The Plantation Lodge & Safaris
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Plantation Lodge & Safaris Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Decent place to stay, food a bit too ambitious, the rest is great!
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J: Although the day before had been hairy, we were in Africa to see animals and whatever Abraham suggested we were going to do in terms of wake-up time. I knew it would be early because like us animals do not like to do too much when it is hot and we had not had a good look at hippos or lions and if we were to see them it would be early. Also the …
... into the bush with Sengetti, a
Maasai man we know well that drives motorbikes taxis. As we reached the bush we
found a cow to take blood from, there is no need to kill the cow so instead a
rope is tied around the cows neck to expose the jugular vein and then a short
arrow is shot into the vein to gather the blood. The blood spurted out much
more than I had imagined and we collected well over a pint.
Drinking cow blood is a Maasai tradition most ...
... br> killed it. Lions are not killed for fun but only when they take the valuable livestock
that the Maasai keep. Wildlife however is very important to the economy of
African countries as it brings in so much tourism and it seems that the Kenyan
government at least has come to a happy compromise with the Maasai that when a
Lion kills livestock, as long as they don’t harm the Lion, the government will
pay for the cost of the livestock that was killed. ...
... and for one mad moment I considered purchasing one and smuggling it
back to England and keeping it the spare room at my flat next year; there’s
nothing in my tenancy agreement that specifically says I can't have a goat and I could AstroTurf the
room and everything. Anyway I carried on goatless and went to buy my Maasai
clothing. It’s difficult for me to buy things cheaply at the market as I will
be charged Mzungu prices. Mzungu translated from ...
... of it makes it's way to the villages. So communities do things themselves, without loans. The villagers save money, buy what supplies they can, do a bit of building. Then things come to a halt until they can scrape together enough to continue the project. This bridge won't be finished this decade. They also build houses the same way. You buy a load of handmade bricks and start laying a foundation. And there it stops until you can afford more material. It ...