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Old 10-01-2012, 05:15 AM
 
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i like mostly this country and look to document myself on it.Thanks to help!
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
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Tanzania is found in East Africa, the capital city is Dar Es Salaam.The country has a lot of tourist attractiona ranging from beaches, lakes, rivers, mountains and national parks just to mention few.I fail to tell you more because you didi not specify what exactly you want to know about the country.
I can tell you everything you want to know because I have always lived in this country so I know most of the issues in the country.Just be specific on what you want to know and you will have my full support
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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Hi Naturalblack;

I myself would love to know more about Tanzania. My husband and I dream of coming to Africa one day. We know it will be an expensive trip, and being that we're just plain old American working folks, it may be a few years. However; it is a goal we will work towards. I have a few questions for you and figured you're a good person to ask considering you live in Tanzania. I will list my questions below to make it easier for you to answer.

1. Our first concern is safety. How safe is it for outsiders such as ourselves to travel to Tanzania?

2. How is Tanzania compared to South Africa in terms of safety, wildlife safaris,terrain,climate etc.?

3. We would be interested in staying at a safari lodge. What are some of the best ones to stay at? Ones that are reasonably priced. Or are there some safari camps that you would recommend.

4. What time of year is best to visit Tanzania?


Thank you so much for your help and ideas
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:48 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I think about the Maasai, Serengeti national park with it's amazing wildlife, and Mt. Kilimanjaro, highest peak in Africa. Would love to visit one day.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: New York City
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My husband and I dream of coming to Africa one day. We know it will be an expensive trip, and being that we're just plain old American working folks, it may be a few years.
Tanzania is one of the safest countries in Africa for tourists and the wildlife parks are amazing. If you want to visit wildlife in southern Africa, I suggest Botswana over South Africa.

Traveling in Tanzania is comparatively affordable. I was shocked at how low the entry fees for the parks are: around US$20, some of the most popular are a little more.

If you know what youíre doing, it can be quite cheap. The challenge is that traveling in Africa is tricky for the uninitiated. Most people rely on tour companies, which can be very expensive. By the way, I donít begrudge them this. Tourism is a major source of income and hard currency for the country and they are providing a service.

If you fly into Arusha, you have easy access to Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, which is more than enough to fill up your first trip.

Safari camps vary wildly. Some are literally campgrounds where you bring your own tents. Others a five-star resorts with hot showers, gourmet meals, etc. It all depends on what youíre willing to spend.

Another option if you have the time is ďserviceĒ safaris. You volunteer to work on wildlife-related projects in exchange for cheaper accommodation.

I work a lot in Africa. Iím there all the time and I sort of take it for granted. My aunt mentioned that she had an opportunity to take a tour to Tanzania but was unsure if she should go. I insisted that she go. She went and said that it was the best trip she has ever taken.

Dry season (October/November) is best because as all of the animals congregate at watering holes.

Do your research, plan ahead and save your money, but it will be a trip of a lifetime.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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Hello and thank you for your great thoughts and ideas. You mentioned "service camps" and that you're there working all the time. What kind of work do you do? My husband is a contractor/builder and I work as a support specialist at our local high school helping behavioral and learning disabled teens. Is there such work available in those areas for us to take advantage of a "service camp" situation. Just curious!

Thanks so much again for your help,
Kelly
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Hello and thank you for your great thoughts and ideas. You mentioned "service camps" and that you're there working all the time. What kind of work do you do? My husband is a contractor/builder and I work as a support specialist at our local high school helping behavioral and learning disabled teens. Is there such work available in those areas for us to take advantage of a "service camp" situation. Just curious!

Thanks so much again for your help,
Kelly
There are three basic types of foreigners in Tanzania: missionaries/aid workers, people on Safari, and documentary filmmakers (I’m the latter, by the way). I can tell who is who a mile away.

But seriously, Tanzania, and Africa in general, is full of aid workers, especially teachers, doctors/nurses and engineers. They’re in constant demand. I’m sure that some are not much use, but others are highly valued and welcomed into the community. Tanzanians are the friendliest and most welcoming people I’ve met anywhere—and I’ve traveled a lot.

For example, you could spend your summer vacation in a village tutoring children and your husband could assist in building wells, housing, and other projects. It seems a perfect fit for your family and the sort of experience that could change your life.

If you belong to a church, there are many organizations from every denomination that have programs to send volunteers to Africa. If you want a secular option, many NGOs do the same thing. It just takes a little research online. You and your husband have a great combined skill-set and many organizations would be happy to have you.

Some volunteers help villagers and others help villagers and wildlife. I read about one in where volunteers help build fences to protect villages from elephants. It keeps the houses safe without killing the elephants. Life is raw in the bush and the animals are close, depending on where you are in Tanzania. It’s not Disney World. Lions kill villagers on occasion.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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[quote=tpk-nyc;27868623]There are three basic types of foreigners in Tanzania: missionaries/aid workers, people on Safari, and documentary filmmakers (Iím the latter, by the way). I can tell who is who a mile away.

We would be the ones you could notice a mile away ha! Middle aged, not very seasoned travelers ha! Coming to Africa would be us really getting out of our comfort zone, but I'm sure we'd love every minute of it. Another question for ya!, Are there any wildlife conservation programs that ever take on people to help? Such as helping with a Rhino sanctuary, or elephant program etc? This is something that's truly near and dear to my heart.

On another note, I am glad Africa isn't Disneyland :-). It is a raw place, but that's what makes it magical and that's what makes it Africa. I truly hope to see it one day. Thanks again for your input and thoughts
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Are there any wildlife conservation programs that ever take on people to help? Such as helping with a Rhino sanctuary, or elephant program etc? This is something that's truly near and dear to my heart.
Yes, they exist, though I don't have any personal experience and can't make any recommendations. They're not hard to find on Google.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:19 AM
 
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If you want to visit best national park in the world, then I think Tanzania is the best place for it.
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