Tanzania

Zanzibar

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Africa, Play-by-plays, Tanzania | 0 comments

Zanzibar

After 10 days of game drives, animal parks, dust and sweat we finally got to Zanzibar for some r&r at the beach. I could have definitely spend more than tow and a half days on the island, but unfortunately that is all we had. Upon arrival into Stone Town (2 hour ferry from the very hectic port city of Dar Es Salam), we went on the famous Spice Tour, where we learned a ton about spices plants and fruits that grow on the island. Zanzibar has always been an important trade stop in the Indian Ocean, especially in spices and for a long time, slaves. It was initially part of the Portuguese...

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Serengeti Plains and Ngorongoro Crater

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Africa, Play-by-plays, Tanzania | 0 comments

Serengeti Plains and Ngorongoro Crater

I expected the Serengeti to be pretty much identical to the Masai Mara, but to my surprise, the vegetation and terrain were very different and we spotted more animals doing way cooler things so I’m very glad we got to go. Having been to both parks, I’d even recommend the Serengeti over the Masai Mara based on my experience–the land is more varied so if nothing else, the photos turn out more amazing. We managed to spot all 5 out of the “big 5” of the animal world: elephant, leopard, buffalo, lion, and black rhino. The big 5 is named so because they are...

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