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... get our little camp set up before dark while simultaneously having several conversations with people attracted to our Toyota. The groups retreated to their respective fires for supper and we ate then settled in for a COLD windy night. Everyone was stirring before dawn packing up and heading for the descent road into the crater, bolting down a quick breakfast we joined the caravan of vehicles hearing that way. With all paperwork in order we expected a quick ...
... br> after boys are circumcised to give them strength and it was something Tom and I
were keen to experience. I drank the blood straight first and it was not all
that bad, very warm and salty. After a minute or so the blood begins to
coagulate though and this produces awful clots that are incredibly difficult
and sickly to swallow, I drank close to half a pint before politely offering
the rest to the man who owned the cattle. By this point a lot of blood ...
... br> source of food. Hunting for fun is something I am definitely not cool with but
for hunter gatherer tribes it is a crucial part of their existence, and if you
go back far enough we were all hunter gatherers, living of what the land gave
us. If the land gives you dry ground you cannot grow on but gazelle and
antelope you eat the gazelle and antelope. Hunting for food is one of the first
and most basic human occupations, although many western people ...
... shoes. The shoes are mad, they’re like sandals and made of motorcycle tyres
that are custom fit to the person buying in the market. Amazingly Lazaro paid
25,000 TS for his and I only paid 20,000 TS for mine from a different guy! A
heated discussion went on between Lazaro and the guy he brought his shoes from
in Swahili as he had been charged Mzungu prices! After buying the clothes we
went and ate barbequed goat which had been slaughtered so recently the ...
... of lions as well as marvelling over the large male elephants with their majestic tusks. We also saw lots of Cape Buffalo which meant we saw four of the five great hunting animals today; rhinoceros, elephants, Cape Buffalo and lions. Leopards are found in the crater but not by us this time. We did see thousands of flamingoes but unfortunately the road didn't go quite close enough to the water to see them up close like the hippos who were in the water near our picnic lunch ...