Cultural Visits

 The group woke up this morning at beautiful Kisima Ngeda to coffee delivered to our tents.  It was divine – the coffee and the great sounds of the area adjacent to Lake Eyasi.  We left at 6 a.m. for our hunting walk with the Hadzabe.  They are a people that live only from hunting and gathering.  We walked with them for about 2 hours (really we trailed them from a good distance) while they shot at anything that moved!  Since it has been really dry here, most large game wasn’t in the vicinity, but they were able to kill two birds.

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Upon our return from the hunting walk we joined the Hadzabe for a dance and some target practice (please see flickr photos in upper right column).

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We then headed over for a visit to the Ndatoga, who herd goats, donkeys, and are blacksmiths.  We also got to visit one of the bomas (huts) to see how they live and watch a woman grind maiz/corn with a morter and pestal for ugali.

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The group then headed to Maramboi Tented Camp and Tarangire, dropping me off on the way.  I’m headed back to the States tonight, but plan to add another post upon my return.  I then am going to ask the safari participants to also add a post describing their experience to Tanzania!

Thanks for reading!