Out of more than 120 tribes in Tanzania, we gather different cultural and historical backgrounds of Tanzania as a nation. From how people live their life day in day out to their general life perceptions and values. Each tribe has the way of manifesting to the outside world and wonderful enough all these tribes unite as one nation under one language “Swahili”. Together they coexist harmoniously in friendship from time to time.
Apart from meeting the locals in the visited communities, cultural and historical tours will give you the chance to explore the surrounding environment of the given communities and engage in local activities such as coffee and winemaking processes, cooking local food with the locals as well as get to enjoy the attractions such as waterfalls, caves, landscapes, local traditional dances, sculptures and so many more.
Cultural tourism is beneficial to both tourist and the local communities, while the tourists are gaining unique experiences, the local communities earn income for their internal development
Cultural and Historical Tours-Most Popular
These cultural and historical tourism sites are located along the popular safari routes making them the best additions to safari itineraries.
See how the pastoral Maasaihave adopted to the 21st century in their own unique ways. Tanzania harbours the largest of the group of Maasai people, who are among 12 groups in the world. If you are in the Northern Circuit of the country you are in better position to experience and wonder at their ways of life, they almost dominate the cultural programs of the Northern Circuit and the country at large, their ways of dressing are unique and they wear them with pride. You will see Maasai communities in Ngorongoro Conservation area, ilkiding’a village,Engaresero Eramatare, and ilkurot village. You may experience the Maasai Cultural tour during a safari at additional price, normally for supporting the community.
Lake Eyasi Hadzabe
The only surviving hunters and gatherers in the nation and one of the few around the world, this tribe dwells around Lake Eyasi, they survive by hunting wild animals and on roots and fruits collected from the wild. Visiting them will guarantee the cultural shock that you don’t easily come across in the 21st Century. Visiting this community will give you an opportunity to hunt with the local warriors armed with real bows and spears, honey, roots and fruits gathering, traditional dances, and may learn about the traditional healing plants.
Olduvai Gorge in Ngorongoro
Leave your safari vehicle and walk in the footprints of the earliest men and women in the history of the world. Witness the signs of walking early man imprints in the Olduvai museum. In Olduvai Gorge, you will meet the famous works of archeologist Louis and Mary Leakey.
The Swahili Coast
When in the Zanzibar Archipelago you are in the position to walk down the memory lane of history from the 9th century and dig deep into the Slave history and eastern civilization scattered around the cost of Indian Ocean. Crumbling mosques, Persians baths in villas ruins, brassbound chests and heavy wooden doors oriental cuisines e.t.c. Bagamoyo, Kilwa, Mafia Island, Pemba, Tanga, and Pangani are indeed the gems when it comes to Swahili coast historical past
NOTE:The above are just a few popular mentions of cultural and historical tourism. Around Tanzania almost every region you will find the museum in which you will get to wonder and learn about the history of the specific region and people over time. For serious cultural programs that involve anthropological studies, special arrangement are done to stay with the locals.