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Kungoni Centre of Culture & Art

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Cultural Center is a Must!!

Before going to the museum, walk down the lane to the river, follow the river back up and around to... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Orem, Utah
Great for Gule Wamkulu information

This is a "5* for Malawi" rating - don't arrive expecting a big, shiny western-style museum... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Before going to the museum, walk down the lane to the river, follow the river back up and around to see some locals doing wash or children playing in the river. Walk up through the trees to spot a few monkeys and arrive back at...More

Thank DareAcceptor
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a "5* for Malawi" rating - don't arrive expecting a big, shiny western-style museum. However, if you're interested in the traditions of different enthnic groups and specifically the Nyau secret society/Gulu Wamkulu of the Chewa people it should not be missed. The first...More

1  Thank occhiolist
Reviewed 23 February 2018

I've stayed here many times, and look forward each time. The museum. the only cultural museum in Malawi, has detailed displays about rights of passage of the main Malawian tribal groups. Right next door is a showroom/gallery of the most intricate artistic wood sculptures in...More

Thank HenryBromelkamp
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I visited this site with my Driver Jason. It was part of a full-day (12 hours) tour that started and ended in Lilongwe, visiting Dedza, Golomoti escarpment, Mua Mission and Kungoni, and Salima and Livingstonia beach. At Dedza, we saw the Pottery factory and since...More

Thank msagar
Reviewed 28 November 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...More

Thank Chieka C
Reviewed 23 October 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...More

Thank BrabbenTE
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
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