In Uganda, my guests were amazed at how people here modify transport system. they never knew a bicycle can carry such a load.
loading it proberly
Village social life. it is common to see women gathered at a neighbours house, chatting the evening away. traditionally as a man, you are supposed to warn when approaching such gathering as it was often assumed the ladies are gossiping!
Here trucks are put to full use
Point and shoot driving as some of my guests called this kind of driving
Vegetables and fruits sold by the road side. You dont need to go to a mall
Mbarara Uganda: At bus stops, people often flock with food stuff to sell and other things to passengers. Here, the shop comes to you.
Mwanza, Tanzania: Same as above
Forget about billboards!.. this guy is showing drivers to his fish stall on the road side near Masaka in Uganda. this is a common practice here. one will hold fish in hand when a vehicle approaches and point to his stall where one can buy fresh fish.
Here 2 men works on a ladies hair in an open air salon in Kampala. It is increasingly becoming popular in some places for ladies to have their hair done by men in salons.
I had to tell my guests, this is no child labour! it is a common practice for the family to go out and collect firewood or go to the farm.Interestingly, in some communities, boys or men do not carry thing on their heads.
Here a motorcycle taxi rider with a lady passenger and her two children. This has become the most effective and cheap mode of transport in many of our city. But what what shock my guests is a non-use of safety helmets.
When my guests saw this, they couldnt understand why we dont treat some animals well. The two boys riding an ox-cart, could not give a lift to their dog.
Here people work really hard to make a living as seen with these young men pushing a cart loaded with sugar cane.
Daladala, Matatu or shared taxis, are common feature in our cities and a leading transport system. However, what got my guests attention is how they are driven, most of the time breaking traffic rules
Socializing at market places
In some comunities if Africa, women don't ride bicycles. But here in Mwanza, and a few other places, they do as a prefered mode of transport. This goes to show how diverse the culture is in E. Africa
School children looking out curiously as we entered the school
Killing two birds with one stone; One lady works on her colleagues hair
while waiting for customers at their cloth stall near Mwanza
these men are no drunkards, they are fishermen from a village near Mwanza, Tanzania. Having spent a whole night fishing, they are catching some sleep in the day before they go out again tonight
It is normal for children here, especially girls to baby sit their siblings
Children form the whole village often socialize and this is where schooling take place for some
Young girls often send on small errands
Cycling in some places is the main and cheapest mode of transport
Carrying things on heads for long distances is normal
Children herding cattle. this is where their social life starts
Forget about the trucks; Here is a prefered mode of transporting goods
Ngorongoro: Living in harmony with wildlife
Trying out a traditional fishing boat
Doing the laundry at the same time drawing water for use at home as seen here is common and seen as no problem at all.
sampling village life
An old Masai lady baby-sits her grand children. This is a common practice.
A busy street with people and goats in Cyangugu, Rwanda. My guest could not understand how domestic animals roam the streets.
Maintaining the tradition: Samburu girls