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Retail Therapy

  • Flamelily (Zimbabwe's National flower)
  • Soper's Curios, Victoria Falls
  • Elephant's Walk, Zimbabwe
  • Livingstone market
  • Soapstone sculptures

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  • great deals
  • classic beadwork, carvings
  • wire-art objects, jewellery

Retail Therapy

Shopping in Victoria Falls isn't about high street chain stores...it’s about finding unique, hand-crafted items at great prices

Everybody loves to shop for trinkets, crafts and souvenirs in Africa's colourful markets, galleries and curio shops. It's a great way to meet local artists and get a feel of the country. On a leisurely stroll around Livingstone, you'll discover an array of curio shops, arts and crafts galleries and little boutiques where you'll undoubtedly find the perfect African gift.

The Elephant's Walk shopping village has some great specialty shops where you'll find Zimbabwean jewellery designers, tribal arts, basket ware and pottery and even a taxidermy studio selling zebra skins. The Landela centre also features a few charming boutiques, curio shops and cafe's.

If you're looking for supermarkets and service shops; there is a large well-stocked Spar supermarket and butchery behind the Shearwater booking office, as well as cell phone shops, banks, Internet cafe's and a pharmacy.

 

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  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Elephant walk shopping village 

    Open every day from 9am to 5pm. Late night shopping available on request.

    Food and drink within the Village:

    You can enjoy a leisurely breakfast and local coffees at The Garden Island Restaurant (Pizzas are the best here too!)

    Sample some freshly made pastries and deli food at the upstairs Café Byblia, which also offers Broadband Internet.

    Come back in the evenings to mingle with local Zimbabweans at the Bluzoolu Lounge Bar.

    Shops within the Village:

    Tribal art and artifacts; ethnic jewelry; sculptures; original oil paintings and artworks; hand-painted and ethnic fabrics; basket ware and pottery; taxidermy studio; safari clothing; leather goods; Zimbabwean designer jewelry and accessories; batiks; courier and shipping service; curio market; linen and cottons; Internet cafe; coffee shop; deli; wine and cigar bar. 

    Elephant's walk is very close the large outdoor curio market with its wood carvings, stone sculptures. Here you'll also find exceptionally good art from very talented artists.

    Livingstone, Zambia

    Food and drink

    There is a wide selection of shops in Livingstone. 

    Recommended shops for general groceries include:

    Mini Market on MOT Road; Shoprite on Kapondo Street; Zambian open-air markets positioned at various locations around town; Tunya Meats & Deli; Shopper's Butchery; Sun International Warehouse.

    Souvenirs and curios

    If you like bargaining, the Curio and Craft Market in Mukuni Park is the place to be. Here, local artisans, craftsmen and carvers sell their wares. Expect to be bombarded with vendors trying to get your attention and business. 

    The larger curio market at the Zambian side of the Falls (beside the FallsMuseum) has a wider selection of items and even more enthusiastic salesmen.

    If haggling is not your cup of tea, try out some of the following shops:

    African Gifts; African Visions; The Hammerkop's Nest; The Shop that Thunders; The Whole in the Wall; Zig Zag craft market.

    Excursions

    Morning or afternoon shopping in Victoria Falls  - US$16 - Add High Tea at the Victoria Falls hotel from US$30 per person

    Cycle tour of Victoria Falls which includes a trip to the local market and shops, beginning and ending at Victoria Falls Hotel - from US$75 pp

    Day trip of Livingstone which includes lunch in a local restaurant - US$185pp

     

Enquiries and bookings

Contact the Zambezi team

Please let us have as much relevant info as possible...

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Elephant walk shopping village 

Open every day from 9am to 5pm. Late night shopping available on request.

Food and drink within the Village:

You can enjoy a leisurely breakfast and local coffees at The Garden Island Restaurant (Pizzas are the best here too!)

Sample some freshly made pastries and deli food at the upstairs Café Byblia, which also offers Broadband Internet.

Come back in the evenings to mingle with local Zimbabweans at the Bluzoolu Lounge Bar.

Shops within the Village:

Tribal art and artifacts; ethnic jewelry; sculptures; original oil paintings and artworks; hand-painted and ethnic fabrics; basket ware and pottery; taxidermy studio; safari clothing; leather goods; Zimbabwean designer jewelry and accessories; batiks; courier and shipping service; curio market; linen and cottons; Internet cafe; coffee shop; deli; wine and cigar bar. 

Elephant's walk is very close the large outdoor curio market with its wood carvings, stone sculptures. Here you'll also find exceptionally good art from very talented artists.

Livingstone, Zambia

Food and drink

There is a wide selection of shops in Livingstone. 

Recommended shops for general groceries include:

Mini Market on MOT Road; Shoprite on Kapondo Street; Zambian open-air markets positioned at various locations around town; Tunya Meats & Deli; Shopper's Butchery; Sun International Warehouse.

Souvenirs and curios

If you like bargaining, the Curio and Craft Market in Mukuni Park is the place to be. Here, local artisans, craftsmen and carvers sell their wares. Expect to be bombarded with vendors trying to get your attention and business. 

The larger curio market at the Zambian side of the Falls (beside the FallsMuseum) has a wider selection of items and even more enthusiastic salesmen.

If haggling is not your cup of tea, try out some of the following shops:

African Gifts; African Visions; The Hammerkop's Nest; The Shop that Thunders; The Whole in the Wall; Zig Zag craft market.

Excursions

Morning or afternoon shopping in Victoria Falls  - US$16 - Add High Tea at the Victoria Falls hotel from US$30 per person

Cycle tour of Victoria Falls which includes a trip to the local market and shops, beginning and ending at Victoria Falls Hotel - from US$75 pp

Day trip of Livingstone which includes lunch in a local restaurant - US$185pp

 

...tired of shopping? Try some of this!

...people we'd love you to meet

Godfrey and Silas

Godfrey and Silas

These guys will have you beaming broadly with the hard bargains they've let you think you've won. They're at the top of their game with their charm offensive and some canny bargaining tactics. Everybody wins at this game so it's smiles all round!

"Rastaman" Brian

"Rastaman" Brian

Brian Chikaratapera is one of the warm and smiling dealers you'll find around town. Always ready to rid himself of a bargain or find that special piece of local art that you saw in a book back home. If you see him in the shops ask how he earned that bright gold crown!

Zabu

Zabu

Zabu Ndlovu and his colleagues work alongside the "tourism police" around town. They keep visitors safe and free from hassle. Zabu's 43 years old, he's been on the job for 20 years. Give him a firm and thankful handshake if you get to meet him - he's a good man!

...after-shopping fun

there's a great big smiling face lurking behind that tongue!

Town Tours

Experience the true frontier town spirit on one of our town tours....stroll, listen, watch, eat, shop and just soak up the atmosphere

Malaya serving drinks on Ra-Ikane

River Cruises

Few places offer the dramatic sunsets that you'll find on the Zambezi River with plumes of spray and wildlife completing the scene

aerial over the Devil's Cataract

Helicopter rides

Get a bird’s-eye view of Victoria Falls with a short helicopter flip or spot wildlife from the sky with a full game flight over the Batoka Gorge.