tanzania

Tanzania

Tales from Tanzania: Oh, the things you’ll find in a caldera
January 29, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

On the next leg of our trip, we visited the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Now, you may ask, “Nicole, your last adventure was in a national park, and this is a conservation area — what’s the difference?” And I’d answer that a conservation area has people living on it, whereas in a national park, no permanent […]

Tales from Tanzania: Water, bricks & the ingenuity of Tanzanians
January 22, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

The hard work and ingenuity of the Tanzanians never ceases to amaze me. While traveling one day, we passed the man you see in the photo below, and several more like him. When I asked Simon (my driver guide for the day) what was going on, he explained that they were hauling water. A water […]

Tales from Tanzania: Witnessing the resiliency of nature at Lake Manyara National Park
January 2, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Our first game drive through the 285 square miles (460 km2) of Lake Manyara National Park did not disappoint. Covering 89 square miles (231 km2) of the park, Lake Manyara is a salt lake ranging from 20 to 50 feet deep. The lake’s high alkalinity comes from sodium bicarbonate, which leaches out of the volcanic rock […]

Tales from Tanzania: Making beer, wedding skirts & attaching to chameleons with the Irwq
December 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

See that guy? That is Martin, and today we visited his house. He is one of the chiefs of the Irwq tribe, the second largest group in Tanzania (after the Maasi). The Irwq (which is nearly impossible for English speakers to pronounce because it requires a guttural sound) are agriculturalists. The traditional Irwq house is […]



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