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February 12, 2015

The Cadogan guide to Tanzania

Filed under: A guide to Tanzania,An Introduction — Tanzania Odyssey @ 7:21 pm

We are justifiably proud of our expertise when it comes to the best of Tanzania and Zanzibar. Very few tour operators have as many days in-country as we do but, when out in Tanzania, we don’t just visit the good stuff. We also have a wealth of knowledge about the country’s less visited areas that do not feature on our site.

We have all contributed to this growing database over the years but we have within our ranks an expert amongst experts, our director Annabel, writer of the Cadogan guide to Tanzania. After a quick scan through her book we think you’ll agree – few people know Tanzania better than her! If you have an interest in the road less travelled, you will find it sated by her fantastic guide.

The Cadogan guide to Tanzania As well as information on some of Tanzania’s lesser visited areas, the guide provides a background to some of the areas we do recommend as well as a brief history. Even though we plan your trip to perfection and provide all the necessary information, it’s still nice to come with a little local knowledge.

You may find it enriches your travelling experience! For those who prefer a hard copy, you can still buy the second edition at Amazon or you can wait til we finish the 3rd edition! To see all the chapters simply click on the Guidebook category on the toolbar to the right. Links to the major chapters can also be found below.

General

Safari

Beaches

Other areas

 

March 13, 2015

SafariDestinations

Filed under: Tanzania Odyssey News — Tanzania Odyssey @ 1:21 pm

3 Safari Destinations You have to Visit Before You Die

For many people, going on an African safari is a dream vacation. But it’s important to choose the right area of the continent for the life-changing sights you want to see. Africa is overflowing with natural beauty and rare wildlife, unlike anywhere else in the world. Here are the places you should visit to make the most of your safari adventure.

Tanzania This Eastern Africa country is well known for its variety of landscapes, from lush green vegetation, to beaches and lakes, to the amazing peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Hiking the lower slopes of the mountain, you can see various species of birds and monkeys, as well as giraffes and buffalo. Visitors to Tanzania also get to meet and interact with local tribes like the Maasai, who lead hiking trips to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This UNESCO World Heritage Site contains 25,000 species of large animals, including black rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, cheetah, and one of Africa’s densest population of lions. Whatever you’re aiming to see in Africa, a Tanzania safari has something for everyone.

SafariDestinations

Kruger National Park Kruger Park is located in South Africa, known for its incredible diversity of wildlife and its easy access to skilled game trackers and guides. Kruger is a prime location for travellers interested in a luxury safari experience, because it offers superb accommodations and the chance for game drives with wildlife experts. In the park itself, you can spot 145 mammal species – rhinos, giraffes, elephants, buffalo, and more. Only four hours from international hub Johannesburg, a Kruger safari can be combined with visits to other urban hot spots like Cape Town. For travellers interested in African culture as well as animals, it remains one of the best destinations for a safari vacation.

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Serengeti National Park Africa’s most famous wildlife park is covered in grassy plains and home to the largest collection of wild predators in the world. The Serengeti is known as home to the Great Migration, where herds of wildebeest and zebra move clockwise through the area, searching for places to graze. This allows them to be stalked by a variety of predators, including many big cats. Lions, leopards, and cheetah abound, but so do hyenas and crocodiles. There are a wide variety of options for camping in the Serengeti and for viewing wildlife, even including hot air balloon safaris. Overall, the park earns its reputation as the one of the most majestic safari destinations in Africa. Whichever safari option you choose, you are guaranteed to have the experience of a lifetime. Whether you prefer climbing mountains or sleeping in luxury tents, experiencing Africa’s breathtaking scenery and exotic animals is something you will never forget. Crossing this trip off your bucket list may be easier than you think.

February 18, 2015

The African Rainforest Conservancy

Filed under: Tanzania Odyssey News — Tanzania Odyssey @ 11:28 am

We are delighted to be supporting the African Rainforest Conservancy

Founded in 1991, ARC conserves and restores African rain forests through grassroots conservation and community development projects. One of Conservation International’s “ten most threatened forest hot spots” with just 10 percent of their original habitat remaining, they are among the oldest forests in the world with the greatest density of endemic species.  Working alongside its field partner, the Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG), ARC currently supports more than 200 villages in eight mountain and coastal regions throughout Tanzania that are working together to protect 250,000 acres of forest – an area 300 times the size of Central Park. Our village network has planted over fifteen million trees to reduce human pressure on the natural forests and improved the lives of over 275,000 local people.

We are all affected by the loss of East Africa’s rain forests. Not only do they support the livelihoods of local people and provide habitat for hundreds of endemic species, they clean the air we breathe, protect watersheds, and help to regulate the global climate. These are our forests too. Event proceeds provide core operational support for our conservation programs, including environmental education, tree planting, and support to hundreds of women’s and youth groups now engaged in sustainable income-generating activities.

Learn more at: www.africanrainforest.org.

January 12, 2015

Filed under: Serengeti — Tanzania Odyssey @ 11:23 am

KIMONDO’S TOP LOCATION IN THE SOUTH

One month ago, Kimondo Camp moved for the first time with the migration to the south – to the beautiful Kusini area of the Southern Serengeti. Kimondo is located on the edge of a mini “crater” with spectacular views of the bowl ahead which is often filled with plains game. Kimondo offers access to game drives in both the SNP and NCAA.

Surrounded and protected by acacia forests but with amazing views over the plains where the migrating wildebeest graze during December to March. The area of Kimondo Camp couldn’t be any better – guests are remote and way from the hustle and bustle. The area is made up of a mixture of acacia forests, open plains and concealed kopjes providing a perfect environment for both hunter and the hunted.

How to access Kimondo Camp

The best and easiest option to reach Kimondo Camp is by flying to Kusini airstrip, which is about 40 minutes drive from the camp and easily reachable. It is also possible to drive to Kimondo, either from Ngorongoro via Ndutu or from Seronera. While the Seronera Road which passes the Moru Rhino project area is a maximum 2 hour drive in dry season with lots of game sightings on the way, it is advised to rather use the routing via Nabi gate and Ndutu when wet.

 

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