I had the privilege of peeking around in a Maasai village out in the middle of the Serengeti. I had met a few Maasai men and women in Arusha and spoken with many who had Maasai heritage however I had not spoken to anyone living completely isolated within the camps. Continue reading “Maasai.”
Mwanza truly surprised me.
Waking up on the bus, blurry eyed and a head full of sleep, my eyes where soon wide open in shock seeing the landscape that surrounded me! So different from what I had seen along the way.
I had heard Mwanza being referred to as the ‘city of rocks’…but this was crazy! To my left was the beautiful Lake Victoria and to my right were looming rock formations – with massive rocks seemingly balanced precariously atop one another. Seriously it looked like something out of the Flintstones cartoon!
Ask anyone about Dar es Salaam and even Tanzanians will tell you that it’s the capital of Tanzania. That’s because, although it’s not the capital, it’s the center of everything when it comes to culture and technology. Although Dodoma is the capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital!
In true Africa tourism style I went on SAFARI. Safari is Swahili for journey so one will often hear people wishing you ‘safari njema’ (good journey) when you mention you going somewhere new. But when a Mzungu says ‘I am going on safari’ that can only mean one thing: Four days of early mornings, Serengeti massages (the roads are hella bumpy) and lots and lots of elephants! The four days where all incredible however there are a few moments which where breath taking, unbelievable and just down right unforgettable.
I have found that my favourite weekends away are not usually the ones spent in glittering cities and fancy hotels. My favourite memories begin with a long car journey and end with me gazing at the stars. For the Easter long weekend, some friends and I packed up a car and drove from Arusha, through Moshi to Lake Chala!