Few destinations in Africa can rival the variety of wildlife, landscapes and culture found in Tanzania. The culture is a colourful mix of influences with over 120 tribes. Discover some of the diverse cultures that make up Tanzania – from Bushmen to the famous Maasai Warriors. Immerse yourself in the fascinating cultures and daily ways of life in the local villages. It adds another dimension to your safari trip. This Cultural Safari is a beautiful blend of Tanzania’s culture, nature and amazing wildlife.
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During this safari you visit the most famous parks in the northern part of Tanzania, full of amazing nature and wildlife. This includes the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater which shelters close to 25.000 animals including the Big Five and rare black rhino, and the Serengeti, home to the Great Wildebeest Migration and an abundance of wildlife unmatched anywhere else in Africa. Moreover there are also a lot of smaller charming parks like Tarangire, which hosts one of the world’s largest elephant population and Lake Eyasi, a huge soda lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley with lots of flamingos and pelicans.
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The accommodation we selected are in the most stunning locations, giving you the chance to enjoy beautiful scenery and incredible sights. They are set in rich wildlife areas or in a picturesque location, with views over the Rift Valley or Serengeti plains. One of the main criteria that we use when choosing accommodation is comfort. After a day of adventure, it’s so nice to come back to an amazing place to relax, enjoy a delicious meal and be able to take a dip in the pool. The accommodation during your safari is a mix of stylish luxury lodges and – tented camps. The tented camps allow you to get closer to nature without sacrificing luxury or comfort, like private bathrooms, comfortable beds and spacious decks. It’s a modern take on a classic safari experience.
Note. All our safaris are tailor made, so we can create a safari that suits all your wishes!
If you like you can incorporate a few days on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar Island or other safari activities. Just let us know your interests.
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There is no better way to learn about Tanzania than going on cultural trips, meeting and listening to the stories of local people. This journey is a mix of game drives and exciting cultural activities. Here are some examples of activities:
Visiting schools, markets, farms and local homesteads is one of the best ways to connect with local people and get a greater understanding of the culture. Enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal in a local mama’s home in Mto Wa Mbu during this tour.
Visit the Maasai Tribe
Explore the lifestyle of the graceful Maasai Warriors during a visit to their village. The Maasai are famous for their lively cultural dance, colourful clothing and beadwork. Known primarily as warriors and shepherds, cattle is essential to the Maasai’s way of life since a man’s success is measured by the number of cattle and it’s the most important part of their diet. During your time in the village, activities may include Maasai dancing, watching warriors demonstrate how to make fire and witnessing women craft beaded jewellery and accessories.
Visit the Datoga Tribe
Lake Eyasi is a wild and scenically stunning area where you can get a real insight into the way of life of some of Tanzania’s fascinating rural tribes, the Datoga. They are skilled farmers and silversmith’s who live close to the Hazabe and supply them with iron knives and spears in exchange for honey and fruits. The Datoga women love to decorate their faces with scarification and wear brown dresses from goat skin. You will visit their habitat and experience their culture first hand.
Visit the Hadzabe Bushmen
Learn more about the ancient ways of the Hadzabe Bushmen. The Hadza still live like their ancestors during the Stone Age period; hunting wild animals with bow and arrows and eating roots, honey and wild fruits. They live solely of the land and own no cattle or do any agriculture. You can participate in their real life activities such as hunting and fire making.