Old Town Mall
Old Town Mall
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Kevin S
Johannesburg, South Africa210 contributions
Family
Shoping in peace for good quality locally made products and souvenirs.
All the shops and restuarant accept card payments, but take cash for the restuarant tips.

A couple of great restaurant options there, Vegetarian and Itallian (with good wine prices).
Batering local market 40m away over the road if you have the constitution left in you for bartering.
Written April 30, 2022
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V7593GYneilg
Southampton, UK16 contributions
I am so pleased that I found the Old Town Mall before the end of my stay in Lilongwe. It was a place of calm where you could browse at your own leisure, in sharp contrast to the frenetic, and occasionally intimidatory, atmosphere of other shopping malls and markets in the capital. The quality and range of the goods on display, all with a local provenance, was excellent whether that was tourist souvenirs, local produce or even an old-fashioned bookshop. And don't forget to have a meal in the Veg-Delight restaurant.
Written November 6, 2019
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AudVancouver
Vancouver18 contributions
Friends
I consider myself very lucky to have discovered this little gem of a mall. It's small, but the vendors have amazing products. I was able to find gifts for pretty much everyone here, from beautiful custom greeting cards, art, textiles, ceramics, and more. The items I discovered are quality and not overly priced, and the service was very good too. I went early on in my visit, so I was not sure if this was normal or not. Later, I realized it was rare, so I arranged to go back and shop some more. An added bonus is that most stores accept VISA—a rare find in Malawi.
Written August 6, 2018
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Ewood2014
Settle, UK37 contributions
Couples
If you are this part of town don't miss Africa Habitat, finely crafted furniture and top quality gifts. A number of interesting restaurants and shops in this small mall.
Written February 22, 2016
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Kena Yellowtop
Lilongwe, Malawi755 contributions
One of the first places to be "referred to as a mall" in Lilongwe. Rather small with maybe about 10 or so shops but well maintained. Its located in the busy part of Lilongwe with 2 restaurants within the compound. Though small it caters for a range of stuff like optician, real estate agent, grocery shop (rather expensive), bookshop, photo framing.etc. Rather stingy on parking but very secure mall
Written August 14, 2015
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Aruna Gunawardena
Colombo, Sri Lanka3,931 contributions
Family
A place to go if you need to buy presents to take away or to your own home. Or if say if you love African Art, Souvenirs, you must shop at Old Town Mall
Written September 15, 2019
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Mandy R
Lilongwe, Malawi13 contributions
Good for purchasing souvenirs and mementos.The shops are nice and conveniently located next to Mama Mia's restaurant, which is a favorite.Check out Bower's Grocery for healthy specialty grocery items.
Written June 22, 2017
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Sybille70
Düsseldorf, Germany165 contributions
Friends
Hassle free shopping at reasonable Prices. Nice choice and good quality
You pay what's mentioned on tags.
Written June 6, 2017
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KRinBK
Brooklyn, NY10 contributions
Business
A good place to buy gifts and locally made handcrafts, especially AfriHabitat. I bought a lot of Christmas gifts there, and now planning to go back to shop for myself!
Written December 27, 2016
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Mario Koenig N
Lilongwe, Malawi53 contributions
If you are looking for a different place to shop a variety of artifacts such as crafts, books and arts etc. this is the place
Written January 12, 2016
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