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Rare sighting: melanistic serval cat in the Serengeti

An extremely rare melanistic serval cat has been sighted in the lowland areas of the Serengeti National Park. This is a majorly significant and rare sighting, mainly because these servals are generally perceived to only habitate the high-lying areas of this area.

Budget travel: 5 tips for Tanzania on a shoestring


If you’re a seasoned backpacker, you’ll know that the best things in life are free – that apricot gold sunset, that deep conversation with the stranger you shared a cab with, or a dawn swim from a golden beach, Africa on a budget is just as spectacular as the fancy camps!

Selous Game Reserve: an authentic camping safari with Adventure Camps

Recently I travelled to the Selous Game Reserve with Sven Liebchen of Authentic Tanzania Safaris and experienced an incredibly real safari.

Chinese take big steps in joining fight to save elephants

China has traditionally been viewed as the villain in the elephant poaching crisis in Africa, being the world’s biggest end-market for poached ivory, but it is taking moves to change its image.

From time beyond, the Baobabs on Chole

Baobabs stand tall and unchallenged on the East coast islands in the Indian Ocean, thriving singly and in groves. All ages, shapes and sizes of this magnificent tree flourish. There are more than 100 trees on 2.2 sq. km island of Chole, only 2m above sea level.

Celebrate 55 years of independence in Tanzania by taking part in a conservation clean-up up the famous Mt Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, the ‘Rooftop of Africa’ at 5895 m, is arguably one of the biggest attractions in Africa, in which there is always a special recognition for those who take the liberty and risk to experience it in their lifetime.

Predators clashing in the wild is not a pretty sight

Ruaha National Park in Southern Tanzania is well known for its diverse landscapes, big elephant population and high density of predators.

Summit Mount Kilimanjaro Along With Thousands of Other Climbers

Plan your trip up Tanzania’s most beloved landmark Mount Kilimanjaro with one of the top tour companies in the country.

Christmas specials you don’t want to miss

‘Christmas on Safari.’ Could there ever be a better combination of thrilling words?!

48 Hours in Moshi on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro

If you’re climbing Kilimanjaro and are wondering whether to spend some time in Moshi, then the answer is yes!

Video: rats are saving lives in Tanzania

giant rat

The US government will fund the training of a team of giant rats to combat illegal wildlife trafficking in Tanzania

The leopards of Kilimatonge in Tanzania

A jam packed safari in Tanzania with leopards, lions and plenty of wildlife.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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