Tanzania has a robust culture, full of life and flavor! Perhaps one of the most important aspects of Tanzanian culture is our “greetings.” The way you greet others will definitely impact someone’s first impression of you. It is important to take the time to learn basic phrases in Swahili such as “Hello,” “How are you,” and “How is your day.”
You might hear people say phrases like “this is Africa” or “no hurry in Africa.” You will quickly find that Tanzanians take things at their own pace. People here are not too worried about being punctual or following a tight schedule. There is a slow day-to-day pace in rural areas. Even urban areas might be considered a bit relaxed. Once you get used to the pace of life here, you will begin to really appreciate the life stories and experiences among the people.