We invite you to visit the Bung’eda ceremony in the Datoga tribe. It is a burial ceremony for esteemed and respected elders of the tribe, who performed good deeds throughout their lifetime. The ceremony is a unique event, because it represents traditions, rituals, original dances and songs that have been carried by the Tribe through generations. It is known that Datoga tribe is one of the few ones who keep their traditions unchanged. A very small percentage of the Datoga have been converted to Christianity, therefore their beliefs and traditions are preserved up to this day. Datoga is an isolated ethnic group that normally does not mix with other tribes, that’s why they are significantly different from their neighbors.
During your visit, you will get a chance to see Datoga’s intense trance state dancing, their original traditional songs and prayers to gods, bull slaughtering, ways of skinning and sacrificing the cattle for rituals. You will see how they collect honey and aloe roots for traditional honey-beer preparation, and other complex rituals related to the event.