The market in Dedza Township offers the visitor opportunities for interesting
purchases. It is a bustling market for local people. No particular section is set aside
for tourist items and you will have to hunt among the stalls selling clothing,
household goods, vegetables and hardware. Even if nothing is bought, a visit to the
market is an interesting experience.
There are stalls selling beautiful cloth, both Malawian and imported Tanzanian.
This can be taken to a tailor in the Township to get an item of clothing made up in a
couple of days. Other stalls sell straw hats and mats. Simply decorated clay cooking
pots, wooden spoons and sweeping brooms make good household ornaments. The local
tinsmiths have an eye catching collection of shiny buckets and watering cans.
The market is situated nearer the southern end the Dedza Township road south of the
hospital. It is open all day but starts to close down at 4pm.