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African Safari | The Big Five in Tanzania

African Safari | The Big Five in Tanzania

If you travel to Tanzania and go on a safari in the Serengeti, you will likely hear a lot about the Big Five in Africa.  The Big Five originated from hunters, and it refers to the top five most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt on foot in Africa. The Big Five include the African elephant, black rhinoceros, cape buffalo, lion and leopard.  Today, tourists from around the world travel to Africa for a chance to see the Big Five in their natural habitat. The first leg of my trip to Tanzania was spent in the Serengeti, looking for the Big Five. The African elephant was the first Big Five animal I spotted on my safari. Our tour group actually came across a huge herd of elephants (including a few newborn elephants) just a few minutes after we entered the Serengeti. Even though elephants are such large animals, they are still very graceful. Elephants were all over the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, so we ended up seeing them all over the place. The Cape buffalo...

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The Ultimate Trip to Tanzania

The Ultimate Trip to Tanzania

Easily one of the best months of my life was spent traveling through Tanzania. The culture, the scenery, the people. It was an incredible experience. My ultimate trip to Tanzania was split into three sections: a safari through the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, a summit hike on Mt. Kilimanjaro and some beach time on Zanzibar. For those of you who don’t know your geography, Tanzania is located in East Africa, directly south of Kenya and Uganda.  Tanzania’s Eastern border runs up against the Indian Ocean. To the east of the mainland is a cluter of islands in the Indian Ocean which makes up Zanzibar. As I mentioned, the first part of my ultimate trip to Tanzania was spent on a safari. The Serengeti is considered one of the ten natural wonders of the world. After my short week spent watching the great animals that call the Serengeti home, I can see why it is considered a natural wonder. This place was incredible! I was there in January, which was right when all of...

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