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.
Get inspired by Mama Africa
Tribal life, rites of passage, African women, traditional crafts and much more…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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!
Paulo the bush doctor
Paulo, who sells traditional Maasai medicine door to door, came to our neighborhood the other morning.
MY TRAVEL TIPS
Check out my personal tips,
and may your own unique path be blessed with good people and inspiring experiences!
How does coming home feel like?
Sometimes it feels like a Christmas tree. At the airport in Ethiopia.
Reflections on my return to Mama Africa…
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!
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…
Where to begin planning your unforgettable Tanzania Safari trip?
Here are my 9 tips to get you started, along with some gorgeous photos& videos from my own Serengeti safari trip.
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.
Life on the road
What’s it like for a solo woman traveler around East Africa?
Read this post if you’re considering it.