Mulberry Mongoose

Mulberry Mongoose, South Luangwa National Park: Hours, Address, Mulberry Mongoose Reviews: 4.5/5

Mulberry Mongoose
4.5
07:30 - 16:15
Monday
07:30 - 16:15
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:15
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:15
Thursday
07:30 - 16:15
Friday
07:30 - 16:15
Saturday
07:30 - 16:15
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We hand craft exceptional jewellery & accessories inspired by the African bush whilst investing in conservation & the unique South Luangwa, Zambia. Our most celebrated range turns snare wire, found during essential anti snare patrols carried out to conserve our iconic wildlife, into jewellery & gives donations back to fund more patrols with every piece of jewellery sold.
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mrc282
United States4,176 contributions
Oct 2021
This place is pretty unique. I had a couple of hours to kill before my flight back to Lusaka and was browsing some stores at Mfuwe village, and one of them is Mulberry Mongoose.

Basically, snares are converted into jewelry and sold to customers to raise awareness on anti-poaching efforts.

The prices are high as expected, but the end product was very well-curated. i guess you could see it as a form of donation to the local community.
Written 5 November 2021
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Vacation82544
1 contribution
Oct 2019
I had far too little time at this lovely shop because I was pressed to get to the airport.
But this experience has been at the heart of my three visits to Africa as much as going on safari. Seeing women who support women, helping in my small way with their endeavors while contributing to end wildlife poaching. I bought many earrings to give to friends and sell at a presentation on my travels to benefit Mulberry Mongoose and Lilongue Wildlife Rescue in Malawi..
Written 8 September 2020
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Charlotte H
Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia20 contributions
Dec 2019
Mulberry Mongoose is a lovely jewellery shop making unique and beautiful pieces. The women who work there are friendly and knowledgeable and make you feel very welcome to look around. My favourite collection was their snare wire collection, in which all of the pieces have been made from snare wires found in poaching traps in the local environment and 5% of the profits are donated to anti-poaching groups. I bought a bracelet from this collection that will always remind me of my time in South Luangwa and I'm tempted to buy more from their website. Although much pricier than other souvenirs, it's worth every penny. If you are doing a safari in this area, don't miss out on a trip to Mulberry Mongoose
Written 18 December 2019
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David B
Oakland, CA6 contributions
Sep 2019
Visiting Mulberry Mongoose was one of the definite high points of our trip to Zambia. The store and workshop are absolutely beautiful and the wonderful young women who work there are kind, generous, knowledgeable and dedicated to creating amazing and unique jewelry that reflects the traditions of their homeland. MM hires and trains young women from the local villages who are then able to fully support their families. Sarah spent an inordinate amount of time with us talking about the company and the items they produce as well as introducing us to the other employees and sharing stories of her life. Grace is a powerhouse who taught us how to coil the snare wire that is collected by the anti poaching patrols and used to produce the items in one of their collections.

I purchased a silver snare wire bracelet for myself and as soon as I got home ordered 2 more from their beautiful website (mulberrymongoose.com).

Experiencing the Zambian wildlife was an amazing, life altering experience. Meeting and interacting with the Zambian people was even more joyful and impactful. I will never forget our time spent at Mulberry Mongoose.
Written 20 November 2019
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Erin_leigh79
Erin_leigh79796 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We took complimentary taxis over from Flatdogs camp (there were about 5 of us who were interested in going, not all from the same group, but just in general staying at Flatdogs). Once there, we saw around a bit and learned a thing or two. I bought two necklaces and a bracelet and I think I'll truly value them for a long time. Enjoyed it!
Written 19 June 2019
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Discover735339
59 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
A unique effort that takes deadly, destructive snares out of the environment and turns them into beautiful, unique jewelry. Each purchase gives back to the community, supports jobs and trade skills and helps reduce poaching. Perfect.
Written 15 November 2018
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Sarah G
Maputo, Mozambique27 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Nice place to pop in to, beautiful unique jewellery linked to conservation efforts and friendly and welcoming staff.
Written 25 October 2018
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simplyme4
Fleet, UK442 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
A beautiful shop with handmade products made onsite.

Staff are super friendly and it is well worth a look.

Stocks some beautiful products including Azimai candles that smell LUSH!
Written 11 October 2017
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Lucile H
3 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Very cool jewelry made from confiscated elephant snares that raises money for conservation programs. What could be better?
Written 30 September 2017
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Rh0de
Brisbane, Australia50 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Very different way of helping the conservation efforts and supporting local employment - much of the unique hand made jewellery is made from snare wires and a portion of sales is given to Conservation South Luangwa. The shop and factory is a little out of the way, but we did have a free taxi ride there and back. Payable in cash by USD or Zambian Kwacha or only in USD for credit cards. Hint: to avoid disappointment, take cash as the internet access can be temperamental and you may be forced to leave empty handed unless you can make alternative arrangements for payment.
Written 10 September 2017
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  • Mon - Sat 07:30 - 16:15