Sandwiched between a robust first week of meetings and the upcoming “booked solid” week, we headed out for a bit of the two Tanzanias. We took an overnight at Isoitok a tented camp that allows a glimpse into the daily life of a Mahsi boma. In almost every way the boma is the simplist of living, where any developed world opionions about how to live and be happy must be set aside. We ended the weekend at Gibbs farm where the natural beauty of Africa marries western comforts for privilaged safarians. Fabulous food at both places.
My time in the boma was part wonder for the creativity and resilence and part heartbreak for the women. We started with the smiley care takers at Isoitok and medicine man, Ruben. After settling in our comfy bush tent Ruben took us on a medicine walk that ended at the top of “little Kilimanjaro”.
We hiked to the top of little Kilimanjaro with a stunning view of Lake Manyara. He then served cold wine and a tasty snack that appeared from his backpack. Finaly back to the camp for a delicious dinner and great wine!
Next post I will bring you up to speed on our work at the hospital. Really good stuff…………….
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I love your blog! Your photos are gReat. Hoping all is well at FAME. I’m planning on returning in April if all goes well.
Such a wonder Africa ! Thanks for sharing ! My time in Kenya 40 years ago was filled with the very different worlds you speak of ! Miss that wonderful country ! Keep up the wonderful work you are doing and enjoy both worlds . Cathy sallas
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I will drink in your words and images. You are my heroine.
love you little girl!
You are doing such wonderful work and I envy your ambition and stamina for this work! You gotta love those Berthals!
You are so kind Phyllis! Thank you for commenting. It is so nice to hear from home.