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Archived entries for  East Africa

The pioneers of safari, Kenya and Tanzania are home to some of the greatest wildlife parks on the planet. Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Masai Mara, Tsavo, Amboseli and Lake Victoria are just some of the places you can visit on a traditional East African safari in either (or both!) of these countries. And of course there is also Zanzibar, with its pristine beaches and reefs, intriguing history and fusion of Arab and African culture! Visit the East Africa section on our website.

My Trip | Africa’s Wild 3

Africa's Wild 3

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” These are the words of that fabulous bespectacled storyteller, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr Suess. The Father of Fantasy, you could say. We consider ourselves Fantasy Creators too. Fantasy Facilitators. A little kinky, yes, but what is more […]

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The Adventurer’s Ready-To-Go Gorilla Tracking Tour

A Gorilla Tracking Special

I will never forget my first encounter with a family of wild mountain gorillas. I was sitting at my laptop watching YouTube. The clip –  Touched by a Wild Mountain Gorilla – showed a family entering a camp near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. A silver-haired tourist crouched beside a path while a silverback gorilla took up residence behind him. Little ones shimmied […]

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My Trip | The Secret Life of Tanzania

The Secret Life of Tanzania

Ever wondered what a trip to the Serengeti would be like? Maybe you watched Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman head out on a lion safari in Tanzania in “The Bucket List” and were struck by that pang to go in search of your own adventure. Films do that. It’s uncontrollable, the niggling urge to take off immediately, […]

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Tanzania | The Grass is Greener on the Other Side

The Great Migration | Serengeti National Park

Lazying in their tv rooms, watching the Academy Awards with their hands hovering over microwave popcorn, the majority of couch spectators couldn’t care less who earns the title of best make-up or costume design. We put up with the bulk of the broadcast because we’re waiting for the juicy bits, listening for those magic words: […]

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The Great Migration | A Kenyan Adventure

A Kenyan Adventure

Our Finance and HR Director Jeanne Crous recently returned from a trip of a lifetime – witnessing the Great Migration, the greatest mammal migration on earth, in Kenya. “The Great Migration has always been on my bucket list,” Jeanne says. “Then a few weeks ago an email was going around the office – pictures of the wildebeest […]

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World Elephant Day with Photographer Marina Cano

Photo by Marina Cano

Today is World Elephant Day! In honour of these incredible creatures, today’s blog takes a look at elephants through the talented, well-travelled eyes, or rather lens, of photographer, Marina Cano. Nothing beats witnessing these majestic animals in the wild, especially in the herds Marina came across in the plains of Kenya. Until that day comes for you, […]

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Oprah On Safari

Oprah in Africa

In between attending Tina Turner’s Zurich wedding and a scheduled appearance on David Letterman’s Late Show, Oprah Winfrey flew to the Serengeti Plains… Over the weekend, Oprah shared her incredible Serengeti adventure, with partner Stedman, on Instagram - all the exclusive game drives and wildlife sightings, the memorable hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti, the African sunrises and […]

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The Great Migration Uncovered

The Great Migration

Elephants, bats, whales, salmon, turtles, reindeer and even manatees brave the forces of nature to embark on migrations that test the strength of each herd, pod and family ensuring the brutality of natural selection takes its toll year after year without fail or hesitation. But one African adventure has been singled out from the herd […]

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Go On A Horseback Safari in Africa

Horse Safari

Giddyup! It was Winston Churchill who said that the back of a horse is the greatest seat you will ever have. This is useful to remember when you’re looking for a front row seat at one of the greatest shows on earth – your African safari. Riding:  The art of keeping a horse between you […]

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Rhino Africa’s Top 10 Lodges in Kenya 2012

Kenya

Kenya is the land of fiery sunsets and tall warriors with a rich history and vibrant culture. It is where some of the oldest known paleontological records of mankind have been found, where Prince William proposed to Catherine, the homeland of US President Barack Obama and of course, Simba the lion. Experience East Africa in […]

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Let’s Go Birding in Africa – Birding Big Day 2012

Birding Big Day 2012

This Saturday is Birding Big Day 2012 in South Africa. We’re short on twitchers (committed bird watchers) in the Rhino Africa office, but we do have a few members who have more than a passing interest in spotted that elusive LBJ (Little Brown Job). So we thought we would strive to highlight Africa’s fascinating array […]

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Rhino Africa’s Top 10 Lodges in Tanzania 2012

Tanzania

We’ve covered the length and breadth of Southern Africa in search of the finest lodges this side of the equator. We’ve shown you the sun-kissed dunes in Namibia, the lagoons in the Okavango Delta of Botswana, the spectacular views of the Victoria Falls from both Zambia and Zimbabwe, the winding and elegant wine lands of […]

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