Due to its colourful and ancient past Tanzania has many cultural and historic attractions that never fail to impress. A cultural walk in Mto Wa Mbu (Mosquito Village) near Lake Manyara takes you to the waterfall on the Great Rift Valley Wall and or foothills of Mt. Meru Village close to Arusha Town. Visit a Maasai Land and meet these proud herdsman/warriors in their traditional way of living.
A unique lifestyle not to be missed.
The Hunter gatherer Hadzabe tribe in Lake
Eyasi, and the Datoga people of Mangola live in a simple, traditional manner which has remained unchanged over centuries.
Rock Paintings go back over two millennia and extend over an area of approximately 2336 sq kms. The most extensive sites are to be found at Kondoa Irangi. Many of the paintings reflect the spirituality of Stone Age man.
The ‘Cradle of Mankind’ has yielded abundant fossil material dating back at least two million years. It was here (1959) that Mary and Louis Leakey discovered the remains of Nutcracker Man. Nearby, in Laitoli, (1979) Mary Leakey discovered the footprints of hominids which are estimated to be over three million years old. On leaving the interesting museum, your driver guide will show you the mysterious shifting sands.
Tanzania is rich in precious gems, not least of which is the exquisite blue Tanzanite which is found nowhere else in the world. Another treasure is the Tanzanian Ruby – a glowing red stone of rare appeal. A visit to Mererani Tanzanite Mines and Longido Ruby Mines won’t fail to fascinate.