Sunday, May 18, 2014

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Southern Tanzania offers some of the most exciting safari destinations in E.Africa. Go on a boat safari on the Rufiji River in Selous Game Reserve, swim under the Udzungwa waterfalls, walking safaris in Ruaha National Park and fantastic game drives in Mikumi National Park.
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Friday, May 9, 2014


Gombe is the smallest of Tanzania's national parks: a fragile strip of chimpanzee habitat straddling the steep slopes and river valleys that hem in the sandy northern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Its chimpanzees – habituated to human visitors – were made famous by the pioneering work of Jane Goodall, who in 1960 founded a behavioural research program that now stands as the longest-running study of its kind in the world. The matriarch Fifi, the last surviving member of the original community, only three-years old when Goodall first set foot in Gombe, is still regularly seen by visitors.

After dusk, a dazzling night sky is complemented by the lanterns of hundreds of small wooden boats, bobbing on the lake like a sprawling city.

Size: 52 sq km (20 sq miles), Tanzania's smallest park.
Location: 16 km (10 miles) north of Kigoma on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania
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Monday, May 5, 2014


Ruaha national park is one of the few Tanzania’s famous wilderness area where one can have a rare experience of game viewing spiced up by the fascinating landscape. The park is rich of plants and animals such as Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus  strepsiceros) which can not be found in any other national park. The park boasts of her almost untouched and unexplored ecosystem, making visitors’ safari experience very unique.  
The Great Ruaha River as other rivers like Mwagusi, Jongomero and Mzombe save as the life line of the park. During dry season, these rivers become mostly the main source of water for wildlife. There are few natural springs saving the same purpose.
In the pick of dry season, elephants obtain water from dry sand rivers using their front feet and trunks. The remaining water falls along the Great Ruaha River are also important habitat for hippopotamus, fish and crocodiles

The park history dates back to 1910 when it was gazetted Saba Game Reserve by the Germany then the name was changed by British to Rungwa Game reseve in 1946. In 1964 the southern portion of the Game was gazetted as Ruaha national park and in 1974 a small section of South Eastern part of the Great Ruaha River was incorporated into the park. The name “Ruaha” originates from the Hehe word “Ruvaha”, which means “river”. Ruaha National Park is part of Rungwa-Kizigo –Muhesi ecosystem which covers more than 45000km2. In 2008 Usangu game Reserve and other important wetlands in Usangu basin have been annexed into the park, making it the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa with an area of about 20226km2.

Ruaha National Park has a high diversity of plants and animals including elephants, buffalos, antelopes and some of rare and endangered species like wild dogs. The park serves as water shade both for wildlife and human being. This makes it to be economically significant as it supports agricultural activities down stream and contributes to hydro- electric power (HEP) for the country at Mtera and Kidatu dams.


·        Birds                                                                                                            
·       Animals                                                                                                                
·        Reptiles and Amphibians                                                                                   
·       Vegetation                                                                                                             
·        Historical and cultural sites                                                                                
·        Physical feature                                                                                               
·       Rivers                                                                                                                  
·        Rift valley                                                                                                           
·        Natural springs                                                                                                   
·        Undulating landscape   


Eco-Africa invites to explore the wonders that our great country of Tanzania have to offer. Please explore our blog and we invite you to join us in the adventure of your lifetime. We are confident that through eco-africa, your trip will exceed your expectations.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Beach Holidays

Where better to go after an action-packed safari or a tough climb? Zanzibar is a tropical paradise just off the coast from Dar es Salaam. Let us arrange for you a relaxing beach vacation on the Isle of Spice. Zanzibar beach the endless blue skies, stunning white sands beaches framed by whispering palm fronds. Dancing to an African drum beat long into the night. Cool water and hot sun on your skin. The bustle of the bazaars and the exquisite architecture of Stonetown. Your memories of Zanzibar will last a lifetime.

The Spices, Tropical Warmth
The spice island of Zanzibar lies off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. It is famous for once being the commercial centre of East Africa and the last place to abolish the slave trade. Today it combines ancient Islamic ruins, noble Arabic houses with miles of white sandy palm fringed beaches and coves. The ocean offers warm clear blue waters, idyllic islands excellent reefs for snorkeling/SCUBA, fantastic deep sea fishing, water sports and of course delicious fresh seafood. You can also opt to go for an early morning boat ride to swim with the dolphins. And if you thought that wasn't enough, visiting the Spice plantations (cloves,cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cardamom and others) or haggling over the price of wood carvings in the Central Market is great fun too.

Indian Ocean Beaches
Brilliant white beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean provide the perfect places to relax, soak up the busy sightseeing. Modern resorts nestle in the shade of coconut palms, providing cool and comfortable retreats. The beaches are paradise. Most indigenous people live in fishing villages where they live a simple way of life, unchanged through the years. Just south of Zanzibar town are Fuji Beach and Chuini Beach, which both offer facilities for a range of water sports, while to the north there is Mangapwani where the only noise is likely to be the sound of the ocean. On the northern tip of the Island is Nungwi, where visitors can watch fishermen's boats being built or swim in the coral lagoons.
On Zanzibar's northeast coast are the beaches of Matemwe, Mapenzi, Kiwenga and Uroa, with their wide stretches of uncrowded sands and opportunities to explore the underwater world. Other well developed resorts areas: Pingwe, Bwejuu and Jambiani are to be found on the south-eastern coast. As well as water sports there are also opportunities for fishing or for observing the activities of the local fishermen.

Old Culture
Tours of Zanzibar island are rewarding experience. Visitors will travel past fragrant plantation of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices on their way to a number of places of historical interest. In the south of the island is the walled city of Kizimkazi, where the ruins of Shirazi mosque, part of which dates back nearly 900 years, are found. A coral stone inscription provides evidence of its age, making it one of the earliest Islamic buildings in this part of Africa. Head north from Zanzibar town and visitors will encounter the palace ruins of Maruhubi and Mtoni. The ruins of Maruhubi offer a tantalising glimpse of former grandeur of this palace built by Sultan Bargash in 1880 to house his harem, but burnt down in 1889. The palace of Mtoni suffered a similar fate. Dating back to the early part of 19 century, it once housed 1,000 people. These are few examples of historical ruins that dotted throughout the island. Others to be found at Chuini, Dunga, Kidichi, Kizimbani and Bungi.

Jozani Forest
35 km southeast from Zanzibar City is Jozani Forest Reserve, an area of 10 whose thick forest, with trees over 100 years old, are one of the last remaining sanctuaries of red colubus monkey.

Changuu (Prison Island)
Changuu is another popular destination. The island was used to contain disobedient slaves and jail was built in 1893 but never used. Today the island's most famous inhabitants are giant tortoise and it is a popular place for a swim, a stroll or a picnic.

Dar es Salaam
Booasts are the one of the finest natural harbours in the world, and while it has become a bustling port and economic centre, it remains a place of fascination, with many reminders of its colourful past. Dhows still ply its waters. Dug-outs, filled with fish, bob by the harbourside. The city also displays the many influences of its history. There's an Asian district, with its speciality shops, tea rooms, restaurants and Hindu temples, while the German colonisation has left behind a Bavarian-style railway station, the Roman Catholic St. Joseph's Cathedral and the Lutheran Azania Front Church. The flower-filled parks - like the peaceful Botanical Gardens - tree-lined streets and Gymkana Club, are evidence of British occupation. The Nyerere Cultural Centre, a self-supporting handicraft scheme, is well worth a visit. Here over 100 young artists can be seen at work producing various works including paintings, carvings, batiks, pottery and weavings.
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Kariakoo Market were fish, fruit, vegetables, traditional medicines, herbs and livestock are traded. The maze of stalls and shops in the bazaar that surrounds the market, are also worth exploring.
We can arrange an itinerary to fit nearly every budget.

Some 75 km to the north of Dar es Salaam, on the coast opposite Zanzibar, is the former capital of German East Africa, Bagamoyo. Possessing a good, natural harbour ideal for sailing vessels and dhows, it was once the centre of the notorious slave trade. Its name is derived from the word Bwagomoyo, which means "Here I throw down my heart," reflecting the desperation and despair of the 'broken hearted' captives whose voyage into the unknown began here. The present police station, near the beachfront, was the first stone building in Bagamayo. Originally an Arab residence it was at one time the old prison where slaves were herded through underground tunnels to waiting dhows. The city was also the starting point for the first European explorers on their way to search for the source of the Nile. Livingstone, Stanley, Burton and Speke all passed through here. Livingstone's body was laid to rest here before being taken first to Zanzibar and then to England. The Mission has a museum with a wonderful collection of photographs and mementoes relating to Livingstone and to German colonial times. A house where Henry Morton Stanley lived a century ago can be seen in solitary splendor near the beach.

Pangani is situated about 50km south of Tanga, at the extreme Northeastern corner of Tanzania. Several historical sites serve as reminders for the strong Arabic influence and the later German, British colonial period in East Africa. Pangani is the land of historical Swahili and Arab culture existing today. The historic town of Pangani lies along the coastline of the sparkling blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Coral reefs and white sand beaches are some of the natural treasures which await discovery but equally fascinating is the rich culture and tradition which can be experienced with local people..
In Pangani we offer you:
·         Guided walking tours of Pangani town passing through historical buildings which show the Arabic coastal influence
·         Visits to a former slave labor camps and slave market site
·         Excursions on a fishing boat with fisherman at work
·         River cruises through the vast coconut plantations of Pangani
·         Chance to snorkel on attractive coral where huge sea turtles roam
·         Tour to Mangroves forests, Cycling and Swimming in the Indian Ocean.
·         Tour studies for marine ecosystem.

Social evening tours can be arranged according to your interests. Dolphins at Maziwe Island, beaches and game reserves, hippo pools and green turtles at Madete shall be added to your tours schedule on request.

 Think of Zanzibar and pictures of romantic dhows with white sails, endless, palm fringed beaches, veiled women, ancient ruins and exotic spices float before your eyes. The island have a thrilling history, which reflects today in the culture and traditions of the Zanzibaris. Zanzibar has more to offer than just fantastic white tropical beaches! We have a close association and detailed knowledge with the Zanzibar island as we are located here, too. If you want to combine your Safari with a beach holiday on Zanzibar, then you would be delighted with one of our Safari Zanzibar Packages. We offer a Special Offer, Camping Safari or Lodge Safari with beach extension on Zanzibar at very affordable prices. Furthermore we offer exclusive Zanzibar Packages and cultural packages. Or we would be happy to tailor your beach holiday to your expectations, interests and budget with the range of attractions and accommodation the island offers.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Zanzibar Holiday!!!!!!

Off the shores of Zanzibar are many little islands making for a more secluded and remote beach experience away from the main attraction of Zanzibar. Some of these island are only accessible at certain times of the day according to tide levels and these smaller sandbanks adn spits are excellent for sailing excursions and picnics. Then there are the permanent little ones like Mnemba and Chumbe,.

For those looking for the very best and most secluded beach stay with flour-like beach sand and no one else around, there is the private island lodge of Mnemba Island. This tiny island is everything you can imagine of a remote windswept paradise and often voted one of the most romantic destinations on the planet. Alternatively there is Chumbe island which is a marine conservation island, with very little beach quality with a coral rock dominating the shoreline. Being so eco conscious the marine life around here and outstanding and the snorkelling is first rate. Chumbe should always be used in conjunction with another location that offers a good quality beach.

Also to the west of Stone town is Prison Island, also known as Chapwani. It is renowned for its lack in a prison. its main attraction are the monstrous tortoises that are well worth seeing. close to Prison island is Bawe island which is lovely, but due to the rather overpriced accommodation and the fact that the view is of the main shipping lane to Stone Town, we don’t really rate it.

Many intrepid traveler who head on safari or climb to Kilimanjaro choose Zanzibar as a place to retreat to afterwards. With its beaches an water sports and the potential to be an idyllic place to unwind it is not hard to see why. However, we organize your trip to Zanzibar to make sure that Zanzibar holiday markers know how to make the most of their trip and find either the excitement or the relaxation they seeking  BOOK YOUR TRIP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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