After several cancelled flights, we finally made it to the island of Zanzibar for a few days of complete contrast to the safari.  I had intended to go to a forest where red colobus monkeys live as I hadn’t seen them before, but had a pleasant surprise to discover a troupe roaming in the hotel grounds. A couple of times […]

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An early morning and cool start saw us heading down into the Ngorongoro crater, a place that I’d heard of for many years. It’s an UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest inactive, unbroken and unfilled volcanic caldera. Absolutely nothing had prepared me for just how vast it is however.  When it was a volcano it’s thought to have […]

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Visiting Tanzania during a pandemic proved to be an excellent time to go.  Normally the national parks would be full of vehicles, but there was hardly anyone there so we had sightings pretty much to ourselves.   Here is a selection of photographs from two days spent there. A lone bull crosses in front of us, whilst the rest of the […]

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I consider myself lucky that I managed to get away twice last year.  Vietnam in February, just as the Covid-19 pandemic was starting its worldwide spread, and Tanzania in October, as that was one of the few countries that didn’t have restrictions.  I’d booked with a fantastic company, Shemeji Safaris, and in view of the unknown situation, I didn’t have […]

Tanzania Part 1. Kilimanjaro region and Arusha National Park.Read More »