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About Juan Proll

Traveling has always been Juan Proll's great passion: three years in Latin America, two years in Southeast Asia and Oceania as well as short trips of up to nine months in Europe, Central America, and North Africa. In 2010, he decided to quit his job in Germany as an adult education teacher and head of department for migration issues and to become a ranger in South Africa. Juan has been traveling across Africa since 2011, traveling to southern and eastern Africa and also climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Beforehand, he completed his nature guide training in South Africa and worked in a Big Five game reserve. With further training and intensive self-study to become a cultural guide, Juan has since expanded his field of activity beyond the natural world to include the countries, cultures, and its people. In mid-2013 he joined Africa-Experience and has been guiding travelers through Africa as a safari guide ever since. Juan is a member of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa.

The 5 most beautiful islands to visit in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of Africa's most popular safari and trekking destinations. Many like to end their mainland holiday on one of the country's islands. Today's blog presents the 5 most beautiful islands to visit in Tanzania – oases of relaxation with overnight accommodation.

What are the most common trees in the Serengeti: 6 Serengeti trees you can’t miss on your safari

The Serengeti National Park is the „benchmark“ of all things in the wildlife landscape of Tanzania. It is a premier safari destination for travellers from all over the world. Beyond the vast grassy areas, it is above all a variety of trees that give the scenery a typically African flair.

By |12th October 2022| Last updated on 21st October 2022 | Animals & Plants|0 Comments

Is the Ngorongoro Crater worth a visit?

Travelers from all over the world love the so-called Northern Circuit of Tanzania. The Ngorongoro Crater, which I would like to introduce to you in today’s blog, is one of the extremely diverse wildlife and nature areas of the circuit. And I can share one thing right away: The Ngorongoro Crater is definitely worth a visit!

By |14th September 2022| Last updated on 16th September 2022 | Travel Tips|0 Comments

Tanzania’s elephants – darlings and problem children

Tanzania alone has more wild African elephants than all of Asia has Asian elephants. They are a blessing for tourism, but they often make life difficult for the population. Today's blog is about how the country manages this balancing act.

By |12th July 2022| Last updated on 2nd August 2022 | Background Info|0 Comments

What is the culture of the Maasai known for: 10 interesting facts about the Maasai

The Maasai live in Tanzania and Kenya. In Tanzania, they make up only a small part of the population. For many travelers, however, they are the most well-known ethnic group in this multi-ethnic nation. So who are they? What makes them so interesting and well-known? 10 facts worth knowing about the Maasai should make you more familiar with them.

By |15th June 2022| Last updated on 3rd July 2022 | Background Info, People & Culture|0 Comments

What to eat on Zanzibar: 8 culinary tips for your island holiday

To many, Zanzibar sounds like a paradise from 1001 Nights. The pearl of the Indian Ocean is a place of rest and relaxation with its wonderful white sandy beaches on the turquoise sea. Its exotic atmosphere is reflected in its history, the diversity of cultures, and also the food.

By |18th May 2022| Last updated on 1st August 2022 | People & Culture, Travel Tips|0 Comments

How to plan a safari in Tanzania? Your questions our answers

How to plan a Safari in Tanzania answers basic questions about preparing for a visit to the home of Zanzibar, Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti.

By |20th April 2022| Last updated on 1st May 2022 | Travel Tips|0 Comments

Visiting the Hadza people at Lake Eyasi – what to expect

For many travelers to Tanzania, the Masai are the country's best-known ethnic group. Yet they make up just about 3 percent of this multi-ethnic nation. An even smaller ethnic group are the Hadza (or Hadzabe) at Lake Eyasi. What makes them so interesting is their still very traditional life as hunters and gatherers.

By |23rd March 2022| Last updated on 30th June 2022 | People & Culture|0 Comments

What is Olduvai Gorge famous for?

Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti are famous for their unique wildlife. Hardly anyone expects that of all things there is an UNESCO World Heritage Site between these two safari highlights. But the Olduvai Gorge is something special, as today's blog shows.

By |23rd February 2022| Last updated on 11th March 2022 | People & Culture|0 Comments

Can you self-drive in Tanzania: What are the advantages and disadvantages of self-drive safaris in Tanzania?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of self-drive safaris in Tanzania? We share our detailed list to help you make the best decision.

By |12th January 2022| Last updated on 24th February 2022 | Travel Tips|0 Comments