A Guide To The Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

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Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is the largest unfilled inactive volcanic crater, or caldera, in the world. However, it’s not entirely empty as a wildlife spectacle unfolds in this dramatic setting. At the base of 610m cliff faces elephants trumpet, lions roar, and antelope…eat grass. The crater is arguably the best place in Tanzania to see the big five. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most mesmerizing natural features in the world.  Humanity has deep ties to the crater as well. The Ngorongoro Conservation area is home to footprints that date back the oldest humanoids walking upright, nearly … Read More

15 Things We’ve Learned From Overlanding Africa

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It has been a long time since we sat naively in Europe contemplating the idea of an Africa overland trip. Now 12 African nations, 25,000 miles, and zero flat tires later it’s a time for reflection on just what I have learned from overlanding Africa. We’ll never forget the days we spent in our trusty Land Cruiser rolling through South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, and Uganda. We’ve gotten our 15 minutes of fame First things first, when you are overlanding Africa and get away from the tourist destinations of the Serengeti, Victoria Falls, or Zanzibar you’re going … Read More

Serenity on the Tanzanian Coast at Ushongo Beach

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Ushongo Beach

We’ve been finding ourselves lost on the Tanzanian coast recently, and don’t ever want to leave. It’s this feeling of being cast away on shores of Africa in countries like Tanzania, Mozambique, or Kenya that is truly magical. The feeling is nothing like the beaches of Greece, Jamaica, Thailand, or even Zanzibar. When you find the right beach in Africa you feel as if you’re truly exploring. The Tanzanian coast is plentiful with dhows, white sand, aquamarine water, and thousands of palm trees. It all means you’re never too far from fresh fish, a tranquil spot to relax, refreshing water, and a … Read More

Places to Visit in Zanzibar

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Places to Visit in Zanzibar

There are a plethora of places to visit in Zanzibar. The East African island packs a whole lot of punch for things to do and experience. It’s safe to say that excitement and relaxation can be had on every corner of Zanzibar. We arrived with no knowledge of the island, but set off to exploring Jozani Forest, Paje Beach, and even a cruise on the local boat, a dhow. With almost a month on the island we were able to cover most of hot spots. Looking for where to start once you arrive in Stone Town? Here are the top places … Read More

10 Tanzania Travel Tips to Know Before You Go

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For many, Tanzania may be the most well-known country in Africa. It is the country that has become synonymous with the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar. People from all over the world flock to Tanzania to have a safari in some of the best national parks in the world. The country is staggeringly beautiful, populated by a warm Swahili culture, and home to some of the best wildlife on this planet. A trip to Tanzania is one that is one not easily forgot. Here are our top Tanzania travel tips to know before you go. Tanzania Travel Tips Hakuna Matata is real You know The Lion … Read More

Kilindi Zanzibar Review: The Best Honeymoon Resort On Zanzibar

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Kilindi Zanzibar Review

Kilindi Zanzibar Beach Resort We’d been on Zanzibar for nearly two weeks by the time we checked into Kilindi Zanzibar and had high hopes after the few photos we had seen of the resort. Kilindi is a collection of well-spaced white domed villas that look as if they were built for a sultan. Although no Sultan was involved in the making they do feel fit for a King and Queen. We found Kilindi Zanzibar to be the best escape for anyone looking for romance or a honeymoon on Zanzibar. The Pavilions The pavilions at Kilindi are one of a kind, designed … Read More

The Best Hotels In Zanzibar

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The best Zanzibar Hotels

After four months of driving from Cape Town to Dar Es Salaam, when we arrived on the island we set out to find the best hotels in Zanzibar. After all, the hotels and resorts of Zanzibar are designed for decompression after a long safari in Tanzania. It’s the perfect place to trade in your safari attire and binoculars for a bathing suit and a coconut water. The island’s coastline is fringed by white sand beaches and the turquoise waters of a tropical Indian Ocean. Zanzibar is the perfect place to sit on the beach, drink some coconuts, and forget. However, there is depth to the sunny island, a … Read More

Best Zanzibar Beaches to Explore

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Want to know what the best beaches in Zanzibar are? We spent three weeks beach hopping, drinking coconuts, sunbathing, and searching for the perfect Zanzibar beaches. Surrounded by soft white sand, a compelling atmosphere, and crystal clear water on the island there is no shortage of ideal beaches. Some of the great Zanzibar beaches include Paje, Kendwa, Nungwi, Kizimkaze, Pongwe, and Stone Town with each being unique and mesmerizing in their own way. So before you go looking for the best beach on Zanzibar just remember that there really is no bad beach on Zanzibar. The Best Zanzibar Beaches Kendwa Beach, Zanzibar About 3km away from Nungwi … Read More

A Serengeti Safari Packing Checklist

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Serengeti Safari Packing Checklist

A safari in the Serengeti is unlike any other wildlife experience on earth. When you come to Tanzania to see some of Africa’s best animals you want to make sure you dress the part. After all, I doubt anyone wants to experience the wildebeest migration wearing a winter coat or sunburnt because they forgot a . That means you should grab everything you can from this Serengeti safari packing checklist. This will help with everything from clothes, to electronics, to even the travel shoes. So, get ready to dig in and be on the lookout for the big five and more!  The Ultimate Serengeti … Read More

10 Things to Know Before You Travel to Zanzibar, Africa

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Things To Know Zanzibar

Planning to travel to Zanzibar, Africa? Whether you are on an African honeymoon, finishing up your Kilimanjaro Trek, exploring the plains of the Serengeti ending it all with a long beach holiday one thing is for certain  – Zanzibar Island is beautiful. We spent three weeks on the island taking a beach break from our long overland trip that started in Cape Town. Here are a few things that are good to know before your Zanzibar vacation. Things to Know Before You Travel to Zanzibar, Africa Not all Beaches are created equal All the different beaches on Zanzibar offer something … Read More