Culture in Tanzania

Tanzania has approximately 52 million inhabitants and over 120 tribes that live together peacefully. Tanzania is a safe and politically stable country, with very friendly and relaxed people.

Due to the large ethnic differences, the Tanzanian culture is very diverse. During your trip, it’s possible to get acquainted with these different cultures and to familiarised with the Tanzanians in an authentic way. Because we’ve lived in Tanzania for years, we know the non-touristy places that are super nice to visit.

Explore Tanzania - Accommodatie Arusha National Park - Africa Amini Maasai Lodge
Explore Tanzania - Accommodatie Lake Eyasi - Tindiga Tented Lodge
Explore Tanzania - Accommodatie Tarangire - Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge
Explore Tanzania - Accommodatie Arusha National Park - Africa Amini Maasai Lodge

Cultural options

There are multiple possibilities to get acquainted with the Tanzanian culture.



The Hadzabe tribe lives around Lake Eyasi in northern Tanzania. These are Bushmen who live here and hunt for food. From your accommodation you can get acquainted with this tribe and their way of life.


Arusha is a city at the foot of Mount Meru. The center itself is not very large but there are many villages and plantations around the city. You can undertake fun activities here to get to know local life better, by bike, on foot or on horseback.

Mto wa Mbu

Near Lake Manyara National Park is the village of Mto wa Mbu. View this village on foot during a village walk led by a guide from Explore Tanzania. You walk through local plantations and visit for example a local home, factory, bar, school and the market.
You can visit the village on foot or by tuk tuk.

Stone Town

Stone Town on Zanzibar is the old town and the cultural heart of Zanzibar Island. This old center is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It’s a place full of small alleys, bustling markets, mosques and Arabic houses.
This excursion takes you more through the center of Stone Town where you learn a lot about the history of this special island.

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