Rock Paintings

In the foothills surrounding the pottery there are many prehistoric cave paintings. Some are estimated to be over 10,000 years old, dating back to the late Stone Age, and others are more recent Chewa paintings. We offer tours to an area designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our guides have been trained by the Malawi Government Department of Antiques to escort visitors to view the unique rock-art at two sites, namely Mphunzi Site and Nanzeze Site.

The tour prices, to either site, are below.

  • Visitors’ vehicle: $10 per person

  • Lodge vehicle: $30 and $10 person

  • Children under 12 years old pay ½ price​ (please note: children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult)

If you would like to book this excursion or find out more information about it please get in touch.

Mphunzi Site

This site is about 30 minutes drive from the pottery and lodge on reasonable roads. It is possible to drive all the way to the site. This tour takes between two and three hours.

Nanzeze Site

The site is the same distance from the pottery and lodge as the Mphunzi Site, but due to the poor roads it can take up to an hour in the vehicle to get there. There is then a 15 to 30 minute walk in a beautiful setting up a reasonably steep, but good, path to the cave. The cave has wonderful views overlooking the foothills of Dedza Mountain. The tour takes about four hours.