Cultural experiences

Meet the local Malawian community

See first hand the positive impact of the Tongole Foundation, learn more about the rich Malawian art and culture.

School visits

Take a guided trip into the local village and learn about the ongoing achievements of the Tongole Foundation, a community support and children’s charity programme set up by Tongole Wilderness Retreat to support three schools (and with an aim to include more). Visit the local schools and experience first-hand the impact that the Tongole Foundation is achieving and the corresponding positive affects on the local community.

Guests are welcome to donate stationery during their visits.

Local culture

The indigenous Malawian community has a strong tradition in arts and crafts, particularly basket-weaving and other woven goods. Guests may have the chance to watch makers at work and purchase keepsakes and gifts. Another important aspect of Malawian culture is music and dance. Traditional dances are occasionally seen by our guests, if the locals are celebrating!