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Old Boma Museum

Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 27 254 5540
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A pleasant surprise

This Museum of Natural History is not always shown on the tourist maps - but is definitely worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mac010Ontario
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Ontario
Worth visiting!

If you have some time in Arusha, it is woth passing by, especially after a safari when you already... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
annejux2016
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Brussels, Belgium
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Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This Museum of Natural History is not always shown on the tourist maps - but is definitely worth a visit. Excellent display of the evolution of man. Throughout the museum are photographs of animals, insects, birds, reptiles, with informative notes. Attached to museum is the...More

Thank mac010Ontario
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

If you have some time in Arusha, it is woth passing by, especially after a safari when you already know the animals around, it is a good reminder and there is a beautiful photo exposition. The part on the history of the Boma is also...More

Thank annejux2016
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The museum is easy to find and inexpensive to access. It has interesting artifacts and an assortment of paintings and crafts on sale on site. The taxidermist station / workshop is a must see. The promise of animals e.g. live snakes was a little disappointing...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great photos, but the place mostly seemed like one guy's chance to display his wildlife photos versus a real museum with a variety of interesting displays. Could use some work. Saw a snake feeding which was cool!

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A well surrounded historical site or museum where we can learn about early human evaluation, colonial periods and more from an old German Boma

Thank SamuelSamsisma
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Natural History Museum in a beautiful surrounding, an old german boma, which you can learn about the human evolution, Colonial period, an early human evolution and more.

Thank Justaz M
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Many of the displays are old, but the specimens on display are impressive. Enjoying them depends on one's ability to focus on the artifacts rather than the lack of flashy displays and computerized interactive exhibits - you'll find none of that in this low-budget museum....More

Thank Natalie W
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great museum with a strong conservation focus. The little gallery out the back is gold! The artists are always busy at work and you can do painting lessons with Simba (one of the very talented artists there).

Thank Violet M
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Some interesting photos, very few artefacts (early tools and skulls) and lots of stuffed animals among signs calling us to protect animals.

Thank _Mags_NL
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This was pretty good. The displays are a bit old, the guide very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The best part was the taxidermy section, very cool to see. The art centre out the back was also good.

Thank Craig J
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