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Sam Nujoma Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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I was lucky that at the first stall I visited along the main road, the seller (a young man that spoke English) assisted with navigating the stalls for the items I was looking for and at the best prizes. I felt safe despite being a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Siza M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its a good place to buy or access cultural material from Tanzanian artists. The have a way of crafting the woods and beads to represent certain story or attach them to several this like watches, bracelets, cotton material, vikoi etc

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mandyt20192019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

here you get to see so many products which are hand made by the sellers there are painters,sandals makers,bracelet makers and so much more,the part i love most about this place there are so many women whom are entrepreneurs.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dullahmsabaha
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is considerably more expensive than Tingatinga or Slipway market, but the stuff is pretty much the same, with minor variations in size and types of animals. Plus, someone tried to sell us some shady tanzanite for $2000 (!!!), no joke. The “tanzanite bag”...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Masha B
Reviewed September 8, 2019

We have been here a lot over the years we have visited Dar. This visit, we noticed that the market had been cleaned up and not nearly as chaotic as before. However, we did go early in the morning, so maybe the buzz of the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lora V
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Beauty of Wooden carvers .The sound of hummer and nail That heard from Garage to the showroom bring Carvers with Good looking and Symbols of African Culture. Big market of WoodCarvers in Dar es salaam Tanzania. Also known as Mwenge Vinyago accessible area and Good...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Donald S
Reviewed August 22, 2019

Although the carvers are skilled and talented, they lack originality. Prices are inflated and you have to be very patient and skilled to bargain. The same products are replicated in almost every stall. One can understand that vendors are desperate for business but a fresh...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank love2travel076
Reviewed June 6, 2019

This place is a must see because you can see the variety of souvenirs and most people are creating it there for you to see. I highly recommend it and you should plan to be there for a couple of hours.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jessica R
Reviewed May 3, 2019

This Tourist point is a small Carving school and industry. At the backyard of some shops there are cavers proceeding with production of their sculpture using small axes, knifes, emery paper, etc. Here you get the best products both commercial & antiquities at the best...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Safaris-Holiday
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

This is the best place to purchase tourist cultural souvenirs in Dar es Salaam. The prices are negotiable. There are some inexpensive statues, jewelry artwork and etc. The vendors are Tanzania friendly! Mwenge has been in operation for over 30 years.

Date of experience: December 2018
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ZainabR47
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Emam78 | Reviewed this property |
You can find a lot of pieces at Mwenge market with reasonable prices but you need to negotiate hardly with vendors ...
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Uber, works well in Dar
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