Import a Car From The UK to Malawi


Our experienced team have been exporting cars to East Africa and across the globe for 10 years. We help you to find your ideal UK car import, inspect it and take care of the shipping and paperwork for it to reach you safely in Dar es Salaam. Relax knowing the we just give one clear price so you have no surprises. Let our experienced sales team us take care of your UK car import stress free so you can look forward to driving it home in just 30 days.

Car Import Shipping Process from UK to Malawi

All Inclusive Shipping Service to Dar-Es-Salaam (CIF)

Our car shipping service to Dar-Es-Salaam is all inclusive of all costs to reach the port. Your car is shipped and insured for its journey to give you the reassurance you need. When you car reaches the port, you may be allowed to perform the customs clearing, but we strongly recommend using a licensed clearing agent to assist your car through customs. We have provided a link at the bottom of the page to the current list of customs agents in Dar-Es Salaam.

This service provides everything you need for your car to reach Dar-Es-Salaam port.

  • Bespoke sourcing of your vehicle, purchase, inspection and collection
  • Storage of your vehicle until it is ready to be transported to the port
  • Paintwork re-conditioning (if required)
  • Mileage checks & reports
  • Company pre-export inspections
  • Transport to the departure port (on a trailer if the car is new)
  • Fully comprehensive insurance throughout its UK journey
  • High level of marine insurance throughout shipping
  • DHL of all original documentation and vulnerable loose items to you or your agent

The Car Import Process

You can choose to ship your car using the ‘roll on roll off’ (ro-ro) service or to ship it in a container from the UK to Dar-Es-Salaam. The import process takes 30 days from the moment we have purchased your car in the Uk to the moment it arrives at the port. We take great care to ensure your car reaches you in excellent condition. All cars are insured for their value (not their weight) thoughout its journey to reaching dry land in Tanzania. All pre-export checks are taken care of and any paint re-conditioning work is done free of charge. Once ready, your car is shipped to you and all paperwork is sent via DHL to ensure its safe delivery.

Your Car's Import Journey
Day 1
Car Identified, Deposit Received, Car Purchased
Days 2-8
Car collected, inspected and delivered to the port.
Day 9-29
Car loaded and shipped to Dar-Es-Salaam

Shipping Times to Dar-Es-Salaam

30 days

What You Receive By DHL

We will DHL all key documents and loose itmes to your preferred address. This is usually you or your nominated clearing agent.

HPI Certificate Service History
V5 Logbook Bill of Lading
Pre-Purchase Inspection Documents Manufacturers Book Pack
Spare Key Locking Wheel Nut


Documentation for Car Imports

Import Restrictions

There is no age restriction for vehicles being imported into Malawi. Nor is there any roadworthiness inspection. Taxation on imports will apply. Please see the MRA website for details. Do remember to arrange insurance for your vehicle from the point it reaches either Dar-Es-Salaam Port or from the moment your clearing agent transfers your car to you. Should you have any questions please contact MHH International team on +44 (0)1483 275 756 or

Car Import Restrictions to Malawi

Useful Links

Malawi Revenue Authority Import information Licensed customs agents in Dar-Es-Salaam.