Members of the Lhomwe tribe of Malawi rehearse their traditional dances at Chonde, in the southern district of Mulanje, on October 28, 2017, in preparation for an annual celebration of their cultural day known as "Mulhako wa Alhomwe" due on October 29, at the same venue.
Southern Malawi has been at the heart of a recent panic spread by rumours of vampire activity. Witchcraft and vampire activity are widely believed in the counrty, which has sparked revenge mobs that kill those suspected of black magic. At least 250 people have been arrested in Malawi over the mob violence, and 40 more arrested over similar crimes in neighbouring Mozambique. / AFP PHOTO / Amos Gumulira
The people of Malawi are Bantu meaning, member of any of several peoples forming a linguistically and in some respects culturally interrelated family in central and southern Africa origin and comprise of many different ethnic groups. Those located in Malawi comprise Chewa, Nyanja, Yao, Tumbuka, Lhomwe, Sena, Tonga, Ngoni, Ngonde, Asian and European. In majority are the Chichewa (Chewa) people forming the largest part of the populace, largely settled in central and southern parts of the country.
The country divided into regions, northern, central, and southern. Dotted with a number of particular cultural places and historical interest such as Kumbali cultural village in Lilongwe, Kungoni in Dedza, Chongoni Rock-Art in Dedza and all travel will include some elements of cultural experience a true reflection of interaction with locals is very much part of any stay.