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The Music of Tanzania

The music of Tanzania, especially along the coast and on the spice islands, has been influenced from within the African continent and also from the ancient Eastern trade routes. The Arabic and Indonesian cultures have had strong influences on the Zanzibar islands as well as the Swahili coast line of Tanzania. The Arabic influence is […]

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Planning the Kilimanjaro Climb

Kilimanjaro starts on the dusty hot plains around Moshi town and then moves to the lush villages on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. From here you ascend through tropical rainforest, to alpine desert and finally to near-Arctic conditions at the summit. Many people fail because they are ill-equipped, and sometimes people die in attempting the climb. […]

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How to book a Serengeti Migration safari

A safari across the endless plains of the Serengeti is an unforgettable experience. It touches something deep within us, creating experiences that will be never be forgotten. A trip through the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania is both intriguing and exciting, shaped by the fascinating balance between the wildlife, the landscapes and its people. The Great […]

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Rubondo Island National Park

Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the second largest in the world. The tiny island of Rubondo is only a speck in this vast lake, being 26km (16 miles) long and 10km (six miles) wide. Rubondo National Park consists of a main island with 12 much smaller islands and the expanse of […]

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Southern Pare Mountains – a letter

There are no hotels or lodges in the Southern Pare. It is difficult to reach this part of Tanzania – that is, it’s difficult for a tourist. This area does not cater for Westerners, and this for me was the attraction. I had been on a Serengeti safari, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and even travelled to […]

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