Hi everybody,
My name is Ella Harari and I’m the Wandering Goddess!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD

Travel around East Africa with me, the cradle of humanity,
through fascinating tribes, ancient customs, and never ending inspiration of
our original way of living- as we were all a tribe once.

Click above to access online sessions on tribal wisdom from the tribes of East Africa,
combined with ancient Shamanic knowledge.

MY BLOG

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Tribal life, rites of passage, African women, traditional crafts and much more…

baraka's art - Detail from a hand made bag by Baraka.

Baraka’s art

Around East Africa, I’ve met many young people who make their living by creating for the souvenir industry, out of them, I occasionally meet artists. Baraka is just that, an artist in his soul.

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My Kweme earrings. On the left from the hard inner shell, and on the left from the outer inner shell.

My Kweme earrings

A new and wonderful project started when one day I walked into the kitchen just as the chef finished cracking the unique Kilimanjaro oyster nuts for his famous sauce. I looked at the empty shells with their rich texture and immediately knew what I was going to create from them…

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Chagga tribe grandmother holding the nuts she harvested in her farm

Oyster nuts – super food of the Kilimanjaro

Oyster nuts are a tasty and highly nutritious super food, and everything about them fascinates me. Kweme in Swahili, it’s definitely another one of Mother Earth’s wonders and a special gift to the mountain dwellers. The nuts, that grow inside a kind of a giant green gourd, have a unique connection to the heritage of the Chagga tribe among which I live…

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girl with rag ball

Childhood games

The village kids in my Kilimanjaro home, Shimbwe village, as many other African kids, are very creative with their games. Without excess of store-bought toys that are imposed on Western kids, nature is their play ground. Childhood games in the safe embrace of the community are a vital and integrated way of learning and maturing into healthy adult life. Hope you’ll get inspired by this…

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picture from a music video of Zuchu one of the biggest stars in Tanzania

African happy beats

In this post I share my personal playlists out of Africa. Tribal dances may slowly disappear in some tribes, but Africans never stopped dancing. Popular music is heard everywhere, filling you with joy and happiness. We in the West are totally missing out on amazing African music. Well that’s why I’m here, so that you can enjoy it too! It’s (always a good) time to dance!

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MY TRAVEL TIPS

Check out my personal tips,
and may your own unique path be blessed with good people and inspiring experiences!

Africa black gold

Black gold of Africa

Read about the people behind the amazing Arabica coffee grown in East Africa- the black gold of Africa. Here you’ll also find great coffee tours for your own visit to East Africa!

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Kumbu kumbu

Kumbu kumbu means memories in Swahili. Whenever I get the chance, I make copies of my pictures and give them as gifts to the people I’ve met along the way.
Nothing could have prepared me for the joy and heart felt gratitude I received in return. It brought me to tears…

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Tanzania Safari

Where to begin planning your unforgettable Tanzania Safari trip?
Here are my 10 tips to get you started, along with some gorgeous photos& videos from my own Serengeti safari trip.

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Lake Victoria & Mwanza

Well it’s actually Lake Nyanza. And Mwanza’s nickname is Rock City. Find out why… And also all the reasons why you should go visit.

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Lake Naivasha

Peaceful and beautiful surroundings, and mini safari outside the cabin door, full of birds hippos and monkeys that made every day interesting.

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