Tanzania – Land of Wonders

It has often been said that Tanzania has more than its fair share of natural marvels; from abundance of wild animals to natural landscapes. This was proven recently when Tanzania bagged 3 of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the Ngorongoro Crater  are also among several world natural heritage sites of global importance. The Seven[…]

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Is a legal trade the best way to curb poaching?

In the face of rampant rhino poaching in South Africa, some conservationists and private rhino farmers are lobbying for removal of the international ban on rhino horn trading and the creation of a legal market, to quell poaching. They believe the trade ban is creating a situation where rhinos are being killed unnecessarily. It’s taking resources away from other conservation[…]

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Gorilla numbers up – Tourist numbers down

Despite fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the population of mountain gorillas continues to grow in the Greater Virunga region. A new census shows the number of mountain gorillas in the Greater Virunga region has risen from 380 in 2003 to a current total of 880. The mountain gorillas in Mugahinga and Bwindi national parks in Uganda, the[…]

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Migration Seeker .. Weekly Departures

We’re excited to announce that our Migration Seeker safari now departs weekly and is guaranteed to run with a minimum of two people booked. Our itinerary follows a circular route that takes us from Kenya into Tanzania and then back into Kenya incorporating some of East Africa’s most famous game parks; Amboseli, Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Maasai Mara and Lake[…]

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Nairobi National Park has its own migration

Last week, thousands of gazelle, zebra and wildebeest left Nairobi National Park and crossed the flooded Kitengela River to reach the Kitengela Plains following the onset of rains in Kajiado. According to local residents this is an annual occurrence. Apparently, with the onset of heavy rains, and the promise of grazing available elsewhere, the gazelles, zebra and wildebeest are keen[…]

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Unmissable “AFRICA”

The recent BBC series AFRICA represents another amazing achievement for David Attenborough. There have been so many wonderful documentaries on Africa and its wildlife that you could be forgiven for not getting excited about another one. But this one is special. The photography is breathtaking and the events and incidents the team managed to capture on film are simply awesome;[…]

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CITES gets tough with Tanzania

Tanzania and Kenya singled out by CITES TANZANIA is among eight member countries of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which have been placed on the list of worst offenders in ivory trade and face ther possibility of trade restrictions. Tanzania is one of eight countries identified by the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS) as being of[…]

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Tarangire – Baobabs and Birds

Tarangire – Baobabs and Birds Tarangire is often overlooked by visitors to Tanzania more intent on the better known Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater, but it is a park that has a surprising amount to offer. Declared a National park in 1971, Tarangire covers an area of 2,850 km sq. One of the park’s main features is the Tarangire river which[…]

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Kenya targets poachers

The Kenyan government has recently ramped up its anti-poaching operations; promising that KWS would be deploying 1000 more rangers to reinforce wildlife security efforts. Noting that the country had lost 74 elephants to poachers since the start of 2013 government spokesman Muthai Kariuki said that the rangers would get cutting edge training and equipment. At the same time he made[…]

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