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First hand tipps & stories straight from the heart of Tanzania.

The Seven Wonders of Tanzania

Tanzania is full of adventure - from its gorgeous beaches to its majestic mountains! Discover the top 7 wonders of Tanzania
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The 5 things you need to do the night before you climb Kilimanjaro

Congratulations! You’re about to have the most incredible physical, mental and emotional experience. Reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is a major achievement for anyone, and one that you’ll always remember. But to make sure this adventure is beautiful daydream rather than a total nightmare, here are five things to do the night before you set out. Take it easy The night before the start...
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Why Climb Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest freestanding mountain.  The mountain is located in Tanzania, just south of the equator, next to the Serengeti. Do you want to mark a personal achievement? There is a reason thousands of people seek to climb this mountain every year. Here are some reasons why: You don’t need special equipment to climb the mountain, nor is it required to have plenty...
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5 Tips For Your Travels To Africa

You want to travel to Africa and you are excited about the adventure of Africa and seeing and doing everything! You want to climb Kilimanjaro, view the Victoria Falls, Safari into the Serengeti, taste the best South African wines and you want to get close to the ‘Big 5’, but you only have 2 weeks. Well, sorry to burst your bubble but that is impossible. Africa is a huge continent and the...
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The Ultimate Tanzania Packing List

The trouble with Tanzania is there’s just too much to do. It packs lots of different holidays into one. Mountaineering? ✅ Safari? ✅ Lazing on a beach? ✅ Culture and cuisine? ✅ Now, we’re not saying Tanzania doesn’t have any shops because it does – and lots of them! And every town and village has bustling market or craft bazaar so you’ll need room in your luggage to bring back your...
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10 Fun Things To Do In Zanzibar

You’ll have heard of Zanzibar, Tanzania’s Spice Island, with its white sand tropical beaches, swaying palm trees and sparkling clear waters (the usual tropical paradise heaven). But did you know that there’s more to explore than just the breathtaking beaches? Zanzibar Island (real name Unguja Island!) is just part of an archipelago of island gems, each with its own special flavor, and it’s...
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Take 12 Tanzania Instagrams

1. Elephantastic Tarangire If you want to get up close and personal to that most beautiful of creatures, the elephant, don’t head for the well-trodden paths of the Serengeti. Those in the know head north for the Tarangire National Park, renowned for its vibrant population of protected African bush elephants that wander amid the ancient baobab trees and termite mounds. And if you get bored of...
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Christmas Celebrations in Tanzania

Christmas, Tanzania-style Nearly one-third of Tanzanians are Christian, so Christmas in Tanzania is a big deal – but it’s not so much about the buy buy buy frenzy that occurs elsewhere. But it does share the global tradition of families getting together because many Tanzanian families are separated for much of the year, with parents and grandparents living back in villages and the young far...
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Usambara Mountains – Tanzania’s hidden treasure

Think Tanzania and you’d probably think Kilimanjaro, or the Serengeti, or the Ngorongoro Crater. And although these beauties are world-famous for a reason, there’s more to Tanzania than these tourist go-to locations. One of Tanzania’s hidden treasures are the Usambara Mountains, tucked away in the north-eastern corner of Tanzania and stretching into neighbouring Kenya. The Usambara Mountains...
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Tanzania On A Budget – 6 Top Tips That Won’t Break The Bank

Just because money’s tight doesn’t mean you should miss all the delights that Tanzania has to offer. Your travel ambitions might be bigger than your wallet, but with a little careful thinking you can enjoy your Tanzanian adventure as much as any billionaire would. So, where are the big savings? 1. Jump on a bus We love bus travel in Tanzania because you can get from A to B to X for a fraction...
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Tanzania – The Perfect Honeymoon Destination

Congratulations! You’re getting married! And where better to honeymoon than in Tanzania? You’ll get three honeymoons in one – mountains, savannah and beach. We suggest you don’t rush it – there’s a lot to see and do, and you’ll need chill-out time after all the excitement of the wedding. So take a three-week honeymoon to make sure you get the most out of this beautiful country.
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What To Do In Arusha In 48 Hours

There are several reasons you may find yourself wanting to know about some things to do in Arusha. There is a lot to do in this city, as it is a nice mix of busy Dar es Saalam and relaxed Moshi. This many-sided city is the place to start a safari trek through Arusha National Park, prepare to hike up Mount Meru or catching a quick flight to Zanzibar to soak up the island life. Question is what...
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5 Tips On How To Prepare For A Successful Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Who can resist the charm of Africa’s iconic highest mountain? Sitting in northern Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and a place that is on many adventurists’ to-do lists. Mount Kilimanjaro offers unbeatable views, incredible landscapes and some of this earth’s most beautiful wildlife throughout this region. This trek should be at the top ...
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How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?

You want to come to Tanzania and conquer the rooftop of Africa? Kilimanjaro is a bucket list item of yours? And then you see the price of your dream? What is your dream worth? How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro Before you start chasing for the cheapest deal to climb Kilimanjaro, I will explain to you why your Viva Africa Tours deal will by far not be the most expensive one. You will...
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Alex Goes Safari – My Top 5 Safari Experiences

Mambo! In celebration of my second month in Tanzania, I decided to take a safari. However, I was worried because I am a solo-traveler but could not afford a trip alone. I met Stephanie from Viva Africa Tours at a local coffee shop, where she explained they had a group tour scheduled that I could join (at a price within my budget!). The rest is history. These are five of my favorite...
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The Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro

When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro? For some, selecting the best time to climb Kilimanjaro is predetermined by busy work schedules but the majority of perspective trekkers are undoubtedly wondering when they should plan a trip to climb to Africa’s highest point. If you are goal orientated, consider planning your trip with a Kilimanjaro training program in mind. This region does not...
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The 5 Best Beaches In Zanzibar – The Ultimate Summer Getaway

The Zanzibar archipelago consists of over fifty islands but we have narrowed down the best beaches and what to do whilst you’re in Zanzibar. Zanzibar has a nostalgic aura and you will feel as though you have travelled back in time to a tranquil land. Stone Town’s Indo-Arabian architecture forms a striking urban backdrop for memorable summer nights. Zanzibar is filled with a diverse cultural...
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The Wildebeest Migration: Africa’s Wildlife Spectacle Made Simple

Each year, over one million wildebeest journey in synchronization across the vast plains of the Serengeti and the amber coloured hills of Maasai Mara in search of juicy grazing grounds. Numerous zebra and gazelle accompany the wildebeest as they migrate for over two thousand miles. They cover many destinations on the 10 Days Kenya Tanzania Safari and can be witnessed all year round. The...
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The Ultimate Training Program To Climb Kilimanjaro

You don’t need to be a professional mountaineer, a marathon runner or have access to the fountain of youth to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – all you need is a positive attitude and an excellent training program. The trek offers an adventure that is unparalleled. There are numerous ways to approach the summit but you can determine the best route to climb based on your needs and aspirations....
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The Best Route to Climb Kilimanjaro Based on Your Favours

Like many things in life there is no absolutely right or wrong. Rather, the best route to climb Kilimanjaro depends on YOU – On your preferences, physical conditions as well as comfort zones. Ask yourself these questions: What do you favour on your way to the summit – A less crowded route? More time to acclimatise? The most amazing panoramic views? The smallest possible budget?
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