Crater Forest Tented Lodge
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One of the advantages of being a self directed traveller a the fact that you can pretty much make up your own schedule but one of the disadvantages is that you do not fit into anyone else's idea of what you should be doing. As almost all travelers arrive by plane or are booked on a tour from their home base the tourism industry here is geared up to slot you into one of their pre packaged programmes of one, two, three or more day itineraries. So if you turn up ...
... end of the night, as evidenced the
following day when I read my Facebook messages. I got to sleep around 2am on
Saturday morning expecting to have a lay in to sleep of the oncoming hang over
however I was awoken at 5am by Lalahe. The previous day Tom and I had arranged
to go into the bush with Lalahe to experience some Maasai traditions such as
drinking cow blood, branding and slaughtering goat although we had no idea we
would leave so early. We took ...
... can upon landing and this is a show of strength. I’ve been to a
couple of ceremonies now and both were for the circumcision of youngish boys.
The circumcision is the last step to becoming a Maasai warrior and you cannot
be considered a man until you have had this. We talked about killing Lions last
week and unsurprisingly this is seen as a very manly thing to do also and the
person that kills it keeps the tail on the neck of his spear to show ...
... We stopped and sat amongst the bush for a picnic lunch! The drive out was crazy. It's so steep and zig zags all the way up. Plus it's paved with paving stones not Tarmac. It would of had to be done by hand. We stopped at a lovely viewpoint before heading back to meet the truck. A quick stop at a curio shop and some markets and we were on our way to the outskirts of Arusha for our last ...
After school Lazaro and I went to the Maasai market at Mto
wa Mbu, about a 40 minute journey by Dala-Dala. We were going so that I could
buy some Maasai clothes as well as a Maasai knife and shoes. The market was
huge! There were lots of livestock available to buy as well as meat, jewellery,
vegetables and the clothes. Apparently a goat costs about 60,000 TS which is
about $30 and therefore twenty something pounds. I’m sure a goat costs more ...