Souvenirs you should buy when visiting Tanzania

September 18, 2019 By


Carrying a little piece of your last adventure is the perfect memento to remember your favorite moments there. Here are some inimitable ideas and why we think you will love to gift them to your loves ones and also keep some to yourselves.


1.) Tinga Tinga paintings


Today authentic Tinga Tinga paintings can be bought from the Tingatinga Arts Cooperative Society which is located along Hailee Salasie Road in Oysterbay or their official website,

Tinga Tinga Paintings

Realistic Zebra African Painting





























2.) Tanzanite


Nothing can be as magnificent as buying one of the rarest gem- The Tanzanite. This jewel is a special gift to possess and is available in Dar es Salaam and on the island of Zanzibar.

Ask your tour guide for some time off and help you locate favorable souvenir stores. Make sure you have done a good research on the stone quality or locate a store with a trustworthy and tanzanite retailer.

Natural Tanzanite Gemstone

Natural Tanzanite – Image Source

Tanzanite Gemstone

Tanzanite Gemstone – Images Source








3.) Makonde sculptures 


You are likely the Masai, especially while visiting Arusha. While it is always fun chatting, interacting and trying the tall Masai jump, there are many stunning souvenirs that will keep the loving Masai in your thoughts and right by your side.

The Makonde sculptures are made up of the African Blackwood tree and are a fantastic souvenir available in Tanzania.












4.) Kitenge


Also called chitenge, Kitenge is an East African, fabric similar to sarong, often worn by women and wrapped around the chest or waist, over the head as a headscarf, or as a baby sling. Kitenges are colourful pieces of fabric found all over clothing shops in Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Zanzibar.


Kitenge Textiles – Image Source

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