Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique shopping

Top Choice Mall in Lilongwe

Four Seasons Centre

An oasis of fine dining and upmarket shopping, featuring clothing and design boutiques, a bar, a restaurant and a cafe, Four Seasons is a restful one-stop shop. There's also a play park with a bouncy castle to keep …
Arts & Crafts in Pemba

Artes Maconde

Even if you don’t think you want to buy crafts, it’s worth stopping in at the excellent Artes Maconde at Avani Pemba Beach Hotel. It sells a wide range of quality carvings, crafts and textiles sourced from throughou…
Arts & Crafts in South Luangwa National Park

Tribal Textiles

This enterprise employs a team of local artists to produce, among other things, bags, wall hangings, bed linens and sarongs, much of which are sold abroad. Tribal Textiles has some striking original designs and it’s…
Books in Blantyre

Central Africana Bookshop

This long-running bookshop on two levels has an excellent selection of Africana, ranging from dusty old tomes to coffee-table books, and from novels and guidebooks to a section dedicated to Livingstone.
Arts & Crafts in Blantyre

Mandala House

Situated in Mandala House, the oldest colonial dame in the city, this eclectic gallery features vividly coloured, contemporary work by local artists, as well as sculpture, old maps and prints, and huge, carved woode…
Fashion & Accessories in Livingstone

Wayawaya

A social enterprise founded by two Norwegian girls, Wayawaya sells quality, contemporary handmade bags put together by local women. Its principles are based on the slow fashion movement, and you can meet all the lad…
Jewellery in South Luangwa National Park

Mulberry Mongoose

Mulberry Mongoose sells vibrant, funky jewellery made by local designers, but is best known for items made from snare wire recovered during anti-poaching patrols in the park. Of all pieces sold, US$5 goes to anti-po…
Fashion & Accessories in Likoma Island

Katundu

In this thatched workshop, single mothers and orphans handcraft a range of items using locally sourced materials, reflecting Likoma's colours and culture in their cushion covers, throws, table runners, art and acces…
Clothing in Lusaka

Salaula Clothing Market

For those with a love of secondhand clothes shopping, absolutely don't miss this market in downtown Lusaka. Known locally as the salaula trade (a local word meaning 'to pick through a pile'), it has block after bloc…
Market in Pemba

Mercado Mbanguia

Pemba's most interesting market is in the Natite neighbourhood near where Avenida Marginal meets Avenida Eduardo Mondlane. It's a large, sprawling affair that seems to sell everything bar, possibly, the kitchen sink…