Category Archives: Tanzania

Tanzanian Safari: The People of Tanzania

Finally, the last animals we’ll report on-Tanzanians and ourselves. One of the highlights of a trip to Tanzania is interacting with the locals. The people there are friendly, happy and smiley. They go out of their way to help you … Continue reading

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The Big Cats

Apparently, lots of people who travel on safari are obsessed with cats. Everywhere we went, people were talking about which cats they hoped to see and which they had. And the very fortunate few who saw cats kill prey couldn’t … Continue reading

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Tanzanian Safari: The Great Wildebeest Migration

Every year, the Serengeti is the stage for the largest and longest overland migration in the world. About two million wildebeest and zebra follow the rains, and the green grass that comes with it, from the Serengeti in Tanzania up … Continue reading

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Maasai and Mount Makarot

One of the unique experiences of our trip was hiking over Mount Makarot and into the Serengeti plains where we stayed at the Olduvai Camp run by Maasai. We started at a fly camp where we spent the night just … Continue reading

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African Queen

Well…almost. The Queen of the birds, that is. We were quite surprised as a mating pair of ostriches quickly approached our vehicle from the plains shortly after entering the gates of Tarangire on Day 1 of our safari. They were … Continue reading

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The Jailbirds

Not quite. But their pattern is arresting… These animals are unbelievable. Horses for sure, when we observed them, they seemed to act just like the run of the mill domestic variety (though I am quite sure I’m mistaken). But their … Continue reading

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Tanzanian Safari: The Giraffes

My favorite African animal–the giraffe–is also the national symbol of Tanzania and aims to please visitors with its effortless grace. During our nature walk in the Tarangire, our guide pointed out that the giraffe is the first to spot newcomers … Continue reading

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