Africa 3 : Lake Manyara

[It has been so long since I’ve blogged because I have had these Africa pictures hanging over my head. John took over 6,000 photos and that is an insane amount of pictures to  weed through. I think I may have gotten it down to a manageable (and interesting) few.]

On our way from Tarangire to Ngorongoro Crater we made a stop near Lake Manyara where we visited a local market on tuk-tuks. The availability of water in the area means that there is a lot of farming.

Click on the pictures to really get a good look.

Leaving Tarangire on our way to Ngorongoro Crater via Lake Manyara.
Yes, I wore a safari hat.
Lined up in the tuk-tuks ready to go.
Rice paddies.
Entrance to the market.
Black-eyed peas.
One of our guides told us that Coke has cornered the market in the cities in Tanzania so Pepsi was focusing on more rural areas.
Our guide.
I want to try those white eggplant.
Love the pop of color in her shirt.
I’m a sucker for market photos. Visually pleasing and they make me hungry.
Dried fish from Lake Manyara.
Some sort of bark basket brought these tomatoes to market.
That’s millet in the lower right corner.
Rice from the paddy we visited.
You buy meat by weight. And you don’t get a cut, you get all the stuff attached to to the meat as well–and it all counts toward the sale weight.
When I was a kid my bike had a banana seat as well.
We had lunch at Gibbs Farm.
The view from the washroom.
The organic farm.
The food was so good.
The basket was full of cobras. (Actually I’m joking. It was full of Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls.) (Okay that was a joke too.)





4 thoughts on “Africa 3 : Lake Manyara

  1. Ruthiella September 24, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    You made me really laugh with the banana seat caption! Great pictures!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thomas September 26, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      I’m so glad. That really made John laugh as well. But he also commented that there would probably be an age cohort cutoff for those who got the joke.


  2. Karen K. September 26, 2017 / 4:49 am

    You’re making me really, really want to go to Africa — the closest I’ve come to been is the Animal Kingdom Lodge in Orlando when we had animals walking right past our balcony (which is well worth the up-charge even though you have to walk another quarter mile through the hotel to get to the Savannah View rooms). But who am I kidding? How can that compare to the real thing???


    • Thomas September 26, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      That is probably the most amazing thing is to see all the animals just existing and moving from place to place. For me it is a joyous thing tinged by sadness when I think of the damn violent circle of life and the fact that they never really get to rest. So much anthropomorphic projecting.


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