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“Fabulous place and must visit”

Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Mtakataka
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

This is certainly one of the highlights of our trip. When traveling from Lilongwe to Lake Malawi National Park via Salima one must stop and Mua Mission to visit the Kungoni Centre. Here there are fabulous murals of the history and legends of Malawi and a magnificent culture Museum. Also the church is a must see as well as all the magnificent carvings make by local sculptures. Google the site for details on the Centre. We loved the place and the friendly people.

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Reviewed April 23, 2016

This has to be one place you visit in Malawi, The centre offers mix of Malawi culture with a shop that contains some real treasures at a great price. There is a museum open theatre the people are friendly and the surrounding area has much to offer in sculptures/buildings. We stayed for 5 nights the food is good but expensive at Mk 6000 per meal around the accommodation is wonderful ruff round the edges but clean and comfortable. rooms including breakfast are mk 22000 which is reasonable for the level of service and amenities.

this place is the best we have seen in terms of cultural Malawi and is a good marriage between the catholic and local traditions.

over all the food is over priced the accommodation is reasonable and service is fair. What makes this place is the wealth of culture, atmosphere and shire delight in a Malawi that is the cultural heart of the central region.

1  Thank Dark Z
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

The centre is well worth a visit to gain a better understanding of Malawian culture. There are three main display rooms in the museum explaining the cultural background of the three main groups of people in malawi. However the (very informative) guide did whizz us through them quite quickly - although his commentary was very informative I would have a liked a few more minutes in each room to read some of the wall displays for myself in a bit more detail.
The attached art gallery and shop are highly recommended - brilliant talent on display in a range of media, although wood-working dominates. The work for sale in the shop is beautiful and amazingly cheap. I only wished I'd taken a bigger suitcase so I could have brought more home!

Thank Lioux11
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Reviewed June 10, 2015

Even if you are in Malawi for a few days, you cannot miss this place: Malawi is a wonderful country, but it lacks any record of its culture except the Ethnological museum at the Ku Ngoni Art Centre. It is an unmissable insight on the culture of the populations which are sharing the territory of this Nation. Also, a great place do buy carvings of a quality you are not going to find anywhere else in Malawi.
Catholic place, so don't come on Sundays!

5  Thank Mark G
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Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited as a group whilst touring Malawi. The museum is quite interesting, there's quite a lot to take in but it gives a good insight into the cultural make up of the three main Malawian tribes. Interesting to see how they have assimilated their own beliefs and practices into the imposed Christianity or Islamic faiths, depending on the area of Malawi.

Although the limited food at the mission was fine, the lodges left a bit to be desired. Had they been cleaner with adequate bathroom facilities I would have been more positive.

4  Thank rosemary9378
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