Serengeti National Park
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The sea of grass and the people who make it home

We were in our second week in Tanzania when we skipped the afternoon photo safari and stayed back in our tent camp living the local saying, “The Serengeti is a magical experience of the heart.” We watched Masaai warriors on their rounds, our first line of defense against animals. We watched the miles of wind-rippled grass sprinkled with stands of thorny Acacia trees as the camp crew prepared dinner two hundred feet away from our tents, another defense. Our guides were proud of their tribes but especially of how Tanzania had been forged from so many tribes and faiths. The three men (a Muslim, a Christian, and an agnostic) grinned as they described us all as brothers. Everywhere there was a mix of tribes and faiths. Our group was welcomed into homes. We saw the “big five” animals up close, but everyone agreed with one friend’s observation, “We came to Tanzania to see the animals and fell in love with the people.”

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