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Malawi History at its most enthralling

With my father having originated from Malawi, I feast on every inch of Malawian history. My two... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Baks88
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London, United Kingdom
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This memorial is very nice. The guide was good. We also went up the tower and had a great view... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Korbinian S
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This World war 1 memorial which is located next to Kumuzu Banda statue ( The first President of Malawi) is the best viewing point of the city lookout. From high up, you could see the Parliament, the Stadium and bits and pieces of the city.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

With my father having originated from Malawi, I feast on every inch of Malawian history. My two nieces and nephew took me here. Malawi has a fantastic and fascinating history. The tour guide was very informative with lots of local anecdotes. I didn’t go up...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Baks88
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This memorial is very nice. The guide was good. We also went up the tower and had a great view there.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Look, I'll be straightforward, there are few sights for the tourist or the resident in Lilongwe. So I think its worth a visit because it is here. This "new" monument replaced the old monument that used to reside near the Kamuzu monument. It commemorates the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The War memorial tower is modern and of little interest, except for the view from the top. Greedy guides bore you with stories, and demand tip afterwards, so try to avoid them.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AndromachosD
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The memorial itself is visible from the main road. As I got closer the were over a hundred people setting out protesting for something. They didn't block access to the monument the urine smell was strong. I walked around and took some photos. The inside...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BMSlow
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A pillar that stands gigantically between Capital Hill the home of Government ministries and, medium density housing area Area 18. It has of late to be tourist attraction for both inernational and local. It provides a quiet rendezvous for young couples as for dating. There...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Arthur L
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a place to visit to see what little progress has been made in Malawi in so many years. Build in 2008 the clock tower and statue of "His Excellency the Life President of the Republic of Malaŵi, Ngwazi Dr. H R Kamuzu Banda"...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank RoddyPayne
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Each visit I have made to the memorial pillar, I have been reminded of selflessness and how valuable it shall always be. My spirits get dampened when I look at the selfishness which has engrossed those who are oblivious of the immeasurable cost of freedom....More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank HastieWaMayingira
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I went there with my photo buddies as we were doing photo walk. Its a tower with names of the Kings African Riffles Soldiers from Malawi that lost their lives fighting in the World War. There is also a huge state of the first President...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Asher W
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