Our cultural tours of Tanzania offer a fascinating experience as the country is so rich with culture, with over 150 different ethnic groups. Visit Arusha provide cultural guides in all locations. There is plenty of traditional food to be enjoyed and a wide variety of cultural practices that one can experience. Some of the best cultural tourist destinations are:
Machame – located on the Arusha-Moshi road. Here you will explore the life of the people who reside around Mt. Kilimanjaro (the tallest mountain in Africa). The people here are involved in traditional irrigation, beekeeping, local schools, coffee farms etc. You will be able to sip real coffee that is locally grown and made from roasted berries.
Kisangaria – situated near Moshi Town. Here you will find brick-making workshops and local people making beer from bananas. You’ll have the opportunity to help in preparing local meals and enjoy the cultural interaction with the village dancers.
Llukorot – near the town of Arusha. Here you will be offered the chance to mingle with the Maasai dancers (characterised by their high jumping techniques) as well as the traditional bee keepers and healers and who still uphold their age-old techniques.
Longido – located near the Kenyan border. Here you will introduced you to practices including animal taming (donkey, camel) so that they can be riden. Beautiful sceneries and birds will also catch your attention. From here, it is easy to travel to Kenya and, depending on the season, observe the famous migration of the wildebeests and zebras.
Near Lake Eyasi are people who live in the forest typically known as the Bushmen. For culture obsessives, this is a place cannot be missed. Their practices have not changed much in thousands of years and still largely depend on hunting wild animals and gathering fruits. They live in caves and temporary shacks. Naturalism is common here.
Ilkindig’a – located at the foot of Mount Meru. Home to the oldest African irrigation system within the entire continent. You will not only get to witness this historical sight but will also be able to immerse yourself within the local customs and traditional food. Usually, African villages have a healer who is well-versed in answering historical questions. This village is no different and your guide will provide you with a chance to meet him. You will also get to glance at some of the locally produced items like wooden stools, jewellery and traditional clothing.
Pangani is yet another location that you will not want to miss. This particular village is located about 50 kilometers south of Tanga. Within the town, there is a number of historical buildings as well as an original slave labour camp. Right next to the slave labour camp is a slave market site that you can also stroll through. They both provide an opportunity to gain insight into the conditions which slaves had to suffer. Your Visit Arusha guide will also be on-hand to provide historical facts and answer any questions that you might have. This particular area is also home to a number of coconut plantations that you can visit.
Although you do not need to be worried about anything since you will be spending the day strolling through a variety of locations, you should be prepared to go on hikes that can be quite gruelling. Therefore, it might be a good idea to prepare yourself beforehand. A pair of hiking shoes as well as warm clothing is very important. Accommodations as well as food will be handled by the touring company. The above information is a great starting point for any person looking to go on a guided cultural tour in Tanzania.
You cannot exhaust all about Tanzania in a single print and what you have just read is just but a glimpse. Other packages you are likely to enjoy is touring the Zanzibar beaches which has remarkable facilities. The coral reefs dominate its east coast, white sand and unlimited coconut palms also add to the beautiful scenes. The guest houses around the swimming pools and the large section of the beaches have villages with inhabitants practicing fishing and seaweed farming in the lagoons. It is busy with people doing all sorts of activities. It is special in its own making but you can only confirm this when you land there. You can also combine cultural tours with other safari packages.