Dar Es Salaam at a Glance
ARTS AND CRAFTS:
At this excellent workshop, artists with disabilities create world-class jewellery, sculptures, candles, stationery and other crafts from old glass, metal, car parts and other recycled materials.
This excellent centre is at the spot where Edward Saidi Tingatinga originally marketed his designs, and it’s still one of the best places to buy Tingatinga paintings and to watch the artists at work.
Dar es Salaam’s biggest and busiest market occupies several city blocks and the former barracks of the British Carrier Corp. It heaves with people morning, noon and night and you can find virtually anything here.
Mwenge Carvers’ Market
This market is packed with vendors, and you can watch woodcarvers at work. Take the Mwenge dalla-dalla from New Posta transport stand to the end of the route, from where it’s five minutes on foot down Sam Nujoma Rd.
waterfront shopping centre features upmarket boutiques plus a craft market, eateries, an ice-cream parlour and fine sunset views.
Oyster Bay Shopping Centre
Set around a garden courtyard, this small shopping centre is the beating heart of upmarket Oyster Bay. Here you’ll find an organic grocer as well as some great craft shops, giftware from Moyo Designs and the Ngozee leather shop, as well as La Petite Galerie, with contemporary art and sculpture.
This shopping centre has a large supermarket plus many other shops.
Sea Cliff Village
An upmarket shopping mall set around a garden courtyard. There are several restaurants, a supermarket, a children’s play area and a selection of shops, including a number of jewellers selling tanzanite.
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