Gearing Up for Malawi



Training for the Malawi Expedition should be fun and should include a mixture of cycling and hiking. Why hiking? Because there will be times when we will have to walk with our bikes due to the road conditions in Malawi; which are mostly dirt. Endurance training will be the best kind of training for this trip. We recommend riding your bike at least three times a week, and gradually increasing the miles and intensity. You do not need to train like you are racing in the Tour de France, but it is important to introduce your body to being on the bike for extended periods of time. Remember to drink lots of water and eat nourishing foods throughout your training. 


The vaccine/immunizations listed below are required for this trip. You will also need to have a physical exam performed before leaving for Malawi. Please submit proof of your vaccinations and exam to

  • Yellow Fever
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Malaria prophylaxis 

Reading List

We highly recommend reading the following books to get you acquainted with Partners in Health and Malawi:


We usually ask people to think big when it comes to solving the world's problems, but to think small when packing for our trips. Here is a link to our packing list, which will be updated as more information becomes available.


As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!