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This Months REVIEW!
THE RICHNESS OF RUAHA
Some 600 km west of Dar es Salaam lies the hidden treasure of Ruaha National Park. I say it is a hidden treasure because while most people have visited the Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater, very few seem to have traveled the nine hours from Dar to this most beautiful of parks. Last week we did just that …. more
A traditional Swahili wedding Harusi: Here Comes The Bride! By:avoyages
As darkness sets on the island of Zanzibar, excited shouts, music and the ululating of women fills the air. Dressed in their most colourful and stylish outfits, donned with heavy gold bracelets and chains, their hands and feet decorated with flower patterns made from traditional henna, … more
The tallest Mountain in Africa
Kilimanjaro is a giant stratovolcano reaching an elevation of 19,335.6 ft. (5,895 m). Other names for this volcano are: Kilima Dscharo, Oldoinyo Oibor (white mountain in Masai), and Kilima Njaro meaning shining mountain in Swahili. This volcano's highest and youngest cone is named Kibo. Shira to the west and Mawenzi in the east are older cones that make up Kilimanjaro. Kibo has not been active in modern times, but steam and sulfur are still emitted ... more
A touch of Spice
The Spice island of Zanzibar lies off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean (see map). It is famous for once being the commercial centre of East Africa and the last place to abolish the slave trade.
Zanzibar was separated from Oman in 1861, and effectively controlled by Britain after 1873 when the Royal Navy enforced the closure of the slave market… more
With twelve National Parks , seven game reserves, many forest reserves and the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania offers more diversity in protected habitat than any other country in Africa.
Within most of Tanzania's National Parks you are not allowed out of the car or outside your campsite on foot.... more