Dar es Salaam’s Vibrant Village Museum

Photo courtesy: Moongateclimber — Wikimedia Commons

I was never a big fan of museums. I’ve woven my way through artifacts and paintings in most continents and only been excited by a few displays.

Common rural huts. Photo courtesy: Collective Stelcheng National Museum Van Wereldculturen — Wikimedia Commons.

Tanzania’s Village Museum was one that aroused my curiosity because African houses from different Tanzanian tribes were life size. I bent to enter huts; smelt the scent of the musty earth; felt the texture of the woven roofs; and almost tasted the mud and grass walls as I wound my way in and out of these structures from both the past and present.

Definitely worth the visit.