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One Week in Northern Tanzania

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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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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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A short drive outside of Ngorongoro Crater is The Crater Forest Tented Lodge. Because this lodge is higher up in elevation (1800M), there are not the concerns with mosquitos that you have at lower elevations, at least when we went in January. The...
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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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B144, Tanzania
This is a tented camp in the beautiful African desert between the Ngorongoro and the Seregeti that is owned and managed by Tanzanian locals. The installations are above any expectations, the food divine and the people, Masai members that take...
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Driving through the Tanzanian Serengeti is an adventure full of adrenaline, but flying over it takes the adventure to a whole new level. It offers you a more intimate experience that is not limited to the roads in the park, and where you are able...
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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...