Cultural Tourism in Tanzania is all about getting to let other people experience and gain more knowledge about Tanzania’s culture and all its practices. From dressing styles to dancing to taboos, tribes and how they operate their lives, cultural tourism shows it all to those who are interested. Mostly the tribe that gets much attention from tourists is the Maasai followed by the Hadzabe and Datoga.

Maasai is a tribe that originates from the lower Nile valley north of Lake Turkana (Northwest Kenya) and began migrating south around the 15th century, and has gained a name for itself due to its people and culture because of the hand made things they make and sell to tourists like bracelets, chains, earings and so on. Along with that, the Maasai people inhabit the areas that are mostly visited by tourists example Manyara, Arusha National Park and so on.


Hadzabe are an indigenous ethnic group in north-central Tanzania, living around Lake Eyasi in the central Rift Valley and in the neighboring Serengeti Plateau. Their main activity is hunting and gathering, being the only population in East Africa that still depends on hunting and gathering for a living.


Datoga origin can be traced back to the Ethiopian and South Sudanese highlands then migrated to to the foot of Mount Oldeanyi where there was fertile land and grazing grounds were lash the whole year round. They later migrated to Lake Eyasi after that area being declared an ujamaa area.