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Tanzanite Experience

India St | Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, Arusha 255, Tanzania
+255 754 600 991
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Exquisite tanzanite jewelry.

The Tanzanite Experience is located in the Arusha Coffee Lodge. Showcase of beautiful Tanzanite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Olle O
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Stockholm, Sweden
The Tanzanite Experience

This was my second trip to Tanzania. The first trip I had purchased stones from the Arusha Coffee... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet H
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Pittsburgh, United States
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Visit The Tanzanite Experience and learn about the history, mystery and rarity of this precious gemstone, unique to Tanzania. Through a series of interactive tours and visual exhibitions, including a replica of a Tanzanite mine shaft, visitors discover how tanzanite was created, named, mined, cut, polished and graded. There is also the opportunity to purchase tanzanite direct from the source with all gemstones purchase being accompanied by a certificate by The Tanzanite Laboratory™.T The museum is located in the centre of Arusha and has a store attached and in addition, there are also stores at Arusha Coffee Lodge, Manyara Airport and The Manor in Ngoronoro. The Tanzanite Experience is dedicated to create a greater awareness of the rare and precious tanzanite and offers visitors a complete ‘tanzanite experience’.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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India St | Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, Arusha 255, Tanzania
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Tanzanite Experience is located in the Arusha Coffee Lodge. Showcase of beautiful Tanzanite pieces most set in white gold but some in yellow gold or silver. The really beautiful pieces are quite expensive. Very friendly and helpful staff. I didn't know that Tanzanite is...More

Thank Olle O
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for visiting our store at Arusha Coffee Lodge and for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and got to see the exquisite Tanzanite gemstones and jewellery on display and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second trip to Tanzania. The first trip I had purchased stones from the Arusha Coffee Lodge and fell in love with my jewelry. This trip I brought 3 friends with me and had arranged to have a tour of the simulated mine...More

Thank Janet H
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are delighted that we could welcome you back to The Tanzanite Experience and that you were able to enjoy our museum tour this time round. It was also lovely that you were able to introduce...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Tanzanite Experience during our stay at The Arusha Coffee Lodge. This is the best and most reputable place to purchase Tanzanite stones. We had the best customer service from Fredy who is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. This makes for a great souvenier to...More

Thank Barry44
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our store at Arusha Coffee Lodge and that Fredy was able to assist you with his knowledge. We hope your wonderful memories of Tanzania stay with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

They offer free tours of the shop, that includes a 15' documentary. It's very interesting learning the history of the stones, although obviously the prices are not backpacker-friendly.More

Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our museum and learn all about Tanzanite. Within our collection we pride ourselves on having a wide range of gemstones suitable for all budgets and our gemstones start as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly and informative guide, spent ~45 minutes at museum, not pressured to make purchases after tour or give a tip (although I believe we did give a small tip for good experience).More

Thank Jacquelyn M. S
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our museum and the tour. We hope that you learnt a lot about this wonderful and rare Tanzanian gemstone and look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After I left the terrific Arusha Coffee Lodge, a friend I was traveling with stayed an extra day and came upon Mr. Kahn's store on the grounds of the ACL. Somehow I missed the store while I was there. My friend didn't. I'd asked her...More

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this lovely review and we are very happy to learn that you were pleased with the service that you received from our team member, Mr Kahn. It is a shame that you did not have a chance to visit The...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a gem buyer but was impressed with their brief explanation and recreation of the mining of the Tanzanite. Was more impressed with the small curio shops adjoining the gem shop as I am a collect masks. As you come up the escarpment...More

Thank fossil1
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time at The Tanzanite Experience and felt that our store was of a high quality. We aim to provide a store that showcases Tanzanite in...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here in July. The staff were very attentive and the video I watched was very good. The mock up mine and tour were worth a visit.

Thank Onion508
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we do hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It's a small place, but they have a great tour explaining the whole mining process of Tanzanite. The staff are friendly, not pushy for a sale. I bought a a Tanzanite here for my mother; Good equality stuff, and the price seemed reasonable in comparison...More

Thank Kudige
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time in our museum and that you are happy with your purchase. We pride ourselves in providing high quality, ethically mined, genuine Tanzanite. We do hope you will visit us...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

We visited the Tanzanite museum as suggested by a couple of locals. I'm not sure we would have found it on our own. We were offered drinks and cookies on arrival, and then shown a 15 minute documentary - which is really a cross between...More

Thank Rachel M
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and we are so pleased that you came to visit us at our museum and that you felt you learnt a lot about this incredible gemstone, so unique to Tanzania. We do hope...More

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skpq
8 February 2017|
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Response from Tanzanite E | Property representative |
Hi, yes The Tanzanite Experience was open in 2011 with a museum and shop however since then it has gone under new ownership and has had a total refurbishment with the museum being much more interactive and featuring a life... More
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Edith W
29 November 2016|
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Response from Tanzanite E | Property representative |
Hi, yes the name of all of our stores are called The Tanzanite Experience as well as our museum which is located in the heart of Arusha. I hope this help.
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Steve D
26 July 2016|
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Response from Tanzanite E | Property representative |
Hi Steve, Thank you for your enquiry. All our stones are certified by The Tanzanite Laboratory, which is the most renown laboratory in Tanzania for Tanzanite. They assure the same results as GIA. Shall the results not... More
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