Best Shopping in Zanzibar Stone Town

Local Recommendations from our My Guide Tanzania team

Tanzania is well known for the rare and beautiful gemstone called Tanzanite. These can be bought at reputable jewellery retailers in Arusha and Dar es Salaam. Remember to always ask for an internationally recognised gem certificate!

Souvenirs, very popular with visitors, can be bought in either village and town markets or at up-market curio shops. Tinga Tinga paintings, Kanga fabric or clothing, kitenges, wire toy cars, batiks and traditional curios are popular as gifts to take home. On Zanzibar look out for spices and essential oils!