Tanzania

  • Safari Part 1: Tarangire National Park

    Lauren Smith
    October 17, 2016
    Lauren from the Tanzania office describes how her first safari with Shadows of Africa went, starting with Tarangire National Park.
  • Amini Africa Maasai Lodge: A Cultural Experience with Social Benefit to Match

    Lauren Smith
    September 5, 2016

    Bordering Arusha National Park, Africa Amini Maasai Lodge gets a huge tick of approval from the Shadows of Africa team. Not only does this lodge offer a unique experience and offer genuine interaction with the Maasai and elements of their culture but your stay also helps to support social projects run by the founders and members of the local Maasai community.

    Healthcare in Tanzania is largely determined based on accessibility and affordability. Such barriers to healthcare are significantly exacerbated in more rural areas of the country. Recognising that healthcare was not attending to the needs of Maasai in Momella, Arusha, Doctor Cristine Wallner from Austria (founder) began to take this issue into her own hands. From its small beginnings of attending to clients under the giant fig tree, Amini Africa has expanded into a permanent hospital, and also provides access to other social services such as education and vocational skills training.

    Amini Africa The Fig Tree and Starting Place for Africa Amini

     

    “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services”
    - Article 25 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948

    When Dr Wallner shifted to Tanzania, her idea was to establish access to professional healthcare where there was none. Due to the isolation of Momella, people requiring treatment needed to travel hours by foot to the nearest health facility. Today, the health facilities at Momella are some of the best in the region.

    Shadows of Africa recently visited Amini to get a glimpse at the work they were undertaking. Remtulla, our designated tour guide, took us around the hospital including their new operating theatre (opening in October), the school and orphanage, computer learning centre, women’s centre, library and healing centre.

    Amini Africa Hospital Nurses Rooms

     

    If you’re interested in getting a genuine cultural experience during your stay in Tanzania, while supporting a great cause at the same time, don’t go past Africa Amini Maasai Lodge.  Check out the rest of the photos from our tour below!

    Africa Amini Womens Centre Women's Centre
    Africa Amini Healing Centre Healing Centre with Natural Remedies
    Africa Amini Library Library
    Africa Amini Orphanage Orphanage
  • 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.
  • Culture & History of Zanzibar

    Chris Walker Bush
    June 3, 2016
    Zanzibar has a unique and distinct culture and a rich and storied history. Something entirely different from mainland Tanzania, it is a fascinating place to start or end your Tanzanian adventure.
  • Tribes & Religion of Tanzania

    Chris Walker Bush
    June 1, 2016
    The tribes and religions of Tanzania are every bit as fascinating as the wildlife. Learn how you can add a cultural safari to your Tanzanian vacation.
  • 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.

  • Safari Diary: A Kilimanjaro Climb in Pictures

    Chris Walker Bush
    May 4, 2016
    Another successful Kilimanjaro summit! Take a photographic journey with our latest successful climbers!
  • How to Book the Perfect African Safari Vacation

    Chris Walker Bush
    April 24, 2016
    Planning your dream safari trip? Here are a few questions you should ask yourself to ensure you get exactly what you're looking for.
  • What is a Tented Camp?

    Chris Walker Bush
    April 19, 2016
    Tented camps provide the best of both worlds: the closeness to nature of camping with the comfort of a traditional lodge.

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