malawi eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days.

AIRALO MALAWI ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Airalo Malawi eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $11 USD with 3 GB data and for $16 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

GIGSKY MALAWI ESIM

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GigSky Malawi eSim for $13 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $60 USD with 5 G

BEST MALAWI SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD MALAWI)

My Malawi Sim Card Conclusion is buying the cheapest sim card in Malawi with Airtel Malawi tourist sim card in for 10500 MWK=$13 USD with 6 GB data and for 19000 MWK=$24 USD with 15 GB data valid for 30 days. Since the coverage is the best and it has the best packages for data.

Airalo Malawi eSim prepaid for $9 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $11 USD with 3 GB data and for $16 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Malawi eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days.

BEST TIME TO VISIT MALAWI

In Malawi summer months from December to February is so hot weather, the high and dry season. During the winter months from June to August the temperature is the coldest season.

We believe the best is during the spring months from September to November when the days are fresh and sunny. The rainy season is from March to May in Malawi.

Click here to know more about the weather in Malawi!

ATMS AND CURRENCY IN MALAWI

There are ATMs in Malawi and exchange offices in the main touristic points. The main currencies are accepted and the local currency is the Malawi Kwacha around $1= 770 MWK.

Click here to know the exact rate.

DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN MALAWI

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Transportation around Malawi by taxi will cost you $2-3 USD and even cheaper if you get public transportation. Food travel budget in Malawi you can find juices for one dollar and a whole meal in local places starting from $3-4 USD.

For accommodation in Malawi you can find deals starting from $25 USD per room. If you prefer mid-budget accommodation will cost $40-60 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Malawi.

Click here to get the best deals in Malawi with Booking

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

Tracey

Sunday 8th of January 2023

Hi. I will be traveling on Safari this year to S Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique. I can't find any data plans or eSims for all these countries. Some cover 3-5 of them but not all. Any suggestions?

Ruben Arribas

Sunday 8th of January 2023

Hey Tracey, did you check Airalo esim and Ubigi esim: https://www.gamintraveler.com/2022/09/01/ubigi-esim-review/ ? Both offer data plans for Africa but you will need to make sure that your phone can support them. Check them out!

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