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Dorobo Tours & Safaris




  The “twang” of a Hadza bowstring in the evening light, elephants like ghost trains under a full moon, the tense silence caused by the guttural growls of a lioness protecting her cubs –these are the kinds of experiences that Dorobo has shared with visitors to Tanzania since the 1980’s. Then, as now, Dorobo has […]

Safari Legacy




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 […]

Uganda and Tanzania Saw Biggest Growth in African Tourism in 2011




According to an article published last week in Uganda’s New Vision, Tanzania’s tourism sector saw the second highest growth rate in Africa in 2011.  According to remarks made by Kenya’s Secretary of Tourism at the Magical Kenya Travel Expo 2012, Uganda’s tourism sector grew by 25% last year, followed by Tanzania at 21% and South […]

Tanzania National Parks Announces Conservation-Focused Media Awards




Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) has announced the inception of Tanzania’s first independent media awards, aimed at promoting domestic tourism and the conservation of national parks.  The first annual TANAPA Media Awards will take place next year, and the organization is already accepting entries from both print and electronic media that were printed or aired in […]