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The sun sets over Ngorongoro Crater

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Tanzania on Canvas

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Read our interview with superstar guide, Kumbi Salim

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May 27, 2014

Dead Pig Walking: Aardvarks, “Living Fossils” in the Bush

Aardvarks look almost exactly the same as their ancient ancestors, and no other surviving species seem to come from the same branch of the evolutionary tree. Species like these are commonly referred to as…

May 22, 2014

A Cross-Continental Connection

Our annual Tanzanian staff visit turns up a strange coincidence…

Tanzanian staffers, Malisa, Louis, Hashim, were enjoying their coffee in Rick and Judi’s kitchen when Malisa noticed something on one of the shelves — it was a unique bowl, originally purchased in Tanzania.…

walking safari
May 20, 2014

Be A Number One Tracker…of Number Twos

Learning to identify animal scat

There are many signs guides use in the field to help them find animals but one of the most unignorable guideposts when looking for game is something animals leave behind on their travels: their scat. Animal…

baobab tree in tarangire
May 15, 2014

Trees of Life: Baobabs

During the long dry season, they seem dead, their twisted bark peeling and grayish, limbs leafless and scraggly, looking almost like a tree plucked out of the ground, flipped over, and thrust back down, deep…

tiger fish
May 13, 2014

Monsters of the Deep: the Goliath Tigerfish

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You (?)

The goliath tigerfish is the perfect antagonist for the next SyFy original movie, and it lives deep beneath the waters of Lake Tanganyika…

Guide Samson
May 8, 2014

Meet Your Guides: Samson Johnson

A highly-skilled, attentive safari guide can make for an unforgettable safari; that’s why we’re honored to work with guides like Samson Johnson.

May 6, 2014

Brawn AND Brains: The Highly-Developed Honey Badger

They’re small, stubborn, and vicious, especially when cornered. But one thing honey badgers—or ratels—are less well known for is their intelligence.

May 1, 2014

Tanzania on Canvas: The Art of Peter Ray Mwasha

Find out what inspires Tanzanian painter, Peter Ray Mwasha, and his beautiful works of art in our recent interview. Be sure to stop in to visit Peter at the Kiota Art Studio at Gibb’s Farm!

April 29, 2014

Animals’ Roles in East African Mythology

In many cultures, animals in folklore stand in for common human types, and certain animals reliably play a certain role: the clever trickster, the foolish oaf, or the cruel tyrant. East African folklore is no…

kigelia tree
April 24, 2014

Pick Your Poison: Traditional Uses of the Kigelia Tree

It may have a mouth-watering name, but don’t eat from the sausage tree (the popular name for the kigelia) unless you know what you’re doing! Tall, with smooth grey bark and beautiful, bell-shaped flowers,…

Hippo and whale DNA
April 22, 2014

A Whale of a Tale: Hippo Family History

The Greeks dubbed them “river horses,” and for years, archeologists and biologists agreed that they were probably (evolutionary) cousins to modern-day pigs, but recently, DNA analysis has shown that hippos…

safari guide ojukwu
April 17, 2014

Meet Your Guides: Ojukwu Sirikwa

We know that highly-skilled, friendly, attentive safari guides can make the difference between a good safari and an unforgettable one; that’s why we’re so honored to be able to work with so many amazing…

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