Category: Tanzania

Where and when to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration

Where and when to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration

Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife experiences, the Great Wildebeest Migration in East Africa sees over 1.3 million wildebeest, zebra and antelope driven by instinct to follow the rains across the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara in Kenya. This Greater Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem has been classified among the “Seven Wonders […]

The best camps in the Selous

The best camps in the Selous

The Selous was Tanzania’s largest game reserve, covering an area of over fifty-thousand square kilometres plus many kilometres of additional buffer zones. Designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1982, this pristine wilderness is home to a beautiful array of wildlife, a brand-new hydro-electric dam to benefit the local communities and now has TANAPA as […]

Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences from around the world

Red, Amber, Green. The travel traffic light system is now firmly etched into the minds of would-be travellers. Whilst the confusion continues, tour operator Trafalgar has issued The Gold List – a curation of worldly travel experiences that you never knew existed. USA: Meet a member of Johnny Cash’s family during New Orleans Jazz Festival […]

Exploring the National Parks of East Africa

Exploring the National Parks of East Africa

East Africa is home to an exceptional array of wildlife and different landscapes. From immensely dense jungles to wide-open sweeping grass expanses, no matter what you are searching for, there is a wildlife answer in East Africa. Through exceptional conservation work, both on the ground and behind-the-scenes, East Africa’s National Parks are heralded as some […]

Where to see the Big 5 in Tanzania

Where to see the Big 5 in Tanzania

Although Africa boasts an incredible diversity of flora and fauna, there are five animals that are more famous than any of the others. Nicknamed the ‘Big 5’, these animals have built a reputation as being the most desirable to find on safari. Unfairly many visitors judge their trips on how many of this list has […]

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Exploring Ruaha’s best lodges

Ruaha is Tanzania’s largest National Park. Being the size of the Kruger National Park in South Africa but with only a handful of lodges, heading to Ruaha will guarantee you an off the beaten track safari experience with very few other visitors. Whilst most people opt for a Northern Tanzania safari due to the famous […]

Safari with kids in 2021?

Safari with kids in 2021?

Can you go on an African safari with your kids? Yes! In 2021, with Covid? Yes! This is your best chance to observe wildlife with far fewer tourists jostling for prime viewing positions in safari jeeps. The best months to go are from now to September. Malaria is an obvious concern, more so than Covid […]

Best safari camps to see wild dogs

Best safari camps to see wild dogs

Africa’s wild dogs, also known as painted wolves, are arguably the most enigmatic animals that one can witness in the wild. Their social structure is fascinating, and their antics are often remarkable. Always on the move and full of energy, you can be sure any time spent with these carnivores will leave you delighted. In […]

Unbeatable Tanzania safari deals

Unbeatable Tanzania safari deals

Whilst the pandemic does make travelling more complicated for most of us, those who have been lucky enough to get away have been spoilt. With the wilderness of Africa at their fingertips, it is arguably the best time to travel and visit these unspoilt areas. Without the normal number of tourists seen in a normal […]

Remote African safaris

Remote African safaris

With everyone being locked down at home at some point during the last year, the wide-open expanses of Africa were all but a dream to most of us. After being cooped up for so long, the global vaccine effort is slowly starting to materialise. Travel is starting to come to the forefront of many people’s […]

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7 reasons why Tanzania should be on your bucket list

Located in East Africa, Tanzania is a country home to the tallest peak in Africa and the most dramatic caldera on Earth. In the north are some of the most iconic landmarks and parks on the continent – such as Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Although Disney’s Lion King was loosely filmed […]

Reasons to visit Western Tanzania

Reasons to visit Western Tanzania

Western Tanzania is often overlooked as a destination. It is an area that receives very few visitors in comparison to the rest of the country which consists of the renowned Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Made up of Mahale and Katavi, the remote location of these two wilderness destinations, coupled with incredible wildlife and beautiful accommodation […]

Why you must visit Tarangire National Park

Why you must visit Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is arguably Northern Tanzania’s least known wildlife destination. Whilst the majority of visitors head straight to the Ngorongoro Crater and then the Serengeti, this park is often overlooked. Although it does not have the headline grabbing migration or the popularity of the Crater, Tarangire is a destination not to be missed. Easily […]

The best honeymoon lodges in Tanzania

The best honeymoon lodges in Tanzania

Tanzania is a country of great beauty, from the incredible Great Migration in the Serengeti to its secluded and isolated wilderness areas, a honeymoon of any type is possible here. Seeing as a honeymoon is arguably the most important holiday anybody’s life, it is imperative that it is perfect. Below you will find some of […]

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Where can Americans travel to in April?

Update: the vaccines are working! People are booking trips again – do you want to be part of this? Depending on your individual circumstances, the time may be right for you, before places get overrun again. Whilst Americans can’t yet travel to as many destinations as in 2019, and you must exercise your judgment, you […]

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Where can Americans travel to in March?

Good news! Our prospects for traveling more extensively and safely are steadily improving, and this New York Times article makes the point that all five vaccines have eliminated Covid deaths, and are reducing Covid to the status of a mild flu. I am excited, and no doubt you are too. Whilst restrictions on where Americans […]