Fun things to do in Tanzania? What are the secret things only locals do?

What are some fun things to do in Tanzania which tourists rarely experience?


Country: Tanzania


Tanzania scenery wildlife safaris
Herding the Cattle
wine tasting
swimming diving
fishing in lakes, rivers and sea
mountain climbing for harvesting honey
Well, going out and drinking with buddies is something that locals enjoy doing. There are some great bars in Arusha, Moshi, and even Dar es Salaam that locals frequent to get a beer, have some bites, and enjoy themselves by talking or watching the game.

Tanzanians mainly enjoy spending time with their families, so it's often a great experience to get insight into their family life, whether the family in the Maasai hinterland or the family in the cosmopositan city (of course, they are quite different).

There are a few hidden enclaves in Tanzania that are rarely frequented but are strikingly beautiful, such as Lake Natron or Marangu waterfalls. There are also activities such as the Kilimanjaro Marathon and music festivities in Zanzibar which are great.

Truly, the Tanzanian lifestyle--at least concerning enjoyment--is largely based on leisure time and relaxation with friends and family. This, I suppose, is their "secret" thing that they enjoy doing. :)
As there are many cultures in Tanzania, a fun thing to do would be to join a cultural tour of a tribe or two in Tanzania. There are some tribes that have packages that you can even spend a couple of nights in their villages and participate in the daily life of the tribe. Like cooking, hunting, fetching water, roasting meat, going to the market. Other social activities would be bar hopping, going to night clubs, swimming.

Tanzanians love parties, thus weddings, graduations engagement parties are a big hit.
Lots of things one can do in Tanzania where the country I was born in Dar-Es-Salaa.

Here are few:

Walk to the very top of Africa and watch the sun rise over Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m/19,341ft).

• Kick back on the many beaches along Tanzania's 804km (503 miles) of coastline. Some are within easy reach of Dar es Salaam, like Kunduchi, Mbwa Maji and Mjimwena.

• Go scuba-diving and snorkelling around the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, which are ringed by coral reefs.

• Discover Island of Zanzibar's spice and fruit plantations. Organised tours are available all over the 'Spice Island'

• Visit the Sukuma Museum, 15km (9 miles) east of Mwanza. It stages weekly performances of the traditional dances of the Wasukuma tribe, including the Bugobobobo (Sukuma Snake Dance):

• Watch traditional bull-fighting on the island of Pemba.

• Go on safari in the unique Ngorongoro Crater. It is home to almost every species of African plains animals and has the densest population of lion in Africa:

• Try big-game fishing from the island of Mafia, which is renowned for the big catches made in its waters.

• Take a hot air balloon ride over the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park where one of the world's great natural spectacles. The best time to see the herds moving around is from November to May

• Get completely off the beaten track at an isolated lodge in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

• Track chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream or Mahale national parks on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Gombe is home to about 200 chimpanzees:

Best Regards,
Hassan Al Jabry

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