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Andafiavaratra Palace

Andafiavaratra Palace (9 Lalana Printsy Ratsimamanga, Antananarivo 101) – this pink-walled turreted palace, located on the highest hilltop of the capital, was the residence of Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony of Madagascar, who governed the island kingdom in the late 19th century. The Palace is now a museum. Most of the museum’s collection comprises artifacts rescued from […]

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Uhuru Museum

Uhuru Museum (Uru Road, Moshi) – Uhuru museum is an intercultural museum established to depict different cultures. The idea born by Mr. Macmilan Siraki, an abstract artist and painter, who, while working in his studio in 1986 dreamt, ” Now I am just a curio shop but when I grow up I will become a […]

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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 […]

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Old Railway Station

Old Railway Station (Moshi) — the old railway station in this town is no longer in use, which makes for a unique tourist attraction in Moshi. Not only can visitors get great views of Mt Kili on a clear day from here, it’s a great place to while away a few hours and people-watch as […]

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Mount Meru

Mount Meru – located 1 ½ hours (51 km) north of Arusha, Mount Meru is a great alternative for a more affordable trekking challenge. Standing at 4,566 meters it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and some climbers even consider it more a beautiful hike than Kilimanjaro. Located in Arusha Park, with the Momella […]

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Moshi

Moshi (town) – located 2 ½ hours (107 km) east of Arusha, this town is the gateway to Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Trails weave up and down the mountain’s cloud-ringed, snow-capped dome, through alpine forests and meadows home to elephants and leopards. Moshi is also one of Tanzania’s major […]

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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, axeheads, flints and scrapers that are estimated to be between 60,000 and 100,000 […]

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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 place […]

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House of Gems

House of Gems (45A River Road/Mtoni Road, between Gold Crest Hotel, and Elite Attorneys, Arusha) – with over 30 years of experience working with the finest gemstones produced in East Africa, House of Gems is at the forefront of Tanzania’s legitimate gemstone industry. Visitors to this museum will learn much about the country’s gems sector […]