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    Mukuni shopping mall in Livingstone: Crafts market

    by georeiser Updated Nov 11, 2009

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    The Mukuni market shopping mall is an open air arcade. The market is open from 7 AM to 6 PM. Crafts are important for Livingstone and the industry relies on local craftsmen.

    What to buy: Craft like indigenous artefacts, carvings, leather goods, bead works, drums, spears, and other curios and souvenirs.

    What to pay: The sellers are good business men and announce the price in dollar. You must bargain and pay in kwacha.

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    Phone stalls and street sellers: Prepaid local SIM cards

    by georeiser Written Nov 8, 2009

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    Many local street sellers in Livingstone sell prepaid SIM cards from their small shopping stalls.

    What to buy: It's cheap to buy a local SIM card, and it's cheap to use inside Zambia. Buy first a "SIM card startpack" with 5 minutes call. You can buy cheap credits when you first have a SIM card. And you can receive calls without credit.

    What to pay: 3 USD for a SIM card startpack.

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    Central Market - Livingstone Town: Vibrant and busy

    by PierreZA Written Apr 18, 2009

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    You can buy interesting things at the local market. At this market you will find anything from ‘dried Mopani worms’ to Levi’s!
    You can also buy locally produced textiles and clothing.

    What to buy: A great variety

    What to pay: Haggle

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    Various: Curios & Crafts @ the National Park

    by PierreZA Written Apr 18, 2009

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    As you walk down to the entrance of the Park, there are quite a few craft shops, selling local arts and crafts.
    Many of them sell similar products, so walk around and check prices at a few of them before you buy. You have to haggle quite hard, but the people are very friendly and are not as aggressive as their counterparts in Zimbabwe.

    What to buy: Wood products
    Traditional Masks
    A variety of local craft

    What to pay: Haggle and bargain hard

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    MINI MARKET: BEST PLACE TO BUY POSTCARDS

    by DAO Updated Mar 24, 2009

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    Most places that sell postcards in Livingstone are a rip-off. Many want up to $1 a card for old, bent and faded cards that had poor quality pictures as well. The Mini Market sells high quality new postcards at the best price I could find in Livingstone. Believe me, I walked all over the town centre on a gruelling hot day looking for postcards. Few places sell them and the Livingstone Museum wanted $1.50 each! Ridiculous. Buy them here, they sell cold drinks too and the Post Office is across the road. Job done.

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    The River Gallery: Gallery

    by nora_south_africa Written Jul 13, 2008

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    wildlife paintings by local artists a selection of local and regional works

    Limited photographic prints in black & white and colour

    Local Handcrafted Jewellery and Gems

    Hand painted Candles, Wall Hangings, Cushion covers,
    Glassware etc

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    MINI MARKET: THE COLDEST SOFT DRINKS IN TOWN

    by DAO Updated Dec 31, 2007

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    Livingstone gets very hot and this place has the COLDEST drinks in town. They are perfect. I got a couple of Diet Cokes with a little bit of ice in them they were so cold. And, by Livingstone standards, they are well priced as well. They are located right on the main road and the staff are helpful.

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    street vendors: Livingstone food stalls

    by skatzcatz Written Jun 16, 2004

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    Wander around the street vendors in Livingstone, you never know what you'll find. Also try the stalls near the Zambia entrance to Victoria Falls. these may be somewhat more expensive although for Zambian prices still very cheap.

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    Art and Crafts Village, Livingstone City.: Wood carvings at a bargain!!!

    by aadil Written Nov 16, 2002

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    The Art and Crafts village in Livingstone City is a famous place to buy the wooden animals and human figures and the best way to get a good deal is to bargain heavily unless you want to get ripped off by the smart villagers!!! The price they initially quote is almost ten times the actual price that is reasonable for each item and hence you have to be smarter than them to beat them at their own game!!! If you show no interest in an item you wish to purchase, they will come down on the prices like anything!!! Check all items when they are packed to avoid last minute problems of finding something else than what you bargained for!!! It could happen to you!!! So be careful!!!

    What to buy: Wooden figurines and torsos of headmen with beautiful carvings and some excellent wooden animals like the Giraffe, Hippos, Rhinos, Elephants and a few birds as well!!! Hope you get a good deal if you decide to buy from there!!!

    What to pay: Just a couple of US Dollars for each big piece and much less for smaller ones!!!

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    Street sellers and stalls in Livingstone: Street sellers

    by georeiser Written Nov 9, 2009

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    Street traders gather along the main streets of Livingstone to sell their products.

    What to buy: In most cases they sell food, vegetables and fruits. But also CD's, DVD's and crafts.

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    Livingstone town centre market: Town centre market

    by georeiser Written Nov 9, 2009

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    The Livingstone centre town market is a colourful and lively market for the locals.

    What to buy: Groceries, food, fruits, vegetables, and much more.

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