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Shanga & Shanga Foundation

Dodoma Road | Arusha Coffee Lodge - Elewana, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 689 759 067
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Very Cool Place and Worth the Visit

My wife and I are staying at the Arusha Coffee Lodge and Shanga is on their premises. What a great... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Jeff H
Mississauga, Canada
via mobile
Great shopping for a great cause

Short tour was very informative. Fun to see people in action creating the jewelry, glass, textiles... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Jen B
Stamford, Connecticut
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Combining an uplifting local community project with unique artistic activities and an opportunity to purchase handmade gifts, Shanga has been a favourite Arusha destination since 2007. Shanga is all about the workshop where over 50 disabled Tanzanians recycle glass, paper and aluminium into high quality jewellery, glassware and homewares which are sold in the Shanga Shop. Meet our inspiring people and participate in a workshop activity or sign-language lesson, and take home a unique and hand-made local gift or keepsake. Close to Arusha Airport and on the road leading to the National Parks.
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“gift shop” (10 reviews)
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Dodoma Road | Arusha Coffee Lodge - Elewana, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 689 759 067
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are staying at the Arusha Coffee Lodge and Shanga is on their premises. What a great place! They employ over 30 people with disabilities who make different types of art. We spent a fortune on some great items and they were...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Short tour was very informative. Fun to see people in action creating the jewelry, glass, textiles, etc.

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 20 July 2017

At Shanga you get this overwhelming feeling that people care for each other in this world. The inspiration this group has given me during my visit will stay with me for a lifetime. Here you will find artisans with disabilities that are given the opportunity...More

Thank mjfmail2016
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Listen, you HAVE to go to this place! It is the most beautiful facility that teaches skills to the disabled in the area. It gives them a chance to make a living and express themselves in the most beautiful recycled art and crafts! This was...More

1  Thank Erin S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Shanga is incredible with the work they do. We were given a tour and I could not help but be brought to tears with how amazing each station was. The workers are extremely kind and welcoming. The gift shop showed the wide range of creations...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The work Shanga does is incredible and the tour they gave us of the facility highlighted the amazing talents of their employees, who each have some sort of disability. With that, however, the work they do is beautiful and you are given the opportunity to...More

Thank monerah95
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is an amazing place that offers jobs for disabled workers. The items sold are high quality and a good price, which all goes towards a good cause. The tour they give of the facility is also worth taking.

Thank Riley H
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

It is a unique place to be, one of the best and most effective Social enterprises in the whole of Arusha, Tanzania. The use of recycled materials to create and craft eccentric and attractive works of art an jewelry; was intriguing in its own rights....More

1  Thank Gbk G
Reviewed 21 March 2017

When visiting Arusha, make sure to save a few dollars to spend at Shenga. They have beautiful jewelry and other items at great prices, all made on site. Their mission is wonderful. My son even got to try his hand at glass blowing while visiting....More

Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I love that they had this quote painted on their wall! ^^ I have visited twice, the first time in 2010 and the second time in 2015. When I visited in 2015 I had a group of children with me and the staff member who...More

Thank Dweebz1
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26 February 2016|
Response from Maureen C | Reviewed this property |
The Lodge is about 6km from Arusha Clock Tower. The easiest method is a taxi - if you are staying in a hotel they can arrange. The most fun way would be to get a daladala!