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Mzungus in the neighbourhood  

Mzungus in the neighbourhood

Lots of stares as we wandered through the village near our campsite.
Ngorongoro a Go Go

June 1st 2014
Spring rains have triggered a greenish hue over the scorched landscape and almost overnight, roadside clumps of morning glory are abloom. We pass by colourful Masai men herding their precious livestock across the empty savannah. Every so often a village materializes from nowhere and hundreds of plaid cloaked warriors congregate for a roadside flea market. Although alluring, we don’t stop. Our ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » North » Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Tanzanian Flag Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
21st September 2014

A beautiful pic Andrea that captures those frequent moments in an African trip when the tourists are the centre of attention and attract locals like bees to honey. Interesting observations of Arusha, Mto Wa Mbu and Ngorongoro that provide so many different experiences for everyone. I reckon your explanation of meeting Maasai women vendors was somewhat understated. They rate as the most fervent, aggressive and exhausting touts we have ever encountered.
22nd September 2014

I agree Dave, I went to Arusha with a full heart and was oddly disappointed...I'm not sure the year you were there, but things have gone south. Thankful the surrounding villages are intact and worthy of meeting locals. That is the true backbone of travel, except for those Maasi salesgirls, holy moly they are brutal and relentless!

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