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DSC04299 Mua Mission

Along with the beautiful Mua Mission that dates back to the nineteenth century (and still holds regular services), there is the Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art. The Centre is known for cultural information and art training, and now is also home to the Chamare Museum which highlights the cultures of the Chewa, Ngoni and Yao tribes. Add a wood carving center, a charming lodge, and grounds that make one feel as though you are on a retreat… and you find yourself in an atmosphere of other worldly reverence.

There is much to learn here, and the tools to do so. Father Claude Boucher Chisale, a priest originally from Canada, has devoted his life to researching, recording, and preserving Malawian culture. He established the cultural center in 1976 and added the museum and research center in recent years. The museum offers guided tours and cultural courses with Father Boucher himself.

Lying near the Dedza-Salima Forest Reserve, Mua Village is only about two hours from Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, but an overnight stay (or more) is highly recommended. The Namalikhate Lodge is full of rustic charm and authenticity, with ten rooms laid out in five semi-detached chalets. There is even an entire chalet with a large kitchen devoted to gathering and grabbing a bite to eat.

Mua Village is worth the trip, whether you are already in Malawi, or planning an entire trip based around Mua itself. For more information: www.kungoni.org
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Along with the beautiful Mua Mission that dates back to the nineteenth century (and still holds regular services), there is the Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art.  The Centre is known for cultural information and art training, and now is also home to the Chamare Museum which highlights the cultures of the Chewa, Ngoni and Yao tribes.  Add a wood carving center, a charming lodge, and grounds that make one feel as though you are on a retreat… and you find yourself in an atmosphere of other worldly reverence.  <br />
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There is much to learn here, and the tools to do so.  Father Claude Boucher Chisale, a priest originally from Canada, has devoted his life to researching, recording, and preserving Malawian culture.  He established the cultural center in 1976 and added the museum and research center in recent years.  The museum offers guided tours and cultural courses with Father Boucher himself.<br />
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Lying near the Dedza-Salima Forest Reserve, Mua Village is only about two hours from Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, but an overnight stay (or more) is highly recommended.  The Namalikhate Lodge is full of rustic charm and authenticity, with ten rooms laid out in five semi-detached chalets.  There is even an entire chalet with a large kitchen devoted to gathering and grabbing a bite to eat. <br />
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Mua Village is worth the trip, whether you are already in Malawi, or planning an entire trip based around Mua itself.  For more information:  www.kungoni.org