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Found this to be very interesting - provides some interesting history into the various ethnic... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
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You get to see all tribes' huts in one place and can even go inside to explore how they live, where... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
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Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.
Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Found this to be very interesting - provides some interesting history into the various ethnic groups and tribes that have and do still live in traditional villages throughout Tanzania

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

You get to see all tribes' huts in one place and can even go inside to explore how they live, where they cook and where they sleep. There is a very reasonable extra cost to watch traditional dance and you can also donate small amount...More

Thank Orcun B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If you want to see all the huts/houses, all the tribes are living in, this is the best place to see all at once. The band who plays music and dances were also pleasant. It was interesting to join in for a dance with them

Thank Serdar B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Through living in Dar es salaam and sometimes up country I did not get a time to visit that place as I did in July 2016. It is where you get a history of Tanzanian culture, how people live, types of food taken, 120 type...More

Thank Anicetus M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The museum helps understand the ethnic composition of Tanzania and their traditional architecture. It was so amazing to notice that each tribe has a distinct, unique and ecological architectural concept despite the fact that they used the same primitive materials mostly mud for walls and...More

1  Thank Patrick N
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Given the effort we put out to see this place (with terrible traffic jam both ways and high fare the Taxi driver charges), I am very disappointed by what this "museum" has to offer. The whole concept of the site is really cool and has...More

Thank Fei T
Reviewed 2 July 2017

There are many tribes and each has a unique living style either current or historical. Walking through the exhibits provided an close view.

Thank pbreslau
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I have been a resident of 22 years in Tanzania, but it was just last week that i visited the Village Museum. Its a shame that I did not visit this place before. If you are a lover of culture and architecture, this place may...More

Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a great stop off while in Dar es Salaam. You have to pay a very small fee to enter. The day we went it was only us and we paid extra to watch the tribal dances. This was truly amazing and an experience...More

Thank Yhenini
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a great place to see if you want to learn more about local culture and see various examples of homes throughout the region. The dance performance is definitely the highlight and I would recommend making sure you can see the performance. Definitely worth...More

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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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Response from Berkhamstead | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember , but it was not very much