First Day in Tanzania
My First Day in Tanzania
These are my favourite pictures that I took yesterday from my jeep on the way to and from Ngorongoro crater: a rather tiring three-hour car journey each way, but how colourful and fascinating, don’t you agree?! So many people go to East Africa to do safaris, but so few actually pass through real villages and towns and witness the daily lives of the locals.
I passed through two vibrant towns: first Mto wa Mbu, whose name means “River of Mosquitoes”, followed by Karatu. However, what fascinated me the most, were the Maasai wondering about with thier flocks of cattle and their round houses in the distance.
The Maasai are the semi-nomadic people inhabiting southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. I could not take my eyes of these graceful people, draped in beautiful sheets of brilliant colours. These sheets are traditionally worn wrapped around the body, one over each shoulder, then a third over the top of them. Their bodies were adorned with a myriad of beaded jewellery.
It would be such a dream to one day go to this part of Africa to photograph these people going about their daily lives!