The Shanga Gift & Workshop not only provides spectacular local souvenirs but also serves as a social and ecological inspiration. All the products here are made by locals with disability, and they're crafted from recycled materials like glass, aluminum and paper. A must-visit, the gift shop won't disappoint. Guided tours of the workshop are also available.
Tanzanites are said to be ‘1000 times rarer than diamonds’ and can be found only in Tanzania. The Tanzanite Experience lets you learn about the origin of this unusual and priceless stone, specifically, how it is mined, cut and polished. You can even purchase or choose from a range of jewelry that is fit with this vibrant blue gem. Free tours are also offered.
Cultural Heritage Centre is a cultural center that is lined with shops that sell locally handcrafted items. The center sells an array of items that include among others, semi-precious stones, clothing, artifacts, sculptures, jewelry as well as antiques and artwork. The center also has a museum that exhibits the lives of over 120 Tanzanian tribes.
The Maasai Market is a haven for lovers of street shopping. Located near the Arusha Clock Tower, visitors are in for a treat with more than 100 stalls that sell everything from local arts, souvenirs to quirky jewelry. A must-visit, this colorful market is ideal for those who love to bargain.