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Tanzanite Experience

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Address: India St | Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, Arusha 255, Tanzania
Phone Number:
+255 754 600 991
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08:30 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Visit The Tanzanite Experience and learn about the history, mystery and...

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 at Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha Airport, 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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The Tanzanite experience and their wondeful gems

I visited the Tanzanite Experience last January, we had a nice tour explaining how the Tanzanite gems are mined and how they are cut, and we could also look at the stones and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
cmmariani
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Tanzanite Experience last January, we had a nice tour explaining how the Tanzanite gems are mined and how they are cut, and we could also look at the stones and the jewels for sale. The employees were all very kind and I would have liked very much to buy a ring with a Tanzanite, but my credit... More 

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review and we are all over the moon that, despite not being able to make purchase the ring when you visited, you made contact with us and Joanna was able to work with you ensure that you have that beautiful ring on your finger now. It would be an honor to assist you again in... More 

Greenfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Tanzanite Experience to view their tanzanite museum and look into purchasing a tanzanite gemstone. The museum was very interesting. The museum discussed the geology of Tanzanite and showed the processes from mining through gem cutting. There is no fee to tour the museum and it is definitely interesting. They have a large selection of cut tanzanite gemstones... More 

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and took the tour through the museum. We hope you have taken away with you some of the knowledge of what makes this such a exquisite gemstone and please do visit us again in the future. More 

Arusha, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What I love about this place is that they don't only show you the jewels but actually how they are mined and the processes in making them jewels!

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing this review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your tour through the museum and got to see the process that it takes to turn rough Tanzanite into beautiful gemstones. We do hope you will come back and visit us again. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many beautiful tanzinite stones. The variety of earrings,necklaces,and rings guarantee something for everyone. They are not cheap but good value.

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and especially our beautiful collection of stones and jewellery. We do hope we are able to welcome you to The Tanzanite Experience again in the near future. More 

Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Very educating, nice stuff, for free! Was exceeding my expectations, really well-made, interactive, can even touch the biggest stones.

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our museum and learnt a lot about this beautiful gemstone. We would love to welcome you back in the future. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

It is nice to see places that that actually want to make the best out of local specialities. Tanzanite is only found around Arusha/Moshi, but most is exported as raw to Kenya, India and China for processing. Tanzanite Experience wants to change this and has developed an exhibition about this gem stone and cutting facilities. Worth seeing!

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our museum. Please do come and visit us again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was a nice attraction to spend one or two hours at. The tanzanite is such a beautiful blue stone and it is hard to imagine they will no longer be available in 20 or so years. At Tanzanite Experience they stones and finished jewelry for any budget. Beautiful pieces!

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your time at our museum and store. Please do visit us again when you are next in Tanzania. More 

Tokoroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Presentation by company. Watch video presentation, tour of replica mine and raw mineral. Ends up in shop but informative information about the stones on sale. Provide free refreshments. Easily accessible - had person in manual wheelchair

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your tour and that you found the museum easily accessible and the trip informative. We do hope you will visit us again in the future. More 

Evergreen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is what I wrote to the Tanzanite Experience: Thank you! I enjoyed my visit to your Arusha location @ November 15. I selected a flawless trilliant, @ 3.5 carats, and love it! My dad was very patient in the cushy leather chair provided in your showroom, thank you! I spent 4 hours (yes) looping, and selecting my stone. I... More 

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

That you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review about your recent trip to The Tanzanite Experience and we are so delighted that you and your father enjoyed your time with us. Selecting the perfect stone can be a time consuming experience but we are very happy that you felt comfortable to take the time and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Being an East African, it's easy to assume you know what to expect when traveling around the region. The usual tourist outlets selling the same old curios, artifacts etc etc. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the Tanzanite Experience in Arusha. I had an hour to kill on a Sunday afternoon, found it listed on Trip Advisor's Things to... More 

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted that you came to visit us and enjoyed your time learning all about this wonderful gemstone. Being able to share the story of this exceptional gemstone is something our entire team feel passionate about and we are very happy that you clearly experienced this. We do hope you will come... More 

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