Five Reasons We Love Tanzania

February 26,2015

In this first edition of our "Five Reasons" blog series, we'll list reasons you should love Tanzania. With future editions, we hope to write a list for every one of our Featured Destinations, and help you reach a decision for your next trip! Chances are, if we love a destination, you will too.

1. Wildlife, Wildlife, Wildlife


You have a lot of options when picking your safari destination in Africa. For a pure wildlife experience with unparalleled numbers of big game, herds of elephant, giant migrations of zebra and wildebeest, and black rhino, there is no better choice than Tanzania. We hire some world-class safari guides, so a trip to Tanzania will be an education in tracking game and finding the rarest animals.

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Unique Honeymoon Destinations: Tanzania

May 30,2014

Hot Air BalloonsHoneymoon time? Here at Global Basecamps, we’re always looking for an excuse to try new things in exciting places around the world. For some intrepid travelers, the idea of lounging on a white sandy beach and sipping Mai Tais sounds dreadfully boring. It’s memories you’re looking for, right? We’ve scoured our featured destinations and compiled a list of 5 delightfully adventurous and unique honeymoon ideas to inspire the explorer inside you.

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Packing for Treks: Kilimanjaro

March 12,2014


Rebecca is a Global Basecamps MVP traveler who has trekked all over the world and back again. Having gained knowledge and experience packing for her various treks, she was kind enough to offer her tips for future travelers! In our "Packing for Treks" series, Rebecca will give general tips, as well as destination-specific tips for Nepal, Tanzania and Peru!

If you have decided to scale the heights of Kilimanjaro, and are determined to reach Uhuru Peak, there is much to ponder when selecting your gear. Remember your gear is either coming with you to the summit or will help get your there, or alternatively, help get you back down.

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Best of Basecamps: Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

October 02,2012

Rhotia Valley Tented CampNestled between two hills on the border of Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in Tanzania, Rhotia Valley Tented Camp is a special place whose mission does not end with being one of the most warm, welcoming and beautiful lodges in the country. On its website’s guestbook page, messages in four different languages sing its praises. It boasts a coveted five stars on its TripAdvisor profile with one reviewer mentioning the words “Heaven on Earth.” And even if you completely forget its special purpose, it is still one of the best safari lodges in the world.

In addition to being a world-class basecamp, the property is also home to thirty six children - mostly orphans - from around the Rhotia Valley (thirty six as of October, 2012). Profits generated from the Tented Lodge directly support the Rhotia Valley Children’s Home, bringing the local community together under a common goal of creating a better future for local children, as well as employing many residents of the village.

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Off the Beaten Path in Tanzania

July 18,2012

There are few places left on the planet that remain perfect examples of the term “off the beaten path.” Tourism is nearly everywhere in the 21st century, and even the travel specialists at Global Basecamps find it more and more difficult to define these locations. This week, we’d like to define “OTBP” in Tanzania.

There is a reason Tanzania is one of the premier destinations for a quintessential African safari. There are world famous national parks here that are synonymous with wildebeest migrations and Big 5 sightings, and with good reason; don’t let anyone tell you that Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara aren’t hands down the best parks for wildlife viewing in Tanzania. This “Northern Circuit” is popular worldwide, and sees tons of travelers annually.

We don’t want to discourage you from experiencing these destinations; they are magnificent and we love them ourselves! Our Tanzania National Park Safari specifically highlights these parks should they call to you. However, if you have the time and the inclination, there are many parks around Tanzania that deserve your attention and your travel, and on average receive far less of both.

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