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Heifer Tanzania Country Director Peter Mwakabwale has been graciously escorting photographer Dave and I around, pointing out scenic and cultural highlights along the highways and byways of his spectacularly stunning country. That includes this topographical wonder that we passed twice in recent days on the road from Arusha to Nairobi.

In Swahili, the name is Mlima Matako. Yep, you guessed it, Butt Mountain. Yet Simon Sandilen, senior logistics officer for Heifer Tanzania, says some people just call it Maria's Butt. We're still trying to get to the bottom of who Maria is.

Check back again soon, we have video from Dave of camel milking at a Maasai project and giraffes in the wild to share when we have more upload power.

Wildlife is everywhere here, you just have to keep your eyes open. This morning, tiny monkeys chased each other through the giant trees in the courtyard at the Elephant Motel in Same. Just as I was typing this in the SUV on the highwaybetween Same and Korogwe, Peter slowed to point out a baboon family not 20 feet from the road in the bushes, one carrying its baby on its back.


Donna Stokes

Donna Stokes is the managing editor of World Ark magazine. She has worked for Heifer International since September 2008 when she leaped over to the nonprofit world from a two-decade career in newspaper journalism.