Souvenirs you should buy when visiting Tanzania

18th August 2019  

Souvenirs you should buy when visiting Tanzania

Carrying a little piece of your last adventure is the perfect memento to remember your favorite moments after your safari in Tanzania. 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. TingaTinga paintings

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

  1. 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 good research on the stone quality or locate a store that is a reputable, trustworthy and certified tanzanite retailer.

  1. Makonde sculptures

TingaTinga paintingsYou are likely to come across the Maasai tribe, especially while visiting Arusha. While it is always fun chatting, interacting and trying the highMaasai jump, there are many stunning souvenirs that will keep the loving Maasai 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.

  1. Kitenge

TingaTinga paintingsOften calledchitenge too, 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 colorful pieces of fabric found all over clothing shops in Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Zanzibar.