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

4 reasons to spend Christmas on Kilimanjaro

If you are still wondering what to do over the festive season, why not spend your Christmas on Mount Kilimanjaro? Mountain climbing can be an exhilarating experience, and is a perfect adventure for you and your best friend; or even you and your spouse. Kilimanjaro, especially, is one of a kind. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world! Also...
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Top things to do in Tanzania

This beautiful country we call Tanzania is getting more popular with each passing year. It is safe to say that is it one of the finest safari destinations in the world. Offering a large assortment of top things to do in Tanzania – beaches, culture, safaris and mountain climbing, it is no doubt this place is a traveler’s paradise. Tanzania is ideal for all sorts of holiday makers. Whether you...
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Affordable beach holiday in Zanzibar

Plan an affordable beach holiday. If you don’t want to spend extravagantly on popular tourist destinations like the Maldives or the Bora Bora islands, worry not- we have an ideal beach destination for you! Zanzibar, a gorgeous island located in Tanzania, will offer you everything you need – at a cheaper price! The white sands, palm trees, history, local spice markets and local culture will...
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Top places to go on your family safari

Planning a family Safari? If there is one country that has so much to offer for a family Safari, that one visit will never be enough, that would have to be Tanzania. Tanzania offers some of the best family vacations. Itineraries are child-friendly and it also gives that fun outdoor experience for the little ones. Where else can you experience mind blowing scenery, good food and great service...
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Tips for travelling Tanzania Solo!

There is much to see in Tanzania, and it can be fun even when you are travelling solo. What is best about travelling alone you may ask? You get to explore on your own terms! You decide where you want to stay, what you want to eat and what activities to indulge in. You could choose to spend all your days in sunny Zanzibar or spend time in the wilderness of the national parks. Sounds perfect,...
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What you may not know about the African Lion

The African Lion, also called the King of the Jungle, rightfully lies at the top of the food chain. With about 40,000 of the species on the continent, the African lion has been the top interest of every tourist visiting Tanzania. During your big African Safari with Viva Africa Tours, you may likely see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. It is not uncommon to see lionesses...
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Two day Safari at Tarangire National Park

A two day Safari is largely popular because it gives great value. For the Safari lovers, Tanzania has plenty of options for you. From the gorgeous plains of the Ngorongoro crater, to the vast Serengeti National Park. Depending on the time you spend in the country and what places you plan to visit in your itinerary, Viva Africa Tours can arrange the ultimate safari for you. Tarangire is one of...
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Tarangire National Park, the home of elephants!

If you are planning a trip to Tanzania, be sure not to miss going on a safari to Tarangire! The beautiful Tarangire National Park is located not too far from Arusha. A short and pleasant drive, you are bound to see lots of wildlife, and more so, elephants! Here are some facts that you may not know about elephants: The male elephant, also known as the bull elephant, can grow up to 13 feet tall...
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Altitude Sickness: What you need to know

Learn all you can about Altitude sickness before you go hiking. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a dream for many, and getting to the top is a great achievement that you will remember for the rest of your life. Like most things in life, there are always a few challenges that you must overcome before getting to the top. The tough climb, the intense weather conditions and altitude sickness are just a...
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Climbing Kilimanjaro: 5 Tips for Staying Safe

Climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro is both a thrilling and rewarding experience that offers offers spectacular views and a great sense of achievement. However, high altitudes have some physical and health challenges and it is important to take precautions. Here are some tips we gathered for you: 1. Bring the right equipment: Wear comfortable clothing. Choose well-fitting shoes that...
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4 Tips on planning your African Safari

Africa is one of the most beautiful countries to enjoy your holidays with your family and friends. There are a lot of Tanzania safari tours in Africa that you can plan out. Here are a few ways in which you can get the best and most affordable Tanzania holidays for you and your family – 1. Find out information on all the companies There are numerous companies that offer the best safari...
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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. 1. Take it easy The night before the...
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Why Climb Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest freestanding mountain.  The mountain is located just south of the equator in Tanzania, next to the, next to the Serengeti. Do you want to mark a personal achievement? There are 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 do you need lots...
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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 think Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, or the Ngorongoro Crater. But there’s more to Tanzania than just these famous locations. The Usamara mountains are one of Tanzania’s hidden treasures. The mountains are located in the north-eastern corner of Tanzania and stretch into neighbouring Kenya. This area is truly special as one of the last true Tanzanian wildernesses. The...
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