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“Village Guide Poor, yet Still Worth a Visit”
Review of Mukuni Village

Mukuni Village
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 14 January 2017

There was no need to join any tour for this and we simply took a taxi there. Upon entering with a fee USD5@, a guide from the village came out and guided us around. We found her indifferent, seems wanted to finish as soon as possible.

Anyway, we met quite many kids in the village who are pure and lovely. We had brought with us some biscuits and pens and gave them via the guide.

It's a short visit no more than 1 hour including the shopping time at the entrance. There were many handcrafts at good price.

1  Thank MissHK2009
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The Elephant ride, is a wonderful experience, the guides are good and what is more amazing its when you are feeding them, something out of this world.

Execellent experience!

Thank Theresa K
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

So much of what is seen around the Falls seems very touristy, and I was longing to understand more about life away from the tourist attractions. While my guide also helped me visit Chinotimba, the non-tourist living area on the edge of Vic Falls, his grandffather had come from this village and he suggested a visit. Coming from Vic Falls, you pay the taxi from the border ($15) and then pay the village an honorarium for welcoming you ($10). A guide (in our case, a very lovely lady who explained so much) takes you through the compounds, which have apparently existed for 700 years. She explains the legends of the chiefs (there is a male and female) and, There is a tree under which Livingstone apparently met the then-chief. if you're courageous, you can try the local homemade beer (warm and a bit mealy) and a stronger brew that tastes a little like "moonshine." At the end, you are escorted to the community center where all the men display their wonderful crafts. I was glad I waited to look at all before making purchases--there is a stunning array of products. It is also customary to tip the guide.

2  Thank rebekah_jorgensen
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Mukuni is a very typical Zambian village that also has the palace of the local chief.

There is also a small market where you can buy some beautiful local hand made crafts - but barter. Offer half of the requested amount and SLOWLY work your way up. If the price doesn't suit you walk away and you will normally get a reduction in price.

Thank Hoanui
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

We visited this village with our driver. We enter to one house to see how they live. Caroline welcome us and show her houses and activities. They have kitchen building in the midle where they cook food and dine.

Thank Darnel-HDI
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