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  • Wildebeest Migration in Seronera! Two more successful safaris!

    Lesia
    June 9, 2017

    The Wildebeest migration is beginning to capture the imaginations of travelers from around the world at this time of year.

    Our guide, Musa has just shared his experience with his client, Benjamin.

    First, they had a wonderful trip to Lake Manyara National Park where they saw lots of elephants, hippos, zebras, and impalas. After an overnight in a wonderful Serena Lodge, they headed to the famous Serengeti National Park where they observed the movements of wildebeests and zebras.

    After the calving and green seasons have finished, the animals are slowly moving to the north of the Serengeti to cross the Mara River into Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Before that, they still need to cross one more obstacle– the Grumeti River.

    Besides wildebeests, Benjamin and Musa were lucky enough to spot lions, buffalo, antelopes, giraffes, and even leopards in the Serengeti. They also spotted rhinos, baboons, and some more hippos in Ngorongoro. In the end, they saw all of the Big 5 and more!

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    Our clients from Slovenia, Anja, Miha, Ester, and David had a full six days of safari and it was incredibly exciting.

    Our driver, Alex shared some pictures from their trip so we can prove it! They started in Tarangire and it was a perfect park to see herds of elephants. Tarangire is most famous for its huge population of these African giants.

    The Serengeti treated our travelers even better because they had a chance to meet lots of predators including lions, cheetahs, and a gorgeous leopard in an acacia tree.

    As if trying to one up the Serengeti, in Ngorongoro a pride of male lions was so close to the car that they didn’t need to use any binoculars! While not as close, they also saw the rarest animal from the Big Five – the endangered black rhino. Completed with buffaloes along the way, our travelers had the Big Five done.

    Their trip continued to surprise, as they were extremely lucky to see the famous tree climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park.

    Just look at the pictures how they are relaxing on acacia tree!

    This rare behavior you can see only in only two world famous parks – Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

    Though from our driver’s experience, we can say that sometimes you can spot them in some other Northern Parks of Tanzania and this is even rarer and unique! Tanzania can always surprise guests with its stunning and unpredictable wildlife.

  • TripAdvisor launches “No Touching of Wild Animals” Policy

    Lauren Smith
    November 14, 2016
    It’s been just over a month since TripAdvisor banned ticket sales to attractions that allow contact with wild animals, and we thought it was about time that we put our two cents in.
  • Do's & Don't's on Safari

    Chris Walker Bush
    September 12, 2016
    A safari is the ultimate vacation experience, but there are a few do's and don't's you need to know to ensure you stay safe and have fun.
  • What to Read When You're Travelling in Africa

    Lauren Smith
    September 8, 2016

    As today is International Literacy Day we thought we'd share a list of some of our favourite books on Africa. Here's are selection of what to read when you're travelling through (if you haven't already!):

     

    THINGS FALL APART
    by Chinua Achebe


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    HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
    half-of-a-yellow-sun

     

    LONG WALK TO FREEDOM

    by Nelson Mandela
    long-walk-to-freedom

     

    GORILLA'S IN THE MIST

    by Dian Fossey
    gorillas-in-the-mist

     

    IT'S OUR TURN TO EAT: A STORY OF A KENYAN WHISTLEBLOWER
    Michela Wrong
    its-our-turn-to-eat

     

    Let us know what you think! What would your suggestions be?

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  • Yellow Fever Update for Visitors to Tanzania

    Chris Walker Bush
    July 26, 2016
    A number of important announcements have been made concerning Yellow Fever vaccinations in the past week. Read on to learn all of the latest news.
  • How to Apply for a Ugandan Visa

    Chris Walker Bush
    July 6, 2016
    Under new law, visitors to Uganda are now required to apply for a visa online ahead of their arrival.
  • Shadows of Africa Earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

    AdminSoa
    June 9, 2016
    Shadows of Africa has been recognised with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016!
  • A Sweet Treat for Shadows of Africa Clients

    Chris Walker Bush
    June 8, 2016
    Shadows of Africa has teamed up with Chocolate Mamas to give all of our clients organic, locally made chocolate!
  • Yellow Fever Update

    Chris Walker Bush
    May 25, 2016

    Due to the recent outbreak of Yellow Fever in Angola and reported cases in both Uganda and Kenya, the Ministries in Health in Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania have issued a statement regarding the need for Yellow Fever vaccinations for all travellers wishing to enter these countries.

    In light of this recent development, we urge all Shadows of Africa clients to ensure they have had their Yellow Fever vaccination at least ten days ahead of their intended travel dates and have an up to date Yellow Fever vaccination card with them at immigration.

    An up-to-date Yellow Fever vaccination card is needed if entering Tanzania, Kenya, or Rwanda from another African country, even if you are just transferring through.

    If you are flying directly from your home country, you don't need to worry about this.

    The Yellow Fever vaccination lasts for ten years, so if you have had yours in the past decade, you'll just need your vaccination card.

    It's also important that your vaccination be up to date for health reasons. Yellow Fever is completely avoidable if vaccinated.

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