Leaving after breakfast at the Pamoja Expedition Lodge, we headed out to tackle Arusha’s markets. Traveling by taxi, it was our first chance to experience the liveliness of the city. Ready to haggle, students were set loose to browse through rows upon rows of vendors with the help of Maggie, one of our guides. Students walked away with jewelry, spears, textiles, and handcrafted house wares. The next location was comprised of a supermarket and several small shops, including a jewelry store operated by Maasai women, a clothing store, and ice cream shop. Upon returning to the lodge, we had to say goodbye to Maggie. We will greatly miss her but appreciate all that she has added to our experience here. The rest of the day was devoted to schoolwork as we prepare for another travel day tomorrow.
An example of beads bought in the market in Arusha.
Photo by: Liz Rudkin