Shopping in Dar es Salaam

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    Wonder Workshop

    At this excellent workshop, artists with disabilities create world-class jewellery, sculptures, candles, stationery and other crafts from old glass, metal, car parts and other recycled materials. There’s a small shop on the grounds. Crafts can also be commissioned (and sent abroad), and Monday through Friday you can watch the artists at work.

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    Tingatinga Centre

    This excellent centre is at the spot where Edward Saidi Tingatinga originally marketed his designs, and it’s still one of the best places to buy Tingatinga paintings and to watch the artists at work.

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    Kariakoo Market

    Dar es Salaam's biggest and busiest market occupies several city blocks and the former barracks of the British Carrier Corp. It heaves with people morning, noon and night and you can find virtually anything here. Take the usual precautions against pickpockets and don't come with expensive cameras or wearing jewellery.

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    Mwenge Carvers’ Market

    This market is packed with vendors, and you can watch woodcarvers at work. Take the Mwenge dalla-dalla from New Posta transport stand to the end of the route, from where it’s five minutes on foot down Sam Nujoma Rd.

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    This waterfront shopping centre features upmarket boutiques plus a craft market, eateries, an ice-cream parlour and fine sunset views.

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    A Novel Idea

    Dar es Salaam’s best bookshop, with classics, modern fiction, travel guides, Africa titles, maps and more.

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    Oyster Bay Shopping Centre

    Set around a garden courtyard, this small shopping centre is the beating heart of upmarket Oyster Bay. Here you'll find an organic grocer as well as some great craft shops, giftware from Moyo Designs and the Ngozee leather shop, as well as La Petite Galerie, with contemporary art and sculpture.

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    Sea Cliff Village

    An upmarket shopping mall set around a garden courtyard. There are several restaurants, a supermarket, a children’s play area and a selection of shops, including a number of jewellers selling tanzanite.

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    Mnazi Moja Textile Vendors

    For kangas (printed cotton wraparounds worn by many Tanzanian women) and other colourful textiles, try the vendors and wholesale shops in the Mnazi Moja area.

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    Green Room

    A great place for unusual souvenirs, where high-quality giftware, home furnishings, jewellery and artworks are made from upcycled materials.

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    Shopper’s Plaza

    This shopping centre has a large supermarket plus many other shops.