The People of Tanzania | Photo Essay

The People of Tanzania

The heat of the midday sun beat down upon me as I walked down the dusty street in Mto wa Mbu. Surrounding me were rough mud and wood houses with banana leaf thatched roofs, with groves of bananas and sugar cane between them. From somewhere to my left I heard excited calls coming towards me, and as I turned, some kids ran to greet me. Their smiles lit up the already bright and sunny day. In front of their house, their mother swept leaves from the bare dirt ground, determined to keep her home clean and tidy.

As I walked on through the town, this was the typical scene that I was now used to in Tanzania. The people I met were always so friendly and happy to meet me. From the porters on Mount Kilimanjaro to the Masai Warriors of Lake Manyara and the kids of Mto wa Mbu, the people of Tanzania touched my heart. This is a photo essay in tribute to the people of Tanzania.

The following photo essay is a wonderful contribution by Dean Wickham.

Photo Essay: Portraits from Tanzania

A young Masai girl with a baby on her back at Lake Manyara

A young Masai girl with a baby on her back at Lake Manyara

Two Masai Warriors competing in a jumping competition in their village at Lake Manyara

Two Masai Warriors competing in a jumping competition in their village at Lake Manyara

A Masai Warrior demonstrates how to create fire using donkey dung in his village at Lake Manyara

A Masai Warrior demonstrates how to create fire using donkey dung in his village at Lake Manyara

A man pushes a bike full of bananas through the streets of Mto wa Mbu

A man pushes a bike full of bananas through the streets of Mto wa Mbu

Some porters climbing up the Great Barranco Wall on Mount Kilimanjaro

Some porters climbing up the Great Barranco Wall on Mount Kilimanjaro

A Masai woman stands in her doorway before inviting me into her house in a village at Lake Manyara

A Masai woman stands in her doorway before inviting me into her house in a village at Lake Manyara

A porter resting on a rock on Mount Kilimanjaro

A porter resting on a rock on Mount Kilimanjaro while traveling in Africa

A young Masai woman in a village at Lake Manyara

A young Masai woman in a village at Lake Manyara

A tinga tinga artist painting in Mto wa Mbu - Tanzania, Africa.

A tinga tinga artist painting in Mto wa Mbu – Tanzania, Africa.

A young boy poses for a photo in front of his family in Mto wa Mbu

A young boy poses for a photo in front of his family in Mto wa Mbu

Two trekking guides take a rest at Uhuru Peak on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (Altitude: 5895m)

Two trekking guides take a rest at Uhuru Peak on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (Altitude: 5895m)

A group of Masai women greet me at their village at Lake Manyara

A group of Masai women greet me at their village at Lake Manyara

A wood carver in Mto wa Mbu

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A wood carver at a market in Arusha

A wood carver at a market in Arusha

Two girls come to greet me in Mto wa Mbu

Two girls come to greet me in Mto wa Mbu

Women making bead bracelets and necklaces at a market in Arusha

Women making bead bracelets and necklaces at a market in Arusha

Author Bio: Dean Wickham is an intrepid traveller from Australia who loves adventure and exploring new places and cultures. He hopes to encourage others to get out and see the world through his travel stories and photography, which he shares on his travel blog – The Road to Anywhere. You can follow his adventures on his travel blogFacebook and Twitter.


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