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Honeyguide Newsletters: Winter 2004

Warrior at sunset

Barabaig warrior on a sunset safari.

The Honeyguide: Winter 2004/2005
Holiday Gift Ideas: Gifts with Story, Gifts with Heart

Greetings Friends! Another Land is spreading in many directions at once over Africa these days. As we expand our travel programs and new jewelry and film projects, our passion for Africa and devotion to providing the most rewarding experiences for travelers and Africans alike has never been so strong. So a special thank you goes out to all of you who have supported Another Land and our vision. Asante sana sana!

Another Land Online Makeover

You can still find Another Land online at, but we have had a makeover in recent weeks. Easier to access and with a striking new design, the site includes much to peruse: images and information about Amias, our new jewelry and handbag project; notes from our National Geographic film expedition and other new media projects; a wealth of fantastic new photos and program details. Check us out soon.

Rainmakers and the Serengeti

The Barabaig rainmakers welcome you for our Ultimate Rainmakers and the Serengeti trip for 2005. From June 8 to June 18 of 2005, Nichole Smaglick will guide you through the wondrous national parks of northern Tanzania. Explore the great splendor and wildlife of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Parks and follow park naturalists for guided walks and presentations. After safari, Nichole will take you to the remote region of the Barabaig, a secretive pastoral tribe who still live like their ancestors. Unforgettable moments include collecting honey under the night sky, learning about traditional medicines, participating in cultural dances and activities, brewing honeybeer, going on safari walks with warriors, and learning how to make the Barabaig's beautiful jewelry.

Little Lemur

Extend Your Voyages to Zanzibar and Madagascar!

For those hearty travelers, Another Land also offers adventures to the exotic islands of Zanzibar and Madagascar in the weeks following Rainmakers and the Serengeti. Between nighttime lemur safaris in Madagascar and coral reef snorkeling in Zanzibar, these voyages offer comprehensive tours of the paradise Indian Ocean islands. They may also serve as voyage extension options for Rainmakers travelers. Contact us soon to request itineraries for any of these trips.

Barabaig Deity Handbag

A Beautiful Christmas Gift

Now is the time to order your African jewelry and handbags for original and enticing Christmas gifts. Orders for Amias are coming in fast! The project aims at empowering rural African women and spurring grassroots community development. Barabaig women specially designed the Amias handbags, bracelets, and scarves to reflect their spiritual values and represent different clan colors of their tribe. Proceeds from all sales benefit African villagers. View our merchandise on our website and email us for orders.

Zebra on migration

East African Tourism Growing, Preserving Environment

According to the East African newspaper, Tanzania recently established a new game reserve along the Rufiji River. Mpanga/Kipengere will be the nation's 16th game reserve and it will protect the Rujiji river basin to ensure that water still flows cleanly and freely into southern Tanzania. The Great Ruaha River drains into the basin and is the main water source for many in the region. Mpanga may become another one of the magnificent reserves of Tanzania's less-traveled, joining Ruaha National Park and the Selous Game Reserve, both of which you can explore through Another Land. Safari njema!

About The Honeyguide

The Honeyguide - a monthly email newsletter - is named after the Greater Honey Guide, a bird that has developed the remarkable habit of leading tribespeople to wild bees' nests, with the promise of honeycomb and grubs once the humans have opened the nest and taken the honey. The complementary relationship shared by bird and human represents the newsletter's goal - to periodically lead readers to new and timely bits of information about East African wildlife, culture, and travel.

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