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Old Boma Museum

Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 27 254 5540
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An important local museum in a colonialist structure that is in itself interesting

The visit to the museum, in our opinion, is important for the understanding and complementation of... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
yt1967
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Jerusalem, Israel
Boma Museum Arusha

We walked from the Arusha Hotel 3-4 blocks to the museum. Usually male street vendors walking with... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
johnbarbaram2016
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Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The visit to the museum, in our opinion, is important for the understanding and complementation of geographical, biological and human origins in a visit to Saphri or Kilimanjaro. Visiting the building itself is also interesting. We attach great importance to visiting such places. The museum's...More

1  Thank yt1967
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

We walked from the Arusha Hotel 3-4 blocks to the museum. Usually male street vendors walking with you like all African countries. They are not threatening, persistent, just keep walking, stay polite, they do not follow you into the museum. Safe during daylight hours. Museum...More

Thank johnbarbaram2016
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

if you have some time in Arusha it is a nice place to see. i liked all the parts. didnt like the photoes though. its hard to see them because in some places there is not enough light. but the part about mankind history and...More

1  Thank Eversleepingbabybear
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

After reading the latest ratings of Old Boma Museum I was unsure at first if I should visit it. Now after I've been there I would definitely recommend it to people being interested in the history, wildlife of Tanzania or in general in human ancestors....More

Thank Chrisg_travel
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Old Boma Museum is a quirky place; an eclectic mix of taxidermy, slightly odd models, some excellent photos, and a small collection of plants and animals. A completely acceptable way to spend a few hours in Arusha.

Thank Sara B
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I enjoyed visiting this museum. It's very quiet and a respite from the hassle of the spice/painting/tour/souvenirs sellers in town. Nice garden to enjoy with a book! The photo exhibition is really stunning. I must admit that the rest of the exhibition is not that...More

Thank Laurence B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

On the site of the former German Boma that started the city, the very expensive (5$/pax) museum has very few exhibits (paleoanthropology and natural history), that you can better enjoy elsewhere, like the Oldupai museum.

1  Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This Museum of Natural History is not always shown on the tourist maps - but is definitely worth a visit. Excellent display of the evolution of man. Throughout the museum are photographs of animals, insects, birds, reptiles, with informative notes. Attached to museum is the...More

Thank mac010Ontario
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

If you have some time in Arusha, it is woth passing by, especially after a safari when you already know the animals around, it is a good reminder and there is a beautiful photo exposition. The part on the history of the Boma is also...More

Thank annejux2016
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

The museum is easy to find and inexpensive to access. It has interesting artifacts and an assortment of paintings and crafts on sale on site. The taxidermist station / workshop is a must see. The promise of animals e.g. live snakes was a little disappointing...More

1  Thank Peter M
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