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Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art

Mtakataka, Malawi
+265 999 03 58 70
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Mua mission kungoni Museum pantondo lodge

Mua mission: village, important tribe and mask museum, unescu cultural heritage, weekly dances, art... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Tino S
via mobile
Fabulous place and must visit

This is certainly one of the highlights of our trip. When traveling from Lilongwe to Lake Malawi... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
London, West Virginia
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Reviewed 16 March 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
Reviewed 4 October 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...More

1  Thank westerntraveler2013
Reviewed 23 April 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...More

1  Thank Dark Z
Reviewed 26 October 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...More

Thank Lioux11
Reviewed 10 June 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...More

5  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 September 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...More

4  Thank rosemary9378
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The reviews at the internet and travelguides are really positive. The museau is very interesting and informative. The staf wasn`t that friendly. We arrived there around 11.30u and they said we don`t serve lunch because we have break from 12-13u and so they couldn`t give...More

4  Thank mickej89
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We have made many visits to the cultural center but had not stayed in the chalets until this year. What a treat. They are more typical of what one would expect on safari, very charming with wood carving and mask decorations, nicely netted canopy beds,...More

5  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Father Claude Boucher has spent his whole Malawian life (40 years) to bring together the most amazing collection of Chewa, Ngoni and Yao culture. Not only the physical displays, but also the traditional rites and meanings of tribal dances: you could easily spend days in...More

4  Thank Ray L
Reviewed 15 November 2012

I stayed at the lodge and went to the museum at the Centre over a weekend. It is a hidden gem in Malawi. Perfect for a weekend away from Lilongwe. The lodge was beautiful. Rooms are in thatched bungalows full of beautiful hand carved artifacts...More

5  Thank sp12363
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