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Kabwata Cultural Village

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One of the best place for gifts

An interesting pocket in Lusaka where vendors display and sell their wares. As in with this part... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonathan C
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London, United Kingdom
Small Lusaka market

A dozen or so huts, selling pretty much the same things. Much better value than elsewhere - but... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
timgas
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

THE KABWATA CULTURAL VILLAGE If you have respect for African culture then kabwata cultural village is a must see. ______________ This is a place situated in Lusaka Zambia, where you can find affordable hand-carved and curios. The kabwata cultural village is found on Burma Road,...More

Thank Grenny_gray
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting pocket in Lusaka where vendors display and sell their wares. As in with this part of the world, the vendors approach you to show you and try to make a sale, however we did not experience any form of hostile selling tactics and...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You'll need superb negotiation skills or you will find yourself constantly saying "No" unless you want to buy everything they're selling :)

Thank F C
Reviewed 26 August 2018

A dozen or so huts, selling pretty much the same things. Much better value than elsewhere - but quite a hard sell. We found it difficult to look / browse as too much pressure to buy. We were disappointed as hoped for some cultural dancing...More

1  Thank timgas
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Stopped in on a Thursday morning before heading to Lusaka airport. Was pleased with the selection - some things like wood elephants, giraffes, bowls, clothing, etc. are everywhere - but also found a few unique items. USD accepted as well as other currencies. Artisans were...More

Thank StephenC4892
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The Cultural Village is a lovely stop for anyone who is in Lusaka for a bit. It is filled with friendly artisans who peddle their beautiful goods at VERY reasonable prices. Westerners should not be intimidated by their sales approach - very common and quite...More

1  Thank Joe D
Reviewed 3 June 2018

There's a decent variety of products, many that you've seen before if this isn't your first trip to Africa. And you're going to face the usual somewhat aggressive vendors as you walk by their hut. But I love the fabrics and looking for unique crafts...More

Thank Alice L
Reviewed 22 March 2018

When you get to the area, all the merchants immediately drop on you and offer you their wares. Most of them have the same merchandise, so you've seen one you seen anything. Prices are very flexible, start very high and Dee easily fall to reasonable...More

Thank Danny-Ros
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Great place to get some souvenirs eventhough I think I overpaid. I was a few dollar short, but they also excepted a chocolate bar.

Thank Saskia T
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to take family and friends so that they can learn and appreciate Zambia diverse culture and tradition.

Thank Chenge C
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Response from internationalmama | Reviewed this property |
I forgot to mention that Arcades crafters are only there on Sunday.
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