Zivansh
Speciality & Gift ShopsArt Galleries
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Zivansh is a must-visit concept store in the heart of Stone Town, Zanzibar. Discover a vibrant collection of locally-made gifts, clothing, and home decor that is as unique and eclectic as the island itself. You'll love their beautiful handmade beaded lighting and jewelry, which are true works of art. Zivansh also supports local artisans and empowers women by collaborating with talented craftsmen and women in Zanzibar. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to guide you through the store and help you find the perfect gift or souvenir. Plan a visit today and experience the exceptional products and outstanding service that make Zivansh a true gem of Stone Town.
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Esther T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Zanzibar has the prettiest souvenirs, when looking for a souvenir or a gift ,zivansh is your go to shop. A place where you can be sure the products aren't 'made in china' ( like many tourist shops products are) but all is locally produced, empowering the women of the country.
Get your zawadi (gift) or souvenir here.. it won't have the tacky 'Zanzibar' or 'hakuna matata ' prints, you'll find unique gifts that'll last for years. I always leave with a bag full ,as I can't resist..
Written 31 October 2022
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed shopping at Zivansh and appreciate our commitment to supporting local artisans and empowering women in Zanzibar. At Zivansh, we take pride in offering a vibrant and eclectic collection of locally-made gifts, clothing, and home decor that truly captures the essence of Zanzibar. We're glad that you found our products to be unique and lasting, without any tacky prints that are all too common in tourist shops. We hope that you'll visit us again soon and continue to explore the beauty and diversity of Zanzibar's artistic traditions through our exceptional products. Thank you for choosing Zivansh for your souvenir and gift needs!
Written 12 May 2023
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NasheFlavian
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
One of the best gift shops in Stone town. Unlike other shops in Stone town Zivansh has a selection of unique gifts and customized t-shirt. What however sets this shop apart and make it the best is the service. Their customer service is compared to non - we where welcomed by Rev and her assistant and will definitely be back to pick up some more stuff.
Written 26 September 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your shopping experience at Zivansh and that you found our selection of unique gifts and customized t-shirts to be exceptional. At Zivansh, we're committed to providing outstanding service to all of our customers. We're glad to hear that you had such a positive experience with our team, including Rav and her assistant. We're proud of our customer service and strive to make every visit to our store as enjoyable and memorable as possible. Thank you for choosing Zivansh for your gift needs, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 12 May 2023
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Mishelle E
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Zivansh is definitely a vibe! With its stylish interior, amazing displays & friendly staff it is hands down the best shop in Stone Town. The store has a unique line of custom designs and authentic products. They offer local handmade soaps & shampoo bars that smell amazing. They also sell hand painted tote bags, Zanzibar themed graphic tees and so much more! The staff are always super friendly and very helpful. A trip to Zanzibar is not complete without a shopping spree at Zivansh!
Written 20 July 2022
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We love that you love the vibe at Zivansh, from our stylish interior and amazing displays to our friendly staff. At Zivansh, we're passionate about providing a unique and authentic shopping experience for our customers. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our line of custom designs and locally-made products, including our amazing handmade soaps and shampoo bars. We're also delighted that you found our staff to be super friendly and helpful. We believe that exceptional customer service is key to creating a memorable shopping experience, and we're always here to help you find the perfect gift or souvenir. Thank you for choosing Zivansh for your shopping needs, and we can't wait to see you again!
Written 12 May 2023
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jetqueen
london96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Great boutique shop with good quality clothes, homewares, soaps - great design - one of the best shops in Stone Town. Lots of product locally made / designed. Def worth a visit. We especially loved the beaded light fittings.
Written 15 June 2022
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Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our boutique shop, which offers a range of good quality clothes, homewares, and locally-made products. We're glad you found our beaded light fittings to be a highlight. Hope to see you again soon!
Written 12 May 2023
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James G
Tulsa, OK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Walked in on our way to lunch on our last day. Told ourselves we had finished buying souvenirs. Walked out with$65 USD of local made soap, coconut flour, and trinkets. Staff very friendly. Neat little eclectic shoppe
Written 12 January 2022
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Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you stumbled upon our shop and found some treasures to take home with you, including our locally-made soap and coconut flour. Our staff takes pride in being friendly and providing a welcoming shopping experience. We hope you enjoyed your purchases and that they serve as a special reminder of your time in Zanzibar.
Written 12 May 2023
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Ruudvz
La Chapelle-D'Abondance, France3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
Where you don’t expect it at the coast net to travelers cafe a unique combination of Zanzibar’s inspiration mixed with western world products, Macbook, iPad sleeves, handpainted shoulder bags all vivit, modern to create a happy smile :-)
Written 28 October 2021
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Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our unique combination of Zanzibar-inspired and modern products, including our Macbook and iPad sleeves and hand-painted shoulder bags. Our goal is to create a happy and memorable shopping experience for our customers. We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon, thank you for being a regular shopper at Zivansh.
Written 12 May 2023
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Khizar J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
This is such a nice, professionally run shop. I bought gifts here and a lot of the products are locally sourced (maybe even all of them). Also, the staff is friendly and the owner is really cool.

Would recommend making this your stop for gifts from Zanzibar.
Written 28 September 2021
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Thank you for your kind words! We take pride in sourcing locally made products and supporting the community in Zanzibar. We're glad that you found our shop to be a great place to find gifts from Zanzibar and that our staff provided a friendly and professional shopping experience. We hope to see you again soon and thank you for recommending us to others!
Written 12 May 2023
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Natasha E
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Business
Beautiful and quality made products.. I brought a couple of kiminos, which are perfect for the beach and as dresses. Worth a visit when in stone town
Written 11 September 2021
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Thank you for sharing your experience and for recommending our shop! We're thrilled to hear that you loved our products, especially the kimonos. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Stone Town!
Written 12 May 2023
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rania
Dominican Republic10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
In the middle in the historical area you will find this beautiful shop , It is the perfect place to buy souvenirs and the prices are very reasonable , highly recommend
Written 7 September 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your shopping experience at our store. We take great pride in offering unique and locally sourced products at reasonable prices.
Written 12 May 2023
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Sehreesh V
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
Zivansh is a great store, they have a variety of items such as mugs, clothing, phone cases, laptop sleeves, pillow cases and handmade soaps! Interior is absolutely beautiful
Written 6 September 2021
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