Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to visit a Maasai village with the director of Charity School, Teacher Mosses, and one of the other volunteers, Iris. The best part of this journey was to see another part of Teacher Mosses’ life, outside of the staff room. We began our journey at 9:30am, taking a daladala (taxi) from Kilombero to Kisongo, costing 400 Tanzanian shillings (R2,50), and then we caught another daladala which went towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area (2500 Tanzanian shillings/ R14,50). We got off about 1 hour 20 minutes outside of Kisongo, in an area called Lossimingory; The walk from the main road to his house was about 45 minutes. We met his mother, grandmother, his father’s second and third wife as well as the second wife’s mother. We were also introduced to some of his siblings’ children who are living with his grandmother, as well as a friend that he grew up with. His mother made us some tea and we spoke about the Maasai tradition. After hearing about the culture his mother and father’s second wife dressed us in a Maasai outfit and taught us a traditional song and dance. At about 1:30pm we began our journey back to Arusha; when we reached the main road we had to wait a bit for a daladala. After a 30 minute drive we had to switch to a bus and the bus took us straight to Kilombero (2500 Tanzanian shillings/ R14,50). Iris and I then enjoyed a burger in town before catching a daladala back home at about 5:00pm.
The views on the walk:
Teacher Mosses’ home: