Cultural experience

Meet the local Malawian community

Experience the positive impacts of the Tongole Foundation and learn more about the rich Malawian art and culture heritage.

School visits

The Tongole Foundation is a community support and children’s charity programme, set up by the founders of Tongole Wilderness Retreat. It supports three schools (and with an aim to include more).  Guests are welcome to make donations during guided visits to local schools.

Local culture

The indigenous Malawian community has a strong tradition of 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!