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“Learn about different Malawian tribal culture”

Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Mtakataka
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

The Kungoni Museum was informative about the history of the Mua Mission and the differences between the tribes in Malawi. I recommend taking the tour through the museum as the guide can talk about cultural practices and traditions; it also gives you an opportunity to ask questions along the way. The museum walks you through three separate buildings. While you are permitted to take photographs in the first building, you are not in the second and third buildings. Please be respectful of that request.

Thank Chieka C
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

We really enjoyed the cultural show (at least 2.5 hours). Lots to take in and learn. We all had big smiles watching the intricate dances and listening to the descriptions given by Claude and his team. Well worth seeing. We were honored that we could also give a (poor) demonstration of our own dance skills! In addition to our personal show we had a detailed guided tour around the museum containing rare cultural artefacts. Really good.
Accommodation at the paNtondo Lodge at Namalikhate is convenient but was suffering when we were there from regular and long power-cuts and water shortages. Food was simple but OK. A greater use of solar power might help.

Thank BrabbenTE
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Mua mission: village, important tribe and mask museum, unescu cultural heritage, weekly dances, art center, hospital, catholic mission, morning church service, pan tondo lodge, remote riverside area. Nice package for 1-2 days on the road between Salima and monkey bay. Must have!!!!

Thank Tino S
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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.

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