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What is the culture of the Maasai known for: 10 interesting facts about the Maasai

The Maasai live in Tanzania and Kenya. In Tanzania, they make up only a small part of the population. For many travelers, however, they are the most well-known ethnic group in this multi-ethnic nation. So who are they? What makes them so interesting and well-known? 10 facts worth knowing about the Maasai should make you more familiar with them.

By |15th June 2022| Last updated on 3rd July 2022 | Background Info, People & Culture|0 Comments

What to eat on Zanzibar: 8 culinary tips for your island holiday

To many, Zanzibar sounds like a paradise from 1001 Nights. The pearl of the Indian Ocean is a place of rest and relaxation with its wonderful white sandy beaches on the turquoise sea. Its exotic atmosphere is reflected in its history, the diversity of cultures, and also the food.

By |18th May 2022| Last updated on 1st August 2022 | People & Culture, Travel Tips|0 Comments

Visiting the Hadza people at Lake Eyasi – what to expect

For many travelers to Tanzania, the Masai are the country's best-known ethnic group. Yet they make up just about 3 percent of this multi-ethnic nation. An even smaller ethnic group are the Hadza (or Hadzabe) at Lake Eyasi. What makes them so interesting is their still very traditional life as hunters and gatherers.

By |23rd March 2022| Last updated on 30th June 2022 | People & Culture|0 Comments

What is Olduvai Gorge famous for?

Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti are famous for their unique wildlife. Hardly anyone expects that of all things there is an UNESCO World Heritage Site between these two safari highlights. But the Olduvai Gorge is something special, as today's blog shows.

By |23rd February 2022| Last updated on 11th March 2022 | People & Culture|0 Comments

Grzimek Family and the Serengeti: the men who counted the wildebeests

Few conservationists have had such a lasting and public relationship with the Serengeti as Bernhard and Michael Grzimek. You might have heard about father-and-son team and their award-winning documentary “The Serengeti Shall Not Die” or seen a faded picture of their zebra-striped Dornier aircraft. Let’s take a closer look at the men who counted the wildebeests.

By |17th January 2018| Last updated on 8th November 2021 | Animals & Plants, People & Culture|0 Comments

Ol Doinyo Lengai: the Mountain of God that breathes snow

Just short of 3000 metres above sea-level, Ol Doinyo Lengai, the sacred mountain of the Masai towers above the remote plains south of Lake Natron in Tanzania’s Arusha region.The local Masai respect it as holy Mountain of God and home to their God Ngai, geologists study the mountain for its unique lava and travellers attempt to capture its mystic aura in photographs.

By |16th August 2017| Last updated on 1st December 2021 | Animals & Plants, People & Culture|1 Comment

Here’s why Tanzania will always top the safari charts

Tourism in Tanzania took a bit of a dip back in 2015, in part due to largely misinformed fears about Ebola (which was almost entirely limited to a few countries in West Africa). But Tanzania’s numerous stunning wild spaces and tourist attractions certainly didn't lose any of their shine, and with the fear of Ebola snuffed out, arrival numbers were up by 10% in 2016 compared to the previous year.

By |19th July 2017| Last updated on 3rd November 2022 | Animals & Plants, People & Culture, Travel Tips|0 Comments

See Tanzania at its finest on Instagram

Sometimes, words can struggle to do justice to the awe-inspiring landscapes, the iconic wildlife, the fascinating people, the interesting history, the vibrant culture, and the overall feeling of Tanzania. So we thought we'd show you the very best of our beloved Tanzania on Instagram instead, and let the country speak for itself through these fabulous images.

By |24th May 2017| Last updated on 15th May 2020 | Animals & Plants, People & Culture, Photography|0 Comments

Getting to know the most well-known people of Tanzania – a visit to the Olpopongi Maasai Village

The Maasai are probably the most well-known of the about 130 peoples in Tanzania. They live a seminomadic life and are known to uphold their traditions and customs despite modern life’s influences. Some Maasai villages welcome visitors to introduce them to their way of life. The Olpopongi Maasai Village is one of them.

Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – 800 Zanzibaris preserve their heritage

The tropical island in the Indian Ocean is known for its idyllic beaches, breath-taking diving spots, stunning nature and rich spice culture. Relaxation, that's the main reason for a holiday on the island. The name “Zanzibar” in itself awakens dreams of a tropical paradise.

By |15th March 2017| Last updated on 27th September 2023 | People & Culture|2 Comments