Nature and Wildlife Blog Posts

THE BAOBAB: THE ICONIC TREE OF TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

If only they could talk…
A true icon of Africa and Tanzania, the baobab tree is certainly in no hurry. And why should it be – it has all the time in the world!

THE THREE MOST FAMOUS TREES IN TANZANIA

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.” – Kahlil Gibran
Safari is best known for getting you extremely close with things that roar. You travel halfway across the world...


THE SERENGETI’S FOUR REGIONS AND WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT

The Serengeti. Even the word itself sounds far away, like a distant galaxy or unreachable star. Yes, we all know the Serengeti is in Africa.Yes, we know that the Serengeti is a place where lions roar...


TOP 10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE NGORONGORO CRATER

Three million years ago, there slumbered a massive supervolcano in what we now call Northern Tanzania.The mountain stood higher and mightier than nearby Mount Kilimanjaro...


A GUIDE TO TANZANIA’S UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

What makes a place exceptional? What makes a city, a mountain range, or a pile of ancient ruins shimmer like polished diamonds? What makes a place magic?..


TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS IN TANZANIA

Every holiday starts with a vision. Maybe the vision was born in your childhood, after looking into the eyes of a lion in a zoo and wondering where these oversized cats come from. I’ll go there someday, you thought, where lions roam free...


BIRDLIFE OF TANZANIA

Question: What does a hippopotamus, a black rhino, and a bat-eared fox have in common? Two answers: first, they all can be found in Tanzania, and second, they’re all terrestrial animals.They’re land-based. Isn’t it true that landlocked creatures ...


FIVE MUST-DO’S IN ARUSHA

It’s noon in Arusha and the streets are flaring with life. Everywhere you look there is action. A businessman rides by on a motorcycle talking on his cell phone and laughing at the same time. A Maasai warrior strolls the other direction wearing traditional red-checkered attire...


THE LION KING: YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE, NOW ENJOY THE REALITY!

Lucky enough to have seen the exciting, 2019 remake of ‘The Lion King’ movie, released in July 2019? Then maybe it’s time for some real-life adventure. If so, Easy Travel...


A WALKING SAFARI IN LAKE MANYARA

Closer to Mother Nature
“I can smell elephant” says our guide in hushed tones.
Elephant? As a complete novice at taking a walking safari, I can only smell my own fear...


WHAT ARE THE BIG FIVE?

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of the living.”
When American historian Miriam Beard wrote this, I think she referred to the most important thing about travel,..


WHAT ANIMALS WILL I SEE ON SAFARI IN TANZANIA?

It’s early morning and your safari vehicle bounces along a ribbon of dirt in the Serengeti. You peer into endless savannah plains at sunrise, that quintessential African scene...


THE BAOBAB: THE ICONIC TREE OF TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

If only they could talk…
A true icon of Africa and Tanzania, the baobab tree is certainly in no hurry. And why should it be – it has all the time in the world!


THE THREE MOST FAMOUS TREES IN TANZANIA

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.”
– Kahlil Gibran
Safari is best known for getting you extremely...


THE SERENGETI’S FOUR REGIONS AND WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT

The Serengeti. Even the word itself sounds far away, like a distant galaxy or unreachable star. Yes, we all know the Serengeti is in Africa.Yes, we know that the Serengeti is a place where lions roar...


WHY CHEETAHS DON’T ROAR (AND OTHER AMAZING CHEETAH FACTS)

The cheetah’s amber eyes sharpen their gaze as she identifies lunch three miles away: a Thomson’s gazelle. The average human couldn’t spot such movement with a pair of...


5 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE HIPPOPOTAMUS

Hippopotamuses are the two-ton, amphibious tanks of Africa.As the third largest land mammal on Earth (elephants first, rhinos second) these rotund, water-loving behemoths can...


5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT HYENAS

“A sense of humor is good for you.
Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heartburn?”
– Bob Hope


CURIOUS CHEETAH JUMPS ONTO THE BACKSEAT DURING A SERENGETI SAFARI

Two days ago an American student from Seattle, Washington was enjoying his spring break in Tanzania when two cheetahs came a little too close for comfort. Source...


5 REASONS WHY THE SERENGETI SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

Close your eyes for a moment and listen. Listen for that rumble, a groundswell of two million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles encircling you at this very moment...


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