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Above the clouds at Lava Tower

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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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Read our interview with superstar guide, Kumbi Salim

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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,…

August 21, 2014

An Adventurous Life, A HUGE Legacy: Frederick Selous

Frederick Selous helped chart the region that is Tanzania’s largest Game Reserve, expand the world’s zoological knowledge, and champion conservation, his legacy in East Africa continues today.

August 19, 2014

The Nose Knows: Amazing Elephant Trunks

It may just look like a Cyrano-length schnozz, but elephant trunks are much more than oversized snouts! These amazing appendages are integral to almost every part of an elephant’s life. That’s because…

May French Sheldon
August 14, 2014

Unladylike Behavior: Tanzania’s First Female Explorer

The backgrounds of Tanzania’s earliest western explorers were diverse, except for one important factor: They were all men. That is, until May French Sheldon came along in 1891. Not only did Sheldon set out…

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