Culture in Tanzania

With almost half the country’s population being Muslim, it is important to respect their more conservative Islamic cultural norms by dressing less provocatively and covering up when exploring their ethnic strongholds, such as Zanzibar, the other Spice Islands, and along the east coast of Tanzania. The holy month of Ramadan, the religious importance of Fridays, and the need to pray five times per day are all import cultural factors of the Islamic faith that tourists to Tanzania should be aware of.


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Tanzania wildlife and cultural safari

day 1

day 2 to 3

Northern Serengeti

day 4

Central Serengeti
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  • Tanzania wildlife and cultural safari
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day 7 to 8

Lake Eyasi

day 9 to 10

day 11 to 12

Tarangire National Park

day 13

Departure

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