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Memories of Zanzibar

Kenyata Road | Opposite Post Office, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 24 223 9376
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Expensive

The tours go there and the prices are marked, but with a huge profit, so some people might find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DonCesar
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Nuremberg, Germany
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Very expensive tourists shop

nice air-conditioned shop, but very expensive. The merchandise looks as if they are manufactured... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Edith S
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Israel
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The biggest souvenir store in Zanzibar, Memories of Zanzibar offers the most extensive selection of quality items all under one roof, at reasonable prices. Situated within walking distance of major Stone Town hotels such as Serena, Tembo, Dhow Palace and upcoming Hilton, you can count on a pleasant shopping atmosphere and service with a smile.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Kenyata Road | Opposite Post Office, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tours go there and the prices are marked, but with a huge profit, so some people might find that relieving if their bargaining skills are low. Some cool stuff different from what you find in the street, but expensive.

Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

nice air-conditioned shop, but very expensive. The merchandise looks as if they are manufactured in china, and not as a local art.

Thank Edith S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

.........A Nice Upmarket Souvenir Shop in the Heart of the business area of Stone Town! Lots of the same things you can get from the street vendor Hahahaha! But there air-con is the best and a Great Escape from the Hot, hot Zanzibar Sun!...Interesting experience...More

Thank Vernon W
Memoriesofzanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Memories of Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for visiting. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Memories in Zanzibar has a great variety of souvenirs to take back as gifts. Helpful friendly staff. Beautiful tanzanite jewelry. Inexpensive Zanzibar door fridge magnets and spice packets. A one stop shop!

Thank 88annettes
Memoriesofzanzibar, Public Relations Manager at Memories of Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

We are happy you enjoyed shopping here. Karibu tena!

Reviewed 7 June 2017

A huge variety of Tanzanian souvenirs in a bright an spacious store. The sales staff does not bother you at all and you can take your time to look around. Aside from T-shirts, postcards, key chains, coffee, spices, etc. they also offer nice handmade soaps...More

2  Thank Sybille70
Reviewed 5 June 2017

An oasis for shopping whatever your heart desires from Zanzibar. They have a huge range of t shirts, curious, bags, scarves, coffees, teas etc. I found the pricing a tad bit high but I couldn't resist... coffee and ginger tea was a must to buys...More

Thank MirindaK
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This was the best shop during our two week trip to Tanzania for safari, ending in Zanzibar for a couple of days. Great variety and prices.

Thank CaribFans
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This place is very organize, the staff very willing to assist. You can shop without husttle and again be sure about the quality.

Thank Safiatou T
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Some of the items (mostly clothing) were overpriced, but we were surprised at the selection and how many of the other items were similarly priced or cheaper to other shops. Ended up getting spices cheaper than the seller at the spice farm, as well as...More

1  Thank Tim P
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Good stop to check out the souvenirs and enjoy the ac while shooping. You can go to the streets nearby and negotiate a cheaper price. However, after three weeks of traveling through Africa, I was too tired to bargain and wanted a place where items...More

2  Thank Jose Ruben V
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njrd2016
5 October 2016|
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Response from holidayer011 | Reviewed this property |
They take credit cards. Your hotel seems to be situated about 50 minutes from Stone Town. Memories is in Stone Town.
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