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Stone Town Guided Tour from Zanzibar
"While wandering through the old city of Stone Town listen closely to our guide’s sagas and tales of Zanzibar’s most popular inhabitants among them Princess Salme Farrokh Bulsara and Bi Kidude and follow their footsteps of past.This half day historical city tour includes the visit to the Darajani Town Market the former Slave Market Forodhani Gardens with view to the House of Wonders Sultan Palace Old Fort and much more worth exploring.For those who would like to do some souvenir shopping your guide will show you some art craft and souvenir shops and teach you how to bargain the best prices."
From $40.00
 
Full-Day Tour of Mombasa
"You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Fort Jesus. This is Mombasa's oldest museum and it depicts the culture and the origin of the local people mentioning the origin of Swahili. With a guide you will be able to trace the historical pattern leading to the influence of the sultans. In addition you will learn the culture of the local people through different exhibitions.You will enjoy a walk in narrow streets of the Mombasa old town passing through the famous fish market before driving to see the elephant tusks as a monuments of the ancient (now illegal) ivory trade. After you will then walk in the market with lunch at a local dishes to sample the local cuisines. After lunch you will be taken to the Haller Park. This is not a zoo but a free roaming animal sanctuary born out of the idea to conserve a big old vast former cem"""The tour begins from any accomodation in Mombasa area and visits: Fort Jesus Historical Museum
From $125.00
 
Half Day Mombasa City Tour
"Start your half day tour by walking through Mombasa the second largest city in Kenya to see the asymmetrical streets slow pace of life and diverse population. It is mostly a Swahili town and women can be seen wrapped in brilliant multicolored kanga. You will walk through the winding streets of the Old Town viewing the mosques and buildings as you pass before arriving at the Old Port to see the Dhows.Later you will visit the Mackinon market Elephant Tusks and Indian Temple before visiting Akamba Woodcraft at Changamwe where you can see the craftsmen at work. Here you can try your bartering skills before being transferred back to your hotel.""""Depart from your beach hotel in the morning and drive to Mombasa. Visit to Fort Jesus Museum built by the Portuguese at the end of the 16th century the Old Port
From $72.00

More Local Customs in Tanzania

Masaai People

Maasai people are basically graziers with unique customs and culture. They live in northern Tanzania and Kenya. Their men always keep spears with them and women wear bright cloths. It was really...
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babar_1
Mar 03, 2013

Some Swahili Greetings

In Africa one of the things to practise is good manners when meeting anyone, even if you don't know them and are unlikely to meet them again, if you don't greet them they will feel they have offended...
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Acirfa
Dec 02, 2009

Listen to "taarab" music

We stayed in Stone Town for 4 nights, it was interesting but without our "taarab experience" our stay there wouldn't be so fantastic...Just by asking and by some luck we managed to find Huseyin's...
Necla_Bitgen
May 07, 2009

Village school

During our drive from Ngorongoro to Tarangire we stopped for petrol in Karatu village, and Reginald suggested that we might like to visit a local primary school. We agreed and so we stopped off at one...
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toonsarah
Apr 22, 2009

dress accordingly

there is no dress code, but the people are very modest people so the women are mostly covered. there is a % of muslims so they tend to cover their shoulders and arms., no mini skirts or shorts its not...
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karenvanessa
Dec 07, 2008

Visa

Depending on how patient you are. It doesn't take that long. Don't forget some systems that could speed up some procedures have not been fully implemented in some developing countries,some manual...
fabriz09
Jun 03, 2008
 
 
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THE MONEY TRICK

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS FOR BUDGET TRAVELLERS, NOT SOMETHING AGAINST LOCAL PEOPLE. You have to haggle EVERY price in Tanzania, except some restaurants. So, you can play the money trick to make sure you...
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DAO
Dec 11, 2006

Clothing for Women

To feel comfortable as a woman in Tanzania here are some general guidelines for clothes to wear. 1) Pack skirts. Especially if you will be in any type of professional suitation.2) Pants are good,...
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alminacpants
Nov 07, 2006

General Rules For P.D.A.

General Rules for Personal Displays of AffectionTanzania is very conservative when it comes to affection. Affection between couples on the street is pretty unacceptable. One example is, I saw a white...
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alminacpants
Nov 07, 2006

GREETINGS - A GUIDE

Basic SwahiliAs you walk down the road, your conversations will go like this:You will hear (shouted at you) – “Jambo!” (Hello)You reply – “Jambo!””Habari?” (what is the news or how are you?)”Nzuri” (I...
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DAO
Oct 12, 2006

The national language in...

The national language in Tanzania is Kiswahili, but this is only the mother tongue of a part of the population, mainly on Zanzibar and the coastal areas. Each tribe speaks their own language or...
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DanielF
Aug 11, 2006

Maasai culture: Kalabash

Maasai feed their children with cow milk mixed with cow blood. They keep this coctail in natural jar -"kalabash" (sorry if this word is misspelled). Inspite of insanitariness conditions childred does...
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Pablos_new
Mar 11, 2006

English is not widely spoken...

English is not widely spoken in Tanzania, especially in rural areas so some useful words and phrases in Kiswahili will not only help you in getting by but will be widely appreciated by the Tanzanian...
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ngaka
Jan 25, 2006

Maids

My friend Margaret is not very rich, she did not have any children at the time of my visit and her husband was studying in another country. But she did have a maid. This is a common way for those who...
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Rusket
Oct 14, 2005

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Staying in Kendwa for a week, it was great to see beyond my hotel walls. The tour is run by a NGO so all profits goes back to their community for projects like Water for Kendwa. The guides were really...
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From the first email, communication was fast, clear and helpful. We were very fortunate to have Felisi as our guide. Marvelous in every way, had an incredible eye for spotting animals. He taught us...
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As a mother of a family group of 6, I can honestly say we all had a FANTASTIC time with Wakawaka Adventures. Our guide and driver was superb. The entire trip he seemed to always put all his effort in...
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