Cultural tourism in Tanzania started as a program to help rural communities enjoy the benefit of tourism sector in which they are a part of. The program is the effort and initiatives of the Dutch Development organization know as SNV which has been directly involved in Tanzania’s community development programs, especially in the rural areas. The main goal is that rural communities should directly benefit from tourists who visit their areas. Cultural tourism allows local people such as Maasai, Pare, Sambaa, Wa-arusha, Gogo, Nyakyusa and Wazaramo to offer tours that show their culture, their sacred places of worship, economic activities, for example, farming, pastoralism and fishing.
The income generated is used by local people for specific development programmes, such as, the building of dispensaries, schools and cattle dip sites.
Our cultural safaris let you walk and live with the Maasai, visit their traditional bomas (settlements), traditional medicine walks, hunting with the Hadzabe Bushmen, gather roots and seeds with the Datoga women or fish the way of the wafipa tribes. The following itineraries and offers are available in this category:
The Crater Highlands walk is designed to give an introduction into a real Tanzania life away from the main stream tourist routes, the areas are truly wild and views outstanding. Ngorongoro Crater a great introduction into some of the wildlife found in Tanzania and the famous plains of Serengeti – not to be missed. Using the Semi luxury camp set up gives you the advantage of sleeping on the special camps inside the parks – a private spot in the bush often visited by wildlife, especially in the night