Blog/Blog 201713 novembre 2017

Tanzania, la mia visione

Eccomi di nuovo in Europa. Ma ho ancora negli occhi e nelle orecchie i colori e i suoni della Tanzania dove ho passato gli ultimi 10 giorni circa. E’ stato un tuffarsi in un mondo ed una cultura totalmente differente, come sempre succede con l’Africa, del resto. Un mondo che noi occidentali, spesso affrettatamente definiamo “terzo mondo”. Prima di tutto la Tanzania è un crogiolo di lingue, con lo swahili come lingua ufficiale e dominante, ma l’arabo parlato e capito da tutti. Anche la gente è un bel mix di etnie, dai Masai degli altopiani agli arabi originari dell’Oman delle isole di Zanzibar e Pemba. Diversità che fa di questo Paese, per chi viaggia con la macchina fotografica al collo come me, una continua scoperta e meraviglia. Non sono stato nei famosissimi parchi del nord Serengeti e Ngorongoro. Piuttosto ho cercato di scoprire una Tanzania un po’ diversa, meno conosciuta e meno affollata (di turisti). Quindi, lasciata Dar, ho scoperto il Selous National Park, tutto centrato attorno al lago Manze e casa di tantissime giraffe e ippopotami, oltre ai soliti coccodrilli, elefanti e cosi via. Poi via, verso sud est, verso la costa, per fare tappa a Kiowa Masoko da dove partire alla scoperta della piccola isola di Kilwa Kisiwani, una volta centro del Sultanato di Kilwa, un regno medioevale il cui potere, al suo apice tra il 13 e il 15mo secolo si estendeva lungo tutta la costa. Kiowa Kisiwani è stata designata patrimonio UNESCO per i resti delle imponenti strutture che oggi stanno a testimoniare la grandezza del sultanato. Infine un breve volo mi ha portato nella piccola isola di Pemba, in arabo l’isola verde. Dall’Emerald Bay, un lodge sulle rive di una fitta foresta di mangrovie nel sud dell’isola, un breve tragitto in droni, la classica imbarcazione locale, porta a scoprire i colori turchesi delle acque, nonché alcune piccole isolette che la circondano. Le immagini che vedete di seguito sono solo un piccolo estratto del viaggio.

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam: Kivukoni Fish Market

 

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam: Kivukoni Fish Market

 

Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam: Kivukoni Fish Market

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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. Here praying time

 

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 local coranic school, madrasa

 

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 – 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 – Kilwa Masoko, the central market

 

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

 

Tanzania, Pemba island – view over the island from above

 

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 – sandbank next to the southern tip of Pemba, across the Emerald Bay lodge

 

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 – 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 – view from the Emerald Bay lodge

 

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

 

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 – breadfruit tree and fruit. Albero del pane

 

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

 

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

 

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 – from inside the car

 

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 – life in a village along the road to Selous National Park

 

Tanzania – Selous National Park

 

Tanzania – a school in the area of Selous National Park

 

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 – Selous National Park, lake Manze

 

Tanzania – Selous National Park, safari

 

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

 

Tanzania – Selous National Park, Masai

 

Tanzania – Selous National Park, Masai

 

Tanzania – Selous National Park, Masai

 

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

 

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

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