World Tours & Safaris Tanzania is a tours and travel company based in Arusha, Tanzania which has been specializing in quality tours and safaris at reasonable prices
for more than 11 years now.
Learn Kiswahili With us
Swahili is one of the easiest languages to learn. Here are a few basic things to know about Swahili:
Swahili verbs always carry with them the subject (and sometimes the object) and the tense.
For example, Ninakula, is a complete sentence which means “I am eating”. Ni- prefix stands for the subject “I”, the -na- affix stands for “am” showing the tense i.e. the “present continuous” tense, and -kula is the root of the verb “eat”. Another example, Alitupa zawadi which means “He/She gave us gifts”.
First of all note that in the Swahili language, the pronouns are the same for all the genders – he, him, she, and her are not distinguishable in Swahili – same words, prefixes, affixes and suffixes are used. The well sought after “gender equality” is in-built in the Swahili language!! Now back to the sentence.
The prefix A- stands for the subject “He” or “She”, the -li- affix indicates the past tense, the -tu- affix stands for the object “us”, and -pa is the root of the verb “give”.
Habari! – (Hello!/Hi!)
Nzuri! – (Good!/Fine!)
Ninaitwa Charles. Wewe unaitwaje? – (My name is Charles. What’s your name?)
Ninaitwa Mary. Nimefurahi kukujua. – (My name is Mary. I’m pleased to know you.)
Welcome to Meru House Inn
Meru House Inn is located in Arusha, 50 km from Olpopongi - Masai Cultural Village & Museum and 500 metres from Arusha Central Market . Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
Every room comes with a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find slippers and free toiletries. Meru House Inn features free WiFi . There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.
The mini bar
The mini bar stocks/offers international spirits, local spirits, local and imported varieties of beers, soft drinks and varieties of wines.
The Lounge Bar at Meru House Inn is a pleasant meeting place, ideal for an aperitif or an after-dinner drink. The guests can relax and sip wines, champagnes and classic or creative cocktails prepared by expert barmen while enjoying Jazz music and evergreens. Read more. You can also visit Meru House inn Website for more information
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A Maasai Ceremony Makes a Wedding to Remember
If you are looking for something very different and unique for your wedding, then consider a traditional Maasai marriage ceremony. Imagine donning traditional tribal regalia for a communally celebrated ceremony in one of the Maasai villages near the Ngorongoro Crater, complete with dances and chanting.
For a large wedding with guests, the ceremony becomes elaborate. A goat is slaughtered and the groom is taken off to drink a locally made beer with the men. He then has to pay the bride's father a bride price a nominal cow (as opposed to the several cows called for by Maasai tradition).
Village women, meanwhile, take the bride to get ready for the ceremony, singing to her all the while. We can arrange to have a lovely white or tan bride's outfit made with Maasai beading on it, over which the bride wears the beaded marriage necklace and khanga. Joyful singing, chanting and dancing accompany the traditional union, as the guests join in. The groom then has to prove himself a worthy warrior and husband by participating in the jumping competition with other young morans (warriors).