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.
||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.
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.
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.
Below some links that you may find useful:
Fatbirder.com: A great resource for Twitchers researching the ornithology of Tanzania
Pack for a Purpose: Use available space in your luggage to provide supplies to communities you visit. For 5 pounds (2.27 kilos), you can bring one of the following:
400 pencils, 5 deflated soccer balls with an inflation device, a stethoscope, a blood pressure cuff and 500 band-aids
The Safari Store: For all your safari packing needs
Tongabezi: One of Livingstone’s finest lodges on the banks of the Zambezi
Volunteer Work in Africa: Find a wide variety of opportunities to volunteer for free on the Volunteer 4 Africa website.
Pride of the Zambezi: The Pride of the Zambezi is an up market houseboat berthed on the Chobe River, Botswana offering a Chobe River cruise and safari holiday with a difference.
Ichobezi River Lodges: Ichingo Chobe River Lodge and the Ichobezi Safari boats make the ideal combination to explore the beautiful Chobe River and the spectacular Chobe National Park.
Explorer Club Africa: Tour packages in Zambia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Botswana at discounted rates.
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