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“Eye of the rhino”

Although primarily specialising in East African wildlife adventures such as Kenya and Tanzania safari tours, Ziara Safaris also appreciate that there is so much more to Africa than solely wildlife reserves. For this reason, we decided to write this guest blog for the brilliant AfricaFreak website! To this day, the name Lake Victoria evokes certain […]

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Tanzania holidays – the great safari circuit

The name of this tour alone is enough to heighten anticipation and evoke images of wild creatures, sprawling landscapes and the drama of life and death in the rugged Tanzanian wilderness. This Tanzanian Great Safari Circuit should be relished, not rushed, and takes about two weeks to complete. By the end of those two weeks, […]

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Top 5 most popular safari activities

1. Game Drive A game drive safari is by far the most popular way of exploring the African bush. Game viewing is typically conducted early in the morning (6-8:30 AM) and late in the afternoon (4-6:30 PM) when animals are most active. Vehicle types range from open 4 x 4’s to minibuses with sunroofs. 2. […]

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Kenya safaris: price vs. wildlife

Going on a wildlife safari holiday can be an exciting, but expensive experience. However, by choosing to visit wildlife reserves with cheaper entrance fees, you can dramatically reduce costs (especially for those in large groups) and still see some awesome wildlife and have a great time! Kenya is not only home to some of the […]

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How to plan your holidays to Zambia

I have just compiled a new video on how you should go about planning your vacation to Zambia. The video includes two “must visit” websites you should consider. Enjoy! 😉 Michael Any Other “Zambia-Related” Travel Resources to Share? Please comment below in the comments section. Thank you!

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How to “spot” leopards of the Serengeti

An Africa visit is incomplete without a trip to the Serengeti Plains. Camping in the Serengeti is an experience of a lifetime: you are close to nature like at no place else! The safari is an exciting proposition as well. You can spot Leopards, Cheetahs, Lions, Elephants and other animals within no time on a […]

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African safari attractions in numbers

What is Mt Kilimanjaro’s Height? Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the highest freestanding mountains in the world (ranked 4th) and the highest peak in Africa. It rises at 5895 m (19 340 feet) above sea level (Uhuru peak). What are some of the Major Characteristics about the Victoria Falls? While the waterfall is neither the […]

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Discover Kenya’s most precious tourist attractions

Situated in East Africa, The Republic of Kenya is a beautiful country made up of breathtaking mountainous landscapes, white sandy beaches and thriving, incredible wildlife. It is no surprise that with natural wonders such as these hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to Kenya every year to take a glimpse with their own eyes at […]

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Top 5 best things to do around Africa

Recently, the best thing to do in Africa was no doubt to attend the 2010 World Cup. But that was only temporary and now that it’s over, here are some other, more permanent, suggestions… Sightseeing in Marrakech When someone mentions Africa, Marrakech probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Due to its Arab […]

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What makes the mountain gorilla so special

Scientific Name The Latin name for mountain gorillas is Gorilla beringei beringei. Habitat The mountain gorilla inhabits the tropical rainforests of Central and Eastern Africa; in Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park), the Democratic Republic of Congo (Virunga National Park), and Uganda (Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest). Species The mountain gorilla is one of […]

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Dirt and dust on safari

Safaris can be and usually are a dry and dusty place. If you’re not careful when handling your DSLR on safari then things can go wrong very quickly. One of the first things to be sure of is getting yourself equipped with a good adventure style camera bag. I have a LowePro Fastpack 200. It […]

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