Zomba – 68 Km – 1 hour drive from Balntyre
Zomba was the capital of British Central Africa and then Nyasaland before the establishment of the Republic of Malawi in 1964.It has some interesting buildings and monuments. The Cobbe Barracks are home to what were the King’s African Rifles (now the Malawi Rifles) and a clock tower serves as their World War I memorial. The Gymkhana Club and old Residency of the first commissioner of Nyasaland are wonderful relics of the town’s colonial past. Zomba is also home to the University of Malawi, the old parliament buildings and one of the country’s State Houses. A small botanical garden and wonderfully sited golf course make the most of the lush low slopes of the plateau and also typical African produce Zomba market.
A days outing to Zomba is a must to those who love scenery and learning history of the country.