People and Culture


People and Culture

There only animal on the earth surface that is flexible enough to adapt to any environment is human being. To adapt to their environment, human being has diversified culture, belief and traditions that make them unique.
Tanzania is one of the few nations that has quite categorial cultures that forms part of her tourist attraction.
With Sarah Tour and Safaris, you can explore and enjoy the varying from the coastal strip towards the amin land and this includes, the Maasai, the Hardzabe, the coastal cultures among others.

The Maasai

The Maasai culture is predominantly patriarchal, with a council of elders overseeing the daily running of the village and administering matters on the basis of an oral body of law. Execution and slavery are unknown in Maasai society, and arguments are usually settled via cattle payment.

Cattle herding is still the main activity of Maasai people, and cattle is central to their lifestyle. Traditionally, the Maasai diet consists mainly of raw meat, raw blood, and milk. Leather is used to fashion Maasai shields. Wealth is measured by the number of children and cattle you have: A man with many children, but not much cattle is considered poor (and vice versa).

The Hadzabe (Hadza)

Living around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley and in the neighboring Serengeti Plateau, the Hadza, or Hadzabe, are an native ethnic group in north-central Tanzania. There are, as of 2015, between 1,200 and 1,300 Hadza people living in Tanzania, however only around 400 Hadza still survive exclusively based on the traditional means of hunting.

Genetically, the Hadza are not closely related to any other people and once classified with the Khoisan because they have a clicking sound in their speech.

As descendants of Tanzania's aboriginal, pre-Bantu expansion hunter-gatherer population, they have probably occupied their current territory for thousands of years, with relatively little modification to their basic way of life until the past hundred years.

Interacting with them and having an experience with their way of life do create memorable events and we have all it takes for you be having a thrilling moment with the Hadza.