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Lake Duluti – a paradise for birds and reptiles

Just a 20-minute drive away from Arusha, in the shadow of Mount Meru lays a crater lake. The Wameru tribe of the area named it Duluti. Lake Duluti is formed inside a volcanic crater and has water throughout the year, mainly from groundwater and seasonal rainfall. The crater is a subsidiary vent to Mount Meru (4566m) that towers over the lake.

A girl’s guide to packing for the bush

Getting ready for the bush when you are a lady of leisure, can be challenging. Although getting a salon-approved blowout in the middle of the bush won’t necessarily be an option if you have limited power supply, following these packing tips will help to make your African journey an adventure of a lifetime.

5 top sundowner spots in Tanzania

When out on safari in Tanzania the best way to end an already memorable day is with a sundowner. There is no better way to clear the dust out of your throat and to gather your senses after a day of driving and game spotting.

5 things to experience in Tanzania

Sit around a camp fire, in the middle of nowhere, with your favourite drink. You feel the heat of the fire and smell the wood burning. You are totally absorbed in the sounds of the bush around you...

Ngozi Crater – the second largest crater lake in Africa

This picturesque crater-lake is situated in the south of Tanzania, roughly 38km from the city of Mbeya on the way to Lake Malawi. Geographically the crater is part of the Mporoto Ridge forest reserve with Ngozi peak at 2620m the highest point of the ridge. It is possible to hike up to the top of the crater to see the lake inside.

Tipping for Africa

Like any country in the world, tipping for fine service is the rule in Africa, rather than the exception.  A topic of much uncertainty and confusion, clients are often in doubt of what to do when they go on a safari in Africa. No guest should feel obliged to reward poor or unprofessional service. Tipping should be a reward for enthusiasm, flair and skill and not merely for doing one's job.