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Wildlife Encounters in Tanzania

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Whether you spot a shy leopard dozing in a tree, elephants coming to the water hole for a midday drink, or a spectacular river crossing of wildebeest, here are your encounters with the wildlife of Tanzania.
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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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Arusha Region, Tanzania
The wildlife takes your breath away.
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Serengeti National Park is the ideal place to spot the big five: elephants, lions, leopards, Cape buffalo, and rhinos. You can take a road trip from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater, a grassy crater outside the park that’s home to a huge...
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I think I had more fun watching (and listening to) hippos than any other animal in the Serengeti, and they’re out in full force at “Hippo Junction,” a riverside sunset spot favored by the owners at Sayari Camp. Apparently, they love this part of...
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Morogoro, Tanzania
I was losing steam towards the end of my hike to Bondwa Peak, a point in the Uluguru Mountains of central Tanzania with an elevation over a mile high. We had set out for the top from the town of Morogoro, five and a half hours earlier, and I was...
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Older statesman of the chimp family in the Mahale Mountains.
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We were on a game drive within the confines of the Ngorngoro Crater when we came across a group of lions who had just finished eating. The day was warm and many of the lions were ready to take a nap. Several walked up to our safari vehicles and...
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Tarangire National Park doesn't have the big-name draw of Ngorongoro or the Serengeti, but it does have plenty of big animals — chief among them, huge herds of elephants that abound in the park during both the rainy and dry seasons. The fact that...
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Amidst the prolific, majestic baobab trees and huge herds of elephants and buffalo, you’ll find the famous tree-climbing lions of Tarangire. To spot one of these magnificent felines, especially if it is indeed climbing a tree at the time, would be...
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Lake Manyara, Tanzania
The baboons were everywhere. I know most people were looking for the big animals...the elephants and rhinos and zebras (all of which we saw). But this baboon with her little one made me feel how much alike we are...compassion wins over all.