While most guests come in excitement for a Safari to Tanzania, the little special things may often go unnoticed. Some may wonder, besides the majestic animals; how about the people, where do they live? What do they eat? Where do they travel to? We bring to you some interesting facts to treasure these 5 signature experiences while in Tanzania.
Anyone on the streets welcomes you for food.
Photo courtesy: Food and The Fabulous
It doesn’t matter if you are a stranger. It doesn’t matter if you don’t speak in Swahili. The warm Swahili hospitality is reflected in all the small gestures, including welcoming guests while having meals. Do not be surprised if someone welcomes you to join you for a meal; you can simply say Asante Sana (thank you very much) or join them to sample local verities.
When you get chatty with a person who just smiled at you.
Photo courtesy: Molly Maggie
Tanzanians are very friendly and just with few exchanges of words you can find yourself feeling very comfortable. It could be a masai, your safari guide or the bar tender at the lodge. It is always a good idea to learn some Swahili during your conversation. While on Safari, your Driver Guides will share with you many interesting insights about the local lifestyle. Do not miss this opportunity!
Sipping madafu by the beach.
Photo Courtesy: Molly Maggie
Did you notice the tall palm trees during your beach holiday? Then taste some tender coconut water, a refreshing mandatory drink, a perfect cooler for your tropical holiday. Trigger warning: If you have one, you might just want to drink two or more every day. Noto worry. It is healthy and refreshing! Don’t forget to sip some madafu in Zanzibar, Mafia, Pemba and Dar es Salaam
Find yourself walking barefoot
Photo Courtesy: Khibella
Some say it’s a therapy; some simply love the natural surface they walk on. Who needs shoes when you can feel the sand and the natural wooden platform? Travelers are truly inspired by the local lifestyle that takes you back to the roots. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wrapped in a masai shuka and sipping some wine facing endless green views
Not fearing the elephant anymore.
Photo Courtesy: Adam Nash
From the time you came as a tourist, you may have had apprehensions about the giant. The figure and looks may fear you and in a few days…
You wait for the elephant to pass by your tent, play with its calf, splashing mud or scratching the gigantic baobab tree. You know you will miss the special Big Five of Tanzania but you know, you came as a tourist but you are going back home as a family.
This is the spell binding effect of Tanzania.
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