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During our safari we also had the pleasure of visiting the Lake Eyasi area. Because we were there during a drier season the lake itself was bare and dry - it felt strange to be standing on a "beach" where a lake had once been as all we could see was a vast plain of land and rock.
With most of the animals gone and moved on to areas with more water we spent more time here exploring local villages and meeting with various tribes.
The photos here were taken at a large marketplace that brings together three local villages: Gorofani, Barazani and Kisimangeda. We were lucky to be there at the right time as this marketplace takes place once a month and allows each village to drink, eat, and barter with each other.
Barbecued meats, various goods, livestock and even local beer made from bananas were available to purchase or trade for. Children from each village were running around freely, playing to pass the time (I photographed one boy who was pushing around an old tire to pass the time - something I feel I would have done!). I was thankful our guide, Gaspar, brought us to see the market as a side trip that felt like a true, cultural experience.