Cultural Tourism

Local Tanzanians on a Safari Tour

Cultural tourism happens to be an extra activity that gives one a chance to learn while having fun during every tour one makes as you visit Tanzania. Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wildlife and different sites for tourism. The country has a tropical climate with two major rainfall regions. One is uni-modal (December–April) and the other is bimodal (October–December and March–May). Because the country lies close to the Equator, the climate is generally hot and humid and the easterlies winds cause rainfall in the eastern coastal region.

The country is endowed with unique and diverse natural and cultural tourist attractions. The sites include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari to areas populated by the “ amazing big five” game (elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Kilimanjaro mountain, Africa’s highest mountain and the highest single free standing mountain in the world.

By the offshore area lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar with Arabic cultural influences, the Mafia and Pemba islands a marine park home to dolphins, sharks and coral reefs and more.A country filled with cultural activities and different tribes that  allows local people such as Maasai, Pare, Sambaa, Wa-arusha, Gogo, Nyakyusa and Wazaramo to offer tours that show their culture, ways of life of people and the outcomes of those processes including buildings, their sacred places of worship, economic activities, for example, farming, pastoralism and fishing, art and artifacts. During your tour one can enjoy different packages which include cultural experiences, traditional dances and ceremonies, sampling of local cuisine, campsites, home-stays, daily homestead chores, handicrafts, community development initiatives, indigenous knowledge, historical heritage, hiking, nature walks  and artisans.

Apart from this one can also experience a visit to our cultural heritage sites which include the famous Olduvai Gorge in Arusha, Isimila in Iringa, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara World Heritage Site, Zanzibar Stone Town World Heritage Site, Bagamoyo Historic Town, here many other, beliefs, traditions, habits and values are displayed. Not only has tourism been set for private sector gain but, The Government has also taken time and effort to promote tourism and has pushed for community involvement as it is regarded as one of the most essential tools if tourism was to make a substantial contribution to the national development of the country. Visiting Tanzania will definitely leave you wishing for another chance to explore as it sets memories of goodness from the people, its cultural settings, the environment, the weather to the hospitality one receives from the day you arrive to you’re the day you leave. Welcome to Tanzania means “Karibu Tanzania”.

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