Inside Africa

12 incredible African tribal traditions

CNN  — 

What makes your culture unique?

All across Africa, tribal communities maintain practices that have come to shape their respective cultures; traditions that have been passed down over centuries, even millennia.

From San healing dances to Xhosa initiations, Hamar bull jumping to Bodi beauty pageants, there’s no shortage of incredible traditions sure to inspire wonder.

Scroll through the gallery to discover more.