Category: Tanzania

7 of Africa's must-stay private islands

7 of Africa’s must-stay private islands

There is something particularly romantic about the idea of a deserted island, a place untouched untouched by urbanisation and the hassles of everyday life. Crystal clear waters, white beaches, and peace and quiet beckon. But though a Robinson Crusoe-style shipwreck might appeal to some, most of us prefer to stay with rather more of life’s […]

October in the Masai Mara

October in the Masai Mara

The Masai Mara is a top destination for African safaris. Every year, over 2 million ungulates make their way up into Kenya as they follow the rains and the lush, green grasses that ensue. If you’ve ever watched a wildlife program on the great migration, chances are you’ve seen a clip or two of wildebeest, […]

Namiri Plains, Serengeti National Park

5 of the best luxury camps and lodges in Tanzania

With some of Africa’s biggest parks and reserves filled with all manner of game and birdlife, a rich Maasai culture, and landscapes that change from great bulky mountains to deep calderas and vast stretches of grassland, Tanzania is everything you’d imagine an African safari destination to be. But experiencing these things doesn’t have to mean […]

Tanzania: the perfect honeymoon

Tanzania: the perfect honeymoon

Looking for the perfect honeymoon? Try Tanzania. You only get married once but how about three honeymoons? Tanzania has it all – mountains, savannah and beach, so don’t rush it. Treat yourself to a three-week honeymoon to make sure you get the most out of this beautiful country. And you’ll forge wonderful memories to last […]

5 African beach paradises you never knew existed

5 African beach paradises you never knew existed

For many of us, paradise equals sunshine, sand, and surf. Cocktails and sunsets are an added bonus. Sun seekers typically head to the Caribbean or Southeast Asia for such pleasures, but if you really want a sublime beachside experiences, and especially one where you’re likely to have the beach to yourself, you need to consider […]

Top 5 luxury hotels in the Zanzibar archipelago

Top 5 luxury hotels in the Zanzibar archipelago

Forget Mauritius, in recent years it’s Zanzibar and its surrounding islands that have emerged as the go-to location for luxury travellers looking to kick back by the Indian Ocean. But searching online for the perfect hotel can be overwhelming at first. The area isn’t short of hotels by any means. From backpacker lodges to the […]

5 paradisiacal dive sites in Zanzibar

5 paradisiacal dive sites in Zanzibar

So you’ve just experienced a safari of a lifetime, ticked off the big beasts of the African bush, gained an appreciation for the lesser-known creatures, become far too used to your morning wake-up calls with coffee and cookies, and it’s now time for some rest and relaxation on Zanzibar… only you can’t help but feel […]

Where to enjoy an al fresco coffee in Africa

Where to enjoy an al fresco coffee in Africa

If you’re planning an African safari and are also a coffee lover, then you already know that several safari destinations are also coffee exporters, such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and even Zambia. We try to frequent new coffee shops on every visit to Africa and have compiled a list of our current favorite haunts […]

Where to stay in Arusha, Tanzania

Where to stay in Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha, Tanzania is often the first and/or last place people visit on their Serengeti safari. Many international flights land late in the evening and weary travelers are quickly ushered to their hotels in Arusha only to catch an early morning flight into the Serengeti. Some safaris give people to end their safari with several hours […]

5 of the best safaris in Africa

5 of the best safaris in Africa

In the past, a safari (the Swahili word for ‘journey’, itself derived from the Arabic ‘safar’ meaning the same) was an overland journey to hunt big-game. These days it more often refers to short trips to observe and photograph wildlife. Thankfully, killing the subject matter and taking trophies is no longer considered essential. Here are […]

Paddle boarders Botswana

7 alternative safaris to take you off the beaten track

To come face-to-face with the incredible wildlife that walk this planet is surely one of the greatest adventures. But there’s more than one way to enjoy a safari these days than just sitting on a jeep. If you’re looking for a real heat-thumping wild encounter that gets you closer and takes you off the beaten […]

Walking in Tanzania

Walking in Tanzania

My first ever walking safari will always be one of my favourite safari experiences. It completely changed the way I looked at the environment and transformed my safari game drives, giving me a far better understanding of how the animals move within their environment. Looking at an elephant footprint and learning how you can tell […]

8 top picks for a scuba diving adventure of a lifetime

8 top picks for a scuba diving adventure of a lifetime

Most of us are satisfied with exploring new countries or destinations, but are you fascinated by marine life and the underwater world? Do you love to snorkel, or is Scuba Diving more your thing? There are hundreds of great places you can go and learn or just simply try Scuba Diving for the first time, […]

5 reasons to do a rainy season safari

5 reasons to do a rainy season safari

Most African game parks and reserves have a rainy season. This term has started to get a negative connotation, so much so that tour operators and lodges have started calling it the green or emerald season! I’m here to dispel some of those negative vibes and highlight some great reasons why the rainy season is […]

5 safari parks where you can see the Big 5

5 safari parks where you can see the Big 5

If you are planning an African safari and are keen to see the Big 5 (African buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino), not all the parks will afford you this luxury. Sadly, the rhino has been poached to extinction in many of the parks, but there are still some parks where, with a bit of […]

Top 5 honeymoon safari lodges for this Summer

Top 5 honeymoon safari lodges for this Summer

An African safari is often high up on the list of options when it comes to planning a honeymoon. For the more adventurous there is always the possibility of staying at one of the tented camps, while for those seeking a more comfortable experience there is a range of luxury lodges offering some great discounts. […]

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