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Stargazing in the Serengeti

When people book a luxury safari holiday, game drives and wildlife are the first activities that spring to mind. These are definitely some of the essential activities to enjoy during the daylight hours, but an activity that has become popular in the evenings for those on a Tanzania safari at the luxury tented camp Sanctuary […]

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Botswana – Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp

Five glamping luxury safaris

A guest post by Kerry-Anne Smith. Camping is one of those activities that’s a bit like marmite, you either love it or hate it, but if you’re not a camping fan there’s no need to forever assign it to the ‘bad holiday ideas’ pile. In recent years, a new trend has arisen: “glamping” or rather, […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Serengeti sky

The Serengeti is simply captivating. Even the sky! Read the accompanying post: “Serengeti Magic“. See other Velvet moments: Bora Bora, French Polynesia Valle de la Luna, Chile Buenos Aires, Argentina Seminyak, Indonesia Lang Tengah island, Malaysia Laguna Chaxa, Chile m4s0n501

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – impalas, Serengeti

Safari: impalas at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Read the accompanying post: ‘Serengeti Magic‘. See other Velvet Moments: Quebrada de Las Conchas, Argentina Bruges canals, Belgium Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Positano, Italy The Great Ocean Road, Australia Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Zanzibar, Tanzania

The beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania Read the accompanying post: The Exotic Isle of Zanzibar See other Velvet moments: Lago Grey, Torres del Paine, Chile Pompeii, Italy Bora Bora, French Polynesia Serengeti, Tanzania Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Masaai Mara, Kenya Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina Valle de la Luna, Chile Positano, Italy Buenos Aires, Argentina Seminyak, Indonesia […]

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Velvet moments: travel photo of the week – Serengeti

The jeep stopped and this topi came to greet us at the Serengeti, Tanzania. Read the accompanying post: ‘Serengeti Magic‘. See other Velvet moments: Bora Bora, French Polynesia Sacred Water Temple, Bali, Indonesia Masaai Mara, Kenya Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina Valle de la Luna, Chile Positano, Italy Buenos Aires, Argentina Seminyak, Indonesia Lang Tengah island, Malaysia […]

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Baobabs at sunset

The splendid Tarangire

This is the last of a four-part series on national parks in Kenya and Tanzania. Tarangire National Park, about 90 kilometers southwest of Arusha in Tanzania is home to the impressive baobab tree as well as an amazing variety of wildlife. The flora in this region is dominated by the baobab trees, with their characteristically […]

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Serengeti magic

This is the first of a four-part series on safaris in Kenya and Tanzania. I’ve picked four of the most breathtaking national parks in these two countries to highlight, and included a photo essay of some of my favourite photos taken of these parks. Serengeti Magic The expansive plains of the Serengeti, dotted with herds […]

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The exotic isle of Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a jewel in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of the Tanzanian mainland. This archipelago boasts dreamy white sandy beaches, a green tropical interior and spice plantations that centuries ago made these islands a magnet for traders from both East and West. Zanzibar is an archipelago, of which the largest island, Unguja, […]

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Enchanting spots: Ngorongoro

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania borders the Serengeti National Park and consists of the crater highlands, plains and woodlands. The main attraction is undoubtedly the main Ngorongoro crater. Measuring 20 kilometers wide and 30 kilometers long, it is one of the largest caldera in the world and boasts a stunning diversity of wildlife. Large herds […]

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