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The Tanzanian greeting, extended with follow-up questions about the family, reﬂects an African priority of people over particular daily agendas. Three days after the lecture Mr. Mushi arranges a visit to Moivaro village. He and Ayanna meet us at the Lutheran Center, and we walk ﬁfteen minutes to the main road. We cram into two daladalas with the locals, giving our mia mbili shilingi (two hundred shillings) to the driver’s assistant for the six-mile ride to Kambi ya Chupa (Camp of Bottles). TJ tries to bend his six-foot-two frame into a row of seats, Kelcy ﬁles in next, Jenni sits half on Jason’s lap, and Nicole takes the other half seat.
He was quiet and very kind. I felt safe and protected when riding with him. The second driver, Wisdom, drove competently enough, in cautious compliance with his company’s expectations. His name may have been the wish of hopeful parents, but it was not prophetic. A description of Gavin’s skills seems hard to believe. He can do just about anything. He’s tough and doesn’t tolerate manipulators or cheats. His humor is dry and sarcastic (“After this trip, I’m going back to rehab,” he tells Sean). But none of us could have anticipated that he would become such a close part of our group or how important he would be to our survival.
Mushi says everyone brings pots here for ﬁxing. His father smiles, watching us while Mushi explains. Another villager, a friend, wearing a crumpled fedora and suit jacket and holding a wooden cane, stands leaning against the brick house. As we walk through the village, some kids follow, others hold our hands. Mushi greets the people and introduces us, speaking his tribal language, Chagga, and Swahili. We walk to a waterfall and stream and then back to Mushi’s house. A village healer joins our circle.
Africa on Six Wheels: A Semester on Safari by Betty Levitov