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Chongoni Rock Art Tour

Chongoni Rock Art Tour Packages
Country: Malawi
City: Dedza
Duration: 3 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Art

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In the lush and beautiful forested granite hills just north-west of Dedza, in Central Malawi, is the Chongoni Rock Art Area. Numerous natural shelters house ancient rock paintings which constitute the densest cluster of rock art found in central Africa. There are paintings by BaTwa hunter-gatherers who lived in this area from the late Stone Age onwards and also show the tradition of farmer rock art, which is very rarely found. The symbols in the art have strong female associations and still have cultural relevance today for the Chewa people. Some of the 127 sites are still active locations for rituals and ceremonies. The area is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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