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On this virtual voyage through Tanzania, learn about the country’s past, present and future.


Kilimanjaro Facts
Learn the facts about Kilimanjaro and the surrounding area where Rustic Pathways works. Consider exploring our related projects in this fascinating area of the world!

Serengeti Safari Travelogue
Acquaint yourself with the gem of African Safaris, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Understanding the country starts with understanding its greatest attraction, the wildlife and habitat that are conserved and held up as the main driver of tourism in this country of wonders.

Best Things to do in Tanzania: the Shortlist
Read about some of the most exciting things you can do while in Tanzania!

Capture: Tanzania
Favorite images and some thoughts from a Rustic Pathways photographer in Tanzania.

Tanzania Background

Tanzania Country Book by Rustic Pathways
A brief history, fun facts, cultural expectations and culinary delights that will provide a deeper understanding of the country of Tanzania.

Cultural Characteristics of Tanzania: 6 Important Facts
Familiarize yourself with some of the habits and cultural expectations of Tanzania. (6 minute read)

World Bank’s Report on Poverty in TZ
Understand the context of one of the most significant challenges in this country, poverty. This executive summary will give you background for your conversations with our staff and help work toward solutions.

Rustic in Tanzania

Photos from Rustic travelers

Rustic Programs in Tanzania


Foods of Tanzania
Brief write-up of the history and staples of Tanzanian Cuisine. After you read this, we challenge you to look up and try to make Ugali for your next meal!


Paradise (Novel)
Tanzania’s vibrant cultural mix offers a deep bridge to the Middle East. This celebrated novel, reflecting a Tanzanian reflection of the Western “Heart of Darkness”, tells this story, and a few others, with an excellent narrative of the early history of the mainland and Zanzibar.


Clouds FM: Dar Es Salaam’s Most Popular Radio Station
Hear the beat of Tanzania’s largest city, and one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Dar Es Salaam. You may find some great new music!

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Learn Basic Swahili Greetings
About ready for your experience with our Tanzania team? We think so! Before you go, practice a few greetings and goodbyes in Swahili, the most commonly spoken language in Tanzania and East Africa.