Sukumaland is simply amazing. From the Rock City to Shy (Shinyanga) and down to the new district of Meatu. I am falling in love with this place. But, I have to go back and pay bills. The reality of life.
Just to elaborate further, I spent a few days in Mwanza. I visited the Saa Nane Park, which is interesting for a very small park near the city. Then, I took off into the hinterland. First, I stopped at Shinyanga and then, moved on onto the real Sukuma district of Meatu.
The journey was tiring as the roads were a little rough. However, the whole trip as a whole, worth all the pain. Cell-phone connection was a bit shady, but, was nice once you are on top of a tree. A very nice experience indeed. If you like using one hand to hold on a tree branch and the other holding on a cell phone, that is.
It is a very dry area. I have never seen such a dry area as this one since my trip to southern Utah. The Angel’s Landing and Bryce Canyon. The drought has also added to the already difficult life the village people endures. The rain did not come this year. Therefore, there are no harvests at all. There will be no maize, no cotton, and no any other type of food crops. I am definitely sure that a lot of villagers in these areas are going to die of hunger if no serious help will be available to them and sooner.
I was just in shock on how dry the area was. How do people live here? I am terribly shaken on how these people are going to feed their families, pay for their kids school fees, and all the other contributions that goes along with the free education system in Tanzania.
I am definitely sure that a lot of villagers in these areas are going to starve to death if no serious food will be available to them sooner..