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What you may not know about the African Lion

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 game drive with Viva Africa Tours, you may likely see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. It is not uncommon to see lionesses taking naps under the trees, keeping cool...
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Two days at Tarangire National Park

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 the popular National Parks in Tanzania, known for its abundant...
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Tarangire, the home of elephants!

If you are planning a trip to Tanzania, be sure not to miss going on a safari! 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 and can...
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Altitude Sickness: What you need to know

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 few of the many worries climbers have before climbing Kilimanjaro....
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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 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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Kilimanjaro Climb Cost 2019 – What you need to know

Africa’s highest peak is one of the most popular places to visit in all of East Africa and it’s not hard to see why. It is truly an adventure of a lifetime. For many this is a longtime bucket list item, but how much should you actually pay to fulfil your dream? How much does it actually cost to climb Kilimanjaro? Today we will talk a bit more about the costs of climbing Kili and the...
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