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Cathedral Likoma Island Tour

Country: Malawi
City: Likoma Island
Duration: 2 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Cathedral Tour

Package Itinerary

Likoma’s primary claim to fame is its magnificent cathedral. St Peter’s matches the size of Winchester Cathedral in the UK, yet is here on an island in the middle of a lake in the middle of Africa! Work began on this extraordinarily ambitious construction project in 1903 when the mission was fortunate to have a trained architect on its staff. Using local labour and materials, the vast granite building gradually took shape and the first service was held in 1905. It is still going strong well over 100 years later and is a sight and sound to behold during any service, when the passionate congregation will be in full voice. This vast building has some most interesting features including stained glass and carved soapstone.

The island has a few bustling local communities and some lovely beaches. Given its small size it is easy to explore on foot. Nearby is another tiny island, Chizumulu, also Malawian territory.

General Information

Minimum 2 pax – maximum 10 pax

Children under 12 years pay ½ price, children under 2 years are free.

Large groups may be accommodated on request

Each individual tour takes ± 2 hours including transfers

Tours may be combined with other historical or cultural tours to make a half day or full day excursion.

What you need to bring

Camera

Hat/Cap, sunglasses

Sunscreen and mosquito repellent

Excursions Include

Entrance fees into the museums

Bottled water

Return transfers from hotels within town

Pick up times from Hotel/ Lodge.

Flexible depending on guide availability

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