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Safari Legacy

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In 1967, Chiman Patel embraced Africa as he pioneered access to great safari legends such as Tarangire National Park and the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park.  Safari Legacy, then Tanzania Photographic Safaris, was born. For the last four decades Safari Legacy and the Patel family have been creating extraordinary safaris in Africa and [...]

SafariBookings Members Invited to Join Friends of Serengeti

Friends of Serengeti is extending a special invitation to tour operators who are affiliated with SafariBookings. SafariBookings is an online resource for travelers who are planning a safari. They can compare our a huge collection of safaris offered by more than a thousand tour operators. There are also independent reviews that provide information on destinations and [...]

Court Bars Paved Serengeti Highway

The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) ruled against the construction of a paved commercial highway across the Serengeti National Park. The ruling was limited, in that only a northern, asphalt (bitumen) road was banned from the park. It stopped a project that conservation organizations and scientists warned would devastate an iconic World Heritage Site and [...]

Friends of Serengeti Funding at Work

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EDUCATION = CONSERVATION Another important step was taken by our Serengeti Teacher Environmental Program (STEP). A program was just completed outside of the Serengeti in the Maasai village of Ololosokwan, just east of the Park. Our team of teachers and coordinators took twelve students and eight local teachers on a safari into the Serengeti National [...]

60 Million Tons of Radioactive Waste in Africa’s Last Great Wilderness?

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Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals has granted a license to mine uranium in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of “outstanding universal value,” to a major international mining company. According to the website AllAfrica, the move will catapult Tanzania ahead of Canada as the world’s second largest uranium producer. Read the [...]

Bushtracks / Founding Member

Based in Northern California, Bushtracks Expeditions designs unforgettable safaris and adventure vacations to places Bushtracks owners and founders David and Carolyn Tett know intimately. David Tett, President of Bushtracks Expeditions, was born and raised in Zimbabwe and his passion for Africa is evident in the range of African safari and adventure travel destinations, as well [...]

Six Foreign Bids for Lake Natron Plant

According to Tanzania’s National Development Corporation (NDC) six foreign firms have submitted bids to establish a $500 million soda ash plant on the shores of Lake Natron.  The NDC declined to identify the companies but is currently reviewing the bids.  As we’ve reported previously, the planned development of the plant faces harsh opposition from environmental [...]

Rising Concern About Politicians’ Ties to Poaching in Tanzania

At a press conference last Friday, Tanzania shadow minister Rev Peter Msigwa cited some alarming statistics about poaching in his country and called for a special independent probe into the problem.  He stated that at least 23,000 elephants per year are being killed by poachers in Tanzania’s parks, the equivalent of 67 per day, and [...]

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