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Shopping in Africa


Generally speaking, most of our guests need to do very little in the way of practical shopping for groceries, clothes, medicines etc. In the instances where this might be necessary, such as on self-drive safaris in South Africa or Namibia, there are international style stores which are stocked with reasonably conventional produce.

The issue of pharmacies and drug stores for emergency medical supplies is covered in our section on medical facilities.

In most cases we would encourage you to use local stores to purchase simple daily supplies such as drinks and snacks, although you should always check the integrity and hygiene of anything you consume.

There is usually a range of options for purchasing gifts, souvenirs and curios. The more travellers that pass through, the more vendors there will be.

Generally speaking barter is much less extreme below the Sahara than above. Where a Moroccan carpet trader may start at ten times the price, a Tanzanian vendor will rarely start at more than double. You really should try to barter if you can.
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