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Cultural Safaris

CULTURAL EXPERIENCES WITH AFRICAN SCENIC SAFARIS

Maasai Boma Visit

A visit to one of the many Maasai bomas in Ngorongoro is an incredible way to interact with the famous Maasai people. Whilst the Maasai are not allowed to live within the national parks, Ngorongoro Conservation Area allows this semi-nomadic tribe to continue living their traditional lives as they have for centuries.

Visits to an authentic Maasai village can be arranged if time and budget allow, but for those short of time who would like a taste of the culture, tourist-focused bomas offer visitors a chance to explore a village, see traditional dance, and pick up a few souvenirs hand made by the local women, helping them generate an income to sustain their traditional livelihoods.

The perfect stop on your way to or from The Serengeti, a Maasai boma visit is especially fun for kids who may want to stretch their legs to break up a long drive!

Lake Eyasi Hadzabe Experience

One of our most popular cultural experiences is a visit to the Hadzabe and Datoga ethnic groups at Lake Eyasi. These hunter-gatherer tribes still live their livesas much as possible as they always have, defying Tanzania's rapid modernisation in a way that is fascinating to behold.

The opportunity to join the men of the Hadzabe tribe for a morning hunt before touring their village with the aid of a Datoga guide, is a truly unique cultural experience.

Combine your day at Lake Eyasi with a night at a Maasai lodge and you have a jam-packed day of cultural discovery!

Marangu Village Tour

The Chagga tribe, who hail from the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, may not be one of Tanzania's best-known, but their culture is nonetheless interesting to uncover. Their history of building intricate tunnel systems in which they sheltered during Maasai raids is fascinating, and a chance to tour these pitch-black tunnels is definitely worth the trip.

Our one-day Marangu tour features more than just these tunnels, with a visit to a picturesque waterfall, organic coffee plantation tour, local lunch, and a sample taster of the locally brewed banana beer also included.

Tribes of Tanzania Safari Package

African Scenic Safaris have a special cultural five-day Tribes of Tanzania safari that is focused on immersing you in the local culture. The itinerary includes the above Marangu village tour, Lake Eyasi Hadzabe experience and Maasai experience, but also features a number of additional cultural experiences including:

  • Mto Wa Mbu walking, tuk-tuk or cycling tour - Explore a bustling market town where locals meet to sell and buy goods. Optional add-ons include a local lunch or a visit to nearby Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Iraqw Visit: Interact with the Iraqw people who also call the Lake Eyasi region home.
  • Maasai community visit: Overnight with a local Maasai family and spend time in their village.
  • Your trip also includes a chance to enjoy an Ngorongoro Crater game drive!

For people enchanted by the tribes of Tanzania, this is the ultimate five-day cultural safari, as a stand-alone tour or as part of our other itineraries. Enquire now to learn more about the different tribes and cultures of Tanzania with African Scenic Safaris.

Note: As this is a tourist-focused activity, it is not recommended for those craving an authentic cultural experience.

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