We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Share
Review Highlights
Get there early

Great place to buy local craft items often from the artist themselves . Relatively cheap and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Trottie69
,
Gravesend, United Kingdom
via mobile
Barging required

Fun. Great place to get curios. Be prepared to barter. Just be aware some items made with markers... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
rasmus_Luanshya
,
Luanshya, Zambia
Read all 63 reviews
30
All photos (30)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“arcades mall”(3 reviews)
“buy gifts”(2 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
28°
17°
Nov
25°
16°
Dec
25°
16°
Jan
Contact
Arcades Mall, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
Website
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 June 2016

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...More

2  Thank Brownkin
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 November 2014

They sell gemstones, bags, clothes, woodworks, stoneworks, jewellies, accesories, books, plants, furnitures, pillowcase, mat, stationaries, paintings, etc. A lot of choices. You must be tough negotiator to get good deal.

1  Thank Junichi38
Reviews (63)
Filter reviews
58 results
Traveller rating
21
28
7
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
21
28
7
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews arcades mall buy gifts bargaining skills local crafts family and friends walk around hand made protea hotel great place to get vendors curios paintings clothes items copper gemstones fabric
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An awesome market for real Zambian curios and treats. Everything to take home to family and friends. Beautiful crystals, copper/brass jewellery, wooden crafts, woven baskets and much more. Some amazing locally made outfits using traditional wax print fabric. Very good prices too but make sure...More

Thank Philli S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to buy local craft items often from the artist themselves . Relatively cheap and the traders are open to negotiation . Worth getting there early as the traders are very excited about their first customers and will offer good deals .

Thank Trottie69
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Fun. Great place to get curios. Be prepared to barter. Just be aware some items made with markers and colored with shoe polish. This seems to be common here.

Thank rasmus_Luanshya
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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...More

Thank Jacqueline D
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank 1956ish
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Good selection of curios/souvenirs and gifts from Zambia and DRC. Very pricey and for tourists in a hurry. If you have more time, look for cheaper tourist curios elsewhere. The positive is that you can buy all your gifts to take home in one location.

Thank Dirk P
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Many vendors to choose from - some with the identical items. If you enjoy bargaining - this is the place to be. Prices - once negotiated - are incredibly good. eg a kikoi in Kenya can cost you $25, a kikoi (from Kenya) sold here...More

1  Thank Jill R
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Its a good place to pass time on a Sunday. They have a good selection of clothes, jewelry, arts and crafts. The items cost a little more than expected but there is room to negotiate. You can go alone or have fun with family and...More

Thank sarah9S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I've been here twice bringing some friends visiting Zambia and they have enjoyed seeing many ethnic and creative things. It's a bit busy place but you'll surely find something that you can bring back as a souvenir. The prices are also worthy for the quality...More

1  Thank DringD2
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Love the atmosphere!! I was super excited with the many different items for sale. And just the creativity, it’s gone up in levels. Well done Zambia!

Thank Jay D
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 34 nearby hotels
Protea Hotel by Marriott Lusaka
223 reviews
.14 km away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Lusaka Tower
186 reviews
.20 km away
Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka
658 reviews
.50 km away
Chita Lodge
37 reviews
1.59 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 174 nearby restaurants
Mint Lounge
233 reviews
.21 km away
Chang
144 reviews
.19 km away
Rhapsody's
358 reviews
.23 km away
The Royal Dil
96 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 45 nearby attractions
Lower Zambezi National Park
109 reviews
4.60 km away
Eastpark Mall
47 reviews
.39 km away
Arcades Shopping Mall
74 reviews
.76 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Bill and Marci H
25 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Stockholmer_67 | Reviewed this property |
I am not quite sure what your question is. Have they started construction work since I was there in November 2016?
0
Votes
Google Translation
RumandGrapes
2 September 2016|
Answer
Response from barrets11 | Reviewed this property |
It starts around 11 am - Noon! Bring lots of cash!
0
Votes
Socsci
27 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from karenjayne61 | Reviewed this property |
It is more than not there when it is a public holiday. So over Easter it can be there from Easter Friday to Easter Monday. Also bank holidays it can often be found. The markets consists of all curios, plants, dresses... More
1
Vote