From casual browser to fine-art collector, there's something for everyone in Stone Town. Many stalls sell tinga-tinga paintings, wood carvings and other straightforward souvenirs, while dedicated shoppers can find historic antiques, contemporary jewellery, traditional handicrafts, designer fashion and artworks of astounding quality. Shopping here is also a great way to make a contribution to the local economy.

Where to Shop

Stone Town's best-known shopping areas include Gizenga St, Hurumzi St, Kenyatta Rd and the streets around Darajani Market. If Tanzanite jewellery is your thing, there are several specialist shops along Kenyatta Rd.