Monday, September 19, 2011

The tourists get to "help" with thatching a new roof for a new wife:

A roadside market on our way east toward Ngorongoro Crater; I love this woman's outfit!
Tanzania is famous for its Makonde carvings, but the Makonde tribe lives in the south, where there is little tourism. They've taken to sending young men to the tourist areas in the north to work and send money home. You can see they produce their beautiful works with the simplest of tools in the crudest of workshops.
For our trip to Ngorongoro, we stayed at the beautiful Tloma Lodge near the Crater. The grounds are exquisitely landscaped with flowering plants, as you can see here. The Lodge also grows most of the produce it serves in a huge market garden on the property.

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