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Two of Africa’s most unique volcanoes

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An explosive account of two of Africa’s most fascinating volcanoes – Nyiragongo in the DRC and Oldonyo Lengai in Tanzania.

The tree climbing lions of the Serengeti

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Wild Wings Safaris notes the increasing amount of sightings of lions climbing trees across Africa and examines the reasons why they might do this and what it involves.

Zurich targeted as hub to smuggle ivory

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Elephant tusks weighing 262kg were seized at Zurich Airport on their way from Tanzania to China. Customs officials have also detected smaller shipments hidden in cosmetic cream jars over the past weeks, which suggests an effort to open a new ivory trade route via Zurich.

The chameleons of Tanzania

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With close to one hundred species of chameleons and no less than 23 endemic species, Matembezi Safaris proves that Tanzania has a few secrets up its sleeve when it comes to harbouring the second richest chameleon diversity in the world.

Why the Serengeti was voted the best park in Africa for safaris

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Natural World Safaris explores why the Serengeti is the best park in Africa for safari enthusiasts and first timers alike.

Conservation – just a new-fangled method of making money?

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The relationship between conservation and capitalism exists, but even the best of intentions requires effective implementation rather than false representation.

Drones keep elephants safe in Tanzania

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To reduce human-elephant conflict, drones are being used to chase elephants off farms and ensure their safety.

85-year-old great-granny conquers Kilimanjaro

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A lofty goal is achieved when an 85-year-old great-grandmother sets a world record as the oldest woman to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Planning a family safari in Tanzania

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A mother of three, chats about taking the kids on safari to Tanzania! Here are 5 things to consider.

Top 7 things to do in Tanzania & Zanzibar

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Rich in diversity and wildlife, there’s just so much to do in Tanzania. Luckily, Zara Tours has narrowed it down to the top 7 things not to be missed in this beautiful destination.

Top anti-poaching lodges in Tanzania

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Four Tanzanian Lodges with amazing anti-poaching programmes in place.

Animal ‘selfies’ that make for good science

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In the largest camera tracking survey to date, a researcher captured 1.2 million stealthy animal “selfies” in the Serengeti National Park.

EU bans import of hunting trophies from Tanzania and Mozambique

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The European Union has banned the import of elephant hunting trophies from two African nations that have seen a significant decline in elephant numbers due to soaring levels of poaching.

8 things to do in Dar es Salaam

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So much more than just a transit hub, here is a list of the best things to do in Dar es Salaam.

60% collapse of Tanzania’s elephants justifies US ban on trophy imports

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Dwindling elephant populations in Tanzania and Zimbabwe justify the USA ban on the importation of elephant trophies from the two countries.

Aspiring to great heights: The 14th Kilimanjaro HIV/AIDS Challenge

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Climbers have just begun the 14th annual Kilimanjaro Challenge to raise awareness and funds to support communities in Tanzania affected by HIV/AIDS.

Official opening of the Ngorongoro pre-school

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This pre-school in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area aims to offer children in the Maasai community a chance for a better future.

Tanzania elephant catastrophe

An elephant carcass lies in the Mozambican bush after being shot dead by a poacher.  © Alastair Nelson, Wildlife Conservation Society via AP

Tanzania’s elephant population drops from 109,051 in 2009 to 43,330 in 2014.

Safari season in Tanzania

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June to October is the ideal time to go on safari in Tanzania.

Wild dogs of the Serengeti

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Wild dogs: a lost species is returned to Serengeti National Park.

Kenya forensic lab to fight wildlife crime

A team led by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) fit a GPS-tracking collar to a tranquilized male lion.  © Ben Curtis, AP

A new forensic lab has been set up in Kenya to analyse DNA evidence of poachers taken from seized animal parts.

Nonprofit VETPAW kicked out of Tanzania

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VETPAW, famous for their ‘Badass, Tattooed Army Vet Who’s Hunting Down Poachers in Africa’ has been kicked out of Tanzania.

5 places to see whale sharks

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The best places to see whale sharks in Africa.

Zara Tours to host 8th Ngorongoro Marathon

The 8th Annual Ngorongoro Marathon will take place on 18 April 2015 in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Sumitting Tanzania’s Mt Meru

A gruelling three day climb to reach the peak of Mt Meru – Tanzania’s 2nd highest peak.

China, Tanzania and the blood ivory blacklist

An update on the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) report that showed Tanzania as a key player in the illegal ivory trade.

Tanzania’s top 7 diving sites

7 places to consider for amazing underwater adventures in Tanzania.

Tanzania refute claims to evict 40 000 Maasai from their land in Ngorongoro

The government of United Republic of Tanzania says they have never had any plan to evict the Maasai people from their ancestral land.

40 000 Maasai told to leave homeland as hunters move in

Tanzania has been accused of reneging on its promise to 40 000 Maasai pastoralists by going ahead with plans to evict them and turn their ancestral land into a reserve for the royal family of Dubai to hunt big game.

The Serengeti – a place within us all

The Serengeti is a place that is hard wired into our DNA and it’s a place that we all have to visit, if possible more than once.

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Lion cubs play mechanic on a safari vehicle in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater.

Chinese criminal syndicates and corruption behind Tanzania’s elephant meltdown

A new report reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade which has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years.

Video footage emerges showing why Tanzanian hunting company was banned

Motherboard has gotten its hands on some horrifying video footage of hunting and wild animal abuse in Tanzania with a company known as Green Mile Safari.

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

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

Social media’s impact on conservation issues

A look into the role that social media plays in conservation issues in Africa.

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.

Great apes face extinction, Goodall

According to Dr Jane Goodall, the loss of habitat and climate change will see that the great apes: chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, orangutans and gibbons are pushed to extinction in coming years, if people don’t act soon.

Where is the lion’s eye?

Watch as Alison Nicholls helps in the painting of a school in rural Tanzania.

A rare melanistic serval sighting

Africa Geographic encounters a rare melanistic serval in Tanzania’s Mkomazi National Park.

An Irishman cycling through Africa

32-year-old Irishman, Derek Cullen, talks about his great solo cycle up Africa – from Cape Town to Cairo.

Alleviating poaching by sidestepping Tanzanian government

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

Driver training in Tanzania

See what it takes to conduct off-road driver training with a group of driver guides in Tanzania.

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

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

The elephant killing fields of Selous

Some 481 miles to the southeast of Tanzania’s iconic Serengeti National Park lies the lesser well-known Selous Game Reserve. But for many species in the Selous, all is far from well. Results from a wildlife census conducted in October and November, 2013, show a dramatic decline in elephants in particular.

Ban on ivory imports into the USA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the intention to stop all commercial trade in African elephant tusks and rhino horn, starting with a suspension on the importation into USA of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Tanzania’s exploding waters

Tanzania is one country along the East African coastline where dynamite or blast fishing still occurs with massive regularity explains Linda Markovina.

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