3 nights camping ~4 days of safari in Tanzania *Tarangire + The Serengeti + the Ngorongoro Crater*
It was a dream come true to be in Africa! I still can’t believe I saw so much wildlife, it was truly an inspiration to see what can happen with conservation.
However, I am not sure about all of the negative impacts on the local tribes+villages that were moved from their land to create these national parks. Even though I was absolutely enjoying this amazing experience, it was something that kept crossing my mind. We would see the Masai on occasion and they were extremely offended if we were to take photos, so no pictures were taken. I can only imagine how annoying it must be to have your land taken away and then have all of these Westerners come to view the wildlife and snap photos of you as they pass by… I did not end up having any deep conversation with any of these people, so I can not speak about how they must feel. But it was definitely something that bothered me and made me think about how I was traveling through Tanzania.