Welcome to Tanzania, home of some of the world's most beautiful and rarest gemstones. Wildgem invites you to experience the Tanzanian gemstone tour of a lifetime. Visit the Merelani and Lemshuku hills, where Tanzanite and Tsavorite are found, respectively. This tour will allow you to witness the mining process of some of the most precious Tanzanian gemstones, including Tanzanite, Tsavorite, Spinel, and Tourmaline. Did you know that Tanzanite is only found in a 4km strip of land near Mount Kilimanjaro, making it a thousand times rarer than diamonds? Our tour is unique as it provides insight into the entire mining process, from small-scale miners to big-scale miners. You will have the opportunity to meet with the miners personally, exchange ideas, hear their stories, and learn about their work in the mining industry. Our tour also includes accommodation and visiting the mining shafts so that you can see where these gemstones come from and how they end up in people's jewelry. Join us on this unforgettable journey and discover the beauty of Tanzania's gemstones and its people.
Tanzanite is in the variety of the Ziosite (a calcium aluminum hydroxyl sorosilicate) It was discovered in the Mererani Hills of Manyara in Northern Tanzania in 1967, near the city of Arusha and Killimanjaro. Naturally formed tanzanite is extremely rare, still found only in the Mererani Hills.
Tanzanite represents a happy life filled with fortune
Tsavorite has earned its place as one of the world's finest colored gemstones. Its high refractive index and dispersion levels translate into wonderful brilliance and it is far less inclusive than its cousin, Emerald. It belongs to the variety of grossular garnet. It was discovered in 1967 near Komolo village in northeastern Tanzania's Lelatema Hills by Scottish geologist Campbell Bridges
Wildgem offers you a gem tour that will give you an unforgateble journey filled with adventure as we visit different mining sites both in Mererani, Lemshuku & Mahenge in Tanzania home of one of the worlds most beautiful spinel. The tours 2 two days and one night for the Tsavorite and Tanzanite while for the spinel the tour takes upto 7 days and if time is limited You can do a Tanzanite day tour to the Merelani hills. Learn more about our gemstones and also descend underground and experience the magnificence and witness the rock formation of these beautiful gems.