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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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Reasons Why Visiting Rwanda Should Be On Your Bucket List

Rwanda, the small East Africa country is found in the great lakes region. The country is bordered by savanna to the east and mountains to the west. Even though things went bleak during the 1994 genocide, the country, like the proverbial phoenix  from the ash, has remarkably recovered and today goes by the moniker the “Singapore of Africa” because of its remarkable rapid...
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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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What To Do In Moshi In 48 Hours

You want to climb Kilimanjaro and are unsure if some additional nights in Moshi will be worth it? Let us give you a triple yeah! Explore some of our favourites on what to do in 48 hours in Moshi. All of them easily done without stress. Get a sense of the life in and around town. Waterfalls & Coffee Tour Moshi is the administrative centre of the Kilimanjaro region and home to...
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The Faces Behind Africa’s Big Five

Three words you will undoubtedly come across when planning your safari adventure through Africa: The Big Five. Three words that belong to Africa as the salt in the soup. But what does the mysterious term the Big Five mean anyway? Who or what are the Big Five? Tour operators have “borrowed” the term from the game hunting industry and adapted it effectively for their own marketing...
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The Top 5 Kilimanjaro Equipment You Better Pack

As the big  adventure moves closer, the question remains what equipment is necessary for the Kilimanjaro trek. We collected the 5 most underestimated and neglected items by mountain climbers. Make sure you don’t forget them at home. Better have, than need! The Top 5 Kilimanjaro Equipment You Better Pack 1. Poncho The poncho and the gaiters always result in a lively discussion at our Viva...
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10 Most Useful Items For A Serengeti Camping Safari

It is always a challenge what to pack, when going on vacation, but when going on a camping safari to the Serengeti it get’s even tougher. That’s why we want you to separate the useful from the useless items. 1.Head torch A head torch is an absolute must for camping in the wild. Why? First of all it is very handy when putting down the tents early in the morning. Working your way around...
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