Old Boma Museum
Old Boma Museum
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Manish S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Very nice Museum that takes you through various sections like Natural history, flora & fauna history, etc. There is a small artist corner at the back of the museum where you could buy local handicrafts. Then there is Baruta, the 160 year old giant tortoise :). We spent around 3 hours at the museum. Worth very minute. I'd like to highlight the knowledge, experience and brilliant explanation of Christian, the local guide. He had immense knowledge about the history and was proud while explaining. Answered our questions with patience. Infact, we also took his help to arrange for a tour to the snake park and the Masai village the following day. So, if you are in Arusha, would certainly recommend the museum for a half-day visit. Ask for Christian, the guide. You'd be in good hands.
Written 5 March 2024
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David N
87 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Really not worth the entrance fee of 12,000 shillings. Old and run down with little reinvestment. The saving grace is an enormous turtle that roves around the place.
Written 4 March 2024
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Marcteun
Maastricht, The Netherlands51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Nice old museum bit run down but worth the visit if only for the big 160 year old turtle brought by the english from the he seychelles in 1920. Very friendly animal
Written 1 February 2024
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Don R
49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
If you like small museums run by passionated, knowledgeable, and dedicated locals this natural and local history museum is worth a visit. We received an excellent tour of the exhibits on human evolution in context with Tanzania's Oldupai Gorge and the Leakys', Tanzanian animals, birds, and plants, and the compound's history as a 19th-century German colonial garrison. The museum also has a small and well-curated botanical garden and some fun and fascinating garden residents--leopard tortoises--and while we were there, a visiting Galapagos tortoise. It's an easy walk to the Masai market from here.
Written 21 October 2023
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Liang Huan
Guangzhou, China2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
i went there on 24 of September with 11 friends and young boy with girls (receptionists) told us no payment by card and we just try to speak we dont have more cash but sayed it doesnt worked and at the end of the tour promise us to give back a receipt but was lying us and the guys told us theres no strong network and was give for us the receipt that wrote 5 people only out of 11, and i didnt understand as well in the registerd form at that time they changed and put total number 5 and not 11 like we registered first time
The museum inside exhibition is so cool like human evolution, garden live animals
But i think the guys who work in the reception they need to be open and to change because is not fair thay happened at that day
Written 30 September 2023
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Gathoni K
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Museum is within walking distance from the clock tower in Arusha CBD. You can easily have a coffee in the area and walk in for a quick look around. Go to the back entrance exit to see the painters at work and get some wares when you're there.

You could get a guide but I didn't need to take one.

Very affordable too. (TSH 2,500 without a guide)
Written 6 March 2023
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Walter
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
The museum exhibit was very well done and provided a great deal of information. The exhibit was also interactive, which made it more enjoyable. Overall, the experience was very educational and enjoyable.👍🏾👍🏾
Written 21 February 2023
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Fi R
Glasgow, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Very relaxed and not information overload which we like. 3 main areas that you take at your own pace: human evolution, photos of safari animals, smaller area for German colonialism. Then theres some turtles to see/hold. Art area out the back but noone is pushy or anything. It's all very pleasant and a nice way to spend an hour.
Written 3 October 2022
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Ezra M
Arusha, Tanzania6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Small museum but comprises of everything for a perfect evening walk , there are even small cages for birds(Eagle) , a lot of big tortoise 😂 and of course a good garden to rest
Written 3 September 2022
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Maps567876
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We enjoyed this museum located in an old German fort. Our guide, Israel, took us through the various parts of the museum (human evolution, botanic garden, taxidermy workshop, arusha history) and explained us everything we wanted to know. My 7 year old son got all the information related to plants and animals he was eager to learn about. The full tour lasted about 2 hours. We recommend this visit which is worth its price.
Written 24 July 2022
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