Malawi pig roast tradition

Immerse yourself in the rich, cultural tapestry that makes this continent so vibrant and colourful. Experience the natural highlights and get face to face with the real Africa.

Moderators: sinecure, TravelFun, ballu, jimshu, JaliscoJudy

Malawi pig roast tradition

Postby em_g008 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:04 pm

This might be a silly question...but is there any way to avoid participating/witnessing this kind of sacrifice? From what I've read, it seems to be one of the 'traditional' meals during the time in Malawi (I read one account from a traveler that said you did not even need to set your alarm that morning because of the noise :( ) Same with goat sacrifices in the Masaai villages...

Anyhow, I understand that some people might enjoy witnessing all aspects of the culture, but I think it would make me really sad. Does anyone know if it's possible to skip out on the whole thing if it's not your cup of tea?
Image
em_g008
User Rank: Nomad
User Rank: Nomad
 
Posts: 113
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:32 pm
Location: Canada

Re: Malawi pig roast tradition

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:10 am

I'm not sure that this is a tradition. We had a pig roast at our second camp in Malawi but Elbie (the CEO) made it pretty clear she didn't do that with every group and she didn't even mention it to us until she was sure there might be a pig available. We heard nothing -- my tent mate and I were all set to help out but the pig was already killed and cleaned by the time we got to the village (and we left before breakfast).

Let your guide know about your preferences in advance and I'm sure s/he can arrange for you to be absent doing something else you enjoy.
Not all those who wander are lost. -- J.R.R. Tolkien
Travelog: http://gadget-travels.net/travelog
Travel photos: http://gadget-travels.net/photos
Image
User avatar
ExplorerWannaBe
User Rank: Road Warrior
User Rank: Road Warrior
 
Posts: 1209
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 4:13 pm
Location: Colorado, USA

Re: Malawi pig roast tradition

Postby clairew85 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:49 am

We also had no involvment in the killing, we knew we were having a pig, and that locals were coming to cook it. In the morning 3 locals arrived with the pig and spent the day cooking it for us. We had it at Kande Beach.
Image
clairew85
User Rank: Adventurer
User Rank: Adventurer
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:17 am

Re: Malawi pig roast tradition

Postby nikimarcotte » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:21 pm

the neighboring Gap tour had a pig roast(they have local specialists that do it all) we didn't hear a thing, but did see it...our group had a shank of lamb instead, so not a mandatory occurrence.
Image
Image
User avatar
nikimarcotte
User Rank: World Wanderer
User Rank: World Wanderer
 
Posts: 217
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:46 pm
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada


Return to Africa and Middle East

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest