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The chaos of the Great Migration river crossing

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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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Tanzania's Olduvai/Oldupai Gorge
October 3, 2013

We All Have Ancestors In Tanzania: Oldupai Gorge

But in a more fundamental way, all of us have Tanzanian roots, roots that anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey discovered buried deep in the rock and sands of Oldupai Gorge (an earlier misspelling named it…

Elephant herd from hot-air balloon
October 1, 2013

Animal Adoptions

Wild animals like that feeling of companionship, too, which is why they regularly “adopt” animals of another species. Sometimes the relationship is parental, sometimes it’s more like owning a pet, but…

We don't have wi-fi talk to each other
September 26, 2013

The “Don’t Pack it List”

We spend a lot of time making sure travelers have everything they’ll need on a safari or a trek, but what about the things they won’t need? If you’re really looking to get the most out of your experience…

Toto's Africa gets fact checked
September 25, 2013

Toto Gets Fact Checked

We’ll admit it, we’re fans of Toto’s song “Africa,” too…which is why we wanted to help them get their facts straight in our infographic / lyricgraphic.

Zebras in Ngorongoro Crater
September 24, 2013

Zebras: Nature’s Sister Wives

At first, the other zebra wives might treat the new girl with open hostility, but over time, the group bonds, and will defend one another fiercely. Zebras are very aware of when a herd member goes missing, and…

Pith helmet and boots for safari
September 19, 2013

Safari Style Through The Ages

A lot has changed since the earliest explorations of Africa, and safari fashion is no exception. The safari-goers of old might have been more fashion-forward than you’d expect…

Black-and-rufous elephant shrew
September 17, 2013

An Elephant Of Any Other Size…

Almost everyone who travels to Africa is on the lookout for elephants…but you might spot one a lot smaller than you think – meet the elephant shrew.

September 12, 2013

Swahili Story-Time

The western world grew up with Grimm’s fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen; in East Africa, different stories are told to children. Stories like The Lion of Zelabia. Once upon a time, there was a…

September 10, 2013

It’s Your Lucky Day…

Some people nail up a horseshoe, pick up pennies, or carry around a rabbit’s foot; superstitions about how to secure your share of good luck may vary from person to person, but the impulse to try is almost…

Entrance to Zanzibar's House of Wonders
September 5, 2013

Zanzibar’s House of Wonders

Built in 1883, the Beit al Ajaib (“House of Wonders” in Arabic) was originally a palace for Barghash bin Said, the second Sultan of Zanzibar. Intended to showcase the wonders of modernity, the building…

Savanna Cat
September 3, 2013

The Meow Of The Wild: Savannah Cats

The Savannah cat is a feline cross-breed between a domestic cat and a serval; several U.S. states have placed restrictions on Savannah cat pet ownership.

Winged Termites
August 29, 2013

Termites: A Tanzanian Treat

They’re one of the most ubiquitous forms of wildlife in Tanzania, watching them move en masse is a truly unforgettable sight, and they’ve been a favorite food source for East Africans for hundreds of years.

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