Tanzania Cultural Tourism
Tanzania is the most peaceful country in Africa with more than 120 tribes (ethnic groups). Cultural tourism is one of the programs which is beneficial to both tourists and local people. The tourists get an unforgettable and unique experience while the local people generate income that improves their standard of living. Tanzania’s people are among the most welcoming and approachable on earth with diverse and unique cultures ready to be shared with visitors.
Various local communities run their own cultural programs and welcome visitors to their homes, bringing income directly to the local community while giving local people an opportunity to showcase their way of life to the outside world. This creates mutual understanding and friendships between tourists and local people, offering tourists from all over the world the possibility to experience Tanzania’s cultural diversity and providing local people in various rural areas the opportunity to build sustainable livelihoods
We at Blessing Safaris organizing cultural Tourism programs on the lush tropical slopes of Mt Meru, and Mt Kilimanjaro. With local guides born and raised in the area, you will have an experience meet Waarusha, Wameru or Wachagga people who will proudly describe their carefully cultivated shambas with coffee, bananas, fruits, vegetables, and dairy cow farming while the World famous Maasai will share with you their age-old pastoralist heritage. Spend part of your time to meet the friendly faces of Africa and learn about their ways of life. Cultural tours can be half-day excursions or customized to longer stays for a couple of days among local people in their home villages depending on how much time you have.
The Maasai is thought to be a mixture of nilotes who originated in the Nile area, and the Hamites in the area of North Africa. This beautiful tribe Tanzania cultural tour and its culture safari tours are nomadic and pastoral. Their life revolves around their large herds of cattle, which according to their traditional Maasai belief, all (cattle) belong to them. Maasai people mainly depend on everything from their cattle, starting with shelter, food and traditional dress. Maasai live in huts made of tree branches, mud,(and) grass and cow dung. They live in families known as (boma) emanyata which refers to settlements composed of enclosed homesteads. A fence made of thorny bushes surrounds the Manyata. This protects the Maasai and their livestock from intruders and predators. Each Maasai Manyata has about 10 to 20 huts known as “inkajijik”. According to tradition, women construct Maasai huts. In addition to constructing the house, women in the Maasai community are also responsible for collecting firewood, fetching water, milking the herds of cattle and cooking for the family. Young boys look after the livestock while the warriors maintain Peace and quiet. Read More !