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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Travel advice for Tanzania

The following practical information and travel advice is worth knowing as you look to plan your trip to Tanzania and embark on the safari of a lifetime: Tanzania’s unit of currency is the Tanzanian Shilling, which is necessary for purchasing souvenirs, drinks and food in local shops and…

Dining in Tanzania

Tanzanian cuisine is both unique and incredibly varied with a strong Indian influence permeating many of the dishes. Along the coast and throughout the Zanzibar archipelago spicy foods are common with coconut being a leading ingredient. Regions of Tanzania’s mainland also have their own…

Languages spoken in Tanzania

With around 129 different ethnic groups, the Republic of Tanzania has evolved the greatest linguistic diversity in the whole of the African continent with four major African language bases, ranging from Bantu, Cushitic and the Nilotic languages to the less comprehensively spoken Khoisan.…


Tours

Popular Tanzania Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Tanzania June/July Great Migration safari with HerdTracker

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Serengeti Wildebeests in Kenya

Wildlife and culture – the perfect balance

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The Migration River Crossings July to September

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Rwanda gorillas and the migration, both sides of the Mara River

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9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari with HerdTracker

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Wildebeest Migration

The Migration River Crossings July to September

Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the…

9-day HerdTracker June/July great migration safari

If the great migration is on your travel bucket list, then this…

Tanzania Affordable Calving Season with HerdTracker

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10-day HerdTracker August great migration safari

Experience the drama of the nature's greatest spectacle in the Tanzania