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Village Museum

Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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taste of a village

I take my guests here cause it facilitates the continuation of the cultural heritage of Tanzania... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
solomonsavie
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Nice Cultural Experience

We enjoyed visiting the Village Museum and seeing many traditional homes and learning a bit about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travellivelearn
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Ontario, Canada
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Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good49%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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"traditional dance"
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"tanzanian culture"
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"traditional huts"
in 4 reviews
"local music"
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"various ethnic groups"
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"interesting history"
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"guided tour"
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"different kinds"
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"walk around"
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"homes"
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"tribe"
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"explanation"
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"instructions"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I take my guests here cause it facilitates the continuation of the cultural heritage of Tanzania. Its a learning experience and you get to dance! So fun!!!!

Thank solomonsavie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting the Village Museum and seeing many traditional homes and learning a bit about the different tribes. We were treated to a tribal dance and asked to participate. This was a fun experience.

Thank travellivelearn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful little village that gives some good insite into historical huts and villages and traditions. Beautiful to hear the singing and even got to dance with the dancers. lots of fun. The little market at the front is also very cute.

Thank Topender1
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We booked day trip with Halisi Adventures and we enjoyed to discover Dar es salaam with friendly and knowledgeable tour guide Brighton. It is a very nice museum, if you are interested in history and the culture of Tanzania this place is perfect to visit....More

Thank gyukim92
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you need to have that African test food here is a place to go and have your lunch, dinner etc, you will enjoy

Thank G8721RYalberts
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This museum is really a collection of Tanzanian home styles that the local villages would have built depending on their traditional style. You will get a good feeling for how they designed their shelters and what was important to them. At the end there is...More

Thank PKDenton
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This is really a great museum too learn more about the building culture of Tanzania. But some of the most famous tribes like Maasai and Hazabe are missing. Also it would be good if they rent or borrow light to the visitors, cause inside of...More

Thank ich939
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is not a great place to visit but if anyone has some extra time in hand, this is recommended. They have displayed quite a few traditional huts which is interesting. Their traditional dance is the other attraction.

Thank Subrata0168
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Visited the museum while staying in Dar es Salaam. It is worth a visit and intersting to see how the different tribes live and to learn something about their culture. Lost to see and will keep you occupied for an hour or two. Did not...More

1  Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Well, I paid USD10-20 to get to here and back. I'm sad to say this place is in a sorry state. There was also entrance fees. The only interested aspect was that there are mini performances but you'd have to pay separately for this.

1  Thank Ding H
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shirlylebelo
24 May 2017|
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Response from ric08852 | Reviewed this property |
the name is "village museum" by itself. its an open air museum that features dwellings that show traditional life of tanzanians, the skills n dances... Non-rainy weekdays are best to visit. Enjoy!
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Celeste B
24 March 2016|
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Response from Berkhamstead | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember , but it was not very much
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