Mwanzo Mpya

Mwanzo Mpya, Stone Town: Hours, Address, Mwanzo Mpya Reviews: 4.5/5

Mwanzo Mpya
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Our tiny friendly shop has a range of gifts specializing in East African fabric especially kitenge and kanga and a range of original design clothing items made in Zanzibar. The huge collection of hand made paper bead jewellry including necklaces, bracelets and earrings is second to none in Stone Town. We make all the beads ourselves and you can take photos of us making them.
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< 1 hour
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Siddharth Bussiness
1 contribution
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Feb 2021 • Business
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Written 13 April 2021
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Jodie E
10 contributions
Beautiful is an understatement!
Dec 2017 • Couples
Today we spent a day shopping in Stone Town but we spent most of it here. So many beautiful things I can't say enough about the gorgeous fabrics, jewelry, dresses and so much more. We bought gifts for everyone including ourselves. The lovely husband and wife team couldn't do enough to help us. Highly recommended.
Written 24 December 2017
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Thanks so much for coming to our tiny shop and thanks very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed your shopping experience. Karibu tena Zanzibar!
Written 27 December 2017
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Amanda B
Washington DC, DC2 contributions
Wonderful service and very kind
Sep 2017 • Friends
I connected with Heather a week after I left Zanzibar looking to order a dozen local hand carved wood frames. She was able to connect with a neighboring vendor and place a custom order for me. Shipping to the U.S. took only 10 days and everything arrived safely. Heather was very kind, patience, accommodating, and responsive. I will order more from her and Khatib soon.
Written 23 October 2017
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Thanks so much. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a such a lovely positive review. Thanks for your business and karibu tena Zanzibar!
Written 27 October 2017
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Gemma S
1 contribution
Cannot recommend enough! Well worth a visit.
May 2016 • Solo
We visited this shop for the first time a few weeks ago and met Khatib Abdalla, the friendliest man you will meet in Zanzibar. The shop can be a little difficult to find but if you show one of the other shop owners in the general area a picture from here they should be able to direct you.

I bought a beautiful skirt and some matching paper beaded jewellery after some help choosing colours and fabrics from the owner. The first time round I choose a funky navy blue with white umbrellas on it. I loved it so much that we went straight back when we returned to Zanzibar a few weeks later! I've just bought another 2 wrap skirts and a matching headband and if I had more space in my bag I most probably would have left with more.

Beautifully made, the wrap skirts are the most comfortable thing you'll ever wear and I've been practically living in my last one so very pleased to have a couple more to wear now. We will definitely be back for more items in the future.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon Khatib!
Written 13 May 2016
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Thanks so much for your wonderful and positive review, we're so glad you had a good time shopping at our little shop and so very happy that you are enjoying wearing the wrap around skirts. You are very welcome to come again. Karibu tena Mwanzo Mpya Heather and Khatib Abdalla. PS. Be sure to check our Facebook Page for the latest additions in the shop, there's a whole stack of kitenge and kanga wrap skirts coming this week!
Written 14 May 2016
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Brenda I
Nottingham, UK11 contributions
Great Shop! Fabulous owner.
Jan 2016 • Couples
We sort of stumbled into this fabulous shop and the first thing that we got was an amazing welcome. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable and humoured me at my attempt to haggle! Not easy for British people.

The shop is full of fabrics - kangas, kitenges, dresses and skirts and shirts. Great gifts. Bracelets. Scarves.

The best part is the owner took time out to find me an outfit for my son in the right colours. But not before taking us to the restaurant where all the locals go!

Top Man! See you soon my friend!
Written 26 January 2016
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Thank you very much Brenda for your wonderful review. We're so glad you enjoyed your shopping experience with us and you are very welcome to come again. Karibu tena Zanzibar, hakuna matata Khatib Abdalla
Written 28 January 2016
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Jeanetteibu
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
Great value for money, unique gifts shop
Dec 2015 • Couples
Awesome little shop run by the most amazing friendly people you will ever meet.
There is a huge range of African fabrics including kitenge and kanga, some clothing and beautiful, unique one of a kind hand made paper bead necklaces, bracelets and earrings, that you won't find any where else.
Great place to pick up a gift or 2 for all your friends back home at cheap prices!
Written 7 January 2016
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Thanks so much for the positive review, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience at our little shop and you also got your gift shopping done at the same time!
Written 10 January 2016
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Mwanzo Mpya is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM