Chief Mukuni's Village Cultural Tour
This ethnic village is home to the Leya people, or Tokaleya as they are now call themselves, and has been in existence since the eleventh century, and is thus a working cultural village tour.
■ Dr David Livingstone visited this village on more than one occasion,
sitting under a giant mango tree in the middle of the square, to meet
with the current chief . As the Chief viewed David Livingstone as an unbeliever, he was not
allowed into the chief’s compound. It was also two men from this village, long time retainers of David
Livingstone, who carried his body all the way to the coast after he
died near Lake Bangweulu. The descendants of these men still live in the village.
Remember to respect local customs and for
Chief Makuni invites visitors to his village, home to the Leya people. This is a unique opportunity to see how the local people live in a working village, not one built for tourists. Approximately 6000 people live here and a visit is a fascinating insight into their life style. A member of the village shows visitors around and they can see how traditional huts are built and decorated, take a look inside, meet the residents and see the locals at work.
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