Mpalale Dance Village
Mpalale Village offers a demonstration of traditional dances. The programme covers
five different types of dances, including Gule Wamkulu performed by men in masked
costumes. It lasts for about one hour.
The village is located on the east side of the dirt road opposite the turning to
the Malawi College of Forestry and Wildlife, about 8km north of Dedza Township. If
needed, a guide to the location of the village can be obtained from the Kazela Lodge
or Ed’s Bar at the College or from the Dedza Art Shop on the dirt road near the
Ed’s Bar is a useful nearby stopping point for a drink or lunch before or after
the performance. It is best to ring beforehand to arrange lunch. (see Kazela Lodge
in the accommodation section).
Bookings for the dance need to be made at least two days beforehand and re-confirmed
on the morning of the appointed day. Contact Group Village Headman on 00 265 999 589 639
or Chembekezo Sizeki 00 265 999 684 276.
The cost of the demonstration is MK5000. The funds are used by the village committee for
improvements in the village.