3 DAYS CULTURAL TOURISM
LAKE EYASI - TANZANIA
Tanzania Safari Packages | Cultural Tourism
Introduction / Overview
The cultural diversity of Tanzania is one of its greatest strengths. By meeting and understanding people whose views and values are very different from your own, you acquire new insights and perspectives that change your attitudes towards them, towards yourself and towards the entire world. This new depth of perception and wisdom opens new horizons, opportunities and flexibility in your future life choices. You may travel to Africa to learn more about her wildlife, but through her people, you will learn more about yourself.
This may well be a most valuable and lasting aspect of your safari of the tribal people of Tanzania. There are more than 120 different ethnic groups in Tanzania that have migrated over many centuries: pastoralist Nilotic from the Sudan, nomadic, cattle-herding Cushites from Ethiopia, hunter-gatherer Khoisan from the Kalahari, agriculturalist metal-working Bantu from West Africa, and Arabian, Indian and Anglo immigrants.
Day 1: Arusha to Lake Eyasi
Day 2: Lake Eyasi to Mto wa Mbu
Day 3: Mto wa Mbu to Maasai Boma to Arusha
This safari takes you to Lake Eyasi for a whole day, almost 2 days at Mto wa Mbu and Maasai Boma.
We will travel from Arusha Town to the vicinities of Lake Eyasi to visit the last of African Bushmen hunter gatherers- The Hadzabe Tribe.
The Hadzabe are the original Tanzanian Bushmen with a Khoisan language of clicks. These primitive hunter-gatherers lived in valley caves of Lake Eyasi in harmony with nature for over 10,000 years. There are now just less than 1000 of them left. The advent of the neighboring Datoga tribe and the development of national government together with climate change, tourism and commercial hunting, has resulted in the gradual destruction of their environment and their way of life, but their isolation has protected them from many modern diseases.
A chance to learn their culture, their ways of life, their food and hunting with them traditionally is the purpose of the trip which will see the day ending at Mto wa Mbu town for a lodge stay.
The bustling farming community of Mto Wa Mbu, located between Manyara and Ngorongoro, is home to around 18,000 people. Spend half a day here with a knowledgeable local guide and you’ll discover a side of Tanzania that many visitors miss. A melting pot of cultures, Mto Wa Mbu is thought to be one of the only places in Tanzania where there are representatives from all 120 tribes living happily side by side.
Your guide is very likely to be from the village itself so you will have a unique opportunity to see the community through his eyes. Tours last around 2–3 hours, but are very flexible. During your visit you’ll get a good feel for the social side of the village – the farms and the milling machines, the schools, markets and churches. Your guide will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and will help you to gain an understanding of the inner workings of this typical Tanzanian community. A lot of activities can be conducted here popularly being plantation visits, water falls, hiking etc.
A day will end complimented by a traditional local Dinner in the evening before retiring to the hotel for a chilling evening.
After Breakfast refreshment, we will heard back to Arusha town but before that another good experience of visiting the Maasai Boma/ Dwelling will be on the menu, Maasai, A proud, charming, friendly and intelligent community, there are now a million Maasai living in the homelands of Tanzania and Kenya.
Much of their tribal land has been absorbed into the National Parks in return for promises of cultural security and community wellbeing in surrounding reserves which have not always been kept. This visit will be conducted around Meserani.
Learning about their ways of life, their famous attire, their jewellery, food and taboo is the key element of this visit, after an interesting visit we will heard to Arusha Town to finalize our tour in local souvenir shops .
- Private safari
- Park fees
- English speaking professional guide
- Camping equipment
- Covid-19 measure
- Government taxes
- Hotel/airport pickups and drop off during safari
- 3 meals per day
- 4×4 pop roof land cruiser vehicle for game drive
- Mineral bottled drinking water
- Personal items