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Our favourite moments in Tanzania

As the safari experts, we thought we would share some of our favourite moments during different safari trips in Tanzania. We have people coming in from all over the world, at different times of the year, just to experience the African safari. Tanzania is a huge country geographically, with so much to see. Expect to encounter plenty of wildlife, warm and friendly people, amazing landscapes and...
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Everything you need to know about Ngorongoro Crater

Here is a detailed article about everything you need to know about Ngorongoro crater – From the moment you get to Karatu, to the point of descent, all the way to the point of ascent. Karatu is a small town not too far from the crater. Many visitors love staying here before their Ngorongoro Crater game drive. It is more affordable than staying on the crater, and the experience is just as...
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Tanzania’s top travel destinations

Tanzania’s top travel destinations have been popular for the longest time. Once you discover Tanzania, it will win your heart over and over again. Although it is the largest country in East Africa, the country has quite a number of quiet and sparsely populated regions that make it the perfect place to switch off and reconnect with nature. Since Tanzania is a vast country with so much to see...
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Backpacking in Tanzania

Backpacking in Tanzania is probably one of the richest experiences you could have in the country. Enjoy the outdoors like never before. Backpacking basically means carrying all your necessary essentials in ONE backpack! If your plan is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, make sure you have all the essential gear ready before your travels. Here are some great tips for your backpacking adventure in...
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Best restaurants in Moshi, Tanzania

Here are some of the top-rated and best restaurants in Moshi. Moshi is a little town tucked in the beautiful Kilimanjaro region. As the name suggests, this is where the famous Mount Kilimanjaro is located. The majestic mountain has been a major tourist attraction Tanzania and is one of the country’s most precious gems. Many who visit Tanzania usually come to experience a Tanzanian Safari, to...
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Positivity during a world pandemic

Learn how we can ensure positivity during this very dark world pandemic of Covid-19. Many of you around the world may be stuck at home during lockdown and wondering how you can spend your time during quarantine. Families have been separated, holidays cancelled and flights suspended. It can be hard to be happy when suddenly it is such a strange world out there. But there is always a light at...
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Best Safaris to book after lockdown

Hey friends, we hope you are all managing to stay positive during this lockdown period. Needless to say, this will be over soon – because there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. So how about we start looking at the best safaris you could book after this lockdown period? East Africa has some of the best Safari experiences to offer. If you are planning to start with Tanzania, we have...
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Tips for solo female travelers in Africa

Ladies – how many times have you had to hear that females cannot travel solo? Quite a few times, hey? Well we tend to disagree, because as much as any man out there, solo female travelers can also be on high guard, have a sharp intuition and be aware of her surroundings. It is not unusual to have paranoid feelings or have your family discourage you from travelling alone. But you should know...
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Plan your travels during social isolation

Social isolation has got many of us reminiscing about our travels; wishing we were flying to an exotic beach location or heading out to and exciting trekking expedition up Mount Kilimanjaro. Staying at home can be difficult. Even more so when we cannot meet our friends, family and loved ones. We urge you to seize this opportunity and use this time to indulge in a new skill, meditate, exercise...
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Travel advice and precaution; COVID-19

As of last week, the World Health organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. What does this mean? It means that the virus is now widespread and beginning to affect lives all over the world. Should you be worried? NO, but you should be aware always. Should you take travel advice and precaution? YES. There is no point in panicking, because if you stay careful, you will be safe from it....
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A Beginner’s Guide to Climbing Kilimanjaro

Hello adventure lovers! If you are looking for some thrill and planning your next adventure (climbing Kilimanjaro, of course!) – well, you are on the right page. Thousands of travelers from all over the world fly to Tanzania for the perfect Safari, to spot the Big Five or simply to visit Zanzibar island. But you should know, Tanzania has even more to offer. From the stunning Mount Meru to its...
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Our Favorite Tanzanian Safari list

People from all over the world travel to Tanzania, and many come for the safari experience, hoping to spot the Big Five, or to relax on the gorgeous beaches of Zanzibar. Encountering animals in the wild during a Tanzanian Safari is a whole different experience. Seeing them in their natural habitat is something else entirely, as opposed to seeing the same animals in the zoo. If you have never...
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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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