Kabwata Cultural Village, Lusaka

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Get an overview of Zambian handicrafts at Kabwata Cultural Village, a traditional-style trade center with thatched-roof huts. With 80 resident artists from nine Zambian provinces, the village offers a good variety of wood carvings, weaved baskets, bijou, masks, drums, and traditionally designed fabrics. A remnant and reminder of the colonial era when this area was dotted with similar dwellings, the center was purchased by the Zambian government in an effort to preserve the region's traditional lifestyle. You can observe craftsman working on their products, and during the holidays the site features live performers. You'll find a traditional restaurant in the village as well. Plan your visit to Kabwata Cultural Village and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lusaka trip planner.
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  • I assumed the Cultural Market would show artisans at work, but it was a tourist trap. I did buy some nice pieces, good quality can be found among the usual tat if you are given the chance to look. I.....  more
    I assumed the Cultural Market would show artisans at work, but it was a tourist trap. I did buy some nice pieces, good quality can be found among the usual tat if you are given the chance to look. I.....  more »
  • A market with an extensive selection of souvenirs for tourists. Prepare no negotiate for the prices. Some of the same products can be found for cheaper and fixed rates at the national museum gift... 
    A market with an extensive selection of souvenirs for tourists. Prepare no negotiate for the prices. Some of the same products can be found for cheaper and fixed rates at the national museum gift...  more »
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  • It's not a proper museum, But it's one of the good places to visit in Zambia, Local people are traditionally selling their local items, Don't forget to Bargain before buying things from them. One's they know you are an International traveller price will be double or triple. All the people in the village are very friendly .Also you can see a traditional home and more things...
  • Nice place to buy souvenirs where you can negotiate prices. For traditional dances the prices were outrageous so we skipped it.

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