Maasai Land by bicycle! (Lushoto, Tanzania – KM 20,480)

Weeks ago we decided to end the first leg of “nomads by nomads” in Dar Es Salaam. If we wanted to visit northern Tanzania’s nomadic peoples and fly back to Quebec before the end of “sugar shack” season—which we do—our plan A of riding to Johannesburg had to be discarded.…

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Rift Valley days! (Engaresero, Tanzania – KM 19,880)

“No, no, no! Look at us! We are from many tribes but we are ALL Tanzanians, united!”, he cried out. The owner of the bar in Dareda where we had stopped at to rest, drink and filter enough water to continue cycling through the afternoon had asked if we wanted…

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Cycling through Nowhere, Tanzania! (Singida, Tanzania – KM 19,425)

The nomadic peoples living between the northernmost point of Europe and Africa’s southern extremity are the focus of this ongoing bicycle journey. After the Batwa pygmies of East Africa, our sight was now on Tanzania’s pastoralists, the Maasai and Barbaig, as well as the Hadzabe, one of Africa’s last hunter-gatherers…

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