Small but interesting outdoor museum. Learned a lot. Great local artists work there (excellent paintings at very good prices). There is also Ngoma dancing on certain days of the week.
An outdoor museum of traditional buildings of Tanzania. The personal guide was essential, as they explain the different buildings and the culture of the tribes represented by the buildings. Guides are available at the entrance. Very interesting and good to see the preservation of the different ways of life in villages.
If you have time, you can visit this interesting village museum. While you are in Dar Es Salaam, there isn't so many weekend and daily activities. Therefore you can spend approxiametly 2 hours in this village. You can inspire some tips of African villages. Also, you can watch a traditional dance in this village. The dancers were so dedicated on... More
I would not go during the day. We were charged $5 for an unguided walk around the village and no one to explain what happens. Only found out later that there is activity in the evening. However I would not pay $5 just to walk and look at huts! Also, the rate you pay depends on what country you are... More
I thought this museum was great, definitely the best museum I visited in Tanzania. We were brought around by a very good guide, who really knew his stuff. There are over 20 reconstructions of houses and you can walk inside each of them and there are various thing on show in the houses. There was also a traditional dance performance... More
22 tribal huts with explanations outside them. Also a small market, indoor exhibition, local artist and dancers. It's very interesting to wander through but could be so much better! I think it would be great if they had pictures of the people from the tribes or perhaps even actual people so that you could get a better feel for the... More
I had much higher expectations for the Village Museum, especially since it is located in such a major city in Tanzania. There were many huts, but I found that the layout could have been much more organized. Information was lacking for some displays, and a few of the indoor 'exhibits' were very outdated (some kind of falling apart). However, Entrance... More
Overall the museum was more of a series of huts from different tribes. It would be great for an anthropologist or a native African but eventually the 22 huts begin to run together a little. The dance however that was performed was fantastic and made the visit completely worth it
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