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Safety in Tanzania: 9 top tips for solo female travellers

We believe that the world is a safe place and that none of us, male or female, should let worry about safety stop us from exploring this beautiful world of ours. But every country has danger lurking for the unwary, and Tanzania is no different. If you’re a woman travelling on your own, you might feel especially vulnerable, so here are our top 9 tips for keeping safe for solo girls-on-the-go.

Family-friendly Tanzania

Tanzania is famous for the majestic Kilimanjaro, for the golden wildlife-rich savannah of the Serengeti and the geological uniqueness of the Ngorongoro Crater. But did you know that Tanzania is also family-friendly?

Experiencing the ultimate bush adventure in Tanzania

Mdonya Old River Camp in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania, has been closed for the rains of April and May, and also for refurbishing. We open again very soon on 1st June and can’t wait to meet our incoming guests. There are loads of animals around as it has been so quiet here, so there’s plenty to see.

12 inspirational reasons to love Tanzania

Tanzania is 12 holidays in one. Its varied, beautiful landscape is home to the rooftop of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro – and it also has some of the best diving sites in the Indian Ocean. It’s packed full of World Heritage areas such as the plains of the Serengeti and the unique Ngorongoro crater, both buzzing with the most amazing wildlife, including the Big 5.

Video: baby elephant calf tries to fight off a pride of lions

Andrea Pompele, Mdonya Old River Camp, lion

A sad story unfolded last season in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. Guests of Mdonya Old River camp saw a gruelling fight between a pride of lions and a baby elephant who had become separated from its herd.

The lions of the Serengeti

Living in the grasslands, scrub, and open woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa, lions persist in a handful of countries across southeastern Africa. Tanzania’s lion population is, by far, the largest in Africa.

Tanzania: more than just the Serengeti

Tanzania has more to it than the Serengeti and the Great Migration and here we at Wild Frontiers explore why this beautiful country is fast becoming one of Africa’s main tourist hotspots.

Six Swahili food dishes you won’t want to miss!

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Swahili cuisine is tasty, filling and plentiful. Here are six Swahili dishes you won’t want to miss on your travels in Tanzania.

Zanzibar: more than just beaches and sunshine

Six non-sunbathey things that you can delight in during your time on the beautiful island of Zanzibar.

Hike two African mountains in one adventurous holiday!

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Planning a hiking/mountaineering adventure in Africa? Learn more about the two best mountains that can be hiked during an adventure holiday in Africa.

Getting to know your safari guide

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Meet the latest editions to the Kichaka guide team – together Moli and Jacques have over 45 years of experience in the bush, it doesn’t get better than that!

10 record breaking facts about Tanzania

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Tanzania has all the exotic charm, mystique and wild flair to evoke travellers’ imaginations. Here are 10 fun facts about Tanzania that will make you want to visit!

Living in luxury in northern Tanzania

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Amazing locations, unique experiences and awesome comfort levels, make these lodges the ultimate Tanzanian destinations.

The tribes of Tanzania

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Some of Tanzania’s tribes are better known than others – so let’s take a very quick tour of Tanzania’s most famous tribes.

Chimpanzee trekking: Tanzania or Uganda?

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Comparing chimpanzee tracking in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania to Kibale National Park in Uganda.

Wildlife protection: the emergence of intelligence-led policing

Intelligence-led policing (ILP) is increasingly promoted, but is it the most effective method of wildlife protection?

Travel from USA to Tanzania with ease

Travelink will now operate an International Air Desk focused on supporting clients of Zara Tours from the United States and Canada booking flights to and from Tanzania, Africa.

Get to know your nature guide in the Selous Game Reserve

Meet Fadhili, a nature guide at Beho Beho camp in Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania.

Budget travel: climbing Kilimanjaro the financially savvy way

Climbing Kilimanjaro might be a dream of yours, but make sure the costs don’t turn into a nightmare. When you’re new to Tanzania, as any place, you won’t necessarily know what’s an overpriced rip-off and what’s too cheap to be safe.

Exploring the Swahili paradise of Tanzania!

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A whirlwind trip to Tanzania – exploring Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Eunoto – Tanzania’s only luxury Maasai Village.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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