Lake Manyara

Rays of sunlight shine down on the grasslands near a Masai Village in Tanzania

Grassy Plain in the Rift Valley, Tanzania

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Today’s travel photo is of rays of morning sunlight shining down on a grassy plain in the Manyara region of the Rift Valley in Tanzania. I took this photo while on my way to visit a local Masai Village. These grasslands are used by the Masai to graze their cattle, but they are also frequented… Read More

Masai man making fire with donkey dung in Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Masai Man Making Fire With Donkey Dung at Lake Manyara, Tanzania

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Today’s travel photo is of a Masai man demonstrating how to start a fire using donkey dung in their village near Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Visiting this Masai village was a great experience for me, as the people showed us around their village and gave us a look into the lives and culture of the Masai… Read More

Elephants in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Elephants in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

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Today’s travel photo is of a group of elephants in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania. I was so happy when we spotted this group of elephants during our safari in the park, as before this I had only seen one other elephant and that was at a distance. There were actually quite a few elephants… Read More

A baobab tree near a a Masai Village in Tanzania

Baobab Tree at Lake Manyara, Tanzania

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Today’s travel photo is of a lone Baobab Tree in the grassy plains around Lake Manyara in Tanzania. I spotted this tree first at a distance as we zoomed along the grassy plain towards a Masai village, but it quickly grew bigger as we drove past it to this point where we parked to get… Read More

A mud hut in a Masai Village in Tanzania

Mud hut in a Masai Village at Lake Manyara, Tanzania

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When I visited Lake Manyara in the Northern Tanzania, I had the amazing opportunity of visiting a local Masai village. The experience was wonderful as I learned about their way of life. This photo is of one of their traditional mud and straw huts with some of the locals standing next to it. These people… Read More

A Masai girl with her baby brother on her back in a Masai Village in Tanzania

Visiting a Masai Village in Tanzania

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Rays of sunlight shined through the clouds onto the vast grasslands near Lake Manyara. Our land cruiser kicked up the dust behind it as our driver navigated the rough dirt track through the grasslands. Up ahead I could see a lone baobab tree sitting on some higher ground, it’s bare root like branches standing out against… Read More

A group of elephants in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Photos from a Safari in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

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My first African safari experience was in the small Lake Manyara National Park, located on the shores of Lake Manyara in Tanzania. I had spent the morning driving from Arusha with the rest of my safari group, before exploring the small town of Mto wa Mbu where we had set up camp. The afternoon was… Read More

A house and clothes line in Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania

Experiencing Village Life in Mto wa Mbu, Tanzania

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The heat of the midday sun beat down upon me as I walked out of the bright green rice fields I had been exploring near our camp site. Waiting for a tuk tuk to pass by, I crossed the main road and entered onto a dusty dirt street on the other side. The sound of… Read More

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