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Congratulations and Welcome to Malawi!

The aim of this information is to make those moving to Malawi more aware of typical the joys and challenges that can be encountered in day-to-day life and is perhaps more useful to those who will be residing in Lilongwe or Blantyre.

Country Profile

Worldwide Movers Africa (Malawi) was established in 2001. The team members are recruited for their experience, honesty and competence with an administration is made up of young enthusiastic professionals with skills in removals, export /import, freight and customs. Workshop programs, and attendance at overseas conferences with agency network partners, help to keep them abreast of up-to-date procedures and new approaches.

Worldwide Movers Africa’s professionally trained packers provide Malawi with the highest quality moving products and services, bar none. With many years of international household relocation experience, a supporting network of fifteen branches across Africa and merited membership in the leading overseas moving associations, Worldwide Movers Africa (Malawi) is a household name for quality and reliable household relocations.

Rolf Ossmann

Rolf Ossmann, Director, Worldwide Movers Africa (Malawi)

International Removals, Export Packing, Shipping, and Storage Services at Worldwide Movers Africa (Malawi) is coordinated by Rolf Ossmann and Petra von Chamier, German doyens of the international relocation world. Any shipper can contact Rolf about moving for free surveys, rates and information about your forthcoming move. Our prices are guaranteed, not a penny more than shown in our quotations.

“The Eye” Magazine is a comprehensive compendium of what’s available and what’s happening in Malawi and better still, it’s free in shopping malls and elsewhere. Included are numbers of all utilities, emergency numbers and details of all accommodations, tours, schools, restaurants, dentists, doctors, hair dressers and everything else you could need.

Major roads are excellent in Malawi

Malawi roads

Banks are numerous in Malawi. The major players are Ecobank, First Merchant Bank, Inde Bank, National Bank, NBS and Western Union. Many of them boast ATMs and for the most part they all work well. In addition there are Foreign Exchange Bureaux (Forex) in major towns offering competitive rates for US Dollars and not-so-good ones for other currencies. US$ 100 bills should be 2006 or newer and dirty Zimbabwean US dollar notes are not entertained.
Miles of unspoiled beaches

For any particular information Rolf and Petra will be pleased to try and help, and certainly, their experience of so many years in the beautiful country of Malawi, will probably be second to none.

Petra von Chamier

Worldwide Movers Africa (Malawi) is owned by Swiss, Canadian and US stakeholders, ensuring continuity of service quality: the company is well known to all major international relocation companies and enjoys an unparalleled local reputation for care and prudence. Worldwide Movers Africa (Malawi) is a member of the IAM (USA), the International Association of Movers.

Country Info

Customs Regulations

Please contact our office. We will be pleased to send you the prevailing local import regulations as well as tips about moving to Malawi.


Telecommunications are much improved across the country and the acquisition of a cell phone is easy and fast. Installation of land lines and internet connection is slower but in the meantime there are plenty of other wifi connections in hotels and other public places.

Accommodation and Schools

Please contact our office. We will be pleased to send you details of some real-estate companies as well as the list of schools that could be suitable for your children.

Moving Pets

Many relocations to and from Africa include pets, dogs in particular. We move your pets safely and comfortably. We ensure that direct flights are used whenever possible and that the transit time is kept to a bare minimum. In most cases we construct the transit containers to IATA the specifications but you may use your own if it conforms. We encourage you to use the transit container well before the move so your pet can feel completely at home in it. Delivery of your pet to your new home is looked after by professionals, all of whom are members of the necessary international trade associations. It is the responsibility of the pet owner to comply with veterinary and quarantine requirements.

  • Pets are relocated safely and comfortably
  • Our personal touch ensures that the relocation is made as smooth as possible
  • Pets travel in IATA-approved travel containers
  • All airline and customs documentation is seen to, as is compliance with veterinary and quarantine requirements

Orientation Services

It’s not easy finding your way around in a new city if you don’t have the resources of a resident friend to show you the ropes. The aim of our City Orientation Tour is to show you where to find what you need and make your initial settling-in period a little easier. As well, you can use your own car if you like (or ours) to get you accustomed to driving in local city traffic.

The tour includes: favored expat residential areas, shopping centers, the central business district, schools, hospitals, embassies, specialty shops such as delicatessens, hardware stores, furnishing stores, liquor stores, opticians, major hotels, restaurants, entertainment spots, and points of cultural interest. In addition you will be shown sports and social clubs as well as spots to acquire a reliable vehicle. A Worldwide Movers Africa representative will collect you from your hotel or office where we will generate an orientation tour that suits your particular needs. The tour lasts approximately four hours and includes lunch. Please contact our office for more information.


Most African metropolises are considerably safer than some larger western cities. Common sense and some pertinent advice make life easier and more secure. Please call Worldwide Movers Africa who will be pleased to organize an Orientation Tour for you during which time you can discuss home security, car security, security companies and various methods to prevent theft.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a guaranteed door-to-door price and information about my move?

One call to Worldwide Movers Africa is enough. Our staff will come to survey your household and personal effects and quickly get back to you with pricing and information. This service is free of charge.

What if I don’t live in one of the major towns or in a distant locality?

No problem. Worldwide Movers Africa services the entire country.

What if I don’t have a residence at destination?

Worldwide Movers Africa can quote you storage rates overseas and insure them accordingly.

Does insurance coverage include all risks?

Yes. We provide you with a form to list all your goods for insurance and all those goods listed are covered.

Do I have to prepay my move or part of my move?

It depends. If your company has an account with us, no. If it’s a private move, yes.

Can I pay for my move with a credit or debit card?

In some of our countries, yes. Otherwise bank transfers are the norm.

Can you ship my much-loved pet?

Yes, we love pets. We have in stock or can build tailor-made shipping crates for pets and we have close relations with professional pet carriers overseas too.

Contact our Malawi team


Rolf Ossmann

Contact Details

Tel: +265 1 712222

Cell: +265 999 963 888

Fax: +265 1 713333

Postal address

P.O. Box 30580,

Courier address

Kanengo Railway Station,

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