A Safari Tour in the Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater view

A visit to Tanzania is not complete without a safari tour in the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The crater is home to over 25,000 large animals, including the Big 5 – lions, elephants, black rhinos, buffalo and leopards. So your chances of … Read more A Safari Tour in the Ngorongoro Crater

A Cultural Tour of Lushoto and the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

Usambara Mountains

One of the most stunning regions of Tanzania has got to be the lush and picturesque Usambara Mountains. We spent a few days in the Lushoto District, one of eight districts that make up the Tanga region. It was wonderful to get away from the big cities like Dar es Salaam, and see a very … Read more A Cultural Tour of Lushoto and the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

The Tortoises of Prison Island, Zanzibar

Aldabra Tortoise close up Zanzibar

“Hand me your shoes.” The quiet, no-nonsense guide requested with his hands out towards me, gesturing to my sandalled feet. Mark and I had decided that while in Zanzibar, we wanted to venture out to Prison Island, a small island about 5.6 km from Stone Town. It’s home to about one hundred giant, rare tortoises. We were the … Read more The Tortoises of Prison Island, Zanzibar

Trapped in Paradise on Kendwa Beach, Zanzibar

kendwa beach dhow

One of the many attractions that Zanzibar is known for is its beaches. And, while Stone Town is a fascinating place on its own, my hubby and I found it a bit overwhelming. So when our group tour included a few days exploring Zanzibar‘s north beaches, we were all in. Mind you, we aren’t really … Read more Trapped in Paradise on Kendwa Beach, Zanzibar

Konyagi Spirit Review (Tanzania)

konyagi bottles tanzania

A few years ago Mark and I spent three weeks in Tanzania. And we spent two of those weeks on a group safari tour. One day while shopping, we purchased a bottle of a local spirit called Konyagi to share with our tour group. It was interesting enough that we purchased two more bottles of … Read more Konyagi Spirit Review (Tanzania)

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