Sunday Crafts Market
Sunday Crafts Market
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worktotravel14
Trenton, NJ2,306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
There are now more markets in Zambia but Sunday market still stands out as a tradition that's been going on for more than 15 years. If you have time make sure you walk the full market before committing to anything. Then you will find the unique paintings, crafts, sculptures, and carvings. Some of my finds included an absolutely stunning painting of a lion, bottle cap chitenge trivets for hot food, and chitenge earrings that I like to bring back for friends.. It is a place of negotiation, but as the years have gone by, I've gotten softer in my stance. The work is beautiful -- and it is the labor and hard work of artists trying to make a living.
Written January 14, 2023
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Robert H
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I got the experience I was hoping for. Haggling, lots of neat souvenirs and gifts, etc. The only thing that wore me out was merchants calling me and trying to guide me into their stalls. Every 10 seconds it's "my friend! Take a look!"

Still - one of the treasured memories I still have from my trip to Zambia in 2013. And I still kick myself for being too cheap to buy a big malachite panther statue. It was so cool...
Written October 20, 2022
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Quiddity42
Lusaka, Zambia111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Large market. Definitely haggle aggressively and be ready to walk away. With few exceptions, you will see the item you want at a different stall.
Written July 15, 2019
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Jacqueline
Washington DC, DC110 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
I was hoping to find some creativity and originality. Instead, this is just a series of stalls selling run of the mill touristy items from Zambia and elsewhere. Not worth your time if you already traveled or lived in Africa. If this is your first time and want to buy souvenirs, then this is a good fit for you.
Written September 23, 2018
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1956ish
Lusaka, Zambia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Sunday market is a good place if one wants to buy gifts and items for the home. I strongly recommend Banda’s Gem trees who makes trees out of copper wire and different gemstones like amethyst, citrine, quartz, red garnet etc.
Prices are reasonable but do make an offer.
The trees look really nice, are suitable in part of the house, lounge, kitchen, bathroom etc
Written September 18, 2018
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70Travler42
Lincoln, NE7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Business
The Lusaka Sunday Craft Market at the East Park Mall has moved. It is now just 1000m or so to the West. It's just across the street from the Protea Hotell. As few know about the new location, there is little traffic. So a good time to get some bargans and support some locals. See the reviews. It's a fun market.
Written July 3, 2017
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Beryl W
Werribee, Australia76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015
I was taken by some friends to the Sunday market, it was a long time ago, but big memories from that day. Most of the items for sale were really great, including a lot of hand made items, like jewellery and ornaments. Always a very busy place. Only one problem I had with the market (as a general comment) some of the sellers will follow you and try to "force" you to buy from them. My friends (2 locals) instructed me "don't talk to them, just keep walking." Apart from that issue it is a good place to get bargains/souvenirs.
Written October 18, 2016
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Brownkin
Burlington, Canada42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
If you're a tourist looking for a piece of Africa to take home, you'll find something here. It's not high end art, but it's great for souvenirs. I like the copper relief art as a bit of Zambia. Prices are best at the end of the day if you bargain hard and are prepared to walk away!
Written June 29, 2016
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Mystery C
Northampton, UK68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
Plenty of curios to choose from - masks, carvings, metal work, paintings, cloths and so on. Be ready to bargain, and bargains are available, especially late in the day. But pay a fair price, people have to live. Some people try too hard to get the lowest price!

Kabulonga craft market is another popular one to visit once a month, where you will also be able to buy snacks.

At Arcades, remain alert with your bags/wallets etc, as at any busy location, and take care using cash machines after dark.
Written January 15, 2013
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Rachwar
Lusaka, Zambia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Great place to pass time after your Sunday morning church service. This is a lovely market that brings friends and families together. Good place to pick up some souvenirs to spoil your friends and family.
You cab bargain for some nice pieces of curios, chitenge wraps, baskets, etc.
Written November 6, 2019
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