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Tanzanite Experience

India St | Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, Arusha 255, Tanzania
+255 754 600 991
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Good Place to Learn About Tanzanite Mining

The video telling the story of local tanzanite mining is well done. And, the museum has some really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gaminwoman
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
a place worth a visit

We were nicely welcomed and showed around. Fadhil explained everything in a pleasant way, his... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
zuzanak966
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Pardubice, Czech Republic
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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India St | Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, Arusha 255, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank zuzanak966
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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Annie J
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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I had researched shops in Arusha selling Tanzanite and found this shop coming up in almost all my internet searches. It is what we would call a "factory authorized" shop, as it is the official sales office in Arusha for the private mining company which...More

2  Thank Lydia M
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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Lydia, Thank you for such a thorough and kind review! Thanks again for the feedback regarding the video which is currently being revised and I'm very happy that your jeweller confirmed our certification standards to be genuine! It's also great to know that you...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

A very nice experience, the visit includes a short documentary film and a guided tour through a replica mine. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history, mining, and processing of tanzanite. The displays of gems and jewelry were uniquely beautiful and showcased...More

Thank Erin B
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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Dear Erin, Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are glad to know you enjoyed it and have many positive things to say! We hope to welcome you once more.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Our guide took us there and it was very interesting. They take you around the office with a movie to watch on the stone and then a mini replica of a mine. You can also purchase jewelry while there.

Thank Mick P
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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Mick, Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are glad to know you enjoyed it and have many positive things to say! We hope to welcome you once more.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

It was educational and enlightening. I will definitely recommend this to my colleagues. Although their location is not popular in the area it was definitely worth the trip.More

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Thank Cora B
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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Dear Cora, Thank you for your lovely review, It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are glad to know you enjoyed it! We will definitely work on having our location stand out more, thank you for that. Thank you once again, we hope...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

it is excellent!! if you are in Arusha you wouldn't want to miss out on this. the stones are very nice and the museum tour is amazing!

Thank Mahdi A
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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Dear Mahdi, Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are glad to know you enjoyed it and have many positive things to say! We hope to welcome you once more.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We had a spare morning and it was suggested that a visit to the Museum was a good option. They were right. It is a small museum but very nicely done. We were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the hospitality, film and the...More

1  Thank EthioOz
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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time out to write this lovely review! We are very happy you appreciated the aesthetic of the museum and felt welcomed. We're glad to know your daughters also enjoyed it and congratulations on owning a very...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

My sister and I visited the store with a shopping list provided by our relatives at home in the States. I was a little disappointed that there were not as many set pieces as I had hoped for, but we were very pleased with the...More

Thank KathyRichmond2015
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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear Kathy, Thank you very much for taking the time out to write such a lovely review! We are pleased to know that you and your relatives wanted to have in your possession this lovely rare gemstone and we're sure it will help you keep...More

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Roberta S
30 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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