Where to shop in Arusha

Sat May
Tanzania safaris Tour Expert


Quality handicrafts and classy homewares, children's toys, and national-park maps—Schwari has picked the best of local crafts to create a fine collection. Combine your visit with lunch at Blue Heron


is quite inspiring. Arusha Coffee Lodge, which started as a small enterprise making beaded necklaces, has branched out into furniture, paper, clothing, and many other products, mostly using recycled materials and made by workers with disabilities. The products are sold around the world, and a visit to the workshop and store go here

Cultural Heritage

bar. Fig & Olive The large and unmissable Cultural Heritage Craft Mall on the western edge of Arusha has all the usual souvenirs as well as some less common items. Shopping is hassle-free, but prices are higher. There’s a DHL office here, as well as the lovely go here

Mt Meru Curios & Crafts Market

Ouvenirs (and a few high-quality items) are here at Mt Meru Curios & Crafts Market, often incorrectly called the Maasai Market. Hard bargaining is required, but it's worth persisting, as the market has the widest selection in central Arusha.

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