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Sukuma Museum

Sukuma Museum (Bujora Cultural Centre, Mwanza) — The Sukuma tribe are one of the largest in Tanzania. This venue was set up as a community initiative to preserve the tribe’s tradition arts and culture in the form of ‘living history’. The museum, which was set up in the late 1960s by the late Father David […]

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Uhuru Monument

Uhuru Monument (Uhuhu Roundabout, Arusha) – located near the Arusha Declaration Museum, this monument pays tribute to the “Arusha Declaration”, made by the country’s rulers in 1967 that espoused equality for all humanity, individual rights, a just return for one’s labor through socialism, and economic self-reliance. The monument was erected in 1977 by the country’s […]

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Tanzanite Museum

Tanzanite Museum (The Tanzanite Experience, Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, India Street, Arusha) — visiting The Tanzanite Experience Museum gives visitors a chance to enjoy one of the main attractions in Arusha. It is an exciting journey that leads you right into the heart of this precious gemstone. Through a guided tour, visitors understand why Tanzanite […]

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Olduvai Gorge Museum

Olduvai Gorge Museum (Ngorongoro Conservation Area) — Founded by Mary Leakey in the late 1970s, Olduvai Gorge Museum is now looked after by Tanzania’s Department of Cultural Antiquities. The attraction was created to house fossils of early hominids, as well as tools and other paleontological artefacts found in the area around Olduvai Gorge. In the […]

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Mwalimu Nyerere Museum Centre

Mwalimu Nyerere Museum Centre (Butiama, Mara Region) – this museum first opened its doors to visitors in 1999. Exhibits include an interesting selection of objects relating to the life of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, who was born in this village in 1922 and later became the country’s very first president. They include personal items, as well […]

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Isimila Stone Age Site

Isimila Stone Age Site (Iringa) — back in the late 1950s, archaeologists discovered this historical find, one of the most significant Stone Age sites ever identified, scattered amid a dramatic landscape of eroded sandstone pillars. Tools found on the site included hammerstones, axe heads, flints and scrapers that are estimated to be between 60,000 and […]

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International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

  International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (Haki Road, Plot No. 486 Block A, Lakilaki Area, Arumeru District, Arusha) – this was an international court set up by the United Nations in November 1994 (under UN Security Council Resolution 955) in order to try those accused of committing war crimes during the Rwandan genocide that took […]

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Fort Ikoma

  Fort Ikoma – Fort Ikoma is located approximately 22 km. away from the Ikoma Gate of Serengeti National Park. The town is the largest settlement near the headquarters of the park, and thus a useful lodging spot if you wish to tour the National Park. The Germans built Fort Ikoma in 1905 to defend […]

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East African Community

  East African Community (EAC) (Haki Road, Lakilaki Area, Arumeru District, Arusha) – established in 2000 and located near the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the EAC is a regional intergovernmental organization of six partner states: the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, […]

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Dr. Robert Koch’s Mansion

  Dr. Robert Koch’s Mansion (Temple Street, Mwanza) – German national Dr. Robert Koch, the Nobel Prize winner in Medicine in 1905 (for inventing the cure for tuberculosis), once lived in Tanzania during the German occupation of the country from the late 1800s until the end of World War I. Dr. Koch was also recognized […]