By: Philip RutherI
1 year ago
ICamping, CULTURE, Family, Month by month, TANZANIA
8 MONTH ON THE ROAD
By PHILIP | 20 September 2018
“You have traveled half way around the world”, 20.000km says Thomas the “true” Massai watching over us every step we take at Migombani Camp in the Mto Wa Mbo village at the access road towards the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Conservation Area in northern Tanzania.
We are overlooking the Lake Manyara and the breathtaking views put things into a wider perspective for us as life seems to change constantly. It was only 3 weeks ago when a tractor pulled us up the steep slope to the magnificent camp where our Land Cruiser was tested to the bones and was unable to pull our caravan and all our belongings uphill.
It will be the furthest north that we will reach on our now – for us – truly epic journey through southern Africa. A... READ MORE
By: Regina RutherI
2 years ago
IEnvironment, Experience, TANZANIA
By REGINA | 16 August 2018
We really don’t want to explain to our kids why every day with the tides tons of plastic bottles + bags, shoes, clothes - just all kind of plastic - is flushed onto the beaches while walking past once pristine mangrove forests now looking like Christmas trees covered in fibers of frayed disintegrated polypropylene. Because it‘s embarrassing for us humans.
But obviously we do. We do explain that all the plastic waste is mainly coming from Zanzibar and other areas because they don’t have a proper waste management running. But they receive goods packed in plastic all the time like everywhere in the world. In all southern African countries we have traveled so far the people just burn the plastic.
„But why is it allowed to send any packaging around if a country can’t deal with it?“ Rudy ask... READ MORE