5 Things You can Learn From The Lion King Before You Go on Safari in Tanzania

Lion King

For many of us, our first lion encounter was with a sleekly animated cub. The Lion King is an iconic movie, but it’s more than just a touching tale of a lion finding his way to the throne. The film is packed with tidbits of information that might come in handy when you go on … Read more5 Things You can Learn From The Lion King Before You Go on Safari in Tanzania

Discover The Highlights Of The Great Wildebeest Migration

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The Wildebeest migration is the most famous migration in Africa, if not the world, and with good reason. Every year over a million of these ungulates move across the plains of the Serengeti from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, in a breathtaking journey of sheer guts and determination.  … Read moreDiscover The Highlights Of The Great Wildebeest Migration

Our Best Guided Group Tours

Our Best Guided Group Tour

Jenman African Safaris offers a range of Guided Group Safaris throughout Southern Africa, East Africa, and Madagascar. These tours with set departures are expertly designed for travellers who want to see the highlights of a country, or in some cases even more than one country, whilst having an exceptional guide provide valuable insight along the way. These … Read moreOur Best Guided Group Tours

First Female Quadriplegic Summits Mount Kilimanjaro

A satellite phone SMS brought ground-breaking news on Thursday, the 3rd of September. “We made it!” it read, confirming that the first female quadriplegic, a South African woman named Chaeli Mycroft, summited the daunting Mount Kilimanjaro with six other South African climbers. With the constant threat of altitude sickness, below-freezing temperatures and the grueling physical … Read moreFirst Female Quadriplegic Summits Mount Kilimanjaro

Exploring the Cultures of East Africa

For thousands, if not millions, of years, East Africa has been inhabited by human beings. With a rich history featuring towering kingdoms and vital trade networks, the entire East African region has been chopped and changed into the diverse area that it is today. Encompassing no less than 19 territories, there remains several common threads … Read moreExploring the Cultures of East Africa

Amazing Tanzania Experience – Part 1

Click here for part 2… I was really fortunate to be able to go to sunny Tanzania in July 2014 on our scheduled tour – Tanzania Wildlife & Cultural Explorer while it was cold and raining in Cape Town. I flew from Johannesburg to Dar Es Salam and Dar Es Salam to Kilimanjaro. On that second flight I was lucky to see the snow-capped of Mount Kilimanjaro from the top which was a really great experience. The moment we landed in Kilimanjaro, the landscape had changed completely to mountain looming over the plains of the savannah. I had a warm welcome from our friendly guide who was on time to pick me up and transfer me to the lodge located in Arusha with our 4×4 Safari vehicle. After a delicious dinner I joined the rest of the group and we had a pre-departure meeting with the operations manager of Jenman East African Safaris. It was necessary and really informative because he prepared us on what we will expect during our safaris trip and taught us few Swahili words such as “Hakuna Matata” which means “No Worries”.

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The White Beaches of Zanzibar

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Few of us are able to say that we’ve never fantasised about what it would be like to lose track of time as you lie beneath the warm rays of the sun, your fingers sifting through the soft white sands that surround you, with the lapping of the ocean nearby as the only sound you can hear. As the sun travels across the azure blue sky, you even imagine the feeling of weightlessness you experience as you wade into the ocean and submerse yourself beneath its warm waters.

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Beach of Zanzibar

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Mount Kilimanjaro Forest Goes Up in Flames

Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

Large parts of Mount Kilimanjaro forest cover are currently being consumed by flames which have been raging since Sunday afternoon. Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), which manages the Kilimanjaro National Park within which the mountain is located, has stated that the roaring fires were on the northern slopes of Africa’s highest mountain which are in Rombo District.

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NEW 9-seater vehicle for Jenman East Africa – offering the best views on safari

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Jenman East Africa has added yet another fantastic vehicle to their fleet recently… a custom-built 9-seater Land Cruiser offering 9 window seats for all of the clients! This is a first for Jenman East Africa where traditionally not all clients on safari had the fantastic opportunity of a window seat every day while on the … Read moreNEW 9-seater vehicle for Jenman East Africa – offering the best views on safari

The issue of plastic water bottles on safari and our need to protect wildlife from human impact

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safari
Clients ready for their tour

We at Jenman African Safaris host thousands of safari tourists every year.  We love bringing people to this amazing continent to experience the beauty of Africa and helping them turn their African dream into reality.

But we realize that during some of the long hot days on safari, people consume lots of water, most of which is from plastic, throw-away bottles.

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A touch of sunburn, a house tent and a presentation by a great travel writer

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great travel writer
Jenman African Safaris presents Madagascar and East Africa

Thirteen hours on your feet can be a challenge for someone who works at a desk all day, but much of the day flew by and I generally enjoyed it. I was at the Getaway Show, a travel show, at Lourensford Wine Estate.

When we left home at about 7am the weather was chilly and a light misty rain had me hoping that the tent, which was our stand at the show, would be cosy and dry inside.

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Where have all the Elephants gone?

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An elephant family at the water hole

In Dar Es Saalaam, Tanzania, a deal was discussed – ivory buyers from Asia talking to two black-market ivory traders – finding out the quality of the ivory, the inventory, reliability …  After the questions have been answered, they all head to a secret destination to view some of the sample stock. This is a deal that is done daily in one of the world’s biggest ivory thoroughfares. Only, this time they are all about to be exposed…

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Safari-ing around in 4×4 style with GUARANTEED air-con!

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4x4
The Jenman East Africa 4×4 vehicle

Our Jenman East Africa division has just extended their vehicle fleet to include 2 brand-new custom-built 4×4 safari vehicles. The vehicles were custom built at our Cape Town head office – Jenman African Safaris – and are officially one of the first vehicles in Tanzania to have AIR-CONDITIONING! East Africa reaches extremely high temperatures and to be able to sit in a fully cooled down vehicle is absolute heaven!

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Kilimanjaro – time to tick it off your bucket list

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Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak, and climbing Kili is a goal many people have on their personal bucket list!  Kilimanjaro is one of the most magnificent sights of Tanzania, and one of the biggest reasons to plan a trip to East Africa.  Mount Kilimanjaro is the 4th highest of the 7 summits and is … Read moreKilimanjaro – time to tick it off your bucket list

Wildebeest Migration – where are they now?

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wildebeest
Wildebeest in the tall grass
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Wildebeest being spotted in the road on a safari

Despite the migration consisting of thousands and thousands of wildebeest – the Serengeti National Park and the Masia Mara (where they migrate through) are so huge that sometimes it’s hard to spot them …. hard to believe, but its true! This is why our Jenman East African office and team are tracking the migration all the time and are able to tell us in exactly what part of Tanzania/Kenya the majority are at any given time.

So where is the migration right now? Keep reading!

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Mkombozi and Jenman East African Safaris

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Mbombozi
Jenman East Africa
Mbombozi
Supporter from Jenman East Africa

After much time spent organizing the perfect experience for Anna and her group of retired teachers we decided to set up a relationship with the Mkombozi Organization. I met Herry (the head coordinator from the Mkombozi Organization) and his team in Arusha to discuss this possible relationship and to organize a day for our Jenman clients to experience a day in the life of a street child here in Tanzania.

We decided that they, our clients, could visit a local government Secondary school where some of the Mkombozi children are placed as well as a local orphanage that houses street children.

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Supporting in Arusha with Jenman East Africa

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Journey to the Mountain of God – Here we go…

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Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Written by Don Pinnock.

This will be about a journey to a mountain. It’s called Oldonyo Lengai, Mountain of God. So this is a journey to the mountain of god. Sounds pretty impressive. Actually it’s like no other journey on earth, not only because Lengai is an active volcano called God with an almost perfect cone, but because if where it is – in the Great Rift Valley, Northern Tanzania.

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Jenman East Africa has just adopted an Elephant!

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elephant
Orwa being fed

Some exciting news! Jenman East Africa has just adopted an elephant from the infamous David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Our new addition to the Jenman family is called, Orwa. He is an elephant orphan aged 1 year of age, born on 3 December 2010. He was rescued by the trust about 3 months ago when he was found all alone in an area called Orwa, in the South Turkana Game Reserve in Kenya.

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Royal visit to Tanzania & South Africa

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tanzania and south africa
Tanzania and South Africa

THE PRINCE OF WALES AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL WILL VISIT TOWNSHIPS AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS DURING A TOUR OF TANZANIA AND SOUTH AFRICA NEXT MONTH.
Source: ATTA Travel

The trip, which will focus on the environment and sustainability, education and trade, is timed to take place just a month before the Durban Climate Summit.

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Garth and Johan explore East Africa, days 6.7,8 and 9

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Johann enjoying breakfast in Amboseli National Park
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Kilimanjaro in the background – Garth and Johann in East Africa

Garth and Johan are currently in Amboseli National Park in Kenya and are still having a great time! Every day they send us some pictures and updates of their latest finds… its not all fun and games – they are in East Africa busy organizing Jenman Safaris latest East African venture which is mid-range safaris (a first for us and a first for East Africa!). The above pictures are of them in Amboseli – look at the background… its Mount Kilimanjaro!

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In Kenya with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background
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Lions on a game drive

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