Cultural Tourism

Tanzania is known for its various authentic cultures. Starting from the humbleness, respect and loving nature of its people towards visitors and tourists, and extending to the social norms of various tribes in the country.  We have a diversity of tribes such as the famous Maasai who are known for their unique dancing and dressing style that fascinate many people from different parts of the world.

Tourists can visit different Maasai villages and experience the most traditional African way of living, eat and share experiences with the Maasai. Connect African safaris can arrange for you to tour the Maasai villages near Moshi, the Pare villages in Kilimanjaro, Bagamoyo and many more places.

Bagamoyo

Bagamoyo is a town of many ethnic cultures such as the Wazigua, Wakwere and Wazaramo. Historically, Bagamoyo was the capital of Tanzania during the time the country was a German colony. It is not far from Dar es Salaam, in fact one can drive to Bagamoyo and get there within 3 hours from Dar es Salaam.

In the first half of the 19th century, Bagamoyo was partly involved in the slave trade that took place across Africa. Bagamoyo is a hub of cultural tourism. At Bagamoyo today, our visitors will be able to go to the museum, the Old Catholic church, and also bike in the narrow streets of Bagamoyo. The area also contains very good hotels near the white “sandy beach”.

Maasai culture

Tanzania is known for its various authentic cultures. Starting from the humbleness, respect and loving nature of its people towards visitors and tourists, and extending to the social norms of various tribes in the country.  We have a diversity of tribes such as the famous Maasai who are known for their unique dancing and dressing style that fascinate many people from different parts of the world.

Tourists can visit different Maasai villages and experience the most traditional African way of living, eat and share experiences with the Maasai.Connect African safaris can arrange for you to tour the Maasai villages near Moshi, the Pare villages in Kilimanjaro, Bagamoyo and many more places.

Wapare of Usangi

Wapare or the Pares of Tanzania live in Pare mountains of the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. This was a historic East African long-distance trade route. Historically, the Pares were the main producers of iron for which there was a big demand by their neighbour tribe the Chagas and others. Today’s Usangi village is a somewhat modern village with water supply and electricity.

However, the mountainous location of the village and its greenness nature makes it an ideal place for Walking cultural tours. You will see authentic African women going about their business at the local Kirongwe market. Usangi can be reached by road from Kilimanjaro international Airport, through Moshi town via the local administrative town of Mwanga. A hike through the Pare Mountains will take you through beautiful forests, authentic wapare villages.

Lushoto

Lushoto is popular because it has the coolest weather in the country and is also known as the “The Switzerland of Africa.” When visiting Lushoto, one will notice the breathtaking view with endless greenly sceneries, the Irente biodiversity reserve, the exquisite waterfalls and numerous bird species. There are quite a lot of outdoor activities one can do when visiting Lushoto; hiking in the sporting lush rainforests, visiting local villages and participate in poultry (making pots out of clay) with local women, impeccable landscape viewing and hiking in Mazumbai forest.

Lushoto town tour

During colonial era, German had build Lushoto town from the ground. Lushoto was known as Wilhelmstal, a name given by Germans. It was one of the escape destinations for German colonial officers.

One can take a walk in the town of Lushoto and enjoy its historical presence. Lushoto town has very exquisite old architectural buildings, famous home-made bread and cheeses cottages that are under several missions, prisons, catholic churches and old postal station. Other activities one can do in Lushoto are visiting the colorful market which is on Thursday and Sunday. They sell variety of fresh organic food including vegetables, cassava ‘Banda’ (traditional food), tomatoes, coffee etc.

Magamba Rain Forest tour

Lushoto is popular because it has the coolest weather in the country and is also known as the “The Switzerland of Africa.” When visiting Lushoto, one will notice the breathtaking view with endless greenly sceneries, the Irente biodiversity reserve, the exquisite waterfalls and numerous bird species. There are quite a lot of outdoor activities one can do when visiting Lushoto; hiking in the sporting lush rainforests, visiting local villages and participate in poultry (making pots out of clay) with local women, impeccable landscape viewing and hiking in Mazumbai forest.

Montessori sisters of Ubiri

The Montessori sisters of Ubiri are the most beautiful landscapes in Lushoto and mostly known of their delicious foods. One can enjoy the homemade bread, jams and cheese. And also sip the natural wine mad at the mission’s home.

Skyline

It is famously known as Jiwe la Mungu or also called “the footprint of man”.  Skyline is a cable station that is used to transport logs from the mountains to the plain field. The beautiful view from the skyline is one of tourist attraction spots in Lushoto. Tourist can also interact with the local communities and enjoy the richness of Shambaa and Pare cultures.