The market at Mukuni Village is a gem of an African bazaar near the Victoria Falls in Zambia. Shopper and vendor can interact over the perfect Zambian gift in the relatively new purpose-built market shopping mall which was created in appreciation of the cultural value of the site and the people that have used it over the years. Enjoy shopping here for your Livingstone gifts and souvenirs. The craftspeople are happy for you to shop around and to bargain! In fact they recommend you walk through the entire market before you commence buying, ensuring you get the best price and the best quality for your gifts from Zambia. Look out for individual and unusual pieces – they do occasionally have valuable antiques. The market is open daily. For decades this place has been a major tourist attraction in Livingstone. Gift choices in Livingstone, Zambia include various indigenous artefacts, including carvings of human figurines, animals, leather goods, bead works, drums, spears and walking sticks, all created by local artists and craftspeople use local raw materials. This market provides livelihoods for hundreds of people from Livingstone and the surrounding areas. Mukuni Village has a remarkable history. Built in 1905, it is the oldest garden park in Zambia. In that year the Paramount Chief Lewanika of the Lozi people of western Zambia visited the Victoria Falls for the official opening of the Zambezi Bridge. It was at Mukuni Park site that he mounted an exhibition of Barotse arts and crafts for his meeting in Livingstone with the Duke and Duchess of Connaught. The Chief decreed that the site should be kept as an open access area for African peope who then had restricted access to the new settlement of Livingstone, which was reserved for European settlers. The site became known as the Barotse Centre and it has been used for more than 100 years as a trading area for crafts, and as a green market. The permanent market stalls were built relatively recently.