Daily Car Hire Rates in Malawi

  • Economy
    Volkswagen Polo
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 159.65
  • Compact
    Toyota Corolla
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 182.43
  • Fullsize
    BMW 3 Series
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 190.21
  • 7 seat minivan
    Volkswagen Caddy
    7 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 199.60
  • Suv
    Toyota Hilux Pickup
    5 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 233.97

*daily rates in Malawi based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Rhino Car Hire prides itself on its satisfied customers and they’re happy because we offer the lowest prices and great quality hire cars in Malawi. Working with the top car hire companies, we search out the best deals for you at collection points such as Lilongwe Airport so you’ll be able to get a hire car where it’s most convenient for you.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Customer questions about Malawi car hire

Hello Fiona, I'm looking for a 4x4 vehicle to rent from Malawi, Lilongwe airport, for 15 days. Need to take vehicle to Zambia too.

Hi, we would just need to check the cross border terms and condition to ensure you are permitted to travel into Zambia, can you please just let me know which car / retnal agent you are looking at so I can check please?

Can you supply a trailer with the 8 seater combi at Lilongwe Airport?

Hi, can you please let me know the rental dates / times you require and I will quote for you now. Many thanks.

I will be arriving at Lilongwe on the 1st July and want to hire a minibus for a week. do you have anything larger than the vw combi such as a toyota hiace or quantum?

Hi, I can see your quote on my screen here. For your pick up time we cannot arrange a minibus I am afraid, however if you set pick up 9am (1 hour later) our rental agent that has minibuses available is then open and you can book. Is moving pick up by 1 hour possible?

Useful things to know about Malawi

  • Malawi is one of the least developed countries in the world
  • There is a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the country
  • Malawi was formerly the British protectorate of Nyasaland
  • It’s home to Africa’s third largest lake, Lake Malawi
  • Most of the country is located at high altitude making it cooler and greener than its neighbours
Fuel Prices in Malawi by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2020 1.13 1.14
Dec , 2019 1.12 1.13
Nov , 2019 1.08 1.07
Oct , 2019 1.07 1.07
Sep , 2019 1.09 1.08
Aug , 2019 1.07 1.07

Mini Guide to Malawi

What can I Expect from Car Hire in Malawi?
If you wait to book locally, there’s a good chance you’ll have problems but the smiling Malawians will encourage you to take it all in your stride and drive off in a vehicle that’s at best unsuitable and which may not be roadworthy. You may also find that the necessary insurance isn’t included and you may be billed for cover that’s included in our price.

You’ll get a lot fewer problems if you organise your Malawi car hire from home. You’ll have plenty of time to study what we offer included in our car hire package and make sure it’s what you need. You’ll have the guarantee that the car you’ve chosen will actually be there waiting for you and that it will be in good condition and clean. Finally, you’ll know that the price we quote is the price you’ll pay, fully inclusive of insurance cover and breakdown assistance.

Where will my Malawi Car Hire Take me?
You’re likely to begin at Lilongwe Airport, a popular collection point for car hire. From there you can spend a few nights in the capital with its excellent bars and restaurants. There’s plenty of history there too, so search out the museums and galleries. From there, head north to Zomba, the colonial capital of the country and home to many colonial buildings. It’s here you’ll first encounter the staggering landscape of the country as the Zomba Plateau rises steeply behind the city.

Malawi Zomba view

You’ll then travel further north through the Liwonde National Park and on to the shores of Lake Malawi. Bypass Mangochi and follow the western shore to Cape Maclear with its beautiful beaches around Monkey Bay. Heading more inland, you’ll find a landscape more like Scotland with thick forests and verdant heathland surrounded by majestic mountains. Ntchisi National Park is the best stopover for this before driving up towards Tanzania, stopping at Mzuzu, the biggest settlement in the north.

Malawi liwonde national park

Driving in Malawi - Need to know



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    MWK  1011.70/Ltr

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    Friday 10 Apr 2020

    Good Friday - Public Holiday


Top Car Hire Malawi Locations

Fuel Prices in Malawi

  • Price of petrol in Malawi in January

    € 1.14/Ltr

    ($ 1.40/Ltr | MWK 1011.70/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Malawi in January

    € 1.13/Ltr

    ($ 1.38/Ltr | MWK 1002.83/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Malawi in January

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 45.60  ($ 55.84) | € 45.20  ($ 55.35)
Compact € 45.60  ($ 55.84) | € 45.20  ($ 55.35)
Full Size € 57.00  ($ 69.80) | € 56.50  ($ 69.19)
SUV € 68.40  ($ 83.76) | € 67.80  ($ 83.03)
Carrier € 79.80  ($ 97.72) | € 79.10  ($ 96.86)

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Malawi is a beautiful country found in the south east of Africa. Completely landlocked, it is dominated by the southern portion of the Great Rift Valley, the largest canyon on earth. There’s so much to see in the country you’ll almost not know where to start. What you will be sure of is that you’ll need a sturdy four wheel drive vehicle if you’re going to get anywhere outside the capital Lilongwe and if you’re worried about the condition and suitability of local hire cars then you’re in the right place to make sure you get the best.

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