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The Ebola Hype: Safari travelers safe to visit Tanzania (East Africa)

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One of the most talked-about media stories of 2014 was the Ebola outbreak. With the help of media outlets, Americans have become terrified the disease is going to sweep the nation. In a seemingly natural course of events, Westerners have all but cut off any travel to Africa. This has caused a significant decrease in attendance on safaris, one of Africa’s most lucrative tourism industries. Despite minimal chance of exposure to Ebola while in safari countries, many safari companies have experienced a heavy drop in attendance. According to a survey conducted by popular Safari Bookings’ website, more than half of…

Climb the Highest Peak in Africa (Mount Kilimanjaro (19,342 ft))

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       Kilimanjaro! Rising majestically above the African plains, the 19,341 foot Mount Kilimanjaro has lured climbers since the first recorded summit in 1889.        Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in African and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. It has three volcanic cones - Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo. Mawenzi and Shira are extinct but Kibo, also the highest peak, is dormant. The last eruption was about 360,000 years ago!        Nearly every climber who has reached the Uhuru Peak, the highest point on Kibo's crater rim, has recorded his or her thoughts about…

Part 1: Introducing Tanzania

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       The beautiful plains of Tanzania appeal to even the most introverted of people. Whether you like to learn about new cultures, or whether you want to just sit back and relax, Authentic African Safaris will help plan the vacation of your dreams.         Tanzania offers places that range from being able to interact with the locals to being able to just spend some quality time at the beach, all of which can be organized for you. Here are a couple of the attractions that makes Tanzania a wonderful holiday destination: The highest free-standing mountain,…

About Us

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You did it! You managed to find the right place to plan your East African Safari to Tanzania & Kenya! Here at Authentic African Safaris we will provide you with a well planned trip to the most beautiful destinations in East Africa. East Africa’s Finest! – At Authentic African Safaris, we will make sure to provide you with top quality tour guides, accommodations, excursions, and dining. We know how stressful and overwhelming it can be trying to plan a vacation. Every website you go to or restaurant or tour guide you look into claims they are “the best”. Lucky for…

Golf Safaris

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       Usually when a person thinks about golfing, the first location that comes to mind may not be Africa. Regardless of that fact, here are a couple reasons why golfing in Africa, specifically Kenya, is a wonderful idea: amazing views of the wilderness that Kenya is famous for, wonderful weather all year round, private golf clubs, a vast majority of golf courses to choose from and many more!        Kenya has a total of 40 golf courses, 13 of which are 18-hole, and 10 which are used for championship events. There are a few only within…

Newsletter: Planning a Safari Vacation

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  Planning a Safari Vacation Planning a Safari Vacation to Tanzania Whether you are a first time visitor or a seasoned safari freak, Authentic African Safaris will help you plan a perfect safari to Tanzania. Tanzania - a great safari destination! The country has set aside one-quarter of its surface for conservation purposes. Apart from the wildlife safaris, there in Mt Kilimanjaro - the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world. Then there are lakes Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa, the three largest freshwater lakes in Africa. And of course, how can we forget the…

Safari Vacation to Tanzania – A Complete Guide (Part 1)

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Part 1 - About Tanzania Whether you are a first time visitor or a seasoned safari freak, Authentic African Safaris will help you plan a perfect safari to Tanzania. Tanzania - a great safari destination! The country has set aside one-quarter of its surface area for conservation purposes. Apart from the wildlife safaris, there in Mount Kilimanjaro - the highest mountain in Africa and the Highest free standing mountain in the world. Then there are Lakes Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa, the three largest freshwater lakes in Africa. And of course, how can we forget the spice island of Zanzibar and…

Where would you go for your 2016 vacation?

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What better location than EAST AFRICA!!!   AFRICA is the wildlife heaven. It is famous for wildlife safaris, splendid hiking areas, beautiful crater, lakes and abundant natural glory. Thousands of people visit this continent of the world to witness the most wonder wildlife on our planet. It is one of the oldest inhabited areas of the world. Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania. This terrific country has many beaches and national parks where you could have lots of fun and adventure. It has many gorgeous mountains where you could enjoy the most enthralling experience of hiking. TANZANIA is…

The African Elephant

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       The African Elephant is the largest land animal in the world. Their large ears allow them to radiate excess heat, and they grow tusks that help them protect themselves from predators. These tusks are article of many debates, seeing as they are considered to be quite valuable. Recently, in Kenya as protest to the killing of these majestic animals, thousands of tusks were gathered from those that had been taken by killing elephants, and were burned to show people the importance of keeping these animals safe. As valuable as the tusks are, they aren’t as valuable as…

African Safari Costs

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How much does an African Safari Cost? Answer: The simple answer is that African safari costs can vary.  If traveling from the US we recommend staying at least 10 days and you need to add about 3 more days for travel time.  Airfare alone will cost approximately $1200 US in the off season and can more than double in the peak season. Once you are in Tanzania you could expect to pay minimum of $4000 for a budget adventure and the sky is the limit once you get into luxury accommodations and exotic tours. Some safaris can cost over $100,000…

Dallas Travel & Adventure Show

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      Get your FREE VIP Ticket to the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show! Dallas Travel & Adventure Show Jan 30-31, 2016 Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center Come and see us at Booth 527 We have a free ticket just for you! Simply follow the instructions below and redeem the following promo code for a FREE ticket to the show. How to Redeem: Click Here to go to the Travel & Adventure Show website Click the 'Buy Ticket' button Enter promo code: EFAAS to receive your FREE ticket Don't forget to bring along a friend! You can print a…

CLIMB-KILI CHALLENGE

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You are invited to join the expedition to summit the highest peak in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro! Authentic African Safaris is arranging an expedition to the highest peak in Africa to raise funds for the Tanzanian Children's Fund, an organization that works towards improvement of life and education for marginalized and orphan children. All profits from this expedition will go towards TCF. The climber can also raise additional funds for the project by getting additional sponsorship from family and friends, and the full amount can be directly banked into TCF's bank account. Your itinerary will start with a visit to the…

Visit Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of Tanzania. When you see it, you understand why. Not only is it the highest peak in Africa; but also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising a breathtaking 5,895 meters (19,336 feet). Conquer Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman's Point on the lip of the crater, will…

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

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The Manor at Ngorongoro

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Plan Your Dream Safari to Tanzania!

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You did it! You managed to find the right place to plan your Dream Safari to Tanzania or Ngorongoro! Here at Authentic African Safaris we will provide you with a well planned trip to the most beautiful destinations in Tanzania. Tanzania is home to some of the most exciting wildlife in the world, and you will get to experience it firsthand! We will do our very best to make sure you see your favorite animals whether it be lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo, or elephants. Authentic African Safaris provides the best African safaris to the most popular Tanzania safari destinations. Whether…

Climb-Kili Challenge

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Climb Kilimanjaro! You are invited to join the expedition to summit the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Authentic African Safaris is arranging the expedition to raise funds for Tanzania Children's Fund, an organization that works towards improvement of life and education for marginalized children. All profits from the expedition will go towards TCF. The climber can also raise additional funds for the project by getting sponsorship for the climb, the full amount of which can be directly deposited to TCF' s bank account. You itinerary will start with a visit to N gorongoro Crater to view the amazing wildlife…

If you were on a summer trip in Tanzania right about now…

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You might have been playing in the ocean with the friendly Zanzibar dolphins that come out near mid-day to interact with tourists! Or you might have been in the middle of a wonderful Serengeti adventure, seeing animals that you haven’t ever seen in the wild! In another scenario, you may be wandering the streets of Arusha, interacting with the locals and tasting local foods that you will go back for again and again. You might have even been wandering the streets of Zanzibar, eating delicious street foods and learning about the history that Zanzibar has been part of over the…

Maramboi Tented Camp

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Why Tanzania?

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authentic african safariIn layman’s terms, Tanzania is simply amazing. When you think of Tanzania you might picture a march of a thousand wildebeests during their Serengeti migration. You might think of a happy family of elephants crossing the muddy, wide Tarangire River, a healthy pride of lions catching some sunrays in the Ngorongoro Crater, or a flock of bright pink flamingos getting lunch on the banks of Lake Natron. These images that might come to mind are not unreasonable, and can be put to life during your visit to Tanzania. We have listed some statistics to show you just how…

Go on Safari in Serengeti National Park

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Named by the natives as ‘Siringitu,’ meaning “the place where the land moves on forever,” Serengeti has come to symbolize the beauty that comes with a thriving natural environment. The Serengeti region covers 30,000 square kilometers and includes the National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve, the Loliondo, Grumeti and Ikorongo Controlled Areas and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The expansive protected lands cover 14 percent of Tanzania’s land area. Of this protected area, the Serengeti National Park has come to be known as one of the best safari destinations in the world. With over 90,000…

The Giraffe

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       The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, whose new born babies are also taller than most humans. They spend most of their lives standing up – they give birth standing up and even sleep standing up. New born giraffes can stand within half an hour of being born, and in the next 24 hours are already running around with their family members. They live primarily in savanna areas in the sub-Saharan region of Africa. They are usually seen eating off of tall trees such as the acacia trees and are known distinctly for their long…

Olduvai Gorge

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       Olduvai Gorge is one of the most historical sites in Tanzania. It holds the earliest evidence of mankind, discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey. Paleoanthropologists have found hundreds of fossilized bones and stone tools that date back millions of years, leading them to believe that humans evolved in Africa. What most people don't know about Olduvai Gorge is that its actually a misspelling of the Maasai word Oldupai, which refers to a wild sisal plant that grows in the area.        It is located in the Great Rift Valley, in between the Ngorongoro Crater and…

What to expect on a Tanzanian Safari

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Why should YOU go on a Safari this summer?          Multiple reasons such as; being able to experience something new, seeing animals in the wild, enjoying the African breeze etc. It’s a life changing experience!       This summer, let’s make a checklist of what we want to have accomplished: -          See the sea (sitting on a beautiful island off the coast of Tanzania) -          Go swimming (with dolphins in the ocean) -          Learn about new culture (“Hakuna Matata”) -          Support a charity and do some good for people less fortunate than you (fun work!) -         …

Safari Vacation to Tanzania – A Complete Guide (Part 4)

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Part 4 - Safari Options: Central and Southern Circuit In the earlier blog, we talked about safari option in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania. Do you know that there is a National Park in Tanzania that has an area fenced off for Rhino Conservation? The Mkomazi National Park set below the verdant slopes of the spectacular Usambara and Pare Mountain ranges and overseen by iconic snow–capped peak of Kilimanjaro, it's a virgin breathtaking beauty exhibiting unique natural treasures and immense sense of space and adds to the fulfillment of high visitor enjoyment expectations – a much needed bridge between northern…

African Safari Tours

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African Safari Tours Looking for the best African safari tours? Authentic African Safaris offers a wide variety of Tanzanian Safari Tours and custom safari packages tailored to your particular tastes. From camping safaris to lodge safaris – we can help plan your dream African Safari adventure! African Wildlife Safaris At Authentic African Safaris, we offer guided safaris to wildlife parks and a Mount Kilimanjaro climb. We offer walking, horseback, and balloon safaris. Your dream safari vacation is fully customizable or you can choose one of our specially created itineraries.   Camping Safaris Tanzania For adventure loving vacationers we offer camping safaris.…

Arusha National Park

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       Arusha National Park is a beautiful little jewel that is often overlooked by tourists in their haste to get to the big national parks such as Serengeti National Park, or Ngorogoro Crater. However, this little place, located quite close to Arusha town, is a beautiful place that is recommended you visit.        Many monkeys hang around the entrance of the park, inviting tourists in with their playfulness – although it is advised not to get too near. Many different kinds of monkeys can be found as soon as you step into the park. Alongside monkeys,…

KENYA 11 day African Bush Safari

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Authentic Africa’s KENYA Classic Collection 11 day African Bush Safari Ever wondered what a 11 day Safari trip to KENYA may seem like? Here’s a sample of one of our itineraries to give you a basic idea of what to expect. Starting price $2,330.00 per person Day 1: Arrival Nairobi, Kenya A Authentic African Safaris member will meet you on your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and escort you to your overnight hotel. Accommodation: Southern Sun Mayfair Day 2 & 3: Masai Mara After an early breakfast, depart for Masai Mara National Reserve and for the next 2 days enjoy exploring…

Newsletter: An Extraordinary Adventure

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  An Extraordinary Adventure! View the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Air! Join us in an extraordinary adventure. Float in a hot air balloon over the famous Serengeti National Park with its enchanting scenery and amazing wildlife. Watch the great wildebeest migration from the air. This may be the most beautiful area in the world for a balloon flight. There are no power lines, fences and few roads. The capacity is limited making this experience a special and exclusive one. Each and every balloon flight is different and therefore an adventure. This will be the high point of your safari

Safari Vacation to Tanzania – A Complete Guide (Part 3)

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Part 3 - Safari Options: The Northern Circut In the earlier blog, we talked about planning your safari vacation. We also published an article on the Ebola Hype, and after reading that, you now must be at ease about travelling to Tanzania, as the country is completely safe from Ebola. The vast amount of wildlife that you will encounter are habituated to the vehicles, making observation and photography more convenient. Have you heard about the great wildebeest migration? Up to 2 million wildebeest, along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelle, make this annual movement. It is one of…

Tanzania Rift Valley Children’s Village – HOW TO GET INVOLVED ???

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How can you be part of this effort? Take a safari with Authentic African Safaris to TANZANIA in June/July 2016 - ALL proceeds during these 2 months will go to the fund. While on safari, you will get a chance to personally visit the children's enter and see for yourself what affect your donation will make to these children and families. Click HERE to send us a message to plan your African Safari with a motive! Join the CLIMB-KILI CHALLENGE - an expedition to climb the highest peak in AFRICA - Mt. Kilimanjaro! All proceeds from this climb goes to the…

Experience the Great Wildebeest Migration

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In Swahili, the word ‘safari’ means ‘journey.’ It has come to be known as a trek to parts of Africa to observe and follow wildlife in their natural environment. Taking a safari trip during certain months means you are most likely to witness the wildebeest migration, a ‘safari’ of their own. The annual wildebeest migration is perhaps the best-known thing about the Serengeti region and the country of Tanzania. It is a spectacular show of how animals and nature work harmoniously with each other after millions of years of co-existence. It is estimated that over a million wildebeest and 200,000…

Tarangire National Park Accommodations

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From luxury tented camps to enchanting and romantic tree top lodges you are sure to enjoy the unique lodging experiences in Tarangire National Park.

Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Tanzania Safari

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Why Tanzania? Tanzania is without rival when it comes to African safaris. In layman’s terms, Tanzania is simply amazing. When you think of Tanzania you might picture a march of a thousand wildebeests during their Serengeti migration. You might think of a happy family of elephants crossing the muddy, wide Tarangire River, a healthy pride of lions catching some sunrays in the Ngorongoro Crater, or a flock of bright pink flamingos getting lunch on the banks of Lake Natron. These images that might come to mind are not unreasonable, and can be put to life during your visit to Tanzania.…

Kia Lodge

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The route of the Great Wildebeest Migration

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The 'great wildebeest migration' is a movement of large number of the Wildebeest of Serengeti in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, accompanied by zebras and other smaller gazelles, the Grant's, Thomson, eland and impala. They move in an annual pattern, which is fairly predictable. They keep migrating from one place to the other throughout the year, in search for fresh grazing and better water. The precise timing of the migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patters each year, but the broad patter works as follows: November: The short rains begin around November. A little  after this, in late November and December,…

Ngorongoro Farm House

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Tarangire Treetops

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Safari Camps & Lodges

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Newsletter: Beyond Wilderness

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  Authentic African Safaris Save the Rhino Save the Rhino International works to conserve viable populations of endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. We recognise that the future of wildlife is inextricably linked to the communities that share its habitat. See what Tony & Lucy Fitzjohn are doing to save these endangered species at the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania. Giraffe Giraffe is Tanzania’s National Animal. They are the world's tallest mammals. Their legs are about 6 feet long. These long legs allow giraffes to run as fast as 35 miles an hour over short distances and cruise comfortably at…

Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb – Marangu Route

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Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb – Machame Route

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Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb – Rongai Route

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