When does Tanzania’s Arusha gem show begin?

The annual Arusha Gem Fair (AGF) of Tanzania starts on the foot of Mount Meru, and only 80 km’s from the famous mountain of Kilimanjaro.

What is the Arusha Gem Show of Tanzania?

The Arusha Gen Show is a three-day event that promises to combine the primary gemstone as well as the mineral producers all the way from the Sub Saharan African countries on one single platform, with the prominent leaders of the industry as well. The handlers of this huge event claim that it annually attracts around 65 exhibitors who come all the way from Tanzania, Kenya, Congo, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Uganda. Renowned companies from these countries also make their exhibitions — for instance, the Tanzanite One Mining and Petra Williamson Diamond Limited.

In order to make sure that there would be enough goods available for the more dedicated buyers who come from all over the world, Tanzania suspends its export of Gemstones well before the even during the time of 5th April to 3rd May. This event provides the opportunity of buying tanzanite of basically any size, to the buyers. The temporary ban on the export of tanzanite is lifted during the show.

The main attraction – Tanzanite Gemstone

Needless to say, it is the magic of the Tanzanite gemstone which captures the attention of people from around the globe. Numerous gemstone enthusiasts, as well as sellers, come to the event in order to get a gist of the culture, learn the history of the place and visit the mines which contain the gemstone right in front of them.

A visitor of the Arusha Mine tour in 2012 claims that it was a completely fulfilling experience where he learned about the complete culture and history. The experience can be specifically helpful and informative for travelers who are fond of doing such tours.

The Arusha Gem fair is a three-day event which is normally held from 19th April to 21st April at the Mount Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. The main purpose of the event is to showcase from the gems and jewelry industry of Tanzania, specifically the Tanzanite gemstone.

The event normally begins with complete zest and zeal at 9 am in the morning and goes all the way to 6 pm in the evening. The average number of participants in the events can range from 10,000-20,000 out of which about 90% are the visitors and 10% are the exhibitors.

Regular visitors of the event claim that you should start your visit with a cold drink and a little introductory tour of the Gem museum. It will allow you to develop a preliminary understanding of the history as well as the production of the famous stones of Tanzania. On your way, you can purchase some of the most freshly mined, beautiful, and top-quality gems in under $100 USD.


Now that you a basic understanding of the Tanzanian Arusha Gem Show, you can make an informed decision regarding your visit to the culturally rich show.

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