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One Week in Northern Tanzania

Beginning in Arusha, visit the two spectacular northern parks of Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Then shop for tanzanite in Arusha, stay at Karatu for a bumpy village bike ride, and bite into sweet red bananas in Mto Wa Mbu Village.
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3rd Floor, Blue Plaza, India Street, India St, Arusha, Tanzania
Tanzanite: "1,000 times rarer than diamonds" and unique to Tanzania. There are many shops selling these brilliant blue gemstones in Arusha, but the Tanzanite Experience also offers you the chance to learn bit a more about its history and how it...
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Mto Wa Mbu, Tanzania
The Mto Wa Mbu village, literally translated as the River of Mosquitos, is located along the arid, dusty highway toward Lake Manyara, past the ubiquitous baobab-dotted savannah, herds of grazing cattle patiently watched by Maasai Herdsmen and...
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The tropical gardens at Kudu lodge are exquisite and the cottages are tucked away down little winding paths, past flourishing avocado and banana trees, giant lobelias, decorative lilies, and colorful bougainvilleas. My cottage was spanking clean,...
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Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world's greatest natural spectacles, its magical setting and abundant wildlife never failing to enthrall you. However the crater is just a small part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area which offers a whole range of...
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Tanzania
Olduvai Gorge sits in the Great Rift Valley between Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania. Named after the Maasai word for the sisal plant (oldupai) which is prolific in this area, it is a designated UNESCO World...
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Arusha, Tanzania
Arusha is the gateway to most Serengeti safaris, and this Belgian-owned country inn located on the outskirts of town is the perfect place to lay your head, either during that first night on the ground or as a pit stop between bush and beach. The...

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