Tanzania

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

If you’d like to see a lion in action or would like to witness the Great Migration, the Masai Mara National Reserve should be on top of your list. Famous all over the world, this reserve beckons you to its open rolling grasslands, where an astonishing amount of...
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...
Packing for Mount Kilimanjaro

Packing for Mount Kilimanjaro

Baggage * Day pack, for you to carry * Large duffel bag or backpack, for porters to carry * Plastic bags Clothing * You want your inner layer to be wicking – no cotton * Your next layer should be insulating and warm, and your top layer should be water proof but...
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...
A Few Tips for Your Stay in Zanzibar

A Few Tips for Your Stay in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is predominantly a Muslim culture, so please respect their traditions and religion. The ladies need to be aware of how they dress by covering their shoulders and wearing skirts or trousers that fall below the knee. Men can wear shorts and t-shirts, but not go...
Best Game Viewing in East Africa

Best Game Viewing in East Africa

East Africa is a brilliant game viewing destination – all year round! Generally speaking the best time really is during the dry season (May to August) in the Masai Mara. The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater are both great for game viewing but may be a bit...
Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Often overlooked because of the other two big, famous parks, the small-in-size, yet-large-in-wildlife 325km² Lake Manyara offers a really unusual Africa overland tour. It lies about 130km from Arusha near the small town of Mto Wa Mbu. Two thirds of the park is covered...

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