Here's our guide to the best places to hit the shops in Dar es Salaam...

Samora Avenue and City Center

Previously Acacia /Independece Avenues, Samora Avenue is an old historical street in the heart of Dar es Salaam featuring boutiques, banks, supermarkets, coffee shops, bars, restaurants, offices, handcraft shops and much more.

Kariakoo Market

Dar es Salaam's biggest and busiest market.

Features almost all types of shops, from food outlets to hardware stores.

Mlimani City Shopping Mall

It is the largest mall in the country, with an area of 19,000 m2 (200,000 sq ft). Features boutiques, restaurants, a movie theatre, supermarkets, service centre including telecoms and banks.

The Slipway

The Slipway is Dar es Salaam premier shopping and leisure centre. Here, you can shop, drink, dine or watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean.

Sea Cliff Village

A high-end shopping mall set around a garden courtyard. Features restaurants, supermarket, children’s play area, high-end shops,and offices centre.

Shopper’s Plaza

Available in Mikocheni, Mbezi and Masaki.

Features jewelry stores, bakery, supermarket, pharmacy, boutiques, restaurants, bar, coffee shop.

Quality Centre Mall

The Quality Centre Mall at Nyerere Road is the largest centrally air-conditioned mall in Dar es Salaam. Quality Centre offers an exciting retail mix, covering shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and services including banking, beauty and healthcare service.

GSM Malls

GSM Mall, Tanzania’s first Brand Shopping Mall is revolutionizing the retail experience in Dar es salaam.

There are two locations for GSM Malls, Msasani next to American Embassy and Pugu on Nyerere Road.

Dar Free Market

Shopping Mall,  along Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road. Open seven days in a week, features boutiques,kid stores, travel and tour outlets, restaurants, electronic stores, cinema hall and more.

Oyster Bay Shopping Centre

A high-end shopping outlets. Set around a garden courtyard, features organic grocer, craft shops, boutiques,  cafe and bar, services center.