Mama Africa Giftshop

Mama Africa Giftshop, Moshi: Hours, Address, Mama Africa Giftshop Reviews: 5/5

Mama Africa Giftshop
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
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8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Yellow. Black. Green. Blue. Mama Africa Curio highlights Tanzania as a country of full of life, vibrance, and beauty in an extensive collection of dresses, paintings, Khanga and Kitenge materials, carvings, stitched bags and handmade jewellery. We are also proud partners with different charities in Moshi in support of local business, good will and women’s empowerment including: VOEWOFO, Masaa women from Tatu Project, Jiendeleze Women Group, Tumaini for Africa, Family of good hope, Wauki & Wakipa women group, Pamoja tunaweza boys and girls street children and Tatu Rafiki.
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lisafO3026OC
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The Giftshop organized the sunset bus tour. Very easy and uncomplicated! I was booked the tour online and everything went well. Had a nice sunset view of Kilimanjaro! Thank u so much! In addition to that I bought a painting from the Giftshop, because there are a lot of beautiful things to buy!
Written 13 August 2022
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Ambre
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Friends
If you are in Moshi you cannot miss this amazing shop! The products are beautiful and comes from different NGOs in the area and the sellers are the kindests
Written 19 June 2022
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rejsefrede
Roskilde, Denmark3 contributions
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There are hundreds of shops in Moshi, but this is definitely my favorite. Really sweet staff, a great selection of souvenirs and good prices. The store can be highly recommended.
Written 18 June 2022
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rafael
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Friends
Peter that owns Mama Africa Giftshop with his mother, is a perfect mediator between western cilture to the local culture.

From buying local art in a trustworthy price, to getting around in his car to visit local sites/attractions, or even just hang out at night for some football games, pool and karaoke.... nevermind what, he will take care of you.

If you come to Moshi, i can recommend to contact him for all the above or also for a very nice homstay gesthouse to sleep.

He has been living in UK.
Written 11 June 2022
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Lucas
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While staying in Moshi for 3 months we regularly visited Mama Africa. We bought lots of lovely presents for our families here as well as getting recommendations from the friendly staff about things to do in and around Moshi. We also did the sunset bus tour through them, which was a really enjoyable start to our trip.
Written 31 May 2022
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G.A
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My friends and I booked the sunset bus as it came highly recommended on trip advisor for things to do in Moshi. Unfortunately our experience was terrible.
We arrived at mama Africa gift shop and they weren’t even expecting us, despite our online booking. This meant that there was no one available to drive us to the bus. They offered to put us in a tuktuk and send us to the location of the bus. However, being young women in a foreign country we had our own driver take us to the location for our own safety. To our surprise we ended up at a field where a derelict bus was located. When we got there, they offered us to climb onto the roof of the stationary bus and some drinks. The bus was falling apart, and there were no drums, no music or dancing at the site. To top it all off, you couldn’t even see the sunset from any vantage point at the site, even when on the roof of the rickety bus.
We were truly disappointed and quite frankly horrified at the experience, as we’d read previous great reviews. Thankfully they have agreed to refund us.
I can’t speak for previous years, but I personally would not book unless you have checked with the company that they are up and running as advertised.
Written 13 May 2022
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Maddie Newcombe
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Friends
Went with my friends to the sunset bus which was advertised as a great experience. However when we arrived they didn’t know we had booked the bus and very quickly called a tuktuk to come and pick us up. As 3 young girls we felt quite vulnerable getting into a random tuktuk but luckily we had our own driver that we trusted so he took us instead. When we arrived, we got on top of the broken down bus which, when looking at the advertisement, thought drove us to a good place to see the sunset.

However this is not the case and we could not see the sunset at all. We were offered a drink which was nice but there was no drumming, singing or learning the local songs which was also advertised.
We made a complaint to the organisers and they did give a full refund but in order to save yourselves the hassle, do not book this sunset bus.
Written 13 May 2022
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farah s
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Friends
As of may 2022 the sunset bus does not actually run. We booked for 3 people and went to the pick up spot where we was told we had to then an additional tuktuk to the spot instead of being picked up by the bus which was about half an hour away. When we arrived the bus was very run down and didn’t actually work or move (definitely not how it’s pictured in the photos). There were no drums or singing or anything described in the advertisement and we couldn’t actually see the sunset as there were multiple buildings in the way and the bus couldn’t move so we could actually get a view. After speaking with the owners they agreed to give us a refund but overall would definitely not recommend as it was nothing like it was advertised.
Written 13 May 2022
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Teresa E
Konstanz, Germany4 contributions
Friends
We went to Mama Africa Gift shop a couple of times while we were staying in Moshi and bought some really beautiful things there which are handmade by local artists. We also spent a good time there talking to the nice staff.
The owner of the shop, Peter, is a super nice and fun guy. We spent a lot of time with him while in Moshi and did some great trips together (see Harry adventures for that!).
Written 4 May 2022
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Sjors
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Perfect shop with nice gifts, the crew can also help out with any activities in the area. Please also see Tarry adventures and safaris.
Written 30 April 2022
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Mama Africa Giftshop is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Mon - Sat 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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