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Tanzanite Experience

India St | Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, Arusha 255, Tanzania
+255 754 600 991
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Interesting museum and shop

I had researched shops in Arusha selling Tanzanite and found this shop coming up in almost all my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lydia M
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The Woodlands, Texas
Great stories, beautiful gems

A very nice experience, the visit includes a short documentary film and a guided tour through a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erin B
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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 good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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India St | Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, Arusha 255, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had researched shops in Arusha selling Tanzanite and found this shop coming up in almost all my internet searches. It is what we would call a "factory authorized" shop, as it is the official sales office in Arusha for the private mining company which...More

Thank Lydia M
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Lydia, Thank you for such a thorough and kind review! Thanks again for the feedback regarding the video which is currently being revised and I'm very happy that your jeweller confirmed our certification standards to be genuine! It's also great to know that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice experience, the visit includes a short documentary film and a guided tour through a replica mine. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history, mining, and processing of tanzanite. The displays of gems and jewelry were uniquely beautiful and showcased...More

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

Dear Erin, Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are glad to know you enjoyed it and have many positive things to say! We hope to welcome you once more.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide took us there and it was very interesting. They take you around the office with a movie to watch on the stone and then a mini replica of a mine. You can also purchase jewelry while there.

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

Dear Mick, Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are glad to know you enjoyed it and have many positive things to say! We hope to welcome you once more.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was educational and enlightening. I will definitely recommend this to my colleagues. Although their location is not popular in the area it was definitely worth the trip.More

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

Dear Cora, Thank you for your lovely review, It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are glad to know you enjoyed it! We will definitely work on having our location stand out more, thank you for that. Thank you once again, we hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is excellent!! if you are in Arusha you wouldn't want to miss out on this. the stones are very nice and the museum tour is amazing!

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

Dear Mahdi, Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are glad to know you enjoyed it and have many positive things to say! We hope to welcome you once more.

Reviewed 8 December 2017

We had a spare morning and it was suggested that a visit to the Museum was a good option. They were right. It is a small museum but very nicely done. We were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the hospitality, film and the...More

Thank EthioOz
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time out to write this lovely review! We are very happy you appreciated the aesthetic of the museum and felt welcomed. We're glad to know your daughters also enjoyed it and congratulations on owning a very...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

My sister and I visited the store with a shopping list provided by our relatives at home in the States. I was a little disappointed that there were not as many set pieces as I had hoped for, but we were very pleased with the...More

Thank KathyRichmond2015
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear Kathy, Thank you very much for taking the time out to write such a lovely review! We are pleased to know that you and your relatives wanted to have in your possession this lovely rare gemstone and we're sure it will help you keep...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

If you are already in Arusha then this is a good place to visit. However it is a very small museum and only takes about 20 minutes for the tour. The staff are very knowledgeable and the tour was interesting. As well as providing free...More

Thank Emily F
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Dear Emily, It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are glad to know you enjoyed it and have many positive things to say! We hope to welcome you once more.

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Tanzanite is an awesome gem only produced in Tanzania. This free museum is very interesting, with a welcoming staff. You will see the most beautiful tanzanite stones.

Thank Mathilde R
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Dear Mathilde, Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and agree that precious Tanzanite is truly awesome! We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival through the secured entrance, we were offered water and cookies while we waited for the next documentary video to begin. As others have said, the documentary is a bit of a Hollywood style rather than documentary and I'll look forward to seeing the...More

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Dear Cynthia, Thanks so much for taking out the time to share your how you liked the experience. It is our pleasure to welcome guests as yourself and offer the best service possible. Most of all we are glad to have been able to share...More

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David S
14 November 2017|
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Response from Karlie C | Reviewed this property |
One block away from the clock tower. On the back side of the Africafe building.
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skpq
9 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
30 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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