Cultural Tourism

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The Tanzania's people are among the most welcoming and approachable on earth; most of ethnic groups are now welcoming visitors into their communities, understanding of their people and their perceptions of the country around them; and introducing them to the traditions and ready to be shared with visitors.

From Kilimanjaro; the wachagga of the slope of Mt. Kilimanjaro you can combine a hike up the world's most impressive mountain with a visit to its people, the historically progressive of Wachagga, see traditional chagga house hold and modern chagga art, culture and homes. Maasai land; see how the Maasai, among the last of the world's pastoral peoples, are adapting to the 21 st Century in their own way and in their own time, trekking with Maasai the Ngorongoro Highlands, visit Engaruka, the lost city in the shadow of the Great Rift valley wall, where Maasai mixed irrigation, farming and traditional herding.

In Mkuru, Just near Arusha National Park, short camel treks with local Maasai give visitors a view into nomadic culture, as they climb nearby Ol'doinyo Landaree, for one-day with Maasai warrior to the active soda carbonative volcano in the world – Ol'doinyo Lengai called the mountain of the God's by the local Maasai, Ol'doinyo Lengai makes a thrilling overnight trek-its summit remains gently active and molten ash is visible from its peak. Lake Eyasi; - Home to some of the last hunter-gathers in Africa, the Hadzabe Bushmen have made the area around Lake Eyasi their long-time hunting grounds. A day –trips or longer safaris with the Hadzabe Bushmen give visitors a chance to experience a way of life that has long since vanished else-where on the planet. Morning hunts with the Hadzabe warriors armed, at evening sleeping on a wild animal skin bed, offer a fascinating view into an ancient way of life. Honey-gathering, walks to find traditional healing plants and food, and traditional dances are all part of the hadzabe cultural tourism experience.

Meru: Only minutes in any direction from bustling Arusha are spots that look and feel as they did decades ago. But everywhere, too, is transition as the Waarusha and Wameru peoples adapt tradition to progress and science. Visitors can meet a traditional medicine on remote hillsides with the doctors of the Wameru tribe. Also learn about animal husbandry and agriculture, or buy carvings and foodstuff from local handicraft co-operatives or women's businesses.

The Usambara: An African Switzerland, a hiker's paradise, with dozens of varied treks from full day tour to a week the stunning mountainous district of Lushoto was once home to one of Tanzania's great historical kingdoms. Cultural tourism programs are beneficial to everyone the tourist 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 have returned home. Most cultural tourism is located near the main thoroughfares of the principal tourist destinations, making a cultural addition to a safari or as main safari. Guides are local people born and raised in the areas, well trained in their jobs and proficient in English. A cultural tour can also be incorporated into a longer safari or full day as you may wish.