people everywhere... the Wasambaa

especially children.

let me give you one example:

the tiny village Mambo has 5000 inhabitants… 2000 of those go to Primary School (6-14 years old).

often i am surrounded by kids. with their big curious eyes. starring at me. wondering what this mzungu is doing…

certainly, this high population density has a dramatic impact on Nature…

especially the result of colonialism was a massive change in the way forests were perceived in the community, and conversion of traditional agriculture to cultivating cash crops such as quinine, pine trees, bananas, maize, tea, and coffee.


there is only a very small piece of pristine rain forest left in the Usambaras called the Shagayu.