In some ways similar to the Amish, a handful of tribes in Tanzania have resisted modernization and for the most part remain traditional.
Hadzabe: Near Lake Eyasi, the Hadzabe are a small tribe who remain hunters and gatherers and speak a click language. It is possible to visit them and if you like they show you how to make a fire without matches or take you on a hunt with bows and arrows.
Maasai: The most recognizable tribe in East Africa, the Maasai are nomadic herders of cattle. The women adorn themselves in brightly colored handmade beaded colars and the men, in their distinctive cloth, will often showcase their amazing jumping prowess for visitors. Learn how they construct thier homes of mud, sticks and dung and join the school children in a song.
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Why Choose A2T?
After living in Tanzania for 2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1993-95), Brian Singer started Project Zawadi, a non-profit organization to support children's education. Using his business background and local connections he and his wife, Karen, joined forces with Michael to start Access 2 Tanzania. Brian and Karen and the US staff (many Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) assist customers with pre-travel decisions and planning while Michael and the Tanzania team take care of all the in-country logistics.