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Why Zanzibar Is The Ultimate Island Getaway

Why Zanzibar Is The Ultimate Island Getaway

When you think of idyllic beach destinations, if you’re like most “Africa” probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. But in recent years Zanzibar has been heralded as the ‘new Caribbean’, and with pristine white sand beaches stretching into the turquoise Indian Ocean, it is easy to see why it’s climbing to the top of the honeymoon goers lists.

The Best Kilimanjaro Route

The Best Kilimanjaro Route

You are planning to climb mount Kilimanjaro and you don't know which is the best route? Acanela Expedition will explain the differences between the routes and help you decide which is the best for you. As the popularity of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro continues to increase, potential climbers are often uncertain as to which route to take. There are seven major routes used to climb Kilimanjaro. Each route has its own advantages and disadvantages. When selecting the route, make sure it is the appropriate route for your desires, physical ability, altitude and comfort level.

Why You Should Go on Safari in Tanzania

Why You Should Go on Safari in Tanzania

Located in East Africa, Tanzania is one of the best places for game drives and THE scene for the Great Wildebeest Migration where almost two million mostly wildebeest, zebra, and antelope move through the Serengeti in search of water and food. One of the many advantages of choosing Tanzania for your safari is access to the biggest terrestrial conservation area in Africa and perhaps even in the world.

The Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro

The Best Time to Climb Kilimanjaro

The highest peak in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro is a towering, dormant volcano and has been a major climbing destination for travelers from all over the world for a century. Hiking the popular Marangu route to reach the impressive summit is an unforgettable experience for the adventurer in all of us. Read below to discover the best time to join us on our Kilimanjaro adventure!

A Little Slice of Tanzania: Recipe Friday Special

A Little Slice of Tanzania: Recipe Friday Special

Like much of the continent of Africa, Tanzania has several distinct influences from outside cultures. Unlike most of Africa, and even though Tanzania was under British and German colonial rule, their cuisine influences comes primarily from the Middle East and India due to centuries-old trade routes. The spices of Tanzania are very reminiscent of flavors you will find on the streets of Mumbai, rich and warm with a focus on fruits, vegetables, and grains. 

Top 10 Things to Do in Tanzania

Top 10 Things to Do in Tanzania

Tanzania is by far one of the best places to travel to in Africa, and for good reasons too! The country is bursting with a rich variety of culture, wildlife, unbelievable destinations, and activities that are sure to leave you with some lasting memories. Tanzania is a place to experience at least once in your life, so much so that we found it rather impossible to fit everything in a top 10 list!

Abdul, Master of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Abdul, Master of Mt. Kilimanjaro

To Abdul, Kilimanjaro is more than a picturesque backdrop to his village; it is his whole life. This mountain is his job and his livelihood, as well as that of his family and friends in his village. But even more than that, Kilimanjaro is Adbul’s home, and he has a profound love and appreciation for it. 

The Best Time To Visit Tanzania

The Best Time To Visit Tanzania

Located on the rugged East African coastline, the country of Tanzania is the largest is East Africa and is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife on the planet. Due to its vast wilderness areas, including the famous Serengeti National Park and Kilimanjaro National Park (which holds Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro), Tanzania has become one of the world’s top safari destinations, drawing in millions of adventurers each year. In fact, it is one of the best-known places in the world to see the “big five:” lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalo, and leopards. Yet, with so much to see and nearly endless safari opportunities, when is the best time to travel to Tanzania? Continue reading below to find out when you should go! 

The Best Places to Go for Animal Encounters

The Best Places to Go for Animal Encounters

A trip to a far-off place is always special, but there’s something mesmerizing about getting up close and personal with the region’s wildlife. For animal lovers, this can be the drive behind choosing the destination of their next getaway. From embarking on an African safari to swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos, there are countless opportunities for exciting adventures. Keep reading to find out the best places to go for animal encounters!

What to Pack for an African Safari

What to Pack for an African Safari

A trip on an African Safari is an amazing way to be exposed to nature and see a variety of animals in their natural habitat. If you are wondering where to go in Africa to have this once in a lifetime experience, check out these trips to Botswana and Tanzania, to visit some of the most famous places in Africa, like the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, or Ngorongoro Crater. Do keep in mind that many safari trips involve arriving on a small plane with luggage restrictions, so being mindful of what you bring is very important.

Best Place to Go on Safari

Best Place to Go on Safari

For many people, an African safari seems like the ultimate bucket list activity. From the exhilarating feeling of getting up close and personal with the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo) to the endless beauty of sprawling plains and and glistening waterways, there’s nothing quite like it. With so many countries and countless parks to choose from, it can be a challenge finding the right safari for you. While there’s no such thing as a bad safari, what kind of trip you’re looking for in terms of price, accommodation, and adventure level can determine the ideal destination. Whether you long for the exclusivity of a Zambia safari or the wow-factor of a Tanzania safari, keep reading for the best places to go on safari!

Gabrielle's Kilimanjaro Climb

Gabrielle's Kilimanjaro Climb

The magnitude of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro did not occur to me until I was on the airplane, flying past the tallest free-standing mountain in Africa. Seeing the mountain for the first time, I was overwhelmed by nervous excitement, and humbled by the mass my brother and I would soon attempt to climb. That was the first time it truly occurred to me what we were in Tanzania to

How much to tip Guides & Porters on Kilimanjaro?

How much to tip Guides & Porters on Kilimanjaro?

Tipping can be one of the most confusing parts of traveling.  With each country being different, how do you know how much to tip? Here we give you a detailed breakdown on how much you should expect to tip each member of your Kilimanjaro Climbing Crew, including the guide, assistant guide, chef, and porters.

Top 20 Trips to Take with Your Mom

Top 20 Trips to Take with Your Mom

There’s no greater gift you can give your mother than spending quality time together, and what better way to show your love and appreciation than with a trip abroad! Your mom is the perfect travel buddy, and experiencing new cultures and adventures together will strengthen your bond and create lifelong memories you’ll cherish for years to come. These are the top 20 trips to take with your mom.

Why Africa should be on your Bucketlist.

Why Africa should be on your Bucketlist.

Only a handful of places in the world hold a special place in my heart, and Botswana has certainly become one of them. The adventure started in Chobe National Park, which is situated at the northern portion of Botswana, and continued onwards to the Savuti and Moremi National Parks, on the outskirts of the Okavango Delta.

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit in 2018

Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Visit in 2018

In 1972, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—UNESCO for short—created a program to protect culturally and historically significant sites across the globe. Today there are over 1,000 World Heritage Sites, from ancient ruins to natural wonders, and the possibilities for your next adventure are endless. Keep reading for the top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in 2018!