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Tanzanite Experience

India St | Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, Arusha 255, Tanzania
+255 754 600 991
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The tanzanite experience is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Arusha! After a lovely greeting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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very interesting tour

interesting tour . We asked lots of questions which helped make it very informative and... read more

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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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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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India St | Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, Arusha 255, Tanzania
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tanzanite experience is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Arusha! After a lovely greeting of coffee/ tea and biscuits we were given a tour of the museum. It’s short but Ruth our guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything really clearly! Found it...More

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time out to write such a lovely review! We are delighted to know your experience with us was pleasant and we're glad we were able to pique your interest and share our appreciation of Tanzanite! We hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting tour . We asked lots of questions which helped make it very informative and interesting. They are eager to share the history of the beautiful tanzanite stone.

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

Hi there, Thanks a lot for taking the time out to write this review, we greatly appreciate it :) We are happy to know you benefitted from and enjoyed the tour! We hope to welcome you once more in the future.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Visiting the place is recommended as part of a visit to Aarusha. There is hidden / visible pressure to buy jewelry. Note that you are not committed. The visit contributed to our understanding of the theme of gemstones in Tanzania. There is as we understood...More

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Hi! Thanks for taking the time out to write this review. We try our best to make customers feel as comfortable as possible regarding making a purchase, however we will do our best to work further so no one feel's pressured and simply just enjoys...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Came across the exhibition by accident. Explains well the history of this precious stone. large selection of stones to purchase, from $50 up.

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time out to share your thoughts on your Tanzanite Experience It was definitely a very fortunate "accident" that led you to us! :) Thanks again and we hope to welcome you once more in the future.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We visited Tanzanite Experience at the end of our Serengeti Safari. I had requested this visit and were fortunate that our guide was able to fit it into our schedule. We enjoyed the information video and the demonstration of a working mine. I purchased a...More

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Hi there! We are so grateful that you took the time out to write this lovely review! It's always our pleasure to have guests over to share with them our passion for this rare beauty and I'm so happy to know you'll have your earrings...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We went to the Tanzanite Experience on the recommendation of one of our guides. This is a nice low pressure environment to learn about Tanzanite and look at very high quality stones for sale

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hi there, Thanks a lot, we gretaly appreciate the time you took out to express how you enjoyed your visit to us. We hope to welcome you again in the future!

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This place portrays itself as an information centre about Tanzanite – and it is, but it’s prime purpose is to sell quite expensive jewellery. The video and guided tour of the ‘mine’ is worth the visit and staff are pleasant. It was interesting to learn...More

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi Bob, Thank you very much for taking the time out to write this helpful review. We take in pride in being able to share the legacy of Tanzanite with our visitors whilst at the same time giving them the opportunity to be able to...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

The video telling the story of local tanzanite mining is well done. And, the museum has some really beautiful pieces of jewelry to just look at or to purchase.

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hi! Thanks a lot for taking the time out to let us know how your trip to our museum and store went! We hope your memories with us will be everlasting :)

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We were nicely welcomed and showed around. Fadhil explained everything in a pleasant way, his knowledge was on a high level. He helped us to choose a good quality stone matching our criteria.More

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi! Thanks a lot fro taking your time to write out this review. It was a pleasure to have you and we are glad to know you appreciate our staff's efforts! And congratulations on now owning your own piece of a very rare gemstone :)...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Short and sweet tour of how Tanzania came to be. My only wish was they had less expensive pieces of tanzanite (or good replicas) so we could have an affordable souvenir.More

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Dear Annie, We really appreciate you taking the time out to write this review. We are glad the tour was helpful for you to know how Tanzanite was formed, is mined and is made into a gemstone! As you must have noticed from the tour,...More

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Roberta S
29 January 2018|
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Response from Tanzanite E | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for reaching out, pleasure to be assisting you. Yes we do have one. I have messaged you with details as I was unable to send a link via this forum.
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David S
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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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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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