10 Best shopping destinations on Northern circuit Tanzania Safari : If you are looking for a glorious place to go on your next adventure in Tanzania, that would be the Northern Circuit. The Northern Circuit hosts most of Tanzanian awe-inspiring attractions known for unforgettable wildlife safaris, hiking safaris, and cultural tours.

The world’s spectacles like Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Ngorongoro Crater are in the Northern Circuit. The list goes on: Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, the Maasai, Hadza bushmen, Datoga, and the Barbaig are found in the Northern Circuit.

As you tour around the Northern Circuit, you may need reliable places to get your needs; goods, and services. To help you out, we have compiled a list of the best places to go shopping while on your Northern Circuit safari.

Cultural Heritage Center

At this center, you will find some interesting arts and other goods of cultural significance. They have a jewelry boutique, where you can buy your favorite ornaments. They also have a curios shop, an art gallery, a bargain center, and a tanzanite and precious stone counter.

Other products available there include high-quality clothes, textiles, books, and accessories. There are also locally-made crafts, jewelry, antiques, and ornaments that represent Tanzanian cultures.

Arusha Cultural Heritage houses an art gallery with world-class collections ranging from contemporary paintings to African antiques. This heritage center also carries an important message of the traditional life of Tanzanian tribes. So, you don’t go there just for shopping, but also to learn more about Tanzanian culture. Also, there is a restaurant that serves delicious meals of all kinds.


Shanga Foundation came up with a unique approach to support disabled people. There is a workshop where people with disabilities use their skills to make handmade goods, such as jewelry, glassware, and other accessories.

The workshop also recycles glass bottles, aluminum, and paper into a variety of products. The products are made unique by a blend of ancient African and Venetian techniques with simple homemade technology.

Shanga is truly an amazing place. They are open 7 days a week from 9.30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. When you go there, you will learn more about how the goods are made. The Shanga shops are found in Arusha and Dar es Salaam. Buy anything from these shops to support the lives of disabled people. 

Njiro Shopping Complex

This complex offers a wide range of products and services, including clothes, shoes, a pet shop, etc. There are on-site restaurants that serve local and international dishes, not to mention bars. Njiro Shopping Complex also has a cinema and disco complex, supermarkets, ATMs, and much more. 

Aim Mall

If you want to purchase a wide range of goods, Aim Mall is a must-go place. The place is wonderful to look at and offers a large selection of shopping alternatives, such as food, pharmacy, beauty, shopping, movies, apparel, and many more. You can get almost all the goods you want in this mall. A theatre is also available in the Aim Mall. 

Maasai Market Curios and Crafts

Want some finest collection of Maasai artifacts? Visit the Maasai Market. There, you will see locally made beads, jewelry, and traditional clothing. This market is a haven of creativity, making changes in the lives of the Maasai locals.

10 Best shopping destinations on Northern circuit Tanzania Safari
Maasai Market Curios and Crafts

This market showcases the unique skills of the Maasai men and women in crafting and decorating things ranging from jewelry to painting that represent their cultural life. Discover the paintings that depict the sprawling landscapes and wildlife that the Maasai call home.

Sable Square Shopping Village

Situated about 3 minutes from Arusha Airport, adjacent to the International School of Moshi, Sable Square is a 4-acre shopping village. It is an adequate space for visitors to bargain for products. This shopping village has a wide range of shops, including pharmacy shops, sports bars, jewelry shops, food & drinks, restaurants, travel shops, fitness centers, and so on.


 Arusha Mall

Arusha Mall is another shopping mall in Sakina, Arusha. The property sells a wide range of goods for industries, such as mining and metals, food and beverage, wildlife, and travel. Business owners also can find open spaces for rent. There are superb cafes also to taste delicious dishes in town. 

House of Gems Tanzania

Tanzania is endowed with precious stones like Tanzanite, diamonds, gold, and many others. House of Gems is an interesting hub of precious stones and gems. You can go there to see gems in their rough form and how they are transformed into eye-catching jewelry and ornaments.

You can also get yourself beautiful beads and rings made of Tanzania’s precious stones. If you want your design of the gem, they can make it for you. Expert gem cutters are there to craft your design. Give them a few days and they will be ready your when you return to Arusha.

Don’t accept to run out of supplies during your safari in Serengeti or other safari destinations. If you want to go shopping on your own needs, inform your guide. Your Focus East Africa Safaris guide will take you to the best and most reliable places for shopping. Discover our safaris in northern Tanzania and other safari destinations.

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