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Fun and Educational

As someone who lived in Tanzania, my first impression was that this museum was a bit hokey. But... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dana H
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Cheverly, Maryland
Lovely walk around- end with a dance

It was a nice walk around to see the different housing structures for different Tanzanian... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
i_m186361
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.
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Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So this is not your regular museum, it's a group of huts and local mud or stone structures representing the housing types and living conditions of the different major ethnic groups of Tanzania. You walk through the entire experience by yourself and it's open air....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone who lived in Tanzania, my first impression was that this museum was a bit hokey. But, then after second thought, I said it's a good concept. For people visiting Tanzania, who are not likely to venture much further than Dar-es-Salaam and the game...More

Thank Dana H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place, good music and cultural dance. Friendly staff and good souvenir shopping destination.

Thank Sunil S
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The best attraction in Dar Es Salaam. Interesting, and the dance at the end was amazing. Well worth double what they charged, which is why I tipped 100%.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

It was a nice walk around to see the different housing structures for different Tanzanian communities. There are boards on each house but it would have been nice to have the option of a guide to explain things. But otherwise a lovely walk. There is...More

Thank i_m186361
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We booked Dar Es Salaam city tour with Halisi Adventures and we enjoyed to visiting village Museum with Excellent guide from the company. This museum comes to life with the knowledge of how things are done by specific tribes and why they do things they...More

Thank andyj0el
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We absolutely loved this museum! It was extremely cool to be able to walk through the different houses that were available to look at. I was fascinated not only by the architecture but by the tools and the stories of the different people that used...More

2  Thank 176leiac
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I loved walking through the recreated houses and learning about the different cultures over the years.

Thank NoraLeona
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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!!!!

1  Thank solomonsavie
Reviewed 14 June 2018

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.

1  Thank travellivelearn
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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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I can't remember , but it was not very much
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