Day trip from Lilongwe to Dedza and Mua Mission.

Tour Number

Activity Level

269894


Categories

Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

The pottery and the Museaum


Dedza itself is a small, bustling settlement in the lee of the mountain, and has a pleasantly cool climate owing to the altitude of about 1200 metres. We will visit the locally famous " Dedza Pottery" which specialises in excellent African pottery with ethnic designs and themes-well worth a browse around. the Pottery also provides a shipping service so purchases can be packed and freighted

Mua Mission is renowned for its wooden carvings with religious themes. The mission is famous for the quality of the wood carvings produced (and sold) there. The standards are superb and the prices very reasonable. In addition to this there is a comprehensive museum the cultural aspects of Malawian village life.
The Museum is the brainchild of a French-Canadian priest Father Claude Boucher. Fr. Boucher came to Mua twenty years ago and proceeded to break the mould of religious repression. He is now probably one of the most knowledgeable people on the subject of Malawian culture.

Itinerary

Setting out to the south we drive initially past farmland and field toward Dedza. Nearer to the town , huge granite outcrops occur and then the flat forested top of Dedza Mountain comes into view. We are actually driving along the Western edge of the Great African Rift. Dedza itself is a small, bustling settlement in the lee of the mountain, and has a pleasantly cool climate owing to the altitude of about 1200 metres. We will visit the locally famous " Dedza Pottery" which specialises in excellent African pottery with ethnic designs and themes-well worth a browse around. Should you wish to buy anything, the Pottery also provides a shipping service so purchases can be packed and freighted .

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: will pick you up from your hotel or any other place advised by you

End location: I will drop you back at the hotel or any other place advised by you

Duration: 7 hours 30 min.

Transportation

In a Taxi

What’s Included

it includes Transfers,refresments and museum entrance fee.

What’s Extra

Souvenirs or Personal Expenses

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