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From summit to safari to sea in Tanzania


Explore Tanzania from every angle with a visit to Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti and Zanzibar.

3 people caught with 5 pieces of ivory in Tanzania


An ex-army officer is in court, along with two others, after being found in possession of over US$75,000 worth of ivory.

Swimming with whale sharks along Tanzania’s Mafia Island


It’s whale shark season in Tanzania’s Mafia Island and visitors are getting the chance to swim with these gentle giants of the deep!

Biomass briquettes – Africa’s answer to decrease deforestation?


Support this African women’s initiative to help the environment.

A rare rhino encounter


An incredibly fortuitous sighting of a black rhino mother and her calf.

Double amputee scales Kilimanjaro


Meet the man with no right leg and right arm who made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for charity.

Twice the wild dog fun in Tanzania


Two different wild dog sightings in two different Tanzanian reserves – in one trip!

5 reasons to visit Arusha National Park


Arusha National Park offers plenty of reasons to visit – here are just five!

Climbing Kilimanjaro for charity


The Kilimanjaro Challenge is an annual activity that aims to raise funds for charities fighting HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.

The river runs wild in Tanzania

Hippos are just everywhere on the Rufiji River.

Go on a boat safari along the Rufiji River in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve and marvel at the diversity of wildlife.

Video: An Antarctic skua gets a second chance

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An Antarctic skua gets a second chance at life after he is attacked by two crows.

Tanzania to use drones in a new anti-poaching initiative

Unmaned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Super Bat DA 50, to be used at Tarangire national park. Photo/ By ADAM IHUCHA

The Ministry of Tourism in Tanzania has authorised the use of drones in a new anti-poaching initiative.

Kilimanjaro Challenge helps fight HIV/AIDS in Tanzania


Join a trip up Kilimanjaro to help support Tanzania’s communities in need.

How intelligent law enforcement in Tanzania is saving elephants


Tanzania’s recent success in the ivory war is testament to the powers of a multi-agency anti-poaching strategy.

Why clumsy lions shouldn’t climb trees

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The amazing lions of Uganda and Tanzania are famous for their tree climbing abilities, but this clumsy cub panics when his pride leaves him high and dry.

Two leopards stuck up a tree above a lion kill


An incredible lion and leopard sighting follows an hour spent with wild dogs in Tanzania.

A conservation journey through Africa


2 safari managers set off on an Africa conservation adventure to learn more about the continent’s wildlife protection efforts.

A white baboon stands out from the crowd


An albino baboon has been seen wandering around Arusha National Park.

Chinese jailed 30 years for slaughter of 226 elephants

©Said Khamis

Two Chinese poachers are handed down one of the heaviest sentences aimed at curbing the illegal ivory trade.

5 charities worth supporting in Ngorongoro, Tanzania


Ngorongoro, Tanzania is an unforgettable place. Make an impact in the communities that make it so special by supporting some of these worthwhile charities.

Video: Tanzania as you’ve never seen it before


Watch these incredible scenes unfold from the land and the air in one of the most wild places on Earth.

A lion and his pet wildebeest


An unusual sighting of a lion playing with a wildebeest calf in the Serengeti!

13 reasons to visit Ruaha


There are many reasons to visit the extraordinary Ruaha National Park in Tanzania – here are just a few!

Active volcanos + wildlife safaris = a once-in-a-lifetime experience


If active volcano explorations, an insight into the origins of mankind, a fascination for all things geological and a yearning to connect with the wild are what turns you on, then this is for you!

The cheetah and the hare


A cheetah hunts a hare in the Serengeti National Park.

Leopard hunts a baby impala


Dinner time for a leopard in Ruaha National Park!

5 reasons to visit Tanzania


Find out where you need to go in Tanzania and why!

4 wonderful facts about baobabs

A picnic in Selous ©JW Nielsen

Find out what makes African baobabs so special.

3 arrested as pilot killed by elephant poachers


Tanzanian police have arrested three men after a British pilot was killed when gunmen opened fire on his helicopter as he tracked suspected elephant poachers.

Don’t miss the annular eclipse this year in Tanzania

©Melissa Valente

The centreline of an annular eclipse in September this year will pass over Katavi National Park in Tanzania, where a privileged few can witness this ‘ring of fire’ on a safari.

Leucistic giraffe alive and well in Tarangire

Sighting on 16 January 2016

Omo, the leucistic giraffe, has been spotted again one year after the initial sighting.

Tourism helps to protect elephants


Tourism is arguably an important aid to stopping poaching in Tanzania, and elephants in Selous use Lake Manze Camp as a safe haven.

A day on safari in the Serengeti


Join Boutique Safari on a typical day on safari in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

Life in a Maasai village

The boys in our Maasai village

Learn all about the threads of life that are woven into Maasai tradition.

How lions’ hunting techniques have adapted in Ruaha


A big pride of lions in Ruaha National Park adapts to targeting elephant and giraffe in order to keep all of their hungry mouths well fed.

Video: A river of elephants in Ruaha


Watch over 100 elephants in this video that was taken on a family safari in Ruaha National Park.

What to do and where to go on your East Africa holiday


All you need to know when planning your holiday to East Africa.

Five reasons to visit Zanzibar


Take a trip to Tanzania’a exotic Zanzibar.

Lion hunting buffalo in Ruaha


Lions take down a buffalo at Ruaha National Park.

Chinese nationals get 20 years in jail for smuggling rhino horns

Image source - PAMS Foundation - Conservation in Tanzania

The 4 Chinese men that were arrested in Tanzania after they were found with 11 rhino horns hidden in their vehicle, have each been given a 20-year jail sentence.

5 things about Selous


Here are 5 things you should know about Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania.

Monkey talk in Tanzania for Monkey Day

Udzungwa red colobus © Marc Veraart

Learn all about Tanzania’s monkeys this Monkey Day!

Sailing around Zanzibar in a hollow tree


As 2016 dawns on the Tanzanian coastline, so will the first day of the Ngalawa Cup – a sailing race around the Zanzibar archipelago in the favoured fishing boat of the local Swahili fishermen.

An African safari in a nutshell


The ins and outs of an African safari.

Leopard cub love


Two little leopard cubs get some love from mum before coming to take a closer look at some interesting humans.

Saving sea turtles in Tanzania

© Kerstin Erler

Turtling in Tanzania with a unique project that is saving hatchlings!

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