Districts

Ntchisi

Ntchisi

Land Area (km²) / Rank 1,655 km² / 23rd out of 28 districts
Population (2018) / Rank 317,069 / 21st out of 28 districts
Population Density / Rank 192 persons/km² / 15th out of 28 districts

Ntchisi is a district located in the Central Region of Malawi. It has one of the worst networks, with only one tarmac road (T350) from Mponela to the capital town, Ntchisi boma, but it is also said one of the most beautiful roads in the country.

The major part of the population in Ntchisi live on subsistence agriculture. The most popular crops are tobacco, maize, Soya, groundnuts, Cassava, peas, beans, and sorghum.

One of the tourist attractions is its gigantic Ntchisi mountain and its surrounding forest reserve which is one of the biggest forest reserves in Malawi.

There are several lodging sites in Ntchisi including Ntchisi Lodge, recently developed for international visitors and rapidly gaining an excellent reputation.

Ntchisi Forest ReserveNtchisi Forest Reserve Ntchisi Forest Reserve is one of Malawi’s la...

Chichewa is the main language spoken in Ntchisi.

  1. Ntchisi has one of the worst networks with only one tarmac road (T350) from Mponela to the capital town.
  2. One of the tourist attractions is the Ntchisi mountain and the forest reserve which is one of the biggest forest reserves in Malawi.
  3. Ntchisi Lodge has been developed recently for international visitors and rapidly gained an excellent reputation.

Getting there and away

Ntchisi lies about 90km north of Lilongwe, and minibuses run from Lilongwe to Nchisi (2 hours) via the M1 and the T350.