Local crafts, including wooden and soapstone carvings, can be purchased from markets and at roadside stalls along major tourist routes in Zambia. Traditional instruments including drums, whistles and thumb pianos make fascinating souvenirs. Please note it is illegal to import most.
animal and plant products into the UK.
To be on the safe side we strongly advise you not to buy any animal products while on holiday. Also resist the temptation to collect rocks, fossils, flowers, shells etc that should remain in situ for the benefit and enjoyment of future travellers and for the good of the environment. For more information, ring the Department of the Environment on – 0117 9878 202.