Brief information about the Mzuzu

Mzuzu Mzuzu is the capital of Malawi's Northern Region and is the third largest city, by population, in Malawi. The city has 221,272 residents and 20,000 commuters (Mzuzu University students) with about 1.7 million people living around the outskirts of the city. It is situated in Mzimba District.

Mzuzu lies in a gap in the Viphya Mountains, and the agricultural region surrounding the city specialises in tea, rubber, and coffee cultivation. The Viphya Plantation south of the city is the largest man-made forest in Africa, and the Lunyangwa and Kaning'ina forest reserves lie east of the city.

Some of the popularly known locations in the city include Chibavi, Luwinga, Area 1B, Chibanja, Katoto, Zolozolo, Masasa and Mchenga-utuba.

Mzuzu Attractions