East Africa

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When one's nature travel plans lead them to Tanzania, a safari is almost certainly on their mind. Some travelers also devote time during their Kenya and Tanzania safari taking in landmarks that dot the nation. For vacationers who want to marvel at both the local wildlife and natural wonders of Tanzania, a stop at Olduvai Gorge is a must.

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Few locations in the world allow as many opportunities to be wowed by the power and majesty of the natural world as the East Africa's Uganda. The “Pearl of Africa” is home to a vast array of natural treasures and an impressive biodiversity, much of which can be seen in Murchison Falls National Park.

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When booking a Kenya and Tanzania safari, there are a wealth of excellent locations to explore the endemic flora and fauna, but one of the most underrated destinations for nature travelers in East Africa is Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania.

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For many vacationers interested in travel to Kenya, a safari is the quintessential African experience. That’s because these once-in-a-lifetime journeys allow travelers to witness both the epic beauty of the African countryside and the majestic grace of some of the most beautiful animals on the planet.

November 12, 2010

Quick Photo Tips

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One of the best ways to preserve memories of your International Expeditions journey is with great photos! So we asked some of our favorite photographers for tips to get the best possible shots. If you are going to be shooting from an open jeep or vehicle,  there are a few things you can do to make sure you get the sharpest pictures.

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During the last century, Africa's black rhino population plummeted by more than 90 percent, reaching an alarming low of just 2,300, but five were recently returned to the Serengeti National Park as part of an ambitious initiative to boost the viability of Tanzania's rhino population.

October 02, 2009

Did You Know?

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Did you know that the giraffe was actually named for its speed rather than its height? Giraffes were once believed to by a mixture of a leopard and a camel. Although they may look rather slow-motioned, giraffes can actually reach speeds of around 30 mph.

September 08, 2009

Did You Know?

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The longest elephant tusk ever recorded measured 11 feet, 1¼ inches, and the heaviest ever recorded tusk was 230 pounds.

If  you want to photograph wild African elephants (and the rest of the famed "Big Five"), be sure to check out IE's Africa tours.

July 16, 2009

Did You Know?

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Gerenuk means “giraffe necked” in the Somali language. So it’s not surprising that the gerenuk is relatively easy to identify on game drives because of its most prominent feature — a long neck!

If spotting a gerenuk is at the top of your wildlife wish list, head to Tanzania's Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Parks in the Masai Steppe or Kenya's Samburu Reserve.

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In Tanzania alone there are more than 30 ethnic groups, and International Expeditions' East Africa safaris are the perfect time to glimpse the daily lives of the Maasai tribe.

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