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Address: Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this...

Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.

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Good place for a quick stop

They have recreated all the homes from the different regions of Tanzania, and they have a nice dancing/singing show. I would recommend stopping here for around 2 hours, maybe... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have recreated all the homes from the different regions of Tanzania, and they have a nice dancing/singing show. I would recommend stopping here for around 2 hours, maybe before or after visiting the national museum, but there isn't really enough to do for a full day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place to visit when you have no other interesting places to visit. This should be better managed to attract more tourists

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Again this attraction could do with a little more funding and a little TLC (tender loving care). It was interesting to see the different kinds and designs of hut built according to which region of Africa they were from. I paid a tiny bit extra for the obligatory tribal dancing! It was fun, though, and they put their heart into... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The different types of houses are interesting but the show was the best part of the visit. The singers and dancers were really nice, we had a good time

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Interesting to walk around and see the different housing used in Tanzania over the years. There was also a local cultural show on at the time we were there.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

a nice place to visit and learn a few things about tanzanian culture, different tribes and activities they indulged. their ways of life. i loved the setting, entry fee is cheap 1500/= TZSH. we did not get a guide but followed trail and read what was posted about a community or item used. (English/Swahili) i liked it. there were women... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place is certainly worth a visit to get more insight on Tanzanian culture and its various ethnic groups. This village encompasses several styles of thatched hut homes with styles that depict lifestyle of each ethnic group. The village has very clean grounds and I really enjoyed seeing the modern tall buildings in the backdrop of this very interesting village.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Aside from the interesting stories about Tanzanian culture, I was treated to a cultural dance by the residents. I also participated. It was a good experience for. However, it looks like the museum could do with lots of attention from the authorities or the government.

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Dar es Salaam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

A beautiful place to learn about Tanzanian culture and the way of life...must see indeed. You can not go all over Tanzania but you can definitely get a glimpse of it all at Village Museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Sunday afternoon in Dar and with a couple of friends we decided to visit the Village Museum. It's very easy to find and close to the city centre. It was hot but not excessively. After you paid your entrance fees, you are left completely on your own to stroll through the parc and visit all the different huts from all... More 

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