Shopping in Iringa | Supermakets and Malls


Shopping in Iringa: Iringa is a town in central Tanzania. It sits on a cliff overlooking the Ruaha River Valley, in the Southern Highlands region. The town center has German colonial buildings and a popular market. The Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery memorializes soldiers who died in local battles during WWI and WWII. From Gangilonga Rock, which was once an important chieftain meeting spot, views stretch over the town. 

Shopping in Iringa

#1. Sokoni Market : Centrally located in the city, Sokoni one of the best markets in Tanzania to offers you variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Here, you will find most seasonal produce. This market is also famous for its woven baskets, made using local reeds. These baskets are used across Tanzania and exported.

#2. Masai Market : It is located near Iringa main Post office or Iringa Net internet cafe. You will find valuable paintings and wood carvings and musical instruments sold at very reasonable prices.

#3. Matumaini Women’s Centre: You may also go to this center for shopping for things like bags, aprons, toys etc. They may also make blanket to your specification.

#4. Neema Crafts Centre: Iringa is also well known for this award-winning centre –  Neema Crafts Centre. It is a great place to visit for shopping and eating.  They make variety of items such as cards, albums beaded bits, bracelets, earrings, flip flops, cushion, vitenge patchwork blankets, lamps and lamp shade, the list goes on. The centre employs disabled people. Remember Neema Craft Centre is a great place for shopping and dining! For more details, please visit their website.

#5. Gangilonga Supermarket: The supermarket is located in between Gangilonga and Wilolesi, not far from Iruwasa, off Iringa Dodoma road. It is open 7 days a week.


Other areas to visit: There are many shops selling western style clothes and traditional clothes – Vitenge and Kanga near the Sokoni Market along Indian Street. You will see many other items along this area and remember to negotiate. Tell them PUNGUZA!


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