- Weekend Trip to Dedza (Chongoni Rock Art & Dedza Pottery)
- Dedza Weekend Trip Itinerary (2 days)
- Day 1
- Day 2
Weekend Trip to Dedza (Chongoni Rock Art & Dedza Pottery)
Where to Go
Chongoni Rock Art
Chongoni Rock Art is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006 as one of two world heritage sites found in Malawi.
Dedza Pottery is one of the major workshop for Art Safaris in Malawi.
Dedza Weekend Trip Itinerary (2 days)
|8:00||Departure from Lilongwe to Chongoni Rock Art.|
|11:00||Explore the Chongoni Rock Art Area|
|14:00||Move to Dedza Pottery Lodge|
|15:00||Tea Time at Dedza Pottery Lodge|
|16:00||Check in to the Lodge|
|9:00||Pottery Tour or Potting Courses at Dedza Pottery|
|13:00||Lunch at Dedza Pottery Restaurant|
|14:30||Shopping at Dedza Handmade Art Gallery|
|15:00||Shopping at liquor shops in Dedza|
|15:30||Return to Lilongwe|
|17:30||Arrive at Lilongwe|
8:00 Departure from Lilongwe to Chongoni Rock Art
There are no signs or landmarks in the rock art area and it is very difficult to find rock arts if you visit for the first time, so it is strongly recommended to ask for a guide.
Samuel Christopher Sodo
Phone: +265 (0) 995 946 889
11:00 Explore the Chongoni Rock Art Area
The Rock Art is one of Malawi’s most neglected national treasures containing 127 rock art sites feature the most concentrated cluster of rock art found in Central Africa.
We visit Namzeze and Chentcherere sites on this trip.
We recommend that you bring your own lunch or snacks and eat it at the Namzeze site.
The site is known as a site of male initiation and contains both red paintings of the Twa (Akafula) people and white paintings of the Chewa people.
Some of the red paintings have very fine dots or large numbers of white dots.
The site is painted with life-size white Chewa figures, various shapes, dots, reptiles and large two-coloured (red and white) paintings.
There are also red Twa (Akafula) geometric paintings on the shelter and at the end of the cave. The view from the top of this cave is very beautiful.
14:00 Move to Dedza Pottery Lodge
15:00 Tea Time at Dedza Pottery Lodge
Dedza Pottery and Lodge has onsite restaurant which offers a wide selection of delicious food, cakes, Mzuzu coffee and beverages.
The homemade cheesecake is highly recommended, and some people drive all the way from far away just to eat it.
|Working Hours||8:00-19:00 (Mon-Fri), 6:00-20:00 (Sat, Sun)|
|Phone||+265 (0) 888 853 425|
16:00 Check in to the Lodge
Lodge Options in Dedza
9:00 Pottery Tour or Potting Courses at Dedza Pottery
Showcase how the products are manufactured.
Base Price USD5 / Additional Fee USD3 per person
Making or decorating pots.
Base Price USD5 / Supervised USD6 per hour, Unsupervised USD4 per hour
13:00 Lunch at Dedza Pottery Restaurant
*Chicken Curry MK5,500
Enjoy your lunch at the restaurant. The restaurant has a beautiful garden in front to help you relax and take in mountain scenery.
14:30 Shopping at Dedza Handmade Art Gallery
This art gallery produces “environmental friendly” notebooks, cards and other items from used paper and goat skin, old cardboard boxes and banana leaf.
The production process can be seen at the back of the shop.
15:00 Shopping at Liquor Shops in Dedza
Mozambican beer can be bought cheaply in the liquor shops in Dedza, as it is located near the Dedza border.
|Shop Name||Peter Okeba Discount Shop|
|Phone||+265 (0) 995 181 485 / +265 996 868 778|
|Opening Hours||6:00-18:00 (Mon-Sun)|