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Visiting Tanzania

Tanzania is a loaded treasure map for adventurous souls: the mere mention of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti inspires awe. For others, smaller mountains and craters offer tamer grounds for exploration, including Ngorongoro Crater, a majestic setting for observing traditions of the Masaai people. Tanzania is a loaded treasure map for adventurous souls: the mere mention of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti inspires awe. For others, smaller mountains and craters offer tamer grounds for exploration, including Ngorongoro Crater, a majestic setting for observing traditions of the Masaai people.    Close

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Planning Your Safari: FAQs and Opinions

Written by TravelingD on 13 May, 2009

The following are questions my wife and I wrestled with while planning our safari to Tanzania or that were asked upon our return. I will not be telling you to take your camera, binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen. If you need that level…Read More


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The Serengeti: No Man's Land

Written by TravelingD on 09 May, 2009

On the morning of February 20th, we left Ngorongoro Crater and, after a visit to Oldupai Gorge, headed towards the Serengeti Plains. Halfway to our destination, a half-mile thundering line of galloping wildebeests crossed the road in front of us.We had chosen to stay…Read More


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The Holy Grail of Game Viewing – the Black Rhino

Written by actonsteve on 19 Jan, 2009

The holy grail of game viewing at Ngorongoro has to be the black rhino.To say they are an endangered species is something of an understatement. There are only thirteen left in the crater and each one is guarded around the clock like a precious jewel.…Read More


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Camping in Terror – the African Bush at Night

Written by actonsteve on 19 Jan, 2009

On the third night camping in Kenya I had a nightmare..Fears had permeated my unconscious as I imagined that something was moving around my tent. The creature shuffled close to the ground and my blood froze as it started to put its nose against the…Read More


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The Elephants Graveyard – Encounters with these Magnificent Beasts

Written by actonsteve on 19 Jan, 2009

We had quite a surprise upon returning to our campsite one earlier evening.Two African bull elephants quickly hurrying back into the bush after being discovered in the middle of our camp. My mouth dropped open in shock. These mammals must have been 15ft at the…Read More


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Morning in the Crater when the Herds Go to Drink

Written by actonsteve on 19 Jan, 2009

We only had one day on the crater floor of Ngorongoro so set off early to make the most of it.The track down to the floor was narrow and bumpy with rutted tire tracks. The views as we descended were superlative. The dry parched plains…Read More


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Introduction to Ngorongoro – ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’

Written by actonsteve on 19 Jan, 2009

Late one afternoon at my travel companion was resting. He was sitting at the dining table reading a book when looked up for one second......straight into the eyes of an African bull elephant..One of the animals had crept into camp in complete silence. He was…Read More


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Warriors of the Plains – the Maasai Village

Written by actonsteve on 05 Dec, 2008

I have mixed feelings about the Maasai.On one hand they are emblematic of Africa with their red robes, spears and ochre smeared hair. A visit to their village/boma is fascinating cultural tourism and gives a visitor a thrill for being so daring. On the…Read More


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On the Lion Dinner Menu – Giraffes, Impala and Hippo

Written by actonsteve on 05 Dec, 2008

One of the advantages of touring the Serengeti with a guide is the running commentary about the animals.As well as pointing out where that animal is any guide worth his salt with tell you about the animal in question in detail. And a good guide…Read More


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Big Cat Diary: An Encounter with the Elusive Leopard

Written by actonsteve on 05 Dec, 2008

The Serengeti was about big cats.If Ngorongoro was about elephants, Lake Manyara about birdlife, the Masai Mara about wildebeest – then the Serengeti plains has to be about lions.But they are not the only big cats found out on the plains. When the herds are…Read More


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