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Tanzania Cultural Tourism | Tanzania Safari

Tanzania Cultural Tourism | Tanzania Safari


Tanzania Cultural Tourism

Cultural tourism is generally defined as a form of tourism whose main objective is the discovery and enjoyment of historic monuments, sites and cultural landscapes of an area. It mainly involves traveling to experience places and activities that represent the cultural history of the host communities. In the Tanzania context however, cultural tourism adopts a community based tourism approach in which the people are directly involved in designing, organising tours and showing tourists aspects of their lives in the area they live in. 

While economic benefit is derived from this activity, some cross cultural exchange between visitors and the local people is also developed. Operated through the criteria of ownership of the activities undertaken and equitable distribution of the income generated are underlying factors of the programme. It is cultural tourism that enables tourists to experience the local people’s way of life, offering insights into the values, beliefs and traditions in the host communities’ own environments.


Cultural Activities in Tanzania


Combine Safari and Cultural Activities

Our cultural safaris let you walk, talk and live with the Maasai people. Visit their traditional bomas (settlements) and head out on a traditional medicine walk. Learn about their daily routines and traditions. Cultural experiences are easily combined in a wildlife safari and give you the chance to not only learn about the different cultures but you can also stretch the legs and spend some time outside of the safari vehicle.

If not the maasai then you can choose the head out hunting with the Hadzabe bushmen, gather roots and seeds with the Datoga women or learn how to cook the Swahili cuisine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Red is the most important color; symbolizing courage, bravery, and strength. The Maasai also believe that red scares off predators like lions even at long distances. Red also represents unity within the Maasai culture because livestock are slaughtered when communities come together in celebration.

The Maasai believe in one ominscient god, Enkai (or Nkai). Enkai is not represented by any human-like shape. Instead, he is represented by two colors: red and black. The black god brings rain and thunder to replenish the grazing land.

The Maasai heavily depend on cattle for nutrition. The traditional Maasai diet consists of six basic foods: milk, meat, fat, blood, honey, and tree bark. Both fresh and curdled milk are drunk. Fresh milk is drunk in a calabash (gourd) and is sometimes mixed with fresh cattle blood.

YES! The Maasai are a pastoralist tribe living in Kenya and Northern Tanzania. Their traditional diet consists almost entirely of milk, meat, and blood. Two thirds of their calories come from fat, and they consume 600 – 2000 mg of cholesterol a day.

Marriage in Maasai culture is one of our most important traditional activities. A man has to be married as soon as he undergoes the circumcision ceremony. A Maasai murran is not able to choose whom he is going to marry.

Christianity is the largest religion in Tanzania representing 60% of the total population. There are also substantial Muslim and Animist minorities.

40,000 year-old
Hadzabe Tribe: 40,000 year-old hunter-gatherer tribe gains land rights in Tanzania.

There are approximately 1000 individuals who self-identify as Hadza. Of this total, approximately 300 are nomadic and live a hunting and gathering lifestyle, collecting over 90% of the food that they consume.

The Hadza are hunter-gatherers in Tanzania. Their diet can be conveniently categorized into five main categories: tubers, berries, meat, baobab, and honey. We showed the Hadza photos of these foods and asked them to rank them in order of preference. Honey was ranked the highest.

The Hadza language, called Hadzane by its people, is an endangered language isolate spoken in the region surrounding Lake Eyasi in northern Tanzania.

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