Tanzania National Parks

Elephant

The next day we abandon hospitable Mountain inn and go on a trip to the national parks. From Arusha hour and a half we’re going down the highway, but then begins bumpy primer. In fact, in Tanzania built excellent roads, but three hours towards the main park construction stopped. There are two reasons. First, foreigners are attracted to Tanzania opportunity to see the real Africa, the main feature of which in their view are herds of wild animals and lack of asphalt, at least in the jungle and savanna. Secondly, it is believed that if pave the way, there is also appeared human villages, and animals will go away. Both reasons not indisputable, but be that as it may, we rubbed the back velvet covers “Landry-faith” famous company in Tanzania Equatorial safaris, swallow considerable portion of the finest red dust and dream quickly get to the Ngorongoro.

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Macondo Art – genesis Africa in Ebony

Macondo Art

5,000 square kilometers in the east African continent occupies by Macondo tribe belonging to the Bantu ethnic group. Macondo plateau, cut Ruvuma River valley, extending north Mozambique and Tanzania to the south. During the colonial section of the world Macondo were under the rule of various states. In 1964, Tanzania became independent, and Macondo became free citizens of the Republic. Resistance Macondo to colonial regime in Mozambique was brutally suppressed in 1960. Armed struggle for independence took widespread and Macondo become active participants in the resistance movement, led Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO). Many of them were forced to hide in Tanzania, which now contains two-thirds of the 500 thousand Macondo. Among them – there are many sculptors from Mozambique.

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Hot Snows of Kilimanjaro. Continue.

Kilimanjaro

After breakfast at 8 am we start from Mandara huts. We changed shorts to tight pants, T-shirts – on shirts with long sleeves and the last section of the path we take today windbreaker. The path an hour goes by woods. In turn offers great ashes. The fire happened a couple of months ago, but the burned trees … had huge purple flowers bloom. These are fires in Africa – burning grass and shrubs, small animals are killed and with trees nothing happens.

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Hot Snows of the Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

Africa is leaving. Another five, ten years and Africa will become civilized, will live by European standards and likely will become more boring. But before you can come to Tanzania and see burning eyes leopard in the dark rainforest. There is still time…

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Genocide in Rwanda

Genocide in Rwanda

Unfortunately the history of many African countries (after all, as the history of many European or Asian countries) has many dark spots, wars, hard times, epidemics, disasters, famine and even such terrible phenomenon of human history as genocide – the complete destruction of certain representatives of the people or ethnic group. The most terrible genocide in history was Adolf Hitler unleashed against the Jews, the results of it more than awful – 6 million Jews who lived in different European countries, were killed by the Nazis, died in concentration camps, were shot and tortured. It is a great tragedy, but in addition were genocide and smaller, for example the Armenian Genocide, held by the Turks in the early 20th century, or the terrible genocide of the people Cambodia, held bloodiest communist dictator Pol Pot against his own people in the 60s of last century. But there was a genocide, which few people know, and surprisingly, it was not long ago, some 20 years ago, in 1994, in an East African country – Rwanda.

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Endangered fauna of Africa

animals in Africa

African reality now is that you can only meet wildlife of Africa, in the national park. In large areas of the continents, wild animals were exterminated. They were killed for profit or just for fun. Now in many parts of continent – lions, leopards – a rare phenomenon. Almost every white rhino in Africa is known personally. Since the mid-19th century to the African continent rushed thousands of adventurers in pursuit of ivory. As a result, most of the elephant with large tusks became victim of the business. According to scientists, those animals that live on the African continent in the last century, is now remain ten percent. To prevent the complete destruction of these animals were created national parks.

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