view over the Ngorongoro crater from Kirurumu camp

Ngorongoro Crater, is it really a ‘must see’?

Said to hold the greatest concentration of wildlife in Africa, Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 1979) and forms a key component of Tanzania’s northern safari circuit. History The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) was established in 1959 to try and resolve the problems with Maasai and other tribes caused by the National Park Ordinance of 1948,[…]

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So you’ve got 4,000 dollars

What kind of safari can you get for US$4,000? A short while ago we were contacted by some professional photographers from the USA. They wanted to go on safari in Africa, in particular they wanted to witness the great wildebeest migration, but their budget was tight; the cost must not exceed US$4,000 per person. Now, I can hear some of[…]

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Great Places to stay in Africa

Camps & Lodges with the WOW! factor Someone just asked me “What is your favourite camp in Africa?” How do I pick just one? I’ve been fortunate enough to stay in so many amazing places. Faced with this challenge and a few idle hours over the festive season I thought I’d try and at least narrow it down to a short-list.[…]

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Bush Rover suite

Bush Rover: Great Idea, Great Price!

Each year, attending World Travel Market in London becomes less of a pleasure and more of a chore. I spent ages prowling the aisles in search of something original and inspirational only to be disappointed.   Rising costs and diminishing returns have driven away most of the small (for small read, ‘interesting and original’) tour operators and the show is[…]

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Wildlife and Waves in Tanzania

Combine the Serengeti with the Indian Ocean Coast Tanzania is where crystal clear beaches meet intimate wildlife experiences. As one of the most attractive locations on Africa’s safari circuit, from the vastness of the Serengeti, to the calm waves of the Indian Ocean, Tanzania has so much more to offer than game viewing alone. From the beating heart of the[…]

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Vultures – the silent victims of Africa’s wildlife poaching

The recent death of up to 600 vultures after feeding on a poisoned elephant carcass near Namibia’s Bwabwata National Park in July confirms that the indiscriminate use of poison is one of the major causes of the ongoing decline in vulture populations across most of Africa.   This is particularly evident in West Africa where an average decline of 42%[…]

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Wildlife Photography Africa re-introduces group safaris

By popular demand, 2014 sees Wildlife Photography Africa re-introduce a small selection escorted group departures designed for wildlife and photography enthusiasts. Offering photographers the chance to travel with a small group of like-minded individuals our groups have a maximum of 6 participants and are escorted by Africa expert and experienced wildlife photographer Martin Dunn. Working closely with our Tanzanian guides[…]

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Discover Tanzania with Wildlife Photography Africa and Lemala Camps

3 great safari itineraries for 2015 with Wildlife Photography Africa and Lemala Camps Lemala Camps operate some of Tanzania’s premier camps in the best locations for viewing wildlife. We’ve worked closely with Lemala to create 3 safari itineraries for 2015 – each designed to put you in the right camp at the right time. Our dates have been chosen to[…]

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Does Destroying Ivory Save Elephants?

In recent months a number of governments around the world have taken the step of publicly destroying their stockpiles of seized illegal ivory to give credence to their anti-poaching stance. Their actions have provoked fierce debate with some arguing that crushing or buring ivory is little more than a publicity stunt when the ivory could be sold to raise funds[…]

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Tanzania’s anti-poaching shambles

2013 has been a disastrous year for Africa’s rhinoceros and elephant populations. South Africa has seen a record number of rhinos poached and in other countries Africa’s elephants are being killed at an unprecedented rate and Tanzania has been one of the countries worst affected. Conservationists and campaigners have been in overdrive; raising public awareness through relentless media campaigns, lobbying[…]

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