Zivansh
Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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About
ZIVANSH – Where Zanzibar meets the world. We are a concept design store that is committed to empowering women and showcasing the groundbreaking culture and impressions that Zanzibar has to offer. Zivansh takes traditional African art, crafts, prints, and patterns a step further through style analysis, research and installation. We are driven to provide a platform for the work we do with our community and extraordinarily talented local artists. Currently, we work with over 40 local female artisans such as basket weavers, tailors, jewelers and soap makers. The community, along with a dash of fun and a pinch of love is exactly the recipe that makes Zivansh the place for you. Come and shop with an experience.
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Esther T
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Zanzibar has the prettiest souvenirs, when looking for a souvenir or a gift ,zivansh is your go to shop. A place where you can be sure the products aren't 'made in china' ( like many tourist shops products are) but all is locally produced, empowering the women of the country.
Get your zawadi (gift) or souvenir here.. it won't have the tacky 'Zanzibar' or 'hakuna matata ' prints, you'll find unique gifts that'll last for years. I always leave with a bag full ,as I can't resist..
Written 31 October 2022
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NasheFlavian
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
One of the best gift shops in Stone town. Unlike other shops in Stone town Zivansh has a selection of unique gifts and customized t-shirt. What however sets this shop apart and make it the best is the service. Their customer service is compared to non - we where welcomed by Rev and her assistant and will definitely be back to pick up some more stuff.
Written 26 September 2022
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Mishelle E
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
Zivansh is definitely a vibe! With its stylish interior, amazing displays & friendly staff it is hands down the best shop in Stone Town. The store has a unique line of custom designs and authentic products. They offer local handmade soaps & shampoo bars that smell amazing. They also sell hand painted tote bags, Zanzibar themed graphic tees and so much more! The staff are always super friendly and very helpful. A trip to Zanzibar is not complete without a shopping spree at Zivansh!
Written 20 July 2022
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jetqueen
london100 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Great boutique shop with good quality clothes, homewares, soaps - great design - one of the best shops in Stone Town. Lots of product locally made / designed. Def worth a visit. We especially loved the beaded light fittings.
Written 15 June 2022
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James G
Tulsa, OK18 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Walked in on our way to lunch on our last day. Told ourselves we had finished buying souvenirs. Walked out with$65 USD of local made soap, coconut flour, and trinkets. Staff very friendly. Neat little eclectic shoppe
Written 12 January 2022
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Ruudvz
La Chapelle-D'Abondance, France2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Where you don’t expect it at the coast net to travelers cafe a unique combination of Zanzibar’s inspiration mixed with western world products, Macbook, iPad sleeves, handpainted shoulder bags all vivit, modern to create a happy smile :-)
Written 28 October 2021
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Khizar J
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
This is such a nice, professionally run shop. I bought gifts here and a lot of the products are locally sourced (maybe even all of them). Also, the staff is friendly and the owner is really cool.

Would recommend making this your stop for gifts from Zanzibar.
Written 28 September 2021
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Natasha E
3 contributions
Sep 2021 • Business
Beautiful and quality made products.. I brought a couple of kiminos, which are perfect for the beach and as dresses. Worth a visit when in stone town
Written 11 September 2021
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rania
Dominican Republic9 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
In the middle in the historical area you will find this beautiful shop , It is the perfect place to buy souvenirs and the prices are very reasonable , highly recommend
Written 7 September 2021
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Sehreesh V
6 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
Zivansh is a great store, they have a variety of items such as mugs, clothing, phone cases, laptop sleeves, pillow cases and handmade soaps! Interior is absolutely beautiful
Written 6 September 2021
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Zivansh (Zanzibar City) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about Zivansh

Zivansh is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM