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Tanzania, famous for its amazingly diverse wildlife, has just as much right to be proud of its human cultural heritage. As the infrastructure of the country develops so the scope increases for interacting with people from different tribes in an authentic, mutually beneficial manner.

The intriguing blend of Arabic and African cultures that has become the melting pot of Zanzibar is world famous; however there are many secrets to be discovered inland.

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The rains have held everyone in suspense once again but have started to fall now.  Elephants that looked like bags of bones have started to fill out, hydro- electricitiy is less rationed as the dams fill up and crops just planted are reaching the level of the aforementioned elephants eye ( whether he should be in the crop at all and what to do about it is another story- next newsleteter maybe).

The wildlebeest at last have direction (or at least a pattern to their directionless milling around) and the migration cycle has something to drive it, fresh grass up ahead.  The paradox of the East African landscape is that the prevailing wind hasnt changed since the volcanoes erupted. This means the fertile ash plains are in the same position as the rain shadows thus the need for migration between less fertile rainy areas and more fertile but potentiall drier areas.  Has this paradox shaped mankinds's wanderlust as he followed the herds across the plains?  Which reminds me the famous Laetoli footprints - fossilised mudprints of early hominds going for a stroll are now open to see again - a rare opportunuity that hasnt been allowed for many years.

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