Will we be able to interact with the local people?

There are many opportunities for cultural interaction during your visit to Tanzania. We can arrange tours to local schools, markets, orphanages, traditional craft workshops, NGO’s, and villages. Most of these visits last for a few hours, but an overnight visit in a village with your guide may be arranged ahead of time if desired.

In some cases guests may be able to participate in daily tasks such as planting crops, brewing beer, or fetching water, to get a better idea of their way of life.

If you are interested in something a bit more extreme, we can arrange a night or two with one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes left in Africa (and the last in Tanzania) — the Hadza tribe. While with the members of the tribe you’ll see how they use their skills to survive in a harsh environment filled with wild animals — gathering berries and other plants for food and medicine, dancing to traditional songs (played with handmade instruments), and even running with them as they hunt wild game with bow and arrows they carved themselves. For more information on the Hadza people and how to add this to your safari experience please see here.

Please note that most safari camps and lodges are located in wildlife rich areas — far from human settlement — and offer little cultural interaction with locals (besides the staff that work there). If you’d like to really interact with the local people, just let us know and we’ll make it happen!

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If you have any specific places or tribes you would like to visit while you’re here please let us know, and we’ll be sure to make it happen.

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