Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam

Wonder Workshop

At this excellent workshop, disabled artists 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 …
Arts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam

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.
Arts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam

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.
Arts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam


This waterfront shopping centre features upmarket boutiques plus a traditional craft market, an ice-cream parlour and a children's play area.
Books in Dar es Salaam

A Novel Idea

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

Sea Cliff Village

An upmarket shopping mall set around a garden courtyard. There are several restaurants, a supermarket, a secure children’s play area and a selection of shops, including a number of jewellers selling Tanzanites.
Shopping Centre in Dar es Salaam

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 such as kanga-crazy home and giftware from …
Market in Dar es Salaam

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. Ta…
Art in Dar es Salaam

Mawazo Gallery

High-quality paintings, woodcarvings and crafts.
Textiles in Dar es Salaam

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.