Archive for August, 2014

The Big Five: Tanzania’s Most Popular Residents

Tanzania is considered to have the greatest collection of wildlife in the entire world. In fact, Tanzania contains about 20% of all the species of Africa’s large mammal population. Safaris in Tanzania are unforgettable experiences, but the biggest wildlife prize is the Big Five: the lion, rhino, elephant, leopard, and buffalo.

Tanzania contains each of the Big 5 species—and over 310 mammal species as a whole. Up to 80,000 African bush elephants reside here (some estimates are as high as 130,000). Tanzania is truly one of the world’s last great populations of elephants. The greatest and most famous predator of all is the lion. Over 16,000 lions can be found in Tanzania—that’s close to 40% of all lions in Africa! With high populations of rhinos, leopards and buffaloes, safaris in Tanzania are must-do item on any travelers list. (more…)

August 27, 2014 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

Tanzania Beyond Kilimanjaro: Visit the Unique Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area shines as the jewel of Tanzania’s tourism and travel industry. It spans a vast landscape, from the Serengeti National Park to the north to the eastern arm of the Great Rift Valley and contains three awe inspiring volcanic craters, the Olduvai Gorge and limitless expanses of savannah and forest. Visiting Ngorongoro allows you to travel to Tanzania, but escape the crowds of Kilimanjaro. Imagine immersing yourself in one of the most beautiful places on earth! (more…)

August 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Finding the Perfect Route

Jutting upward out of the clouds of Tanzania is Mt. Kilimanjaro, the earth’s largest freestanding mountain. Unlike mountains such as Everest, there is no special climbing gear or mountaineering expertise needed; however, climbing Kilimanjaro is no easy feat. Six regular routes traverse the diverse biosphere of this dormant volcanic mountain. Picking which route to take is the first step in preparing for an adventure of a life time. (more…)

August 15, 2014 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

Tanzania Wildcamps: Experience African Safari Camps First-hand

Tanzania is a country rich in biodiversity with over a third of its land area set aside for conservation. It is home to 16 national parks and various game and forest reserves. Choosing to experience this diversity with a wildlife safari camp brings the adventurer closer to the heart of Africa’s varied ecology.

Our camps are set up in the heart of some of Tanzania’s beautiful offerings. Each of our camps boast spacious tents that are each equipped with private showers, 2 king-sized beds, a verandah, writing table and chairs, and mosquito nets. Our Ikoma camp also offers bandas (round traditional houses). Each tent or banda accommodates 2 persons. Our camps also offer solar powered lighting, a water heater for hot showers, radio communications, and a dining tent. (more…)

August 6, 2014 at 10:04 pm Leave a comment


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