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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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Big Cat Diary – Encounters with the Serengetis Lions

Written by actonsteve on 05 Dec, 2008

To lie down with Lions – encounters with the King of the BeastsI’ll describe a scene in the Seronera woodlands one afternoon.Three lions are lazing – one male and two females. The male is resting on his haunches - eyes alert and watching everything…Read More


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Introduction to the Serengeti Plains

Written by actonsteve on 05 Dec, 2008

Introduction to the Serengeti Plains – the realm of tooth and clawNeither style of campsite is fenced, so wildlife comes and goes. As a result the Serengeti's campsites are notorious for nocturnal visits by lions. The lions are generally just cautious, so the rule is…Read More


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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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The Ferry to Zanzibar

Written by midtownmjd on 07 Nov, 2008

My grand plan for visiting Tanzania began with a night on Zanzibar, so after arriving in the Dar es Salaam airport and DEETing up, my friend Kate and I grabbed a taxi to the ferry terminal to begin an interesting trip made even more amusing…Read More


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Zanzibar

Written by nora_yusuf on 21 Jun, 2006

By the time we arrived in Zanzibar, I had already taken many photos from the plane. The most popular objects were the meandering wadis, and the mountains of Oman. Zanzibar—by the word of Andersch "the last reason to live"—is a famous piece of German literature…Read More


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Olduvai Gorge and Visiting the Masai

Written by Safiri on 16 Oct, 2004

We almost didn't visit the Masai. I get shivers when I think of it. The second day of our safari was mostly driving: a long day in the jeep going from Tarangire to the Serengeti, a trip which takes you via the top of the Ngorongoro…Read More


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