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Stories and Tips Lake Manyara National Park

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Braving the Border – Crossing into Tanzania from Kenya

Written by actonsteve on 11 Nov, 2008

As the crow flies Arusha is far closer to Nairobi then it is to Dar es Salaam. Therefore the majority of visitors to the ‘Northern Circuit’ of game parks fly into Nairobi and have to cross the border. There is a reciprocal tourist arrangement between…Read More


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Ground Zero for Safaris – the Town of Arusha

Written by actonsteve on 11 Nov, 2008

Ground Zero for the tourists in Northern Tanzania is the town of Arusha. 99% of the travellers who pass through here will be here for the game parks. There are almost a hundred companies set up for you to explore these parks and after spending…Read More


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Introduction to Kilimanjaro, Arusha and Lake Manyara

Written by actonsteve on 11 Nov, 2008

This corner of northern Tanzania is dominated by one thing – the mountain of Kilimanjaro.I only saw it briefly as I was travelling from the Kenyan border down to the town of Arusha. It was visible for only five minutes before other mountains blocked…Read More


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Birdlife Spectacle - the Flamingos and Pelicans of Lake Manyara

Written by actonsteve on 11 Nov, 2008

Have you ever heard of a Dik-Dik.?They are antelopes that are tiny – I mean barely a foot high. It looked like a toy or a mouse. Everything about this deer was miniscule – its body, legs, horns and even brown eyes which…Read More


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The Manyara Forest - Bad Boy Baboons and Itchy Elephants

Written by actonsteve on 11 Nov, 2008

Ooooohhh...that felt good.You could see an elephant think this as he rubbed his backside against a scratching post.The scratching post was a simple tree trunk in the forest. It was obviously a favourite place of a small herd we encountered that included mother and baby.…Read More


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Lake Manyara, Ostrich and Giraffe

Written by nofootprint on 10 Oct, 2009

Our drive takes us to the Rift Valley. Here we look down over Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara is a very shallow lake and we see it during a period of drought it is even more shallow and the shores are white and dried up.…Read More


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