Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2006
Size of heritage: 12,640 ha
Situated within a cluster of forested granite hills and covering an area of 126.4 km2, high up the plateau of central Malawi, the 127 sites of this area feature the richest concentration of rock art in Central Africa. They reflect the comparatively scarce tradition of farmer rock art, as well as paintings by BaTwa hunter-gatherers who inhabited the area from the late Stone Age. The Chewa agriculturalists, whose ancestors lived there from the late Iron Age, practised rock painting until well into the 20th century. The symbols in the rock art, which are strongly associated with women, still have cultural relevance amongst the Chewa, and the sites are actively associated with ceremonies and rituals.
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Small airport - 21 mi (34 km) Lilongwe International Airport
Medium airport - 34 mi (55 km) Monkey Bay Airport
Small airport - 50 mi (81 km) Club Makokola Airport
Small airport - 71 mi (114 km) Kasungu Airport
Small airport - 72 mi (117 km) Lichinga Airport
Medium airport - 73 mi (118 km) Dwangwa Airport
Medium airport - 83 mi (134 km) Mangochi Airport
Medium airport - 85 mi (138 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.