Meet the Sukuma medicine man

Near Mwiba Reserve, Northern Tanzania

Meet with a traditional medicine man from the Sukuma tribe, Tanzania's largest ethnic group. The equivalent of a modern-day homeopath, he uses plants and herbs to treat ailments using ancient traditions, combined with chanting and dancing.

Whether you have an illness you want to be treated or are just curious about this age-old tradition, a visit to the Sukuma medicine man is fascinating. If you do need a treatment, you will accompany him and your translator to find a plant which you'll select, spit on and he will then analyse this while chanting and dancing.

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