Made in Zanzibar


Made in Zanzibar

Country: Tanzania, United Republic Of, Region: Zanzibar, City: Zanzibar

Tour Description

Zanzibar is a great place for shopping and bargain hunting. You will inevitably come across the odd ashtray carved out of a coconut shell but there are enough locally made art and craft to fill a whole suitcase with tasteful souvenirs! Take the hassle out of the hunt, and join Gallery Tours on a shopping excursion which promotes local handicraft in various shops around Stone Town.

On this half day tour, your guide will accompany you to local shops around town starting at the kanga bazaar where you can read proverbs printed on kanga cloth and also learn to wrap a kanga the traditional way. This will be followed by a visit to the leather sandal making workshop that has been supplying sandals to the island since 1976 after which you will move on to SASIK, one of the most successful women’s cooperatives in Zanzibar, to watch the women workers hand stitch and embroider elaborate cushion covers and wall hangings.

You will have an opportunity to see the making of beautiful hand crafted furniture from coconut wood and the amazing process of making the traditional kikoi at local factories. Watch as local craftsmen create wood carvings from very small and intricate designs to much larger pieces. Visit the workshop where traditional Zanzibar doors are carved and sold. For art lovers watching a Tinga Tinga painting being created is a must and decorating your palms with traditional henna art from the artists at ZAYAA Gallery the perfect gift to yourself. The tour ends with a stop at the Gallery Bookshop and the Zanzibar Gallery Shop.

Tour Includes

Return transfers in air-conditioned vehicle, local guide (English, Italian, French, German, Spanish)

Tour Excludes

Tipping, purchases of personal nature

Tour Note

Half Day Tour