As you stroll through Stone Town, you will find several shops selling wood carvings, Zanzibari chests, clothes, spices, jewel¬lery, paintings and antiques. Most of the gift shops are situated along Kenyatta Road in Shangani, and Gizenga Street behind the Old Fort.

Tourists are advised not to buy any products related to protected species on the islands, such as seashells and turtles. A holiday to Zanzibar would be incomplete without visiting these souvenir shops.