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Address: Burma Road, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
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08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00

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A place to buy local material and African culture staff. They start over price 2 or 3 times so if they say 300 I would say 80 then you might take it with an 100 . I liked it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Lusaka, Zambia
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The vendor's here have products which are okay, not amazing, but my problem with them is that they are always trying to rip their customers off. The same goes for a lot of other street vendors in Lusaka, like in Kalingalinga. It's hard to find a good deal. The luangwa market on great east road before the bridge over the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A place to buy local material and African culture staff. They start over price 2 or 3 times so if they say 300 I would say 80 then you might take it with an 100 . I liked it seeing the Zambian culture.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I was not impressed with this place. However this attraction has the potential to be really good. The people are friendly and helpful. The local government should invest in the village and advertise where it is. Zambia has so much potential to be an excellent holiday destination.

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Thank 15henry078
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

If you can make your way to Kabwata Cultural Village there are definitely less tourists and plenty to choose from. Keep in mind, the vendors are more persistent, but don't get caught up. They are also nice and are just trying to make a day's earnings. I'd suggest, keep walking through and browse til the end, because there are lots... More 

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Thank bebestraveling
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Love this place and can't wait to go back. Its more affordable than the Sunday market and they have thousands of items to choose from. The venders are very nice but can be pushy to try and get you to look at their products. Not in a mean way but they need to make a living so they try hard... More 

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Thank Alisha A
Ibadan, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Here in the middle of town is a shoppers haven, you can find many hand crafted souvenir from Zambia at affordable prices. Remember to go through all the stalls before deciding on what to buy, there is no fixed price so you need to negotiate to get a good deal. Happy shopping

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Thank TimmyLee01
Lusaka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Good place to grab your African collectibles at a fair price. Most of the items are made right at the market so you can have an experience with the artisans. That way you really know the story behind your purchase and we all love a good story of how stuff's made! The traders are generally fair and friendly.

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Thank MwateC
Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

The market is a Great place to get souvenirs, african art, african jewelry also colorful african fabrics.

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Nice place in Lusaka to find some African souvenirs, but most of tthe rondavels sell the same stuff.

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Thank Tineke156
Avon, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

There were many artisans with very nice work. Paintings, bags, woodwork, etc. I personally did not like the fact that some of the them followed me to the next hut to try and get me to buy. Also many of the huts had the same items. A nice concentrated location to choose all your souvenirs to take home though.

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