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+ Things to do in Ntcheu
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+ – Explore Lake Malawi
Ntcheu is not far from the southern end of Lake Malawi, one of Africa’s Great Lakes. Take a day trip to the lake to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, boating, and relaxing on the sandy beaches. Lake Malawi is known for its clear waters and diverse fish species, including colorful cichlids.

+ – Dedza Pottery and Dedza Mountain
Visit the nearby town of Dedza, famous for its pottery workshops. You can watch local artisans at work and purchase beautifully crafted ceramics. While in Dedza, consider hiking up Dedza Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding area.

+ – Liwonde National Park
Although a bit of a drive from Ntcheu, Liwonde National Park is worth the trip for wildlife enthusiasts. The park is home to elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. Enjoy game drives, boat safaris on the Shire River, and guided walking tours.

+ – Cultural Village Tours
Experience the rich cultural heritage of the Ntcheu district by visiting local villages. Engage with the local Chewa people, learn about their traditions and customs, and witness traditional dances and music performances.

+ – Mphunzi Rock Paintings
Explore the ancient rock art at Mphunzi, located in the Dedza district but accessible from Ntcheu. These rock paintings provide insight into the history and culture of the early inhabitants of the area.

+ – Ntcheu Market
Visit the local market in Ntcheu town to experience the vibrant atmosphere and buy fresh produce, handmade crafts, and other local goods. It’s a great place to interact with the locals and immerse yourself in everyday Malawian life.

+ – Hiking and Nature Walks
Ntcheu is surrounded by scenic landscapes, including hills, forests, and rivers. Enjoy hiking and nature walks to explore the natural beauty of the area. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day out in the tranquil countryside.

+ – Visit Local Schools and Community Projects
If you’re interested in community development, consider visiting local schools and community projects. Many organizations welcome visitors who want to learn about their work and contribute to local initiatives.

+ – Attend a Traditional Ceremony
If your visit coincides with a traditional ceremony or festival, don’t miss the opportunity to attend. These events are vibrant and offer a deep insight into the cultural practices and beliefs of the local communities.

+ – Bird Watching
The diverse habitats around Ntcheu are home to various bird species. Bring your binoculars and enjoy bird watching in the forests, wetlands, and open landscapes.

Ntcheu may not be a major tourist hub, but its authentic charm, cultural richness, and natural beauty make it a rewarding destination for those looking to explore a different side of Malawi.

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