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Arusha Tanzania Shopping Day Tour Tanzanite Souvenirs: Discover some of the best shopping stores in Arusha Tanzania.
Depending what you are looking for our shopping tour of Arusha takes you to a few stores to find what your heart desires.
We also include a visit to a Tanzanite store. Tanzanite is the only gemstone found in Tanzania and has become the world unique bluish gemstone that said to be 1000 times rarer than diamonds.
Tanzanite is named after Tanzania and is the native stone of Arusha discovered in 1967 at Mererani about 40 km south east of Arusha town.
Tanzanite now attracts many investor around the world to invest in Arusha. Certified gemstone dealers in Arusha do accept cash and credit card payments but mostly card is highly recommended.
Arusha Tanzania Shopping Day Tour | Recomended Shops
Schwari Shop: Schwari is the Swahili word for “calm”. Schwari shops are a popular source of unique clothing, accessories and home goods for residents and visitors of Tanzania.
Schwari shops sells handbags, pouches, swing dress, beach covers, half moon dress, boots, Zanzibar scarves, ballet flat and bay booties among others.
Shanga Shops: Shanga means Beads in swahili. The company produces a range of beautiful necklaces made from beads and a selection of silk, kanga, chiffon and voile colored fabrics.
With more than 45 employees with a wide range of disabilities the company also makes creative products from glass blowing recycled bottles, paper making, Maasai beading, recycling old pots and pans into decorations, glass bead making, traditional weaving, metal work and much more.
Kase Stores Limited: Tanzania’s best bookshop. For a wide variety of books, maps, Stationery, Computers, Laptops and more.
Mt Meru Curios & Crafts Market: There are quite a few markets in Arusha but this is most definitely one not to be missed. Often referred to as the Maasai Market there are some great, local souvenirs to be found here as well some very good higher-quality items.
There are almost 2,000 sellers here and it really is a one-stop shopping area for gifts, curios, gemstone minerals and traditional clothing.
You will need to practice your expert haggling skills though and be persistent as this market is one of the best in central Arusha.
Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre is a unique cultural centre on the outskirts of Arusha with curio shops, a jewellery boutique, a tanzanite and precious stone counter, a restaurant, bargain centre and outstanding commercial art gallery.
The centre has a vast array of ornaments, jewellery, antiques and local crafts to cater for any budget. High quality clothing, textiles, accessories, books and spices can also be found here.
Our exquisite collection of precious and semi-precious stones – including rubies, emeralds, tsavorite, diamonds, sapphires and opals – is unrivalled across the continent.
The most highly treasured is tanzanite – a rare blue/violet stone found only in Tanzania, for which we have an international reputation.
Purchase loose stones select from our ranges of handmade jewellery or work with our jewellers and designers to create your own unique piece.
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 seldom sold elsewhere, like Christmas ornaments. There’s an on-site coffee shop.
Jamaliyah Gallery and Framing, Arusha Tanzania: They tailor make natural wood Mninga, Coconut, Dhow, Coffee, Jacaranda etc. hand made photo frames including stretch framing. We also make wood furniture and various types of Art.
Tanzanite Experience Jewellery in Arusha: 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.
Arusha Tanzania Shopping Day Tour Tanzanite Souvenirs Prices
Arusha Tanzania Shopping Day Tour Tanzanite Souvenirs includes:
Professional guiding fee + Transport to and from your hotel/ residence & Pick up from your Hotel and drive to Certified Gemstone dealers for shopping. Lunch in Arusha town at a restaurant of your choice (payable direct)
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* Arusha Tanzania Shopping Day Tour Tanzanite Souvenirs is available upon request