Tanzania

Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus)

The Great Migration – New Twists in the Tails

The Great Migration – otherwise known as the greatest spectacle on Earth – is an annual phenomenon whereby between one and two million wildebeest and zebra migrate from the northern Serengeti to the southern Serengeti in order to follow the life-giving rains and abundance of food. The migration is a massive drawcard for Tanzania and Kenya …

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Safari Icons: Jane Goodall

Every year, millions of people visit the continent of Africa to take in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of its fauna and flora. Whether it’s the plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya, the roaring cascade of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe/Zambia or the vast deserts of Namibia, Africa has long since had a hold on …

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Seven Reasons to visit Tanzania

Beautiful Tanzania is rapidly gaining admirers. Recently featured as one of the top destinations of 2012 by The New York Times, the country is enjoying it’s growing reputation as a country that caters to many different tastes – with a smile. The people are amongst the continent’s friendliest and the fauna and flora amongst it’s most diverse and …

Game viewing at Singita

Tanzania Tour Diary

Our Safari Honcho, Jeff Ward, recently spent a week exploring the beautiful country of Tanzania. The below are excerpts of his trip as he recounts his amazing experiences… Day 1:   I arrive at the Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha after a long spell of travelling. It’s the perfect spot for a one night pre …

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Wildlife pic of the week: The African Buffalo

The African Buffalo is a respected member of the Big Five even though he might look like a mellow bovine. His cousins in the East, the Asian Water Buffalo, can be domesticated. Not this guy!  He is extremely dangerous, and is capable of killing a lion. He is on the trophy wish list of big …

jackal & vulture 'tidying up' in the Serengeti

The great migration – the gory aftermath

Being in East Africa’s Masai Mara and Serengeti national parks during the annual migration is high up on every animal lover’s wish list. The awesomeness is in the sheer numbers and the opportunity to witness one of nature’s most incredible spectacles.  Not everybody is lucky enough to be at the right place at the right …

Lappet-faced vulture taken by photographer Stefano Pesarelli

Vultures & their International Day of awareness

Vultures in Africa’s food chain I learnt this week that International Vulture Day occurs on the first Saturday in September each year.  So this year falls on 3rd of September which amazingly (the year is flying by) is this coming weekend.  The event was started by the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Birds of Prey Programme and …

How to choose your Safari – Part 2

Choosing the right safari Last week I promised a few more tips on how to choose the right safari.  Last week I covered: 1.  When do you want to go? 2. Winter vs Summer? 3. Malaria Free Safaris? 4. Your budget? With these 4 questions covered we can look at getting a little more specific about your experience. …

A story about the Cheetah – a Safari highlight

The beautiful Cheetah A newsletter popped into my inbox yesterday from a lodge in the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa.  At the bottom they added some really interesting facts about Cheetahs which I didn’t know.  So I thought I would do a little research and see what else I could learn for myself. Here …

One of the Big 5 - The King of the Savanna

How to choose that African Safari

Tips for choosing the right Safari Vacation We are often asked in this business where the best place to go on safari is.  People ask this without realizing the choice that is out there and without really thinking about what it is they want to get out of the experience.  Everyone is different, and we …