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Shanga & Shanga Foundation

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Shonga is a truly heart warming story of disabled people making new lives for themselves in a... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
RenoBill
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Reno, NV
Great concept

We were late getting arriving so the people who work there were closing up. It was easy to see how... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
notwitter
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Houston, Texas
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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...more
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Dodoma Road | Arusha Coffee Lodge - Elewana, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Shonga is a truly heart warming story of disabled people making new lives for themselves in a workshop that recycles metal, glass and more, and produces very high quality handicrafts. There are few if any opportunities for gainful employment in third world countries for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We were late getting arriving so the people who work there were closing up. It was easy to see how worthwhile and important the concept is of the disabled recycling and creating both practical and artistic items for sale. It is beneficial to these folks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank notwitter
ShangaM3, Manager at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Hello Betsy Sorry that you arrived as we were closing up, From all of us at Shanga, thank you so much for your kind review. regards\ Lucy

Reviewed October 11, 2018

Extremely interesting to walk through the workshops for local Tanzanian persons with a myriad of special needs that may keep them out of the mainstream workforce. It is good to see that even developing countries provide such services. At Shanga, workers are taught and practice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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ShangaM3, Marketing Officer at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Dear travelers, So glad you go to come & visit us and thanks for the kind words about us. R

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Shanga is a workshop for deaf, mute, and physically challenged individuals. You can see the workers spinning yarn, weaving, blowing glass, beading, and painting. Its are available for purchase at reasonable prices. Proceeds benefit the workers and allow for continued production.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Laurel A
ShangaM3, Manager at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hello Laurel Thank you so much for taking your time in sharing this wonderful review. We hope you enjoyed the Shanga experience. Have a good day! thanks

Reviewed October 5, 2018

My wife and I toured this foundation while in Arusha. It was inspiring to see how disabled people are provided with skills to further their abilities and overcome the challenges of their disabilities.

Date of experience: September 2018
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ShangaM3, Manager at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hello Robynhood Thank you so much for taking your time and sharing this wonderful review. We hope you had a wonderful experience during your visit. Have a lovely day

Reviewed September 16, 2018

Such an inspiring way to end our wonderful stay in Tanzania. We wanted to pick up souvenirs and gifts before heading home and Jombi (with the amazing safari company Tanzania Outdoor Adventures) brought us to the Shanga Foundation and shops. The variety and quality of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kelly S
Reviewed September 10, 2018

I am so glad someone at our hotel mentioned visiting this attraction before we left Arusha. It was truly inspiring to see everyone hard at work creating beautiful works of art, jewelry, and glassware from recycled metal, fabrics, and wine bottles. Well worth the stop....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The world needs more places like Shanga. As a special education teacher, I was in tears (of delight) several times during our tour. The majority of the artists there are deaf/mute and, fortunately, I remembered enough American Sign Language that I could communicate with them...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Shanga M, Manager at Shanga & Shanga Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hello Wanda P From all of us at Shanga i would like to thank you for the lovely review of Shanga. We really appreciate seeing the positive comments about your visit and the experience you had. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your safari! Have...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018

I knew I was visiting this place once I get to Tanzania. I have to see first hand how these amazing men and women come together to create something unique. The place had so much to see and enjoy. I was able to interview the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

We love Shanga!! My daughter was able to sign with one of the young ladies who works there doing beadwork. It was wonderful to watch them interact. We were mesmerized watching the glass blowing. Such an amazing place. I love how they value everyone, regardless...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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!
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