Friday, February 3, 2012

First Friday Wild Post - Tempting Tanzania by Ivana Butler

Our February First Friday Wild Post comes courtesy of Ivana Butler, an interpreter, writer and avid traveller. If not getting creative in front of her laptop, you'll find Ivana on some exotic destination. Last seen in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, she also has a soft spot for Tanzania.

Going on an African safari is one of the greatest adventures of a lifetime, in fact, there is no other place on earth like Africa. A game drive heightens all your senses and makes you feel as though you’re truly alive, but with a continent so vast you need to put in some planning.

First, choose a location based on the activities that appeal to you, for example, adrenaline pursuits, cultural visits and of course wildlife viewing. Second find out the health requirements prior to flying out - based on the part of Africa you’re visiting. Third, be sure to purchase the right travel insurance so you can enjoy your vacation without worry.

The Serengeti is a land of scenic beauty, filled with untamed wildlife, and when you’re out on the endless plains, you can literally see for miles. While it's not a Big Five haunt you'll be treated to plenty of animal sightings giraffe, zebra and even prides of lions making regular appearances on the horizon. A major highlight is the annual migration, which occurs between December and September, and while the dates can vary, this is one of the biggest draws in East Africa.

image (c) Toni White

A year-round travel hub, Tanzania is also home to tropical beaches and the sparkling white sands of Zanzibar. Many people like to take advantage of beach stay in-between their wildlife tour, aquatic safaris and R&R appealing to the chill out crowd.

If you're tempted by Tanzania why not check out our range of overland safaris.  Solo travellers can make savings of 20% on selected February departures, and we're also offering a free trip for every four adventurers booking on the same tour and departure date (Excludes local payment.  Book by 31 March. Subject to availability).

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