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Kabwata Cultural Village

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Address: Burma Rd S of Embassy Triangle, Lusaka, Zambia
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Beautiful Africa

The Cultural Village made me feel African in that everywhere I turn, as we "modernise" our structures and try to compete with international standards for what is deemed 'good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Ndola
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Cultural Village made me feel African in that everywhere I turn, as we "modernise" our structures and try to compete with international standards for what is deemed 'good looking; places, I felt a sense of originality looking at all the curios and artifacts in this place. The artistry and authenticity of the designs and carvings made me appreciate people's... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you love African arts. This is a good place right in the middle of one of Lusaka's active suburban areas. It is accessible and affordable. The place deals in curios and other traditional artifacts from the 10 provinces of Zambia. They also showcase Zambia's cultural dances.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It was a fun place and so much to I love it but the people close you in everybody wants you to buy from them. They think all Americans have lots of money.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A nice market with lots of curios. Some bargains to be had, but prices are mainly comparable to the shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This "village" is right in the Lusaka city and is a place where you can go to get some curios and artefacts. Some good bargains to be had, but I prefer the market at Arcades which offers a greater variety of goods. Worth a visit though..

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Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was originally supposed to represent the typical way of life in each of Zambia's 7 provinces but today it is just a series of thatched buildings selling handcrafts, much as you would find at other markets. Not a great tourist attraction any more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

good gifts and souvenirs but too many sellers in each shop all pouncing on you to sell you something.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

if you love art and craft that's the place to go....go wonderful gifts for less money go Mukuni go Zambia with your efforts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Even though all the sellers encourage you to purchase they are never pushy, not like other countries we have visited. They are friendly and welcoming and you can see the wooden souvenirs being made on site. Haggling is the name of the game, start to walk away and they soon drop their prices, or say "give me your best offer".... More 

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Lusaka, Zambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You can buy things at a cheaper price than you expect. nice place to walk around. Please find time to visit such places

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