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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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Good place to shop if you are tired of bargaining

This is a good place for those who do not enjoy bargaining. Plenty of good stuff at in a reasonable... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
zephyr H
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San Jose, California
Fixed but reasonable prices

We went a couple times to see what can be found in Zanzibar and found some prices to be cheaper... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Patty6-13
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Davis, California
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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 good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“one stop shop” (7 reviews)
“bao” (2 reviews)
“pay by card” (2 reviews)
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Kenyata Road | Opposite Post Office, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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+255 24 223 9376
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"one stop shop"
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"street vendors"
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"spice farm"
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a good place for those who do not enjoy bargaining. Plenty of good stuff at in a reasonable price.

Thank zephyr H
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Memoriesofzanzibar, Guest Relations Manager at Memories of Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting. Karibu Tena!

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We went a couple times to see what can be found in Zanzibar and found some prices to be cheaper than the small shops and the quality to be a little better. The spices are much cheaper here than what we paid at the spice...More

2  Thank Patty6-13
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Memoriesofzanzibar, Guest Relations Manager at Memories of Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting, we hope you had a good experience in Zanzibar

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This is the place to get everything you need to take home as souvenirs. They have best quality spices, coffee, tea, clothing antique. List is never ending. It consists of 2 levels of huge place. Air-conditioned. Prices are fixed. Quality is excellent. We got spices...More

Thank Hussaini M
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Memoriesofzanzibar, Guest Relations Manager at Memories of Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and your custom. We hope you enjoyed your time in Zanzibar!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I love that shop ! There are allot of gifts to choose from and in most cases cheaper than the street vendors you can shop and look around with no one hassling you to buy things. It's amazing to have a shop like this in...More

Thank E2866KTdanielp
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Memoriesofzanzibar, Guest Relations Manager at Memories of Zanzibar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your custom.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I found that Memories was much cheaper than the street vendors for most things! Worth visiting here first for a comparison of prices!

Thank Aziza W
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t say that the items are overpriced. Actually you will get many souvenirs maybe even cheaper than other places offering. They have a different spices, clothes, creams, art and so on. We bought most of our things there. Also you can pay by card...More

Thank Eliis O
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

I would not recommend this shop. The goods inside are ones that you can find all over Zanzibar and even cheaper on mainland Tanzania. (To the point where something I bought in mainland Tanzania for $5 was $40 in this shop). Not to mention, the...More

1  Thank Sana A
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

A great shop. Huge varieties of souvenirs, gifts, spices and jewelry. It is very convenient and organized. I really enjoyed the atmosphere there.

Thank Ahmad E
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Lovely to find clean airconditioned place in dirty Stone town;but very expensive to buy anything just like chocolate,coffee or soap

Thank Kvolkova
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This place is about five times more expensive than the rest of the shops in Stone Town; the benefit is that it is Air Coditioned, and the shop proprietors do not hound you as you look round the shop trying to sell things to you....More

Thank FriedSock
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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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