Chongoni Rock-Art Area, Dedza

A World Heritage Site, Chongoni Rock-Art Area stands as the largest cluster of ancient rock paintings in Central Africa. While the site contains 127 artworks, the guided tour starts with the three that are open to the public, surrounded by massive granite hills and untouched nature. Admire the rock art sites depicting animals, rituals, and symbols, made mostly by BaTwa hunter-gatherers who lived during the Late Stone Age, and Chewa clan folk from the Early Iron Age. Use our Dedza trip itinerary builder to add Chongoni Rock-Art Area and other attractions to your Dedza vacation plans.
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  • We were staying in rainbow guesthouse for two days. On day one we went to the rock art with Guide Samuel. He organizes tours from the pottery but also private tours which are a lot cheaper. His...  more »
  • If you're interested in rock paintings, hire a guide to take you to the mphunzi site. You will enjoy the various locations and the 10000 year old ocre paintings as well as the 100 to 200 year old...  more »
  • Is a cool place. Cool waters from the mountain. Excellent place for recreation
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