Entertainment in Tanzania

  • Top ChoiceEntertainment in Zanzibar Town

    Dhow Countries Music Academy

    Many music genres are studied at this academy and regular evening concerts showcase students' work, from Afro-jazz and fusion to taarab – Zanzibar's celebrated sung poetry. For a more hands-on experience, workshops are also available. Check the notice board in the lobby for performance times here and at other venues around town.

  • Entertainment in Zanzibar Town

    Hurumzini Movie Café

    Come for coffee, a meal or a movie – or all three. With comfortable sofas, funky decor and an imaginative menu (snacks from Tsh3000; meals Tsh9000 to Tsh15,000), this is a great little place. Swing by during the day to see what's showing in the evening; between 10am and 5pm customers can choose the film, or just enjoy the food and friendly ambience. Watching a movie is free if you buy food or drink.

  • Entertainment in Zanzibar Town


    The gap left by the closure of the much-loved Cine Afrique has been filled by the even-more delightful Zancinema. Owned and run by a local movie enthusiast, it shows a wide range of films from Hollywood to Bollywood. Airline seats and popcorn complete the picture. It's under the Rumaisa Hotel on a side street off Malawi Rd.

  • Entertainment in Dar es Salaam

    Alliance Française

    Traditional and modern dance, live music and more at the monthly Barazani multicultural nights. It’s held on the second or third Wednesday of the month; the schedule is on its website.

  • Entertainment in Dar es Salaam

    Village Museum

    Ngoma (drumming and dancing) performances daily (Tsh2000 per person), whenever there is sufficient demand, plus occasional special afternoon programs highlighting the dances of individual tribes.

  • Entertainment in Zanzibar Town

    Old Fort

    Performances of local music, dance and drumming are often held at the Old Fort, but the schedule is variable. Stop by the information desk at the entrance during the day to check what's on in the evening.