The Tanzanite Experience

The Tanzanite Experience, Arusha: Hours, Address, The Tanzanite Experience Reviews: 4.5/5

The Tanzanite Experience
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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™. The museum is located in the center of Arusha Additional stores are open at Arusha Coffee Lodge, Maramboi Tented Camp, Manyara Airport, Manyara Serena Lodge. Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, Seronera Visitors center, Serengeti Serena Lodge, Kilimanjaro Intl Airport, Zanzibar Airport & Zanzibar Airport. The Tanzanite Experience is dedicated to creating a greater awareness of the rare and precious tanzanite and offers visitors a complete ‘tanzanite experience’.
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1-2 hours
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betsyannk9
4 contributions
Tanzanite Experience in Zanzibar
Oct 2021 • Business
Ally helped us pick out the most beautiful tanzanite ring and pendants for a very affordable price. Thanks Ally. It was a pleasure shopping there
Written 7 November 2021
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schwendenpeter
Muenster, Germany6 contributions
Good and for free
Oct 2021
very interesting . Namra gave perfect information.
I really can recommend if you wanna something about a unique Tanzanian thing.
Written 31 October 2021
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Sarah V
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Special memory
Sep 2021
I had the chance to get to know the history and products of The Tanzanite Experience while I was in Tanzania this summer. The service and attention is without a doubt excellent and I always felt special, understood and well attended.
I bought a beautiful pendant in shape of Africa with a Tanzanite where Tanzania is. It is a very special piece for me to remind me of my beautiful and unforgettable time in Tanzania, of very special people and family and the team of the Tanzanite Experience helped me to decide and take it home with me. A big thank you and hope to see you again some day!
Written 27 October 2021
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Thomas A
Bolzano, Italy5 contributions
an experience
Oct 2021 • Solo
Tanzanite Experience in Arusha is a top address for Tanzanite stones, professional, very friendly, unobtrusive. it is always interesting to stop by. The tour, the video, the museum, the exhibition room. It's a shame that Ms. Tabitha no longer works there, but Ms. Jackline does it very well, so I always like to stop by. It is worth visiting Arusha. to take the time.
Written 21 October 2021
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Shir les
1 contribution
Great!
Sep 2021 • Friends
It was amazing!
Thank you for our amazing instructor Ritta!
Its a must.
Very very nice, you are learning a lot
Written 25 September 2021
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GG
Philippines1 contribution
No regrets even bought via online
Aug 2021
Bought my beautiful gem via online. Initially, my preferred piece was sold but they offered me a new cut with the same details and they didn't stop till I am satisfied with the details and had constantly updating me. It was a fast transaction since I do not have to question the store's credibility because of their culture awareness service and positive reviews. Junaid and the whole team are very helpful from the start up to delivery, they are even tracking it more than I did.
Written 17 September 2021
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Sharon C
Folsom, CA1 contribution
Museum and Retail
Aug 2021 • Friends
Our guide Marc from @AfricaDirect was able to arrange at last minute tour while we were in Arusha. The staff was outstanding and we had a great experience. Absolutely beautiful gems and jewelry. One of a kind experience.
Written 29 August 2021
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Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for this excellent review! We are extremely delighted you had an outstanding Tanzanite Experience and enjoyed the elegant pieces of jewelry on display. Our staff will be equally delighted at the positive feedback and we hope to welcome you again.
Written 30 August 2021
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Gabriely S
2 contributions
Very quality gemstones from Tanzania.
Apr 2021
Nice plaVery quality gemstones from Tanzania. Origin from Tanzania, Cut and Polished in Tanzania.Nice to visit for Gemstones
Written 19 August 2021
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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking out time to write this brilliant review! We are glad you enjoyed the quality gemstones we had in store for you, and we hope to welcome you again.
Written 26 August 2021
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Reinhardt7
New Bern, NC8 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug 2021 • Couples
We were actually in the KIA airport when we came upon The Tanzanite Experience shop. Everest was kind, knowledgeable, and best of all—-not a pushy salesman. Though he offered a number of more expensive items he was perfectly okay with our choice of Tanzanite in a silver setting😊
Written 16 August 2021
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking out time to write this review! Our team is delighted you found it worthwhile and Evarest will be rejoicing he took great care of you. We hope you pay us a visit again in the future.
Written 26 August 2021
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Djw1228
Massachusetts66 contributions
Educationally Rewarding and Delightfully Worth Spending
Aug 2021 • Couples
Jacqueline could not have been more hospitable, informative, pleasant, or helpful. She is a sheer delight who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. Her passion for tanzanite is apparent, and her responses to questions are quite thorough and knowledgeable. There was absolutely no pushy sales, simply supportive guidance. The film, the tour, the shopping ... without question is worthy of your time if you value learning, and you like to be treated with humble customer service.
We did purchase two GEMS (yay!), but we could have departed comfortably without feeling awkward for NOT doing so. We confidently bought certified, GORGEOUS stones without feeling uneasy about the purchase.

I highly recommend a visit ... and if it is your intention to spend money on tanzanite, then I highly recommend that you make your purchase here. If you are lucky enough to be hosted by Jacqueline, or an equally kind and informative colleague of hers, then you will understand my review, and you will certainly agree with me. Enjoy!
Written 5 August 2021
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The Tanzanite Experience is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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