Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Loongokuboma Village




Loongokuboma is a Maasai village inside the Ngorongoro conservation area in Tanzania. The village has a population of 150 people including 45 children. The kids between 4 and 7 years goes to the village school, and the ones between 8 and 14 goes to the primary school in another village located 10km away from Loongokuboma. Yes, if you are calculating the distance they walk per day, 5 days a week, your mathematics still good, they walk 20km per day, 100km per week. After the primary school with 14 to 15 years they start a very hard training before they become a real MAASAI WARRIOR.  Kimai-Laizer is the chief who takes care of the whole village. He is the son of the previous chief.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Crater!

Luiz Carlos Santos Jr ©
If you are an adventurer or a nature lover, than you must put in your to do list to visit a place called Ngorongoro. Its a magic place with a fantastic view and a lot of wildlife present. You can go down inside the crater, called caldera, and see one of the most beautiful eco system on earth. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Blue Monkey

Luiz Carlos Santos Jr ©

You can spot them very often at Lake Manyara in Tanzania. Not easy to photograph, as they are quite fast and never stay long for cameras. I like the eyes, very beautiful and concentrated.

The Boss...

Luiz Carlos Santos Jr ©
This is what we see when you travel inside the Serengeti. The most funny thing is that they don't even care about your presence around, they are so secure and confident, in other words, the boss!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Feedback...

photo: Elissa Fortunato
I am delighted with the positive feedback I have received from the group at the end of our trip. It was quite an experience to listen all of them telling their stories, talking about their fears, satisfaction and experience during the 10 days we have spent together. It was definitely an amazing expedition.

Two brothers

Luiz Carlos Santos Jr ©
It's definitely an amazing animal. We were quite luck to spot two brothers under a big tree in a river bed inside Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. 

Having fun in Mto Wa Mbu

What a such good moments we have had in this village with all these kids playing around our group. By having the idea to take a selfie, we learned that they were doing this for the first time in their lives, and I was very happy to bring such a good fun to these kids in Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania.

Recharging batteries!

Luiz Carlos Santos Jr ©
A big male resting in the Serengeti plains, probably waiting the sun to go down and start what they normally do best, hunting. We all know that lioness normally does the hard job, but without protection of a big male, the pride would not survive.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Warriors

Luiz Carlos Santos Jr ©
Stay with me and you will learn more about these people and their way of leaving.