The Chongoni Rock Art Area is located in the central region of Malawi. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. The area records the cultural history of the people of the Malawi plateau.
Situated in forested hills high up against the plateau of central Malawi, the 127 sites of the Chongoni Rock Art Area World Heritage Site feature the richest concentration of rock art in this part of 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. Chewa agriculturalists, whose ancestors lived here from the late Iron Age, practised rock painting until well into the 20th century.