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Creative Solutions Center - CLOSED

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Creating magical art on a magical island

We had a wonderful time meeting Aida and getting to "play" with all the art at Creative Solutions... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2015
Seattle, Washington
Wow! Just so creative!

Aida and her colleagues are doing a great and creative job here! Zanzibar has some waste problems... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2015
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 Jul 2015
“Creating magical art on a magical island”
4 Apr 2015
“Wow! Just so creative!”
We are an arts experience, focusing on creative recycling of glass and bottles. Visitors have the chance to participate in creating their own art objects as souvenirs. There are several options available from a one hour tour to an entire weekend!
Njia Mbili, Mangapwani | Northwest of Stone Town, Tanzania
+255 773 309 092
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

We had a wonderful time meeting Aida and getting to "play" with all the art at Creative Solutions! It was great fun! Started by learning to cut glass bottles using a scoring knife and a candle - got to try that when we get back...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

Aida and her colleagues are doing a great and creative job here! Zanzibar has some waste problems, and this is a way to take care of it. They receive glass bottles from restaurants and hotels - and make it all into great art! Among other...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Bobadilla
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Aida,you are doing a splendid job there,we came 2 times during our stay at sea cliff just because the warmth of your center.I really hope that your effort of teaching people who have small chance of learning will help everybody.Thanks god that still there are...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank paulgoetghebeur
Reviewed 18 December 2014

I visited Creative Solutions after meeting Aida at an artisan market in Dar es Salaam. I live in Tanzania and love any chance to visit local projects. The owners are passionate, creative, and loving, making you feel at home the second you step foot on...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank hannah n
Aida A, Manager at Creative Solutions Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2015

Thank you Hannah, it was lovely having you here, come back anytime!

Reviewed 30 August 2014

We visited yesterday the creative solution center. We were not expected but nevertheless warmly welcomed. Aida showed us everything, the workshop, the class rooms the volunteer house, the beautiful playground and the mosaic wall around the property and I was even trying to cut a...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 4 February 2014

VISIT! You will learn a lot and have the time of your life learning it. The two founders (who run the center and teach English and art) are absolutely phenomenal. They set up Creative Solutions to use art as a way to teach as well...More

Date of experience: January 2014
3  Thank K R
Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

We took our daughters there when the holiday became a bit to long without their friends. I was hoping they could partake in some art activities. The lady in charge was however away on holiday and the kids too. The caretaker however received us and...More

3  Thank DeninaBernard
Aida A, General Manager at Creative Solutions Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2013

Thank you so much for your comments and for visiting our organization.

Reviewed 27 August 2013

Totally enjoyed visiting with my kids and friends. The kids participated in puppet workshops and all sorts of awesome recycling activities from making music on a giant bottle xylophone to creating murals in the gardens. I also appreciate the awareness and community building and being...More

Date of experience: June 2013
3  Thank zoe s
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I've stayed at Creative Solutions several times for several projects and it is an absolutely magical place with wonderful people and a great atmosphere. It is focusing on sustainability without being "hippie", it is creating and reflecting on art without being pretentious nor "arty-farty", it...More

Date of experience: May 2013
3  Thank Manka240
Reviewed 1 July 2013

I have stayed at Creative Solutions multiple times over my stay in Zanzibar. It is an absolutely beautiful property and blends an exciting mix of art and sustainability. As Mangapwani is not in the city, Creative Solutions is just a km walk to a beautiful...More

Date of experience: April 2013
4  Thank Jtl118
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