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Tanzania Safari Part II

Camping and people watching

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Camping in the Serengeti

Camping in the Serengeti was an unforgettable experience. For some reason, however remote the chances, the idea that there are dozens of animals outside our tent with the ability to eat us for supper, gave us a tremendous respect for nature and feeling of adventure. Waking up in the middle of the night to hyenas sniffing outside our tent and scavenging within our camp grounds gave us a rush of adrenaline that cured our weary eyes.

Our tent at the Serengeti campsite
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The moon lit our camp for two nights
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Dinner at our camp site
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Francis and Donnaven running into the sunset
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Sunset over the Serengeti
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The People of Tanzania
Tanzania has about 120 tribal groups and just as many languages. Because of the variety of tribes and languages, swahili is the de facto language in Tanzania and most of East Africa.

The Maasai
Out of all the tribes, the Maasai people were the most distinctive group. Unlike other tribal groups, the Maasai have retained their colorful culture and customs as pastoral nomads.
Maasai youth on a hill
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Maasai culture revolves around their cattle, which provide almost all their needs. They drink the milk and blood, eat the meat and use the hides and skins for clothing. The Maasai live in small villages surrounded by a wooden fence designed to keep wild animals out and protect their cattle.
Maasai village
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Maasai women
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Boy herder
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Other Tanzanians
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Posted by edcastano 01:43 Archived in Tanzania

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