Nafasi Art Space
Aiming to be the leading contemporary art centre in Tanzania, Nafasi is a complex of 11 studios housed in an old industrial warehouse in...
Bongoyo Boat Trips
If you don't have a car, the quickest and easiest way to enjoy some off-shore island fun is to hop on the ferry to Bongoyo at the...
Ngoma (drumming and dancing) performances from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, plus occasional special afternoon programs...
A huge supermarket; for self-catering.
cnr New Bagamoyo Rd & Makaburi St · interesting places nearby
Village Museum information
The centrepiece of this open-air museum is a collection of authentically constructed dwellings illustrating traditional life in various parts of Tanzania. Each house is furnished with typical items and surrounded by small plots of crops, while 'villagers' demonstrate traditional skills such as weaving, pottery and carving. The idea behind the project is to demonstrate some of the nation's architectural and social traditions, although these days some of the houses are sorely in need of some maintenance. For many, the highlight of the museum is the hour-long tribal dances (adult/child Tsh2000/1000) held in the afternoon.
The museum is 9km north of the city centre; the Mwenge dalla-dalla runs there from New Posta transport stand (Tsh400, 45 minutes).