Life without stress

Walking through Ngorongoro in Tanzania, looking and listening to the spectacle around you, you will see that the whole of existence is one relaxed movement. The trees are standing solid in the ground, rocking their branches a little. The rivers are flowing because the water is searching for the lowest level to find rest. The wind blows and birds are twittering and singing. Zebras are grazing and birds of prey are gliding through the sky. Only humans are walking around chronically stressed. And this stress is so familiar that we believe it is normal. Read more

Safari Tanzania and meditation

Western people are in general very stressed. Our minds are in some sort of hyperactive state. On vacation we expect to relax more and enjoy ourselves. The strange thing is however that vacations are regularly reported in the top three of stressful events. We keep working until Friday afternoon and that evening we need to be packed and drive to the South of France in one night. Or we have neglected our loved ones for months for the sake of our boss and all complains and sufferings find a way out during our vacation. We tend to go on and on and on and we forget to take some moments in a day to be in contact with our inner world and slow down for a moment. Read more

Sharing info online is risky in Tanzania

Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete has signed into law a controversial “Cybercrimes Act”. This fact has been announced Friday, the day after we blogged the leaked numbers of Elephant slaughter in the last 6 years in mostly Ruaha/Rungwa area. This Blogging can be seen as a Cybercrime by the Tanzanian Authorities, because the Tanzanian National Parks (Tanapa) deny the report. Read more

Threats to Elephants

Poaching

The Tanzanian Wildlife Research Institute published last week the following statement:
“In the last six years 60 % of the Tanzanian Elephants have been slaughtered.  At least 65.000 elephants are killed by poachers to contribute to the demand for Ivory on the mainly Chinese market.
Especially in Ruaha and Rungwa 11.500 out of 20.000 elephants were killed only in 2013.” Read more

They escort us

One of the things I had to get used to in Tanzania is the escorting phenomenon. But nowadays I like it many times. It gives me the chance to meet very different people. Read more