Tanzania


La Tanzania è il Paese più esteso di tutta l’Africa Orientale e probabilmente il più vecchio tra quelli abitati continuativamente dall’uomo. Resti fossili di uomini e preominidi sono stati ritrovati e datati oltre due milioni di anni. Ma la Tanzania è soprattutto la sua gente colorata. Bimbi, uomini, donne… sembra di stare al cinema. Il mio consiglio è quello di prendere un po’ di tempo e sedersi al lato di una strada e osservare la vita che scorre, mescolandosi al contesto. Non sono da dimenticare i parchi naturali e le isole della Tanzania, specialmente Zanzibar e la meno conosciuta Pemba. A questo proposito è proprio la Tanzania meno conosciuta quella che ho avuto la fortuna di visitare. Ma, invece di continuare a scrivere, voglio lasciare spazio e tempo alle foto. Spero che attraverso le mie foto conoscerete un po’ di questo Paese così come ho fatto anche io.

Tanzania, Pemba island - sandbank next to the southern tip of Pemba, across the Emerald Bay lodge

Tanzania, Pemba island - sandbank next to the southern tip of Pemba, across the Emerald Bay lodge. The only way to go is by boat, in this case with a local dhoni

Tanzania, Zanzibar island - Stone town, the historical city

Tanzania, Zanzibar island - Stone town, the historical city

Tanzania, Zanzibar island - Stone town, the historical city

Tanzania, Zanzibar island - Stone town, the historical city

Tanzania - Selous National Park, life in and out lake Manze

Tanzania - Selous National Park, Masai

Tanzania - Selous National Park, Masai

Tanzania - Selous National Park, Masai

Tanzania - Selous National Park, Masai man watching the rain and the end of the dry season

Tanzania - Selous National Park, safari

Tanzania - Selous National Park, lake Manze

Tanzania - street life on the dirt road approaching the Selous National Park

Tanzania - street life on the dirt road approaching the Selous National Park

Tanzania - a school in the area of Selous National Park

Tanzania - Selous National Park

Tanzania - life in a village along the road to Selous National Park

Tanzania - a village on the way to Selous National Park located along the Rufiji river

Tanzania - a village on the way to Selous National Park located along the Rufiji river

Tanzania - from inside the car

Tanzania, Pemba island - Pemba is wellknown for its clove industry, and this distillery is where the clove stems are turned into essential oil. It's operated by the Zanzibar State Trading Corporation (ZSTC) and also here on occasion are cinnamon leaves, eucalyptus leaves, lemongrass and sweet basil. The distillery is in the suburb of Machomane, about 1km north of the town centre, east of the main road

Tanzania, Pemba island - enjoy the last rays of sun in Mkoani, south east Pemba

Tanzania, Pemba island - street scene in a village in the Chokocho valley

Tanzania, Pemba island - breadfruit tree and fruit. Albero del pane

Tanzania, Pemba island - local bus at a crossroad near Chokocho

Tanzania, Pemba island - street scene along the main road from Chokocho towards the north and the capital, Chake Chake

Tanzania, Pemba island - scene in the village of Chokocho, in the south

Tanzania, Pemba island - view from the Emerald Bay lodge

Tanzania, Pemba island - sandbank next to the southern tip of Pemba, across the Emerald Bay lodge. The only way to go is by boat, in this case with a local dhoni

Tanzania, Pemba island - image taken at the little island of Panza, located in front of Pemba, across the channel

Tanzania, Pemba island - discovering the waters surrounding the southern tip of Pemba

Tanzania, Pemba island - discovering the waters surrounding the southern tip of Pemba

Tanzania, Pemba island - image taken at the little island of Panza, located in front of Pemba, across the channel

Tanzania, Pemba island - image taken at the little island of Panza, located in front of Pemba, across the channel

Tanzania, Pemba island - image taken at the little island of Panza, located in front of Pemba, across the channel

Tanzania, Pemba island - view over the island from above

Tanzania - life in the small village on the Jimbizi beach, in Kilwa Masoko, right after the sunrise

Tanzania - life in the small village on the Jimbizi beach, in Kilwa Masoko. All ready to go out for a day of fishing right after the sunrise

Tanzania - Kilwa Masoko, the central market

Tanzania - life in the small village on the Jimbizi beach, in Kilwa Masoko

Tanzania - life in the small village on the Jimbizi beach, in Kilwa Masoko

Tanzania - the island of Kilwa Kisiwani. The local coranic school, medersa

Tanzania - the island of Kilwa Kisiwani. The remains of two great East African ports admired by early European explorers are situated on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain. Located on two islands close to each other just off the Tanzanian coast about 300km south of Dar es Salaam are the remains of two port cites, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara. The larger, Kilwa Kisiwani, was occupied from the 9th to the 19th century and reached its peak of prosperity in the13th and 14th centuries. The fort

Tanzania - the island of Kilwa Kisiwani. The local coranic school, medersa

Tanzania - the island of Kilwa Kisiwani. The remains of two great East African ports admired by early European explorers are situated on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain. Located on two islands close to each other just off the Tanzanian coast about 300km south of Dar es Salaam are the remains of two port cites, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara. The larger, Kilwa Kisiwani, was occupied from the 9th to the 19th century and reached its peak of prosperity in the13th and 14th centuries. The fort

Tanzania - the island of Kilwa Kisiwani. The remains of two great East African ports admired by early European explorers are situated on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain. Located on two islands close to each other just off the Tanzanian coast about 300km south of Dar es Salaam are the remains of two port cites, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara. The larger, Kilwa Kisiwani, was occupied from the 9th to the 19th century and reached its peak of prosperity in the13th and 14th centuries. The fort

Tanzania - the island of Kilwa Kisiwani. The remains of two great East African ports admired by early European explorers are situated on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain. Located on two islands close to each other just off the Tanzanian coast about 300km south of Dar es Salaam are the remains of two port cites, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara. The larger, Kilwa Kisiwani, was occupied from the 9th to the 19th century and reached its peak of prosperity in the13th and 14th centuries. Here praying time

Tanzania - family living near the salt pans in Kilwa Kivinje, on the eastern coast, south of Dar Es Salaam.

Tanzania - scene in Kilwa Kivinje, on the eastern coast, south of Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania - Matapatapa, a quick stop along the route towards Kilwa

Tanzania - Matapatapa, a quick stop along the route towards Kilwa

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam: Kivukoni Fish Market

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam: Kivukoni Fish Market

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam: Kivukoni Fish Market

Tanzania - family living near the salt pans in Kilwa Kivinje, on the eastern coast, south of Dar Es Salaam.

Tanzania - the island of Kilwa Kisiwani. The remains of two great East African ports admired by early European explorers are situated on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain. Located on two islands close to each other just off the Tanzanian coast about 300km south of Dar es Salaam are the remains of two port cites, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara. The larger, Kilwa Kisiwani, was occupied from the 9th to the 19th century and reached its peak of prosperity in the13th and 14th centuries. The fort

Tanzania - the island of Kilwa Kisiwani. The remains of two great East African ports admired by early European explorers are situated on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain. Located on two islands close to each other just off the Tanzanian coast about 300km south of Dar es Salaam are the remains of two port cites, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara. The larger, Kilwa Kisiwani, was occupied from the 9th to the 19th century and reached its peak of prosperity in the13th and 14th centuries. The mosque

Tanzania - the island of Kilwa Kisiwani. The remains of two great East African ports admired by early European explorers are situated on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain. Located on two islands close to each other just off the Tanzanian coast about 300km south of Dar es Salaam are the remains of two port cites, Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara. The larger, Kilwa Kisiwani, was occupied from the 9th to the 19th century and reached its peak of prosperity in the13th and 14th centuries.

Tanzania - the island of Kilwa Kisiwani. The local coranic school, medersa

Tanzania - the island of Kilwa Kisiwani. The local coranic school, medersa

Tanzania - Kilwa Masoko, the central market

Tanzania - Kilwa Masoko, the central market

Tanzania - full moon scene over the Indian Ocean from Kimbilio lodge in Kilwa Masoko with the Jimbizi beach in the background

Tanzania - life in the small village on the Jimbizi beach, in Kilwa Masoko. All ready to go out for a day of fishing right after the sunrise

Tanzania - Kilwa Masoko, the waiting lounge at the airport

Tanzania - a village on the way to Selous National Park located along the Rufiji river

Tanzania - Selous National Park. Selous Manze Camp, get ready for dinner

Tanzania - Selous National Park, lake Manze

Tanzania - Selous National Park, artcraft

Tanzania - Selous National Park, photographing Masai is a must for visitors

Tanzania - Selous National Park, working in the field

Tanzania - Selous National Park, out for safari

Tanzania, Pemba island - Chake Chake, the capital. "Official" Canon reseller

Tanzania, Pemba island - view over the island from above

Tanzania, Pemba island - sandbank next to the southern tip of Pemba, across the Emerald Bay lodge. The only way to go is by boat, in this case with a local dhoni

Tanzania, Pemba island - street scene along the main road from Chokocho towards the north and the capital, Chake Chake

Tanzania, Pemba island - local bus at a crossroad near Chokocho

Tanzania, Pemba island - a school performance in Mkoani, south east Pemba