Archive | Tanzania

The Hadzabe bushmen open a window to our past


Ken Firestone learns that he has more in common with the Hadzabe than he would have thought including a universal sense of humour.

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A wildlife club for Chimala Primary School

Enthusiastic bird watchers: learning how to use a binocular. Elisha helps Jacqueline to focus on a bird.

Students of the Chimala Primary School’s wildlife club look at alternative forms of renewable energy to help run the school.

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Tanzania villagers slaughter six lions

© Jeremy Goss

Nearly 100 furious Olasiti villagers shot down two lions and speared four others to death in retaliation to the stray lion’s attack on livestock.

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Elephant twins arrive in Ruaha

Pacha playing in his enormous sandpit

Twin elephants born in Ruaha National Park at the end of the dry season.

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Help save Tanzania’s woodlands by sponsoring a bee-keeping project

Loiborsoit Village game scouts

Alamnyak Thaddeu has big plans for a bee-keeping project in his Loiborsoit community in Tanzania.

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The Serengeti highway battle won, the war with the courts continues


The battle against the construction of a highway through the Serengeti has been won yet the war still continues as there are potholes in the verdict.

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Win an Africa Geographic beanie and cap.


Answer two questions correctly from the AG online magazine, Hunting with the Hadza, and stand a chance to win!

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Tips for an ‘epic’ Southern African odyssey


Some excellent travel advise: Christopher Clark tells us what to do, what to bring and what to expect on an overland safari in Southern Africa.

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Alleviating poaching by sidestepping Tanzanian government

An elephant in the Mikumi National Park, which borders the Selous Game Reserve, in Tanzania.  © Daniel Hayduk

Tanzanian game ranger discusses his fears about the rise in elephant poaching in Selous Game reserve.

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A special hunt


This blogger witnesses a once-in-a-lifetime hunt as a cheetah takes down a lone wildebeest in Ndutu, Tanzania.

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A baby elephant rescue at Tarangire


The story of a baby elephant rescue at Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.

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Tanzania to mine in world’s most important flamingo breeding ground

Breeding group of lesser flamingos, known as a creche. Photo © Anup Shah. 

Lake Natron may be under threat as Tanzania plans to mine in a flamingo breeding ground that is not only regionally important, but globally.

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Two days in the Serengeti


When you visit the Serengeti, you don’t only view lions, leopards or thousands upon thousands of wildebeest and other game. But you observe an African wilderness that is far beyond the comprehension of one’s imagination.

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A wealth of sightings at Ruaha


Every day at Ruaha brings new joys, as you never know who is going to turn up next.

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Amboni Caves and Lake Chala


Ovelanders Patrick an Chloe visit Lake Chala and the Amboni Caves in Tanzania.

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From coast to mountains in Tanzania


Follow these overlanders as they travel from the coast to the mountains in Tanzania.

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What's a camel worth?


Interview with the Maasai and Samburu tribes to determine their views on owning cows vs. camels accordingly to practicality and tradition.

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The streets of Stone Town in Zanzibar


Zanzibar, with all its clichés that make it out to be the ultimate travel destination, is even better than these travellers expected.

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Adventures in the Udzungwa mountains


Arriving at Udzungwa Mountains National Park in Tanzania, travellers Patrick and Chloe share their experience with us.

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11 species in 1 sitting


Sue Stolberger had an amazing few hours at Ruaha National Park in Tanzania in early August, sighting eleven different animal species in one sitting. Can you guess all the animals in these pictures?

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Journey via Zambia to Tanzania's Katavi National Park


We began the formidable 4 day journey through Zambia and into Tanzania, stopping at Victoria falls during our gruelling  journey. The falls were spectacular; any more adjectives here would just be superfluous. We saw the falls during the dry season

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A guided tour through Gombe Stream National Park


Having only been awarded the protective status of National Park in the late 1960s, the significance of Tanzania’s smallest forest reserve was, for a long time, unrecognised. Had this transition not taken place, the world might today be oblivious to

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Tanzania Withdraws Proposal to Downlist Elephants


Earlier this year Tanzania applied to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) for permission to hold a one-off sale of 101 tonnes of stockpiled ivory and to reduce protection for its elephant

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Rare Toad Saved By Zoos is Restored to the Wild

© Wildlife Conservation Society

I am not alone in harbouring a slightly sceptical view of zoos, however, I have recently come to realise their value when it comes to conservation efforts. Case in point the Kihansi spray toad.  This little guy is a native

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HeroRATS: The Latest Tool in Landmine and Tuberculosis Detection

HeroRATS, african innovation, tuberculosis research, landmine clearing

Landmines and tuberculosis – not two subjects that pop up often in the same sentence. However, as unrelated as they seem, they share one significant common denominator. Both landmines and tuberculosis have widespread, negative consequences for many of Africa’s citizens.

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40 wild-dogs burned near the Serengeti

wild-dogs tanzania

Local villagers have burned 40 African wild dogs alive in the Loliondo Game Controlled Area, on the Eastern border of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The mass murder is said to be a reaction by villagers to the theft

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