I'll arrive in Arusha on a Sunday around noon, to start a Kilimanjaro trek the day after. While I have most of the required/recommended gear, I need to get a few extra things. I have the option to rent from the trekking company, but I've also considered buying some of it as I might have use of it later. I haven't found good outdoor equipment stores in the country where I'm currently living, otherwise I'd have bought it already.

So, my question is twofold: are there stores for outdoor equipment in Arusha? If so, are they open on a Sunday afternoon?

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    In answering your question, I've not addressed the 'decent' part, as that is asking for opinions, which we don't do here on TSE. Otherwise, I hope the info helps. On your return, you can always add your own Answer with feedback on your experience there. As you know, it's helps develop content.
    – Giorgio
    May 13, 2017 at 16:30
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    @Dorothy thanks for the reminder, I've edited the question to make it less opinion-based. I'd be happy to provide an answer after going there.
    – HenricF
    May 14, 2017 at 5:18

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Kilimanjaro Review offers a number of suggestions on where to pick up gear, and several have Sunday hours:

Ezzy Spot Gents' Quality Garments
AS Osman Outfitters

The biggest and best shopping mall is the TFA Centre, often referred to as the Shoprite Centre, where several safari outfitters are located. It is open Mon - Sat 0900 - 1900, Sun 0900 – 1600.

Gear rental is also an option, and some make arrangements in advance of your arrival:

Ascend Tanzania
Base Camp Tanazania
Climbing Kilimanjaro
African Environments

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    This looks great - I'll mark it as accepted after I've been there.
    – HenricF
    May 14, 2017 at 5:19

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