Author: Bronwyn Paxton

The African Fish Eagle

The African Fish Eagle

The African Fish Eagle is indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and is found wherever there are large quantities of fish such as freshwater lakes, rivers and lagoons. The African Fish Eagle is very large with a wingspan of about 2m (6 feet). The body is mostly brown with...
God’s Window

God’s Window

God’s Window is a magnificent panoramic view of the Lowveld of Mpumalanga, known as ‘Paradise Country’. Overlook indigenous forest and steep cliffs that will take your breath away. Here the world seems to stretch on forever as you gaze up at the blue sky, streaked...
Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Bourke’s Luck Potholes

The unusual name comes from a gold prospector, named Tom Burke, who in the 1880s correctly predicted that large deposits of alluvial gold would be found in the area. Unfortunately he staked his claim in the wrong area, and did not strike it rich! This is a natural...
Fauna and Flora in Lake Manyara – Tanzania

Fauna and Flora in Lake Manyara – Tanzania

There is a large and varied amount of fauna and flora in Lake Manyara, Tanzania. Below we unpack what you can see on a Tour of Tanzania. Animals Elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, warthog and impala are plentiful in this area. Harder to spot is...
Selous Game Reserve Protection and Management

Selous Game Reserve Protection and Management

Selous Game Reserve is a managed game reserve, with a small area in the north reserved for photographic tourism. A large proportion of the reserve is kept for game hunting, but this is strictly controlled. In fact a substantial amount of income is generated from this...
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

This is a totally unique experience and will remain a ‘feather in your cap’ for years to come. With about 15, 000 hikers reaching the summit every year, you too can join them in their victory! With experienced guides and professional equipment, you only have your own...
The Story Behind the ‘Cradle of Mankind’

The Story Behind the ‘Cradle of Mankind’

In 1911, a German professor looking for butterflies accidentally came across prehistoric fossilized bones. That was only the beginning. In 1931 Louis and Mary Leakey began excavating this historical site. They discovered most of the fossilized human bones, stone tools...
History of Dar es Salaam

History of Dar es Salaam

Mzizima was originally a fishing village situated on the trade routes of the Indian Ocean before Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar built a city close to Mzizima and named it Dar es Salaam. The name means ‘harbour or haven of peace’. After Majid’s death, Dar es Salaam...
Architecture of Stone Town

Architecture of Stone Town

The name ‘Stone Town’ comes from the buildings that were built of Coral stone in the 19th century, in this fishing village. There are also remnants of the Swahili civilization that occupied this region in the 10th century. Stone Town is famously known for its ornate...

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