Chief Mukuni’s Village is a Royal village which was founded around the 13th Century. It is home to about 7,000 Leya people. The chief has invited visitors into his village to get a glimpse of how his people have lived for generations and to learn a little about their traditional customs and beliefs.
The Chief’s guides and the people of the village are more than happy to show visitors their huts. They will show you inside, explain how they are built and decorated, introduce you to various craftsmen and women at work and ask you to taste some traditional foods and beer. This is a working village, not a purpose built tourist attraction, and it is a privilege to be welcomed into their lifestyle.
A tour to the Mukuni Village is a 2 hour excursion, where you can gain valuable knowledge of how an African village is run and the day-to- day routines of the people who live there. A headman will escort you around the village to explain village politics and to answer any questions that a client may have. A highlight is for you to see Chief Mukuni’s Palace.
You can also pre-arrange to have a taste of the traditional food and beer. There is also a large craft market in the village for you to buy some locally made crafts, even attempt to give it a go. The departure time for this daily cultural activity is as requested. Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. The Mukuni Village Tour can be combined with other cultural and/or historical activities in Livingstone, as full day excursions as follows: