Nearly every culture in human history has sought to honor the divine, the mysterious, the supernatural, or the extraordinary in some way.
Most often this happens at sacred sites – special places where the physical world seems to meet the spiritual world. These might be awe-inspiring natural places, sites connected to a god, a saint, or a hero, places where miracles or visions were reported, or buildings consecrated for worship or ritual.
Sacred sites remain spiritually meaningful to millions today and the ancient practice of pilgrimage is as popular as ever. But you don’t have to be a believer to recognize that holy places, religious architecture, and sacred art are some of the most beautiful and interesting sights you’ll encounter in your travels.
Tanzania has several sacred sites, as there are beliefs and cultures. From sacred hills, caves and stones to birds, animals, and trees. Not to mention the ‘energy centres’ on and around our mountains.