Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Arusha


What started out as a small enterprise making beaded necklaces has branched into furniture, paper, clothing and many other products, mostly using recycled materials and made by disabled workers. Their products are s…
Arts & Crafts in Arusha

Maasai Women Fair Trade Centre

A project of Maasai Women Development Organisation (MWEDO), this small shop raises money for education and other projects. It has expensive but high-quality beadwork (and a few other crafts), including some items se…
Handicrafts in Arusha

Cultural Heritage

The large and unmissable Cultural Heritage craft mall on the western edge of Arusha has all the usual souvenirs with some less common items as well. Shopping is hassle-free, but prices are higher. There’s a DHL offi…
Handicrafts in Arusha


Quality handicrafts and classy homewares, children's toys and national parks maps – Schwari has picked the best of local crafts to produce a fine collection.
Books in Arusha


Best bet for national park books and maps. If the Boma Rd shop doesn't have what you want, try the other branch around the corner.
Market in Arusha

Central Market

The Central Market (aka Soko Kuu or ‘Big Market’) in the heart of the city is worth an hour or two of strolling time.
Books in Arusha


This excellent bookshop has another branch around the corner on Boma Rd.
Market in Arusha

Kilombero Market

The Kilombero Market is worth an hour or two of strolling time.
Market in Arusha

Mt Meru Curios & Crafts Market

Souvenirs (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 its worth persisting as it has the widest selecti…
Jewellery in Arusha

Tanzanite Experience

One of many shops selling tanzanite; this one has set up a little museum about this rare gem, which is mined almost exclusively in the Kilimanjaro area.