1. What to wear
For those heading to Zanzibar, remember the the island is predominantly Muslim. So, men…keep your muscular torso for the beach, and cover up with a shirt when heading into town. Similarly, ladies please avoid revealing, skimpy clothes when you’re heading out for a jaunt round town.
2. Greeting People
Something to be aware of is that your left hand is usually used for toilet duties – so best to use that right hand for eating, greeting, and giving or receiving objects.
4. Public affection
5. Taking photos of locals
The official language in Tanzania is Swahili but many people speak English. Having a few key phrases up your sleeve will make all the difference in your engagements with locals. One word you’ll get to know very well is: Mzungu. It means “person who walks in circles’, ‘aimless wanderer’, ‘nomad’ or ‘traveller’. Locals use it to describe Western tourists, and is in no way intended to be offensive.
7. Respect for Elders
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