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 Arusha Crown Hotel
Arusha Crown Hotel is a newly constructed modern hotel fitted with the latest amenities of international standard offering accommodation and conference facilities. Strategically located in the centre of Arusha city. Giving you all the comfort and convenience of being centrally located with easy access to Arusha’s main business centres. – Stadium, Central Bus Stand, Fruits Market, Bank / Bureau De Change, Pharmacies, Taxi Stand, and Internet Café’s are all within walking distance
Arusha Crown Hotel is a six storey, 38 rooms hotel with an attractive architecture and each room has been elegantly designed to meet the requirements of the traveling executives and leisure tourists.
All rooms in the hotel are tastefully furnished and luxuriously appointed with modern amenities designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The hotel offers guests a choice of 5 Deluxe double bedrooms, 1 triple bedroom, 4 twin bedrooms, 4 double bedrooms and 24 single rooms. Most of the rooms are non-smoking, however few smoking rooms are available.
The hotel provides free Internet access. Most rooms as well as public common areas such as lobby, restaurant and conference room have Internet access points. For the convenience of guests, few laptops are also available in the lobby area for common use. For more information visit Arusha Crown Hotel Website
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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).