Visiting Shanga

Shanga is a FREE visitor destination and is open for tours and activities 9am - 4.30pm every day of the year. Visitors are welcome to stop by anytime, or advanced bookings can be made for larger groups and tailored experiences. For bookings please contact

A visit to Shanga can comprise your choice of free workshop tours, activities, information sessions and shopping. Speak with our guides on arrival or see below for our recommendations on how best to spend your time at our special project.

Shanga can be experienced as its own destination, or combined with a meal at one of the exceptional Arusha Coffee Lodge dining venues. With options including casual cafe, local swahili buffet, bistro and fine dining, there's something for everyone.

Workshop Activities

When visiting Shanga you can tailor your own experience with our flexible tour and activity options. Speak with one of our friendly guides on arrival, or plan ahead for a unique experience that fits your availability and preferences using the activity time guide below:

10 min   Quick workshop view and shop

30 min   Guided workshop tour with 'try' activities including glass blowing

15 min   Activity: Make your own necklace

45 min   Activity: Maasai beading workshop & make your own necklace

30 min   Sign language lesson

15 min   Q & A discussion on disabilities and recycling in Tanzania

20 min   Shanga shopping


The Shanga shop showcases the high-quality handmade products made in the Shanga workshop. Take home a unique gift or keepsake that celebrates the best of Swahili style while also supporting a great project. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AMEX Tanzanian Shillings and USD. With a number of shipping options we can ship your purchases anywhere in the world.

Our Shanga shop is part of Traders Walk at Arusha Coffee Lodge. While visiting Shanga, why not also check out the beautiful Soko Gift Shop for specialty African products and The Tanzanite Experience for authentic, ethically-mined Tanzanite gemstones and jewellery. For more information download the Traders Walk brochure.