Accommodation and Visa


There are several hotels near the conference. ACIST recommends choosing one of these four hotels but more options can be found online.

Amaryllis Hotel, Blantyre 

This hotel features 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Free English breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a rooftop terrace are onsite. All 91 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Bathrooms are shared.

Ryalls Hotel Blantyre 

The Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls has recently undergone vast refurbishment and now offers 117 Elegantly furnished Deluxe En-suite rooms comprising of, 4 newly built Executive Suites,1 Junior Suite, 38 Queen deluxe bed rooms (2 are handicap accessible) , 48 King deluxe bed rooms, 26 Twin bed rooms and 2 Handicap accessible rooms. Room rates are inclusive of bed, breakfast and taxes. You can expect to find all standard 4 star facilities and services provided at this leading hotel. The hotel offers 100MB complimentary internet access daily enabling business executives to stay just one step ahead while doing business all over the world.

Golden Peacock Blantyre 

Set in Blantyre, 2.2 miles from Blantyre Market, Golden Peacock Hotel Blantyre offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a bar. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel has a garden and a casino. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel, every room has a desk. Every room includes air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV, and certain units at Golden Peacock Hotel Blantyre have a balcony. At the accommodation each room includes bed linen and towels. Guests at Golden Peacock Hotel Blantyre can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Mount Soche Hotel

Rooms are en suite, air-conditioned, have digital satellite television, international direct dialing, Wi-Fi internet, email facilities and 220 volts power points (British standard).


International conference attendees will require a Malawi visa to enter the country. Apply for your Malawi visa here

For additional visa information, please visit the Department of Immigration at