Cultural experiences in Tanzania
Tanzania offers many contrasting African cultural experiences. With a population of around 50 million, the majority of whom are living in rural areas; it's possible to interact with a wide variety of people. Tanzania offers real insights into many different cultures, backgrounds and religions.
Across Tanzania the cultural groups and traditional practices differ greatly. A few examples of these contrasting groups are the iconic Maasai people who live mostly in northern Tanzania, the largely Muslim population of Zanzibar (see our comments on cultural experiences in Zanzibar), and the waMeru people who settled at the base of Mount Meru hundreds of years ago, to name but a few.
Our recommendations below feature the lodges that we feel offer the most authentic and enjoyable Tanzania cultural experiences.
Our 3 suggestions for cultural experiences in Tanzania
Chole Mjini Lodge|94% (19 reviews)Chole Mjini was built to benefit its local community, with local people helping to build the lodge. It is a great place to visit if you value being able to interact with village life. Don't miss the walking tour of the village, or feel free to wander around on your own. More about Chole Mjini Lodge
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge|93% (6 reviews)Lake Manyara Serena offers a wide range of cultural experiences. You can go on a half day mountain-bike trip down the Rift Valley Escarpment ending in Mto Wa Mbu village, or take a more in depth walk around the village – where you can experience many elements of village life. More about Lake Manyara Serena
Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge|93% (8 reviews)The profits generated by Rhotia Valley Tented House are directly used for the running costs of the Children’s Home on the hill opposite, and you are welcome to go over to the Children’s Home – meet the kids, join in with a game of football or maybe help with their homework! More about Rhotia Valley Ttd. Lodge