Zambia’s capital city is fast becoming the one-stop shop for shoppers on the African continent, so staying at a strategic and hospitable hotel Lusaka sets the vogue visitor at an advantage, as it gives them the opportunity to shop-hop from one first-class shopping mall to another.
Usually when visiting most African countries, a typical form of give-and-take one can indulge in consists of some ubiquitous hand-made craft comprising miniature sculpture, beadwork, wire-creations and some street-market exhibited fine-art, which despite diversifying one’s collection of collectibles and providing an object of nostalgia for future years, can be restricting when one desires a shopping-spree akin to one they’re used to splashing in back home. Once again, this is where staying in a hotel Lusaka comes in handy:
Manda Hill Shopping Centre has the advantage of being accessible from world-class 5-star hotels such as Southern Sun Ridgeway hotel Lusaka, catering to one’s banking needs (bureau of exchanges etc), without a shortage of bookshops with plenty of influential African authors on the shelve; internet cafes for catching on one’s emails and staying on the go in general are available, as well as furniture stores and fast-food outlets to name a few.
Arcades Shopping Mall on the other hand is located right at the centre of town with a whooping 40 stores and restaurants to select from – definitely a destination to make a detour to en-route sight-seeing and errand-making. Whether it’s looking for that pair of brogues to toe-into for that dinner date later, a disposable camera or batteries on the fly that might not be in supply at your hotel Lusaka, it’s a sure bet.
Levy Junction Shopping Mall built with the international traveler in mind and opened recently to a overwhelming international and domestic reception, this was during a time when Africa’s hopes and optimism were at all-time high with Africa’s hosting of the 1st ever 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Here, the who’s-who can be spotted easily with or without their entourages, either having a sundae at an ice-cream parlour or being pampered at a top-notch hair-dresser or beauty spa … and what’s more, this is a stone’s-throw from the previously mentioned Southern Sun Ridgeway hotel Lusaka for convenience.