After a magnificent safari experience it was time to move onto a cultural experience near Mt Kilimanjaro and beyond.
We met some of the amazing Ubiri women who have formed a co operative and work together in producing and packaging jams and conserves from local produce. The plum jam is delicious, though the banana beer is not for our palate.
From there we enjoyed walklng through the fields, village and markets. Some of our group from Womens Own Adventure accepted an invitation from our local female guide to sit in on a Pentacostal Church service. This was an experience all of its own with plenty of rhythm & soul in the clapping and singing from the colourful congregation of men, women and children.
Some of us tried to dress in style as well.
Then there were the children.
What an insight to a vastly different way of life. We are very privileged indeed to have this first hand experience. To walk amongst the small vegetable gardens and very basic village homes, to see how hard the women work each day, to wander through the bustling maket and learn the art of haggling, then to top it off with a local Kilimanjaro beer in the afternoon sunshine.
Our adventure is not over yet, there is more to come.
– Marika at Women’s Own Adventure signing off