Memories of Zanzibar
too good to leave behind jewellery
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souvenirs books & CDs
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Memories of Zanzibar - The Souvenir Emporium

For enquiries and orders please email

Opposite Post Office - +255 24 223 9376/7

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Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town

PO Box 3670, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Thousands of souvenirs all under one roof

jewellery, souvenirs, books & CDs, crafts, clothing, memories

...too good to leave behind

large showroom, two floors, air-conditioned, browse freely, fixed prices, all major credit cards accepted - "no hassle", "no haggle"

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 the Serena, Tembo and Dhow Palace, you can count on a pleasant shopping atmosphere and service with a smile.

Memories of Zanzibar is the creation of a Zanzibar-born brother and sister team who studied and lived abroad, returning to Zanzibar in 1996 to make their dream a reality.  The business started in a tiny room of 9 square metres and moved to it's present location in April 2000.

A veritable treasure trove in historic Stone Town, Memories of Zanzibar offers an exciting range of local crafts, exclusive garments, spices, books, tasteful cushion covers, bedcovers and wall hangings, jewellery, kikoi garments and sarongs.  You can also find the largest selection of African music in town here.


Choose from a wide selection of Zanzibar resorts for your next vacation and use the easy online booking facilities.


Memories of Zanzibar is a member of Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (ZATI)

ZATI Members:

236 Hurumzi > Al-Johari > Almanna Tours & Assistance > Amaan Kendwa Beach Resort > Beyt Al Chai > Blue Oyster Hotel > Bluebay Beach Resort and Spa > Breezes Beach Club and Spa > Chumber Island Coral Park > Coastal Aviation > Discover Zanzibar > Dongwe Club > Dubai World Africa Services (Pty) Ltd > Duniani Lodge at Kendwa Beach Zanzibar > Essque Zalu Zanzibar > Explore Zanzibar Co Ltd > Fisherman Tours and Travel Ltd. > Fishing Zanzibar > Flame Tree Cottages > > Fumba Beach Lodge > Fundu Lagoon > Gallery Tours and Safaris Ltd > Hakuna Majiwe Lodge > Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge > House of Spices Zanzibar > Jafferji Foundation > Kanga Kabisa (Tantex Ltd.) > Karafuu Hotel (Samos Ltd) > Karafuu Hotel (Samos Ltd.) > Kempinski Hotel Zanzibar (Zamani) > Kilindi Zanzibar, Tanzania > Kipepeo Lodge > Kisiwa House > Mapenzi Beach Club (Plan Hotel Zanzibar Ltd) > Mbweni Ruins Hotel (Zanzibar ADventure Co Ltd) > Mchanga Beach Lodge > Memories of Zanzibar > Mercury's Restaurant and Bar > Mnarani Beach Cottages > Mtoni Marine Centre Ltd. > Neptune Pwani Beach Resort > Nungwi Village Beach Resort > One Ocean Diving > One Way > Ozti East Africa > Quality Meat & beverage Supplies Ltd > Ras Michamvi > Ras Nungwi > Renco Zanzibar Ltd (La Gemma Dell' Est) > Safari Blue > SAFINA TOURS > scuba-do-zanzibar > Seasons Lodge > Serena Hotels > Shooting Star Inn > Shooting Star Lodge > Silk Route Restaurant > Suntours and Travel Ltd > Swahili House Zanzibar > swahilidivers > Tabasam Tours and Travel > The Palms Ltd. > Tima Tours & Safaris > Treasure Island Tours  > Turisanda Ltd > Uhuru Travel & Tours Ltd. > VentaClub Karibu > Zama Tours > Zan Air Ltd. > Zan Tours Ltd. > Zansupply Co Ltd. > Zanzibar Car Hire > Zanzibar Excursions > Zanzibar Fairmont Beach Resort > Zanzibar Fishing Club Ltd > Zanzibar Palace Hotel > ZG Design >

We are also a logo sponsor of Sauti za Busara - see

See Memories of Zanzibar featured on Zanzibar.NET

The site has many potentially useful Zanzibar Links:

Pemba.NET - our sister site, dedicated to the beautiful island of Pemba. > The 'Kamusi Project' Living Swahili Dictionary > Zanzibar Watersports > Official Website of the Zanzibar International Film Festival > - Home of Swahili hiphop! > Amore Mio - Superlative ice-creams in Stone Town! > The official web-site of the Tanzania High Commission, London > Tanserve - Tanzania's search engine including news and travel information > - information on every country in Africa > A - Z of Freddie Mercury > Zanzibar's Postal History > Zanzibar Food > Useful Africa travel information, including Zanzibar > Tanzania Tourist Board > Photos of Zanzibar and Pemba by Martin Ruffe > Zanzibar information from Gemma Pitcher > Zanzibar holiday photos by Loic > - featuring every African country > - Some great underwater photographs > A Zanzibar Home Page > AdmiNet - Information on the world's countries > Yahoo Freddie Mercury Links > Online home of Lonely Planet publications, with worldwide travel information > Oman Studies Centre > Translation of Quran in the Swahili Language > Barghash's Zanzibar site - some interesting information here > Some great photos from John Morris' trip to Zanzibar