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My son had an educational experience of how the tribals live/cook dress up. Indigenous methods of... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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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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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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All reviews traditional dance tanzanian culture dance performance tribal houses traditional huts great cultural experience various ethnic groups dancing group worth a visit local music interesting history on display guided tour couple of hours tribe housing visitors
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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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank dinghaotan
Reviewed 16 September 2017

its take around a hour from our hotel, we expecting something fun but even the tourist guide was good explanation but it was quiet difficult to picked the African historical anthropology information !

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My son had an educational experience of how the tribals live/cook dress up. Indigenous methods of approach to the living style and utilizing the natural means of sustenance. we had some time before we left for the airport and this was the best suited place...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank arunbvkumar
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The museum has a collection of huts from different areas of Tanzania, although all look more or less the same. There are also local dances organised for additional price.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AndromachosD
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MyallTeaGardens
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Patrick_Rwanda
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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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I can't remember , but it was not very much