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Village Museum

Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Great museum to see more about the building culture in Tanzania

This is really a great museum too learn more about the building culture of Tanzania. But some of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
via mobile
I liked the dance performances there and their music instruments

This is not a great place to visit but if anyone has some extra time in hand, this is recommended... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Navi Mumbai, India
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Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good47%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is really a great museum too learn more about the building culture of Tanzania. But some of the most famous tribes like Maasai and Hazabe are missing. Also it would be good if they rent or borrow light to the visitors, cause inside of...More

Thank ich939
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is not a great place to visit but if anyone has some extra time in hand, this is recommended. They have displayed quite a few traditional huts which is interesting. Their traditional dance is the other attraction.

Thank Subrata0168
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Visited the museum while staying in Dar es Salaam. It is worth a visit and intersting to see how the different tribes live and to learn something about their culture. Lost to see and will keep you occupied for an hour or two. Did not...More

1  Thank Martin R
Reviewed 9 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.

1  Thank Ding H
Reviewed 17 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 !

Thank suliman a
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

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.

Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
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

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

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
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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!
Celeste B
24 March 2016|
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Response from Berkhamstead | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember , but it was not very much