Zulu & Zara



Little Ndaba creates toys with a mission.

Meet Zulu and Zambezi; team zebra from the Zambezi Bush Kids Collection

Groups of women from Zambia gather to knit and crochet gorgeous animals which provide a vital source of income for the crafters and  help raise awareness for at risk species conservation. The toys are made with 100% African cotton and stuffed with locally sourced acrylic by-product, and provide a vital source of income for rural women who have limited opportunities to earn money.

Little Ndaba makes contributions back to species protection with each purchase and MisHMasH donates 10% of the purchase price from each toy to elephant conservation efforts in Zambia.  Please refer to Philanthropy page for additional information

Toys from the Bush Kids collection symbolize friendship and harmony between animals and people.  This collection sees bLittle Ndaba contribute a portion of sales towards human/animal conflict and community development.


  • Size: approximately 25cm tall from head to toes

  • Crocheted from 100% cotton and stuffed locally sourced acrylic fluff

  • Toys are best wiped clean, but can be washed in the washing machine. If machine washed, toys may require additional cuddles afterward

  • Due to the handmade nature of the toys, while similar, no two are the same, and each one has its own unique personality and characteristics.

  • Both Zulu and Zara's jumpers are created separately and can be removed... but only if they are in a warm climate, as they chill easily.