Must-Buy African Souvenirs
Africa is no doubt the place to be when it comes to extra wild adventures that will put your heart and courage to the test. It is also the place to be if you are searching for shopping treasures that are like no other. So, on your next trip to the region, never forget to visit its marketplaces and shopping centres for great finds. Here are some of those items that you should never left out in your list of must-buy African souvenirs.
First in the list is Amarula. If your taste bud is looking for something better than the sweet bitter taste of grape wine, then this cream liqueur will surely satisfy your desire for something new and exciting. Made from the fruit of the African Marula tree and mixed with sugar and cream, the spirits has some mysterious caramel-like taste to it. But never take its creaminess lightly because, Amarula, like a sweet seasoned lady, is capable of getting you intoxicated as it contains about 17 percent alcohol. So drink it slowly and enjoy its exotic, delicious taste without getting drunk. You can buy a bottle of this liqueur affordably in South Africa, particularly in Amarula Lapa, a promotional tasting centre located in Limpopo Province.
Next to liqueur are wooden carvings. Artworks like no other, the wooden carvings made by the locals will definitely fascinate you. You can find wood workers at local markets and have them create a wooden giraffe, lion, hippo, or any other figure that will remind you of your holiday. The craft will surely be a great souvenir to display on one of your shelves at home.
To complete your shopping trip, check out Africa’s jewellery stores. Reputed to be one of the world’s largest miners of gold and platinum, the continent offers you the opportunity to buy beautiful, precious pieces at the best prices. Local jewellers offer customised designs to suit all tastes and budgets, too!