Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge
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... from wild animals at night. The kitchen is a tiny, separate hut.
Maasais are mainly sheperds and typically measure their wealth by the number of cows, goats and sheep that they own. As wealth grows, a man take multiple wives to help with the cattle and business, as children do to, generally conducting the animals to feed and drink during the day.
The dowry for a wive is about 7-10 cows, each valued about $300-$500 (so $7,500 total). This ...
... br> We left Robert’s house to return to the home where Glory and her Mum live. Driving down a long undeveloped road past piles of dirt which are used to direct the rainwater in winter, around one bend and the next, all of which becomes a sea of mud in the rain, we eventually made it to Doreena’s home. There are no gardens here - just dust, dirt, and mud.
We were shown the one room mud hut where Doreena and Glory has lived prior to ...
... trunk risers. It's raining still, which both feels good but is also making the trail really slippery, so hiking down it is like hiking on ice. Fun technically, but very ******* my legs. Eventually we reach a trail that is wide enough for a truck, and Davis reminds me that this is where a 4x4 can come if needed (I was almost right!). Although it would have to be an impressive 4x4 as its still really steep. And after a ...
... listen to the guide who gave us the briefing, it'll all be very easy - only a few hours of walking a day, small ascents, empty mountain due to it being out of season, etc. We obviously know there's much more to it, but are quite optimistic despite the chilly and wet weather - he said every time we arrive in camp tea and chocolate will await us, which should be enough motivation to keep us moving ;-) Start is tomorrow at 8:30 - wish us luck and see you all on the other side! ...
... Our rooms are a short walk from the lodge.
At 4:00 PM we regroup for a game drive through the Lake Manyara National Park! I am excited about seeing the animals! Our Toyota vehicle has a pop-up top where we can stand up for viewing the wildlife and taking photos. We have a delightful group of seven in our vehicle.
Our anticipation is whetted as we get a taste ...