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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!

Video: It’s a feeding frenzy in Tanzania!


The below video was recorded in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. It shows an absolute feeding frenzy as a group of lions, hyenas and jackals all fight to get their taste of “buffalo pie”.

Chinese men appear in Tanzanian court for possession of rhino horn

©Steve Slater

4 Chinese nationals, who have been arrested in possession of 11 rhino horns, have been taken to court in Dar-es-Salaam.

When is it safari time?


When is the best time to go on safari in Africa and where?

Tanzania’s new president called to protect the country’s elephants


Tanzanian citizens unite by sending an open letter addressed to the president that calls for an end to the industrial slaughter of the country’s most prized national treasure.

5 things I wish I knew before climbing Kilimanjaro


Five things you should know before you summit Kilimanjaro.

Italian vet sacked for hunting a lion on safari

Luciano Ponzetto with a dead lion, left and a dead warthog

The director of a kennel near Turin in Italy received death threats after photos of him posing with a dead predator emerged on social media.

Tanzanian police arrest 4 Chinese with 11 rhino horns


In one of the largest seizures in Tanzania, four chinese men have been caught with 11 rhino horns hidden beneath their car after crossing into the East African country from neighbouring Malawi.

A film about an ex-hunter who helps discover new species


A short film about a former hunter, who now helps in conservation efforts, has been nominated for an online film festival award.

Go on a journey of discovery in Tanzania


Explore the vast diversity of wildlife and landscapes in beautiful Tanzania.

Tanzania’s most wanted elephant poacher and ivory trafficker arrested

©Terra Mater Factual Studios

A major ringleader, who is also a supplier of weapons, ammunition and cars to poaching syndicates, is arrested. And with both ‘Shetani’ and the ‘Queen of Ivory’ now in custody, there is a chance to crack down on the international networks involved in the illegal trafficking of ivory.

Lion, elephant stare-down in the Serengeti


An elephant herd and a lion pride face off at a waterhole in the Serengeti.

Notorious Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ arrested

The 'Ivory Queen' - Mrs. Yang Feng Glan © Malaika Pictures

“The Queen of Ivory”, a Chinese national, has been arrested by a specialised task force in Tanzania. To date, she is the most important ivory trafficker ever arrested in the country.

The nudibranch obsession

Cyerce nigracans3 Zanzibar

Go on a seafari with Matembezi to see the incredible diversity of colourful nudibranchs along the Tanzanian coast.

Deaths of wildebeest in Mara River a natural phenomenon


Hundreds of wildebeest found dead a natural phenomenon of the migration, says Tanzania National Parks.

Hundreds of wildebeest found dead in Tanzania


Hundreds of wildebeest drown in the Mara River in the Serengeti, Tanzania.

Lunching lions in Selous Game Reserve


A photographer’s dream, Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania provides the chance to get up close and personal with its inhabitants.

All about Rüppell and the vulture named after him


Named after a famous German explorer and considered to be the highest flying bird, a trip to the Serengeti wouldn’t be complete without watching the Rüppell’s griffon vulture and its feeding antics.

Two of Africa’s most unique volcanoes


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


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


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


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

© Richard Denyer

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?

© Mira Nabulsi

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


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


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


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


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.

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