It was a long road from Amboseli to Lake Manyara. The boarder closing was disorganised. On both side our bus was surrounded by souvenir hawkers. One of the stops after the crossing was the Tanzanite factory. Tanzanite is blue stone that is found in only one place in the world, the foot of Kilamanjaro on the Tanzania side. Nothing for me. We had lunch at a lovely outdoor restaurant and continued the drive
On Wednesday we had a short drive through the Lake Manyarra National Park. The terrain was much different then Amboseli, this was more woodland than savanna. We saw more birds and monkeys today.
In the afternoon we went to a Masai village. The tribe is very land rich but live in a traditional way. They live in mud huts, they herd cattle and goats, they are nomadic and practice polygamy. They entertained us with a jumping contest,wedding song, and spear throwing contest.
We also visited an orphanage where the children had parents die of HIV. The children were so lovely and so needy.
Today was also Linda T’s birthday. The lodge prepared an exceptional meal and cake in her honour and serenaded her.