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Cultural encounters were the surprise of our Tanzania Safari

Cultural encounters were the surprise of our Tanzania Safari

When the Kaplan family traveled to Tanzania on our Serengeti Family Safari in June they knew that they were in for some great wildlife. What was unexpected was the people that they met and the cultures that they experienced along the way.

"The entire trip was fabulous. The highlight was actually the cultural encounters that we had. I expected the animal part of the safari but our visit with the Bushman was beyond anything I could imagine and my kids loved playing soccer, volleyball, and frisbee with the locals.

Learning to shoot a bow and arrow with the Bushmen

Our guide Dominic was unbelievable. He was incredibly knowledgeable but was also a truly amazing person. He kept everyone engaged and let things be spontaneous, making time to add to our itinerary where beneficial. We LOVED him!

My favorite experience was hunting with the Bushman and learning about their culture. We also had a great interaction with some women in the Datoga tribe where they thought it was hysterical that my husband got me for free and didn't have to buy me with cows."

Your husband got you for free?!

We often find that travelers on safari expect to come home thinking that the wildlife was tops, but realize that the people are just as much a highlight of their travels. No matter where you are in the world, gracious hosts can make all the difference.


Your friendly safari expert,

Rachael Garrett




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