Half Day Craft & Curio Shopping

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For those with a few hours to spare in Arusha, there are some great opportunities to shop for local artisan crafts and curios. We will arrange for a driver and vehicle to be at your disposal and your driver will happily take you to wherever suits your interests.

There are some fantastic local initiatives empowering the local community through training and employment. These worthwhile enterprises produce high quality unique jewellery, glassware and homeware. In addition to being able to browse the giftshop, it’s also possible to arrange a workshop tour and even try your hand at some craftwork. The Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre hosts an array of small shops and stalls selling artwork, carvings and crafts from all over East Africa; while The Tanzanite Experience centre is the place to learn about Tanzania’s precious stone and buy from a reputable source. If you prefer a less formal setting for curio shopping, then the local bustling and colourful Masai market is crammed full of art and crafts and you can practice your bartering skills!

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