They are admired for their social behaviour and efficient hunting style, native to many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, loved for their beautiful coat that gave them their nickname painted wolf and – they are endangered: African wild dogs. Only about 6,600 of them roam the African continent today, estimates the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the IUCN.
Michael is one of our most experienced guides. He has been with us since 2009 and knows the company and our guests like no other. He studied at Mweka, the well-known College for African Wildlife Management, and still keeps in touch with his professors to stay up to date with the latest developments in nature conservation – a topic very close to his heart.
Just short of 3000 metres above sea-level, Ol Doinyo Lengai, the sacred mountain of the Masai towers above the remote plains south of Lake Natron in Tanzania’s Arusha region.The local Masai respect it as holy Mountain of God and home to their God Ngai, geologists study the mountain for its unique lava and travellers attempt to capture its mystic aura in photographs.
Tumaini joined our team as safari guide in 2013. Since then he has taken travellers from around the world to the plains of the Serengeti and the baobabs of Tarangire, making their dreams of safari adventures in Tanzania come true.
Tourism in Tanzania took a bit of a dip back in 2015, in part due to largely misinformed fears about Ebola (which was almost entirely limited to a few countries in West Africa). But Tanzania’s numerous stunning wild spaces and tourist attractions certainly didn't lose any of their shine, and with the fear of Ebola snuffed out, arrival numbers were up by 10% in 2016 compared to the previous year.
Ten years of Tanzania-Experience: from bumpy beginnings to one of the most successful tour operators in the country
For more than ten years, our team has welcomed travellers from around the world to Tanzania, taking them on unforgettable safaris, climbing with them the highest mountain in Africa and showing them the nicest spots under the sun at the Indian Ocean. Cofounder and Managing Director Henning Schmidt looks back and ahead.
In part I on how to take great pictures on your Tanzania safari, we explained the importance of light, composition and perspective for memorable safari photos. Let’s continue our journey in quest of great safari images!
For many Tanzania safari-goers, taking great pictures is a primary goal. Visitors will quickly learn that Tanzania is an incredibly photogenic country, and with cameras becoming ever more accessible, affordable and user-friendly, going home with pictures that look fit for National Geographic is certainly a very attainable goal.
Sometimes, words can struggle to do justice to the awe-inspiring landscapes, the iconic wildlife, the fascinating people, the interesting history, the vibrant culture, and the overall feeling of Tanzania. So we thought we'd show you the very best of our beloved Tanzania on Instagram instead, and let the country speak for itself through these fabulous images.
If you travel to Zanzibar, you are bound to go on a spice tour. And you should look forward to it! You will learn where the spices come from that you use so naturally when preparing your everyday meal at home.