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Guide for the traveller with plugs

How to use plugs from Kenya in Malawi

Plugs, sockets, adapters and other information needed for travelling from Kenya to Malawi in this page. If you want a report for other countries, re-start the wizard to find to electric adapters for your trip here.

Quick Chart at-a-glance

  Kenya Malawi  
Voltage: 240V. 230V. icons/teeth.gif icons/exclamation2.gif  
Plugs Type: G. G. icons/teeth.gif  
Hertz: 50Hz. 50Hz. icons/teeth.gif  

If you are an electrical savvy, perhaps the previous chart is all you need. If this is not the case, you can continue reading and discover what the chart is saying!

Plugs and Sockets at each country

In Kenya the following plugs are used: (includes Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu, Diani, Watamu, Kisumu.)

Kenya' Plug Type G
Plug Type G
Kenya' Outlet Type G
Outlet Type G

... and in Malawi you will use: (includes Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu, Nkhata Bay, Zomba, Mulanje, Livingstonia.)

Malawi' Plug Type G
Plug Type G
Malawi' Outlet Type G
Outlet Type G


Similar voltage

The voltage is not exact, but the difference is usually tolerable by electrical devices. Its mostly safe to plug your electrical apparatus from Kenya in Malawi without a voltage adapter. If you have any concerns with a special device i.e. a medical device, you probably want to seek further professional help.

Plugs Type

Same connectors

Ideal situation, all the connectors used in Kenya are also used in Malawi. You will not need any adapter (but please check voltages and the other sections of this report). Congratulations!!!!


You are lucky, you don't need an adapter.

Adapters you can buy

You can buy the following multi-purpose adapters from Amazon. Please also take a look at the recommended gadgets for your trip.


Equal Hertz

This is the perfect situation. You will not have any clock shift issue with the same Hertz.

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