Kikuletwa Hot Springs, Tanzania
The Kikuletwa (aka Chemka) hot springs is an oasis located in the middle of a dusty barren landscape, dotted with Masai villages. Surrounded by fig trees, the water is crystal-clear, and runs continuously from underground caverns. The oasis is home to a large number of tiny fish that nibble at the dead skin from your feet - most assuredly a bizarre sensation. A place of surreal beautiful, it's one of the most stunning places I've had the great fortune of visiting. Pictured is our guide, who drove me and another volunteer through the unpaved, rocky landscape with all the style and luxuries afforded by two car seats loosely strapped to the open cargo area of an old pickup truck. As promised, more photos from my trip to come in the future.
Note: I uploaded this at full resolution (10.1 MP, 3888x2592) in case you'd like to download it as a wallpaper, or buy as a print
Another photo from my Tanzania trip, taken while on Safari: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
I shot this 7 years ago while doing some HIV work in Tanzania - our medical facility closed for a long weekend, and I took advantage of the free time to go on a brief safari. For some reason I never bothered to upload photos from that trip to Deviantart. Perhaps I'll get around to uploading more in the future.
Here's what wikipedia has to say about Ngorongoro:
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, an arm of the Tanzanian government, and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of the Arusha Region.