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Nice place to spend a couple of hours

Really interesting to see the different types of huts and how they are built. When I was there a... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Juanfeos
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Adelaide, Australia
More interesting than expected

The museum comprises of various huts/homes of different ethnic groups, homes of some groups like... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Helmut S
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Bangkok, Thailand
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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 of money for he dancers (this is optional and you are not forced to). 1-2 hours should be enough to finish the tour and watch the dances.

Date of experience: July 2017
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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
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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 of culture but living in one roof, sometimes you can found traditional music etc. Village Museum, established in 1996, is an open-air ethnographical museum located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, on the road to Mwenge and Bagamoyo, that area famous known as Makumbusho.

Date of experience: September 2016
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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 lightweight thatched roof. The museum also covers the history of migration of tribes from ancient kingdoms of Malawi or Uganda and how they settled in Tanzania. it's moving to see how polygamy shaped traditional housing. There are tags in English which allow to grasp the idea behind each concept and lifestyle; and a traditional troop which entertains tourists (on request).

Date of experience: July 2017
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