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East African Community (EAC)

East African Community (EAC) (Haki Road, Lakilaki Area, Arumeru District, Arusha) – established in 2000 and located near the UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the EAC is a regional intergovernmental organization of six partner states: the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, with […]

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Arusha Natural History Museum

Arusha Natural History Museum (Boma Road, Arusha) – this museum (opened in 1987) is housed inside an old German military compound (from 1900) and is divided into three parts. The most interesting explores the origins of humankind, showcasing Tanzania’s rich evolutionary and fossil history. Other displays take visitors through the country’s German colonial area and […]

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Arusha Declaration Museum

Arusha Declaration Museum (Makongoro Road by Uhuru Roundabout, Arusha) – this museum celebrates the country’s independence from British colonialism in 1961. It also highlights Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere’s 1967 declaration calling for African self-reliance, socialism, and ujamaa (familyhood) —  the philosophy that would guide Tanzania’s national development. The museum also chronicled the country’s colonial era […]

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Arusha Cultural Heritage Center

Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre (Highway A104 & Dodoma Street, Arusha) — housing a great selection of modern and antique art, the Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre is a place where Tanzania’s past mingles with its present. Explore the history of more than 100 tribes that inhabit the country and pick up carvings, books, gemstones and clothing […]

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Nairobi Snake Park

Nairobi Snake Park (Museum Hill Centre, Muthithi Rd, Nairobi) — the Snake Park is located adjacent to Nairobi National Museum and was started with the aim to create a unique and popular attraction whilst simultaneously providing a research facility focusing on reptiles and breeding of snakes. Different kinds of live snakes are exhibited at this […]

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Nairobi Railway Museum

Nairobi Railway Museum (Uhuru Highway, Nairobi) – located near Nairobi’s rail station, the Railway Museum exhibits a collection of train and ship models, old steam engines built between 1923 and 1955, railway magazines, railway maps, photographs of the original construction of the Uganda railway along with the model of the MV Liemba built by the […]

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Nairobi National Museum

Nairobi National Museum (Museum Hill, Westland) – located just 10 minutes from downtown Nairobi, this is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present culture and natural heritage. Built in 1929, this is the flagship museum for the National Museums of Kenya, housing celebrated collections of […]

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Nairobi Gallery

Nairobi Gallery (Kenyatta Avenue & Uhuru Highway, Nairobi) – located in the heart of Nairobi, this museum hosts various temporary art exhibits. This was previously a government building that maintained birth, marriage and death records. Since 2013, the Nairobi Gallery has become the official home to the Murumbi African Heritage Collections – the outstanding private […]

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Malindi Museum

Malindi Museum (Near District Public Health Office, Silversand Rd, Malindi) — located in Malindi, the museum is a host to the famous Vasco Da Gama pillar. The building is situated along the seafront, some few meters from Malindi jetty and the fish market. It is a charming old double storey structure with a roof terrace […]

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Lamu Old Town

Lamu Old Town – this is an exclusive tropical island on the north coast of Kenya, and one of the oldest best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. It is one major center for the study of Islam and Swahili cultures with many visiting for educational purposes. It is built in coral stone and mangrove timber. […]