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Tanzanite Experience

India St | Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, Arusha 255, Tanzania
+255 754 600 991
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Free but quick

If you are already in Arusha then this is a good place to visit. However it is a very small museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emily F
via mobile
Free and very interesting

Tanzanite is an awesome gem only produced in Tanzania. This free museum is very interesting, with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mathilde R
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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’.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Cynthia362
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taken here by my hostel guide (who I assume receives some kind of kick back on any sales made) - left feeling pretty non-plussed. There's an odd video that has an undertone of treating the people of Tanzania as a tourist attraction, a...More

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

Dear Sara, We are upset to hear you didn’t enjoy your visit very much. It is our aim to share our appreciation of the precious Tanzanite with as many people as possible, but understand there are always exceptions when it comes to people feeling the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A big thank you to Tanzania Experience for organizing our honeymoon to Africa. Special thanks to Joseph, Hudson and our Steep Hill crew for their guidance and excellent care during our climb up Mt Kilimanjaro. Thank you for taking care of Dominic when he had...More

Thank Monika Z
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Monika, That is a lovely review but unfortunately I think you have gotten the wrong company! We deal with the gemstone Tanzanite and have museums and stores where visitors get to experience the process by which Tanzanite is extracted from the mine, how its...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are many gem stone shops in Arusha and Tanzania , But this is the source and place one can get a genuine and certified gem. there are many risks to shop else where , one might end upwithcand counterfiet gem . be smart shop...More

Thank mugenyi55
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! We are pleased to know you appreciate the care we take to ensure our customers are guaranteed to be sold authentic gemstones. We hope to welcome you at our stores again!

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Inspired by TripAdvisor high rate we went to see the place on Sunday but unfortunately it was closed. We returned the next day and met lovely Theresa who gave us a great tour of the place and facilitating detailed description of Tanzanite history and manufacturing...More

Thank ITOUMK
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We were delighted to read it and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We love Tanzanite so much and it greatly pleases us when others appreciate its uniqueness and beauty as well. We...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and introduction to Tanzanite. While we were not in the market to purchase, we enjoyed learning about Tanzanite from the very gracious guide. Thank you so much.More

Thank PamelaFriesen
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for taking time out to tell us you enjoyed your visit! We are glad that we could share with you the unique story of Tanzanite that helps us to appreciate this precious gemstone more. Looking forward to welcoming you once more in the...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

My wife and I visited the store/ tour and were very happy with our experience. The host took us around and explained the history very well and and answered all of our questions. We even sat through the 10 minute movie (although we thought is...More

Thank broadfi2
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Thank you very much for taking your time to write this lovely review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your 'experience' and that we were able to share our regard for this unique and exquisite precious gemstone. We hope having your ring will help...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

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 15 September 2017

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

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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
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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