Lusaka City Market
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Lusaka City Market information
Fronted by the chaotic and congested eponymously named bus station as well as a veritable Maginot Line of sidewalk vendors, reaching the entrance to the Lusaka City Market is an achievement in and of itself. Unfortunately, while large, lively and packed to the rafters, the clothing and housewares sold in the warren of stalls aren't of much interest to the average traveller.
Near Lusaka City Market, Soweto Market is the largest market in Lusaka (and Zambia). This is one place where you are most likely to be relieved of your valuables – so you might as well exercise caution and not bring any. The sheer scale of the market, essentially a densely packed shanty town spilling out into the surrounding streets in a haphazard fashion, and the amount of goods on offer and people buzzing around can be overwhelming – consider a visit on a Sunday when things are a little quieter. Immediately to the west of the market, separated only by a dusty road-cum-parking lot full of cars soon meant for the scrap heap, is the New Soweto Market , a dull and only partly occupied building with numbered stalls under a covered roof.