Visiting Craft Markets in Victoria Falls
By Viator, November 2013
The Elephant’s Walk shopping village offers travelers a uniquely Zimbabwean experience. A host of specialty shops sell tribal art, local baskets and handcrafted jewelry, as well as zebra skin rugs and taxidermy animals. The Women’s Craft Market, where kiosks are operated exclusively by local ladies, provides woman with a sense of ownership, a basic income and the opportunity to participate in local commerce.
Visitors should be ready to barter. It’s best to approach shop owners with kindness and good humor, but pressure to make sales is part of the game. Competition is fierce and supply is high, so it’s wise to survey the markets entirely before making purchases. Buying more items from one worker usually results in better deals.