CULTURE TO KNOW WHEN IN TANZANIA
The population in Tanzania is very diverse one and while many Tanzanians still celebrate and honor their personal heritage they have also embraced the modern world. There are a few tribes in Tanzania though who have the most part resisted modernization and its trappings and still lead a very traditional existence. Arranging to visit some of them while you are on Tanzania holiday is something your local guide can do and such a trip will give you a glimpse at not only the way these peoples live their lives today but how they did in the past as well.
Near Lake Eyasi you can meet with members of a small tribe called the Hadzabe. They speak a click language and as master hunters and gatherers can show you how to light a fire without a match or the best way to hunt using only a bow and arrow!
The Maasai on the other hand are probably the most recognized tribe in East Africa and tribe members are happy to show tourists how they construct their mud homes, allow them to meet – and sing – with their children and the gentlemen are always ready to demonstrate their legendary jumping prowess for an admiring crowd.