Maasai fury as plan to lure Arabian Gulf tourists threatens their ancestral land

A battle has erupted in Tanzania over the future of 30,000 Maasai people who claim the expansion of a big-game hunting reserve for foreigners will lead to their eviction from ancestral lands. Tanzania’s ministry of tourism announced this week that it will set aside 1,500 square kilometres bordering the Serengeti national park for a “wildlife corridor”. The Maasai will as[…]

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Kenya asks the Chinese to help put the brakes on poaching

It’s quite a clever move really, and completely logical. Kenya tourism officials have asked the Chinese to help put the brakes on poaching. In recent months the Chinese have shown a growing interest in East Africa’s wildlife. Central China Television (CCTV) (great acronym!) has been showing live coverage of the wildebeest migration from the Serengeti and Kenya sees the Chinese,[…]

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That Special Moment

Not every game drive can be blessed with the sight of lions bringing down a buffalo, the plains of the Maasai Mara won’t always be teeming with wildebeest and every tree does not hide a sleeping leopard. But that doesn’t mean that every game drive cannot be rewarding. For me, the goal is to ensure that every game drive is[…]

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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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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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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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3 of Africa’s ‘Seven Natural Wonders’ are in Tanzania

Serengeti and Kilimanjaro National Parks have come out on top in the recently contested 2012 Seven Natural Wonders of Africa Awards. The contest was conducted by the founders of the Seven Natural Wonders based in the United States of America. The exciting news about the inclusion of Serengeti and Kilimanjaro in to the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. There was[…]

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Heavy Rains disrupt travel plans in Tanzania

Hundreds of travellers  were stranded on the road between between Mto wa Mbu and Karatu in Arusha on Sunday after a section of a road was swept away by floods. The section of road affected was one of the busiest for Tanzania’s safari traffic, used by everyone driving between Arusha and Ngorongoro Crater or Serengeti. The floods were caused by[…]

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Migration Update

Right now, the Ndutu area of southwest Serengeti is heaving with Wildebeest and zebras. Good rains have meant lush grazing and the number of wildebeest calves seems to be a bit higher than recent years. This has caused them to loiter in the Ndutu area a bit later than usual. The herds can be seen massing in readiness for the[…]

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Tanzania raises entry fees to historical sites

Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Toruism (MNRT) has announced that it intends to increase entry fees to the country’s archaeological and historic sites; in some cases by as much as 900%. All sites under the control of the antiquities department will be affected, the most significant of these being Olduvai (Oldupai) Gorge. The Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO)[…]

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