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The sun sets over Ngorongoro Crater

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Tanzania on Canvas

Learn about the life and art of Peter Ray Mwasha

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The Big Five

Find out how Africa's fiercest predators made the cut

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Meet Your Guides

Read our interview with superstar guide, Kumbi Salim

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December 3, 2014

A Different Model of Safari Vehicle

We’re not the only ones who occasionally like to kick back and take in the view from a lounging position; animals, too, love hitching a ride…often on one another!

black rhino in tanzania
November 25, 2014

Removing Horns, Saving Rhinos

Using Dehorning to Combat Poaching

One of the greatest tragedies of the widespread poaching on the African continent is how much is lost for so little. An elephant can reach a towering 13 feet tall and weigh up to 14,000 pounds, but it’s…

lion pride in tanzania
November 11, 2014

Tanzania vs South Africa Safaris

How does a Tanzania safari stack up against a safari in South Africa? Both countries are beautiful, but the safari experience in Tanzania is very different from that in South Africa. Here’s why:

November 4, 2014

How Lions Are Just Like Your Pet Cat

They may be top of the food chain, but underneath the fearsome roars and impressively suave manes, lions are just big kitties. Don’t believe us? There are tons of ways they’re just like your purring pet:

Michelle on her Thomson Safari
October 28, 2014

Creating a Lifetime Connection to Tanzania with One Safari

Michelle shares her safari experiences

We pride ourselves on providing top of the line safari experiences that travelers will remember fondly for years to come. But for some visitors, a Tanzanian safari is more than just a dream vacation; it…

Facts about Ebola from CDC
October 22, 2014

What You Need to Know About Ebola

While the risk is real in the rural communities of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, westerners, and travelers, don’t need to worry. Travelers to East Africa have little cause for concern for a few…

October 14, 2014

Why Not Polka Dots? The Reasons Behind Zebra Stripes

When we think of zebras, “stripes” is probably the first thought that comes to mind. It’s the species’ most recognizable trait, not to mention a perennial fashion favorite. But why such a distinctive…

peanut sauce recipe from Tanzania
October 9, 2014

Eat Like a Tanzanian: Kuku Wa Mchuzi Na Karanga Recipe

(Chicken in Peanut Sauce)

Enjoy this recipe for a classic Tanzanian meal of chicken in a tomatoey peanut sauce. It pairs well with ugali (if you feel like going VERY traditional), but would also be excellent served over rice!

September 23, 2014

Tanzania’s Ancient Wildlife: Titanosaurs

People rightly think of Tanzania as one of the best places on earth to spot rare and unique wildlife species, but a new discovery proves that Tanzania has been home to some of the world’s most exciting…

September 9, 2014

Shakespearean Chimpanzees: Love, Power, and Tragedy in Chimp Society

Chimpanzees are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, and they share upwards of 99% of our DNA. It only stands to reason that we can see glimpses of ourselves in their behaviors, their societies…and…

September 4, 2014

A Child By Any Other Name…Wouldn’t Be Kuria

Naming Traditions among the Kuria People

The Kuria practice a tradition of firstborn naming. If a family’s first child is a boy, his name will be either Chacha, Marwa, or Mwita; girls choose between Bhoke, Robi, and Gati. That’s it; if you’re a…

wild dogs tanzania
August 26, 2014

Moving On Up: Wild Dog Releases in Serengeti National Park

Protecting rare and endangered species isn’t just about changing attitudes towards wildlife conservation; sometimes it’s as simple as changing the where of wildlife. Like many African countries,…

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