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Kabwata Cultural Village

The Kabwata Visual Arts and Cultural Association, KAVICA, was established in 1974 and currently has 120 subscribed members. It's a popular Lusaka attraction where visitors can find traditional Zambian artefacts to take home as souvenirs and gifts. Other works are beads, drums, spears, walking sticks, African printed fabrics, tie-dye and batiks. The cultural village has a restaurant called Tigwilizane which is an uncommercialised traditional restaurant with all the main Zambian delicacies such as ifisashi.

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Burma Road, Lusaka
Burma Road, Kabwata, Lusaka, Zambia
+260 977 492940, +260 979 997409
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Kabwata Cultural Village is open daily from 8:00 to 18:00. In the colonial era this area was part of a larger township made up of dwelling huts. The Government of Zambia later acquired the land for the cultural village and designated it a "national monument" preserving it as a reminder of the past (British rule ended in 1964).
Promotes quality craftsmanship
Part of the Zambian cultural heritage
Enables craftspeople to support their families
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Tourist attraction

Kabwata Cultural Village is actually home to 72 woodcarvers and artists who showcase their products. Besides being close to the first home of Dr Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first President, Kabwata Cultural Village is a great place to see various indigenous artworks.
Purchase direct from the craftspeople
Authentic atmosphere of village life in colonial times
Traditional dancing on weekends and public holidays
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Traditional restaurant

Tigwilizane Restaurant in Kabwata Cultural Village is an uncommercialised traditional restaurant, serving all the main Zambian delicacies in an airy outdoor setting. Get spoiled for choice and indulge in freshly grown vegetables and varied meats served with nshima. All dishes are freshly prepared on a daily basis.
Meals are served fresh and hot
All the vegetables are cooked fresh when in season
Enjoy Zambian delicacies in the pleasant surroundings
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Contact information

Burma Road, Lusaka
Burma Road, Kabwata, Lusaka, Zambia
+260 977 492940, +260 979 997409

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