Masoud is 20 years old and started working at Shanga last month. He has quickly become part of the team and has already proven he is very capable of producing amazing products. He is part of the Aluminium and Metal department where he is producing beautiful mobiles, wind chimes and many more products that we sell. Masoud took part in the ‘Usa River Rehabilitation and Training Centre’ shoe making course before he came to Shanga. He was born with Dwarfism which was tough for him growing up. He is fully integrated into the Shanga Family where he says he feels safe and happy now.   


We are delighted to announce that we have just opened a second Shanga Shop with a mini workshop at the Mount Meru Game Lodge in Usa River, just 20 minutes from Kilimanjaro Airport on the way to Arusha town.

The shop is completely different to the "mothership" shop at Arusha Coffee Lodge and equally as exciting. In the mini workshop we offer weaving, bead making, beading and tailoring. Mount Meru Game Lodge was taken over by the owners on January 2016 and the entire lodge has been refurbished. They offer fabulous meals, high tea, and very well priced rooms.

There is a charming cafe in the Shanga Shop, with a world class coffee menu and lovely pastries, sandwiches and salads.

Tanzanite Experience are busy building a branch at the Game Lodge as well, which should be open soon.