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Shanga & Shanga Foundation

Dodoma Road | Arusha Coffee Lodge - Elewana, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 689 759 067
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Listen, you HAVE to go to this place! It is the most beautiful facility that teaches skills to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Erin S
Orem, Utah, United States

Shanga is incredible with the work they do. We were given a tour and I could not help but be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caroline M
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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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Dodoma Road | Arusha Coffee Lodge - Elewana, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 689 759 067
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

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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
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Shanga last year and thoroughly enjoyed it! The guide greeted us with a big smile and enthusiastically showed us around the workshop! All the staff were so friendly and so amazing in what they were doing. We got to make our own Shanga...More

Thank Llh89
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

If you are like me and want to take home meaningful gifts from a holiday a stop at this place is a must. Every tourist shop should be like this. It provides training and jobs to deaf and blind locals who then create beautiful gifts...More

Thank Aiasha I
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Shanga provides opportunities for disabled individuals. The crafts range from woven fabric, blown glass, hand made beads, small paintings and shopping bags made from old newspaper and much more. You get wonderful reasonably priced gifts and help a good organization All other souvenirs look mass...More

Thank Carol H
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Hi, I will be in Arusha for a few days and would like to visit Shanga & Shanga Foundation. What is the best way to get there. I am wondering whether to hire a car or if there are day tours there or if transport is easy? Any advice would be appreciated.
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!