Many adventurers coming to Tanzania dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. However, there's a spectacular trekking alternative just around the corner: at 4566 metres, the rugged cliffs of Mount Meru tower above Arusha National Park.
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.
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.
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.
White sandy beaches, palm trees and the Indian Ocean as far as you can see, that’s Matemwe in north-eastern Zanzibar. The small village is loved by locals and travellers for its seemingly never-ending wide and romantic beach.
Towards the end of last year, big news reached us from Lake Manyara National Park: something totally new and unique had opened its doors, they said. So we went to find out for ourselves what all the fuss was about.
I am always keen to try out different ways of exploring Tanzania, especially when you can experience it in a totally new perspective. Recently, I went on a day-trip to Lake Eyasi driving quad bikes!
Before visiting Mwanza, I always assumed it would be a laid back relaxed city with not much to do. I finally went to check it out recently – and was surprised. Our chosen accommodation was the Malaika Beach Resort, which is located some ten minutes from the airport.
Arusha is the biggest city in northern Tanzania and located at the foot of Mount Meru. Arusha is often regarded simply as the starting point for safaris or trekking tours, but the city offers much more than that. If you plan on staying in Arusha for a few days before or after your trekking tour or safari adventure, we have some tips for what to do in Arusha.