Picture of wildebeest in Tanzania on Gondwana Ecotour's Great Migration Camping Safari.

What’s The Best Time of Year to Visit Tanzania?

As you plan your safari to Tanzania, you have to take many things into consideration. Travel arrangements, lodging, and safety are the first things that come to mind. But it’s also vital that you choose the right time of year to visit. If you go at the wrong time, you could find yourself bogged down in the mud during the …

Gondwana Ecotour's campsite in the early morning on our Great Migration Camping Safari.

Our Tanzania Great Migration Camping Safari Featured in Drift Travel Magazine!

There is nothing quite like waking up in the morning to see a sunrise over Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater. The early morning light rises to greet you before stretching out over the edges of the caldera’s rim to illuminate the grasslands in the valley below. This extinct volcano is home to critically endangered black rhinos and the densest population of lions …

Tanzania Safari Game Drive

What Are Game Drives?

 Millions of travelers flock to Africa’s savannas and nature preserves every year to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that call them home. Nowhere else on Earth can you see the black rhino or the cheetah in their natural habitats. But the idea of taking a trip into the African wilderness can seem daunting to the inexperienced. How do you …

Close up a black rhino

The Black Rhinos of Africa

The black rhino is a creature that is a familiar sight on TV and in movies. Most people can recognize their thick, wrinkled hides and curved horns instantly, and yet very few know much about them. These creatures are ancient—a relic from when the world was a little bit bigger and a little bit wilder. It’s easy to forget that …

Giraffe looking out over the Serengeti in Tanzania's Top 5 National Parks

 Tanzania’s Top 5 National Parks

Tanzania is home to some of the most unique and beautiful places on Earth. Over 30% of the country consists of National Parks or conservation areas, many of which have been named World Heritage Sites. From towering mountains and volcanic calderas to vast grasslands and large populations of diverse wildlife, the list of things to see and do can seem …

Wildebeest at Dusk from Tanzinia Camping Safari

What is a Camping Safari?

A traditional African safari conjures up images of traveling across the vast grasslands of Tanzania hunting exotic and dangerous animals. But this is an outdated notion. Currently, safaris are more about shooting pictures then they are about shooting game. It’s about conservation, education, and the experience of getting up close and personal with the wildest of wildlife. There are many …

Zebra in the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

Visit Tanzania to Escape the Winter Blues

Changing the Game Big changes are happening within the travel community. From the popularity of AirBnB to volunteer programs like Workaway, travelers are shifting away from high-end hotels and cookie cutter cruises. Adventure travel is becoming the new normal, and even large companies like MSN.com and The Active Times are taking notice. MSN.com writes, “A new study by the Adventure …

safest places to safari in Africa

Safest Places to Safari in Africa

Top 5 Safest Places to Safari in Africa The thrill of the unknown! It’s what draws most of us to travel, right? While this is true for many, travelling to a new continent can be a daunting task, especially when safety is a consideration. Political instability, poverty, and unemployment have plagued many countries in Africa, but those issues don’t represent …

Black Rhinos in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater

Is Kenya or Tanzania Better for a Safari?

Is Kenya or Tanzania Better for a Safari? East Africa is where the notion of “Safari” was born, and nature lovers flock to Kenya or Tanzania every year for this once in a lifetime trip. While there are strengths and weaknesses to travelling in both countries, each has unique destinations and iconic natural wonders. As with all travel, deciding where …

Black Rhinos in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater

When is the Great Migration?

On the Quest “When is the Great Migration?” is a loaded question. The short answer is that the cyclical journey happens year round and never ends. The long answer is that it depends on what you are interested in seeing! Whether the focus is going on safari in Tanzania’s Serengeti, exploring the Ngorongoro Conservation Area or seeing a river crossing …