Leopard in Manyara

Leopard in Manyara

Leopard in Manyara National Park where the tree climbing Lions are also found. More »

Serengeti Great Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti Great Wildebeest Migration

The most famous National Park or Destination, best known for its Great Wildebeest Migration. Wildebeests, Zebras and other animals make a massive move... More »

Kilimanjaro Mountain

Kilimanjaro Mountain

One of the Recommended Hiking Destinations you wo\\\'t like to miss while in Tanzania, consider climbing Kilimanjaro and will assist you to reach the peak... More »

Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda

Manyara Travel will take you to the wilderness of the deep forests of Virunga mountains where you will come into the eyes of the Mountain Gorillas; some rare species that can only be traced in the corridors of Rwanda Congo and Uganda. More »

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

The spectacular view of Victoria Falls in Zambia. More »

 

CULTURAL TOURS

maranguWe Africans have this thing called Ubuntu. It is about the essence of being human. It is part of the gift that Africa will give the world… We believe a person is a person through another person. My humanity is caught up, bound up, inextricably, with yours.  Desmond Tutu
With over 120 ethnic groups, most of which is Bantu peoples,  giving visitors a range of opportunities to experience different  cultures within and bordering Tanzania.

Biggest Bantu groups are Sukuma, Nyamwezi, Chagga, Nyakyusa, Haya, Hehe, Bena, Gogo, and the Makonde . Other Bantu peoples include the Pare, Zigua, Shambaa, and Ngoni.

Others would be the Cushitic peoples which include the half million Iraqw, nomadic Maasai and Luo.

Other interesting groups would be the Sandawe who speak a language that may be related to the Khoe languages of Botswana and Namibia, while the language of the Hadza, although it may sound similar is also unique.

Cultural tourism programmes usually bring income directly to the local communities and give people the chance to show their lifestyle to the outside world on their own terms. Primary schools are developed through tours on the fascinating slopes of Mt Meru; health clinics are also improved through guided tours of the luscious green Usambara Mountains.

Cultural tourism programmes are beneficial to everyone – the tourists get a unique, unforgettable experience, the local people generate income and improve their standard of living, and both parties gain a valuable understanding of another culture which will last long after the visitors return home.

Most cultural tourism programmes are located near the main thoroughfares of the principal tourist destinations, making a cultural addition to a safari easy to arrange. Guides are local people born and raised in the area, well trained in their job and proficient in English.

Cultural tours can be half-day events or incorporated into a longer safari. Whether you spend the morning in a Maasai boma or trek by camel up a local summit, stopping to learn about traditional plants and tribal stories, a cultural tour is a must do for anyone wanting to see the rich life Tanzania people.

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