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Where African Art Comes to Life: Cultural Gem of the Diverse Delights at Mwenge Market.

Duration: 1h
Languages: English
Guru: Kevin
Registered on July 19, 2021

I’m Kevin Angelo I’m Tanzanian through and through, with a misplaced affinity for cheesy romance movies (who doesn’t love Titanic!) and Country and Western music (something my friends are forever teasing me about). The first thing you’ll notice about me is that I love meeting new people and making them smile. The second is that I have a deep passion for and knowledge of my home country. You’ll have me on hand to help and advise you before, throughout, and even after your tour. After booking your place on my tour, you’ll receive some personal pre-travel advice on Tanzanian etiquette, and a little on the language – starting with; ‘how on earth do you pronounce Ngorongoro?’ A few things you should know about the people of Tanzania: we love to smile, laugh, sing, dance, and have fun (any excuse!) We wear our hearts on our sleeves and form friendships quickly and naturally. In fact, in my native language, Kiswahili, the word ‘mgeni’ meaning ‘foreigner’, is the same as the word for ‘guest’. Here you are not a tourist but a new companion, and that is the feeling I want you to experience as your personal host. Karibu nyumbani! Tanzania welcomes you home!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Step into a world where creativity knows no bounds at the Mwenge Carvers Market. Immerse yourself in the rich African culture as you wander through a bustling center filled with over 200 talented artists. Witness the magic of traditional African sculptures and crafts coming to life right before your eyes. Marvel at the intricate carvings and vibrant paintings, each telling a unique story. As you explore, you'll have the opportunity to interact with the artists, learn about their techniques, and even watch them in action. Get ready for an unforgettable journey into the heart of African artistry at the Mwenge Carvers Market.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Mlimani city University of, Dar es Sa...
    Mlimani city University of, Dar es Salaam 0000, Tanzania
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    No worries, I'll race you there and snap a quick selfie just to make sure you can't miss me!

  • 1
    Free admission
    Mlimani City Shopping Mall

    Large shopping mall which all shops, restaurants, cinema, children's fun fare, bars Here you can get everything that you want . Almost every weekends I visit Mlimani city, it's one of my favourite spot. The place is a perfect spot to solve all your shopping issues you can items at different prices also, you just have to pick your type of shop.

  • 2
    Free admission
    Mpakani Centre

    I love engaging in conversations and creating genuine connections with people, sharing stories and laughter along the way. Along the way, I'll shower you with Swahili words and phrases that will stick in your mind like glue. We'll start with greetings, introductions, and get you confidently chatting with the friendly locals we encounter. It'll be a blast!

  • 3
    Free admission
    Rufungila Mwenge DSM

    It's not just about the tour itinerary, but about the personal touch that makes the experience truly special. It's all about bringing smiles to people's faces and making their journey unforgettable. So count on me to add that extra layer of authenticity and create an adventure that you'll cherish forever. Let's make some

  • 4
    Free admission
    Mwenge Woodcarvers Market

    Haggling is part of the experience at Mwenge Carvers Market and a sense of humour is required. You are expected to take part and eventually settle on a reasonable amount. The vendors are not wealthy and have families to support, if you approach the negotiation with fairness and respect in mind you will have a better experience. Tourist prices are generally higher than those for less affluent locals. It is a good idea to have a good walk around and get an idea of what is available and at what price.

  • 5
    Free admission
    Mwenge

    Following the wood carvers tour, we will end our day with a leisurely stroll through the vibrant Mwenge market

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Professionalism
4.8
Fun
5.0
Expression
4.8
Quality
4.8
Route
5.0
Tamara 28 Jun 2024
London

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Kevin is a great tour guide, we messed up with the address and arrived 1hour late, but he waited for us, he was very friendly, and nice. He showed us where people make the sculptures and it is something you would not see on your own. I highly recommend this tour!(have cash on you)
Yosef 30 Jan 2024
New York

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
Kevin is an incredible person and guide, he showed me around his village and answered any questions I had, if you want to experience authentic Tanzanian life outside of the modern city of Dar Es Salaam, I highly recommend taking a trip to his village.
סתיו 26 Jun 2023
Nahshon

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
I met Kevin in a side area of dar a-salam, we had a nice 3 dishes meal with his friend Tina we cooked together and having a great time! Afterwards we travel around the neighborhood and even play fifa with some of his friends. Buttom line I really recommend Kevin! Go for this trip you won't regret 🔥
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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