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Watch the Local Choir & Dance Group

Kaya Mawa is frequently visited by a local choir and Malipenga and Chioda dancing teams. The Malipenga (male) and Chioda (female) dance team are an integral part of Malawi culture. Feathers in caps, socks pulled up to the knees, the haunting trumpeting of the calabash tells the story of colonial days gone by.

Competitions take place each year on Likoma and the neighbouring island Chizumulu and if you are lucky enough to catch the dancers you will take home an unforgettable experience. As the sun sets you may hear the distant beating of drums and African voices singing. Look closer and you will spot silhouettes swaying to the rhythm. This is the choir sailing around honeymoon island, lanterns shining through the darkness, a magical moment under the African sky.

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Other experiences in Likoma Island & Mozambique Lakeshore

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

  • Visit St. Peter's Cathedral
    The Cathedral on Likoma Island

    Visit St. Peter's Cathedral

    Visit St. Peter's Cathedral

    We definitely recommend taking a stroll or a boat trip over to the "town" and visiting the huge St. Peter's Cathedral which was built in 1905 by missionaries.

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