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African Galleria

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Pricy place!

African Galleria is nice to look at, they have basicly everything, and if it is your first touch... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Huge selection but expensive

Every type of African souvenir you can think of, from small key rings to huge carved lions, but... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Chris D
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“t shirts”(2 reviews)
African Galleria is a professional gallery that deals in antiques, art, tribal art, Tanzanite and other gems, clothing, Maasai art, custom made jewelry (18k gold) and a lot more varieties of items, namely all assortment of carvings in Ebony, Rose...more
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Manyara Road, Mto wa Mbu, Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
+255 787 471 777
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

I got totally ripped off here, the only place I got scammed when in Tanzania. First, I had a saleswoman attached to me. She was very pressuring and then quietly told me she would give me a big discount if I would give her cash...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank annamoose
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I purchased a ring with a Tansanite for my wife on occasion of our wedding anniversary. After some bargaining the price was fixed to 657,76 USD, which I agreed on not knowing about anything about fair pricing. At another art gallery the price of a...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Hans Joachim K
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great Food, great ambience and a lot of varieties of curious that you can purchase. They even deliver your purchases through DHL and UPS around the world............. Prices are reasonable too. A must stop for everyone.

Date of experience: May 2017
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J W, Media at African Galleria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2018

Dear TC-ARK, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, ambience and the many curios we offer. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know about your visit.

Reviewed 29 March 2017

African Galleria has an incredible array of fine African crafts. The selection is second to none. I found the staff very helpful and attentive. The lunch was great, too! I'll definitely be stopping again on my next visit!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Elle S
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Surprised that the "shop keeper" is not Tanzanian. Lots of pressure from the ales team, following us around and asking questions - not friendly questions but attempts to engage in conversation and make a sale. Who makes all of this stuff - have to have...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I found African Galleria to be a little pricey, but most of the items I looked at were of good quality and well crafted. The Tanzanite shop had a variety of stones set in various designs, both in white and yellow gold. They also had...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ranee B
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This place preys on tourists. Do not stop; do not buy anything from African Galleria. It is all a scan. We bought a large single piece of ebony wood cheetah - at least that is what they told us over and over - single carved...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank AnnW358
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Sent artwork back, but the artwork is stuck with UPS because proper paperwork was not provided. They don't return emails and their phone # doesn't work. Don't shop there.More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank EXG182
Martien H, Marketing at African Galleria, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

Dear sir/madam, We are sorry for the inconvenience. UPS generally takes up to seven weeks for you to get your art work. Would we please have your name and number and i can look into this right away. And perhaps the waybill number. Maybe you...More

Reviewed 26 January 2017

African Galleria is nice to look at, they have basicly everything, and if it is your first touch to tanzanian handicraft, you might even buy something. Compared to most places, it is extremely expensive, and same stuff can be bought to half price or even...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Trail48679
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Every type of African souvenir you can think of, from small key rings to huge carved lions, but very expensive and not particularly authentic. Why pay over the odds at a megastore, when plenty of smaller traditional stalls dotted around the area help the local...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Chris D
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Arts C
30 November 2016|
Response from WorldGlutton | Reviewed this property |
I do not understand what exactly your question is, but yes the roof and restrooms of African Gallery has typically african paintwork.