The Tanzanite Experience
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
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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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Alishah M
1 contribution
May 2023 • Couples
We visited the tanzanite experience to look for some tanzanites. This place is absolutely beautiful ! Ibrahim first took us around the museum and took his time to explain the process of mining, polishing etc. He then explained and guided us on how to pick the right stone. We bought two gorgeous tanzanites and I'm absolutely in love with them ! They give you a laboratory certificate with the details of your gemstone, they also give you a duty free certificate which means you don't have to worry about being bothered at the customs ! Ibrahim was very helpful and we would definitely recommend the tanzanite experience if you're looking for some genuine tanzanites !

Irfaan and Alishah Sheriff.
Written 30 May 2023
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Juju
Maharepa, Polynésie française9 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
What a beautiful experience!
Tabitha is the perfect guide, very knowledgeable and hospitable.
I highly recommend it.
Julien
Written 28 May 2023
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Katherine W
3 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Informative experience, excellent friendly and knowledgeable employees of tanzanite and the company.
Written 17 May 2023
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Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for this wonderful review! This is excellent to read and we hope to see you again! :)
Written 20 May 2023
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Katie B
2 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
I had a wonderful experience with The Tanzanite Experience. As a lover of fine-jewellery, I knew I wanted to invest in a special piece during my trip and did a fair amount of research before visiting. I stopped by the museum in Arusha which was also great, before taking a look at their loose stone collection. I found a stone I fell in love with, and after chatting with my wonderful sales associate Joy, I decided to go ahead with having a bespoke necklace made. I was able to meet with the jeweler who would craft my piece, and also access the stone for myself and was super impressed with the quality.

Despite it being over Easter the team were super accommodating, ensuring they understood the exact details of the of the piece I wanted, and being able to meet me at Kilimanjaro Airport with the finished piece. Joy kept me updated via Whatsapp through out the process, sharing pictures of my piece as soon as it was completed which I loved.

Since receiving my necklace I have worn it everyday - I am so happy with the quality of the piece. I was super specific about little details I wanted and they executed each of these perfectly.

If you're looking to invest in Tanzanite or Tsavorite jewellery I couldn't recommend them more!
Written 5 May 2023
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Ariel N
Tel Aviv, Israel18 contributions
Feb 2023
lovely experience visiting the tanzanite experience in Arusha.good place to learn about tanzanite.friendly staffs
Written 9 April 2023
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Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for visiting us and for this great review! Grateful that you had an excellent and lovely experience and reinforced your knowledge with our friendly staff! :) See you again.
Written 14 May 2023
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Mugambi M
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
Fantastic tour given by Ibrahim. Learnt a lot about the entire Tanzanite process from mining to cobbing to cutting and polishing!
Written 8 April 2023
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Dear Guest, Thanks much for this brilliant review! It is awesome to read this, well done Ibrahim for the "fantastic" tour! Hoping to welcome you again. :)
Written 14 May 2023
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Rhoda K
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
It was a wonderful experience getting a tour to the museum with Tabitha. She's so good with what she does she answered all of our questions and she's very charming. Now I'm sure I need to own a Tanzanite germ

Written 6 April 2023
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Dear Guest, Thanks a million for visiting us and for this excellent review! We don't like bragging but we have an amazing team, good job Tabitha for the awesome experience! Yes, whenever you are ready, you know where to go! :)
Written 14 May 2023
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Lilian Hipolyte
Moshi, Tanzania1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
We had an amazing Tanzanite Experience Tour by Tabitha in Arusha Clock Tower. She was brilliant. Definitely recommend as an activity on your next Arusha Visit.
Written 6 April 2023
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Dear Guest, We really appreciate this lovely review and recommendation! :) Great work Tabitha on the mention too! Looking forward to welcoming you again!
Written 14 May 2023
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Cynthia R
12 contributions
Feb 2023
Yasmin couldn't have done better, helping me to find a beautiful pendant and ring in Tanzanite, within my budget. Tanzanite is so pretty and so much more valuable (to me at least) than diamonds!
If you are lucky enough to be in Tanzania (preferably not doing the Kilimanjaro hike!) it's worth opting for an add-on safari, which is how I ended up with Yasmin and the Tanzanite Experience, which shows how Tanzanite is found, mined and crafted to make beautiful jewellery. (And the "offcuts" are used to create pretty, but less expensive jewellery - so I bought a necklace too).
Written 10 March 2023
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Dear Guest, Big up for the lovely review and for paying us a visit! We couldn't be happier to read that you had a wonderful experience with Yasmin, we are lucky to have an amazingly exceptional team, well done Yasmin! :) Well said about Tanzanites, we don't want to sound biased but we agree with you! :)) It is awesome to know that you got to learn something new and were able to get a necklace too, hope you like it! Thanks once more and do come by on your next visit!
Written 14 May 2023
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Lydie
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Solo
I recently purchased a piece of jewelry from The Tanzanite Experience, and it was wonderful; plus the jewel was beautiful! The team was very helpful and answered my questions very quickly, seeing as I was 12 hours behind them in time zones. I highly recommend The Tanzanite Experience for all your tanzanite purchases!
Written 24 February 2023
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Dear Guest, We thank you for this great review and for highly recommending us! Our team had an absolute pleasure to serve you, and at Tanzanite Experience, different time zones shouldn't come in the way of providing great service, and we are delighted you felt the same! Hoping to serve you again. :)
Written 14 May 2023
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  • Mon - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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