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24 Hours in Arusha—Arusha Museum, Cultural Heritage, Maasai Market, Shanga

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    Stop At: Cultural Heritage Centre, Arusha-Dodoma Road, Arusha Tanzania

    Cultural Heritage is a unique cultural centre on the outskirts of Arusha. We have curio shops, a jewellery boutique, a tanzanite and precious stone counter, a restaurant, bargain centre and outstanding commercial art gallery. We have a vast array of ornaments, jewellery, antiques and local crafts to cater for any budget. High quality clothing, textiles, accessories, books and spices can also be found onsite at Oneway and the Spice Centre.
    Our exquisite collection of precious and semi-precious stones – including rubies, emeralds, tsavorite, diamonds, sapphires and opals - is unrivalled across the continent. Of these our most highly treasured is tanzanite - a rare blue/violet stone found only in Tanzania, for which we have an international reputation. Purchase loose stones, select from our ranges of hand made jewellery or work with our jewellers and designers to create your own unique piece.
    The only collection of its kind in the world, ranging from African antiques to contemporary painting and sculpture you will be dazzled by our assembly of art and artefacts. Find some of our collections in the central store or come and experience the Gallery; a breath taking feat of engineering and artful display that will leave you awe-struck. Expert assistants are on hand to help you purchase art by emerging African artists or fascinating antiques form across the continent.
    Our Restaurant has been catering for Arusha’s finest for 13 years and we prepare all of our food fresh to serve. Buffet or a la carte, with our selection of mouth-watering world foods - salads, homemade curries, traditional African dishes, french fries and humus, who would go anywhere else?

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Shanga & Shanga Foundation, Dodoma Road Arusha Coffee Lodge - Elewana, Arusha Tanzania

    Shanga is a successful social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique, high-quality, handmade jewelry, glassware and home wares incorporating recycled materials. These products are sold in Tanzania and all over the world, with profits being reinvested back into developing opportunities to employ more people with disabilities.. Visiting the work place and observing the handcrafts being made
    Workshop for glass-blowing, weaving, sewing, Tinga Tinga painting, bead-making and metal work, with a shop showcasing all Shanga’s handmade products.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Maasai Market Curios and Crafts, Fire Road, Arusha, Tanzania, Arusha Tanzania

    The market has so much stalls as you can see as you enter. Each stall appears to have the same products, others have some other stuff. In my experience, all of the vendors were respectful as they await for you to enter their stall. They would say "mzungu", I waited for you" and "please you can touch, touching is free". You can looking around and you'll see many nice things to take home. It can be a bit overwhelming because there are so much stuff to see. Vendors would hand you a medium size basket indicating that you may put the stuff you want in the basket as you continue to look around in their store. They are also polite and would thank you even if you didn't purchase anything from their store. You will successful to buy the stuff you want for ur family and friends.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Arusha, Old Moshi Rd, Tanzania

    Arusha National Natural History & Cultural Museum
    This museum inside the old German boma (fortified compound), completed in 1900, has three parts. The best is the wing dedicated to human evolution, since much of what we know about the topic came from fossils unearthed in Tanzania. There are also displays on insects, the history of Arusha during the German colonial era, and wildlife photos and mounts.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Arusha Go-Karting, Majengo Arusha, Tanzania, Arusha, Tanzania

    Arusha Amusement & Go Karting
    The first entertainment and Amusement location in Arusha. Go karting Multi cuisine Restaurant Gemstone shop (African Gem Gallery) African curio shop Kids play activity areas (slides, swings, trampolines, bouncing castles and much more) Live sports and entertainment Picinic lunches and Birthday parties. Come experience a family environment with scenic views of Mt. Meru. Welcome all.
    od adventure and thrill. very good place for family with small and young kids. nice view of Mount Meru. Nice Asian food. Though staff is new to this game but learning and very cooperative. Many activity for kids starting from 3 year old to 15 year old

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed June 16, 2019

    Recently had several hours of free time in Arusha before our flight. Stopped in and found the artwork displays beautiful and a grand presentation of work from many Africa artists. Some fun loving and some serious pieces. Nice array of shops and items for sale,...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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