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Tanzania had to define its cultural tourism product to be more precise. In the Tanzania context however, cultural tourism adopts a community-based tourism approach in which the people are directly involved in designing, organizing tours and showing tourists aspects of their lives in the area they live in.
While economic benefit is derived from this activity, some cross-cultural exchange between visitors and the local people is also developed. Operated through the criteria of ownership of the activities undertaken and equitable distribution of the income generated are underlying factors of the program. It is people tourism that enables tourists to experience the local people’s way of life, offering insights into the values, beliefs and traditions in the host communities’ own environments.
The aim was and is to develop and promote cultural excursions, organized by local people in their natural environment where they live today. Cultural Tourism development took an approach of Sustainable Pro-Poor Tourism. This is a way of doing tourism so that it focuses specifically on unlocking opportunities for the poor to benefit more within tourism, rather than expanding the overall size of the sector.
If the timing is right, you may be lucky to witness a Maasai wedding or circumcision ceremony. A truly unique and insightful day that you will definitely never forget.
Day trips and overnight stays at the luxury Lodge or hotel are available.
At the base of Mount Kilimanjaro on the border between Moshi and Arusha lies one of the many homes to one of the most famous tribes in Tanzania, the nomadic Maasai who retain their original culture and practices.
Within the Maasai tribe the men and older children move with their cattle, to find suitable grazing areas before returning to their home base, while the women stay at home and take care of the home and younger children.
As well as witnessing many of their traditions, you will have the opportunity to participate in the authentic life of these people who still live in harmony with nature. A lifestyle known for its modesty and simplicity, From beaded jewelry making, to learning about traditional medicinal plants and trees, and enjoying a roasted goat feast, we will introduce you to their culture, stories, songs and dances, their beliefs, and daily practices.
The Hadzabe people, the last true Nomads of Africa, are culturally, linguistically, and genetically distinct population of approximately 1000-1500 individuals living around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley and in the neighboring Serengeti Plateau..
They are the last functioning hunter-gatherers in Africa living as they have for thousands or even tens of thousands of years. About 5-6 families form a nomadic tribe which moves to a new location every two months or so. Being mobile is an essential part of Hadzabe culture, both as a way to find food and as a way to peaceably regulate social interactions.
Using vowels, consonants and clicking sounds, they are known for their non verbal communication, using clicks, modern genetic research suggests that they may beclosely related to the Pygmies. The Hadza language appears to be an isolate, unrelated to any other.
The Hadza are highly skilled, selective, and opportunistic foragers, and adjust their diet according to season and circumstance. Men usually forage individually, bringing home some honey, fruit, or wild game when available. Women forage in larger parties, to collect berries, baobab fruit, and tubers. Men and women also forage co-operatively for honey and fruit, and at least one adult male will usually accompany a group of foraging women.
when game becomes concentrated around sources of water. During this time, men often bow hunt in pairs with poison treated arrows. and spend entire nights patiently waiting by waterholes, hoping to shoot animals that approach for a night-time drink.
This unique and educational experience will take you on an amazing adventure with the Hadzas. An early morning start, you will join the men on their daily hunt using traditional Bow and arrows, or join the women as they forage for fruits and berries. An authentic African cultural experience, not for the faint of heart.
Feel free to enjoy this insightful National Geographic Article to learn more beautiful towns of Mamba and Marangu. Here, local people have planned walking tours through valleys and waterfalls depicting mountain village life.
Tanzania Sasa Safaris and Tours is a member of TATO and TALA Licensed Tour Operator. TATO is an inbound tourism association in Tanzania and is a member-driven, non-profit association representing tour operators. And TALA is Tourism Agent License issued by Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB). Members have to conform to the highest standards in the tourism industry, which are checked annually.
The name Marangu derives from the local Chagga word meaning 'spring water' and the village is situated on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro about 40 km from Moshi town. This programmer offers a variety of half-day trips taking in various natural and cultural sites on the surrounding slopes.
Other walks lead to nearby Mamba and Makundi, known for their traditional Chagga blacksmiths.
Magnificent views of valleys and waterfalls offer great entertainment for nature lovers and bird watchers. With more than seven waterfalls in the vicinity one can spend a whole day enjoying the picture postcard views. Walking tours will provide magnificent view overlooking the area including points where the lights of Nairobi can be seen at night.
Walking through the well maintained coffee and banana fields is a pleasure. Visits to tree, flower and fruit nurseries help to portray mountain life and give guests the chance to see flora and fauna.