Shopping in Arusha

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There is a lot of good Arusha Shopping to be done. Arusha in itself is very picturesque as the town lies at the foot of Mount Meru, while the famous Mount Kilimanjaro and national parks like Tarangire and Arusha National Park lie nearby. Thus, Arusha is a must-visit place for tourists who also come here to indulge in shopping of a different kind. Here are the top places to shop at while visiting Arusha.

The Craft Shop

The famous Craft Shop is situated on Goliondoi Road in the Clock Tower Area of Arusha. This is one store that should not be given a skip by tourists. The Craft Shop stocks excellent souvenirs that can be gifted to those back home. All of the items are locally crafted such as interesting beaded accessories, carvings in wood, musical instruments, masks, mats and the works!


Arusha houses a good many supermarkets, all of which sell everything you could ever need, from toiletries to groceries. The biggest supermarket - Shoprite - is worth making a trip to. Other options for supermarket shopping include the Clock Tower Supermarket in the Clock Tower Area and the Fine Food Supermarket.

Njiro Shopping Center

The Njiro Shopping Center which was opened only in the recent past is located in the upscale area of Arusha. Obviously one can find a good deal of excellent shops in this mall. The shopping complex houses many restaurants, bars and a cinema, along with a special section called the Village Market Supermarket that stocks a good choice of fresh groceries.

Namanga Shopping Center

If you happen to be on the lookout for household appliances and furnishings, then a trip to the Namanga Shopping Center will do you good. It lies at the intersection of the old and new Bagamoyo Road and is very easy to find. A notable store in this shopping center is the Morogoro Store, which is famous for Arusha's renowned Tinga Tinga paintings. Other than household appliances and decorations, one can also do a good deal of grocery shopping here.

The Arcade

The Arcade is Arusha's one-stop shop for everything! Situated on the Old Bagamoyo Road, this shopping zone houses funky boutiques that sell good clothes, shoes and accessories, along with a good number of restaurants. Other facilities in this complex include a hair dresser, ATM machines, travel agencies and a video arcade. You can also enjoy drinks at one of The Arcade's many bars and cafes.

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