Trip to Northern Tanzania 2006

I thought I would share a little photography from a trip to Tanzania in 2006 that I was lucky enough to be on. This was a medical mission trip aimed at collecting data from various regions and treating for things like malaria and worms. The regions we worked in were probably just about 200 miles south of our site in Kenya so I would imagine the climate, landscape, and culture are not completely different.

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2 thoughts on “Trip to Northern Tanzania 2006

  1. These are some great photos! What was the construction like on the 27th photo? The one with the woman peering into the doorway. Did you get to go in them? It is hard to get a sense of scale…

  2. Thank you Ana! Yes I went inside to speak with the residents. They had some pretty short doorways, but the pitched roof allowed a little more headroom on the interior. Looking back at this photo, the doorway must be under five feet, but I’m not exactly sure. The interiors are pretty dark as you can see the windows are scarce. They tend to take advantage of thermal mass benefits though. This was part of a Maasai tribe that was out in the plains so trees were fewer and the sun harsher. The typical construction methods that I remember in rural areas were a stick/log framework, mud insulation/infill, and dried cow dung cladding the exterior. The roofs ranged from tin to sticks and grasses.

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