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Mto Wa Mbu

Mto Wa Mbu village walk and local lunch!

We returned to our campground in Mto Wa Mbu for some nice down time. Hot showers, cold beers, red wine and pool time. After another wonderful dinner they had live music and dancers performing at the bar so we went to partake. A little too on the touristy side for my liking but entertaining none the less. The next morning we broke camp and walked to a small craft and farming part of the village that was established not just to help combine and support multiple local tribes but also as a cultural center.



We saw beautiful farming of rice and other crops


Different structures of some of the houses

Local wood carvers, Thom got to give it a try.

Banana farming

Local painters and the different styles.

A taste of local banana beer

Children of the village

Taking my picture too!

My favorite a preschool where they get the children ready for grade 1

Do you like their SMART board.....hmmm makes you think.
They counted and sang songs for us. Absolutely adorable!!! Reminded me of my time spent in Ghana.

Finally we had a fantastic local meal prepared for us.

Two kinds of rice, eggplant, spinach, stew, salad, beans, sweet potatoes chipatis and more ....followed by red and yellow bananas, watermelon and papaya. So good!
Now we are headed to Marangu. There we'll camp in the grounds of the Marangu Hotel, a beautiful turn-of-the-century farmhouse set in 12 acres of delightful tropical gardens on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.
More to come. Wifi is spotty so when things get posted will be too ;-)

Hakuna Matata!

Posted by Kelly Rose 13:45 Archived in Tanzania

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Part of your thorough delight in travelling is the intermingling you do with the Peoples of the region. You are to be commended for your easy way of becoming one of them and the sincere enjoyment it brings both you and them. Memories in the making, hold them close to your hearts. Mom and Dad

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