Tag Archives: Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania diary: July 9 (afternoon)

Despite the fervent religious beliefs of the people of Dareda Kati Village, they do not usually say grace before their meals. This has nothing to do with showing tolerance toward the Karimu volunteers. I have been referred to as a … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: July 11 (night)

I do not often think of my habitual insomnia as a blessing, but tonight it’s useful, just like the headlamp that lets me see the pages of my journal. I need this time to write about my memories of our … Continue reading

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Lose/lose situation

Reports from Tanzania over the last several days indicate determination by the central government to move ahead with the ouster of large numbers of Maasai from their land in the Loliondo District.  Evicting the Maasai would give the Ortello Business … Continue reading

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Some good news and some bad news

The engineers from Bridging the Gap Africa (http://www.bridgingthegapafrica.org/) have sent some good news: they might visit Dareda Kati Village in less than a week in order to plan the footbridge that villagers and Karimu (http://www.karimufoundation.org/) volunteers will build this June … Continue reading

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Tanzania Diary: August 16 (night)

After a spectacular day of safari on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, our four-by-four split off from the others as we headed back to the guest house. Marianne and I planned to pay our respects to Project Rhotia in … Continue reading

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