Acacia Holidays Top Cultural Experiences
Culture in Africa is varied and manifold, consisting of a mixture of countries with various tribes that each have their own unique characteristics. It is a product of the diverse populations that today inhabit the continent.
Acacia Holidays offers travelers a variety of enchanting and immersive cultural tours that allow you to experience Africa as pure and minimally influenced by civilization.
Here are five cultural experiences that provide rich history and heritage full of fascinating historical narratives and everyday magic that intrigue and inspire first-time visitors and seasoned travelers alike.
KENYA | MAASAI
The Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania have strict policies against killing wild animals. They keep cattle and livestock, but leave wild animals untouched. In fact, each clan is associated with a specific wild species, which they often keep close to them and treat as a clan member.
SOUTH AFRICA | ZULU
The Zulus of South Africa are believed to have originated from Congo. They also believe in Nkulunkulu, which is their god. However, since he doesn’t interact with the humans directly, the tribesmen have to evoke the spirits for intercession. The Zulus are also the most popular tribe and the largest ethnic group in Africa. Their kinship is composed of 11 million people.
Despite steadily encroaching modernity, Moroccan people remain closely connected to the environment. The nomadic southern ‘Blue Men’ brave the desert’s burning expanses in robes and turbans, with mobile phones in hand. Likewise, traditional life continues in the techniques of Berber carpet makers, in date cooperatives, in medina spice trading, and in the lifestyles in mountain hamlets and ports.
BOTSWANA | SAN BUSHMEN
The tribesmen wear loincloths and use animal traps to hunt for food, but will also eat roots and tubers. Their place is a little bit arid, which is why the treat water as one of the most important commodities. As for their rich and colorful culture, go out there and watch the film. You’ll not only learn more about these people, you’ll also get a good dose of laughter.
Ethiopia is one of Africa's most beguiling destinations. The only country on the continent never to be colonized, it wears its ancient past with pride. The modern capital, Addis Ababa, is home to world-class museums and hectic streets that redefine the word bustling. Aksum, the ancient capital, is UNESCO protected and has a wealth of churches and tombs. The castles of Gondar are among East Africa's best-preserved archaeological sites,