VAT Changes in Tanzania Affect Tour Operators and Safari Tourists

VAT Changes in Tanzania Affect Tour Operators and Safari Tourists

The Tanzanian government has thrown the safari industry into a state of confusion by introducing a value-added tax (VAT) of 18% to many tourist services previously exempt from VAT. The changes became applicable as at 1 July 2016...
Becoming a Safari Guide -Week 4: Lions Under the Bush

Becoming a Safari Guide -Week 4: Lions Under the Bush

A month ago Asilia Africa invited a person of great intellect to come and sit in on their wildlife safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. Now, please don’t tell Asilia this, but that person...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 3: Bush Tucker

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 3: Bush Tucker

For the past three weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘mosquito/testse fly on the wall’ at an Asilia Africa safari guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park. For the first week I learnt all about the birds that...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 2: Figs and Dung

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 2: Figs and Dung

For the past two weeks I’ve been acting as a ‘fly on the wall’ (a really annoying, biting, buzzy one at that) at an Asilia Africa Safari Guide training camp in northern Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

Becoming a Safari Guide - Week 1: Pulling Helen’s Hair

“Stupid bird likes to pull every Helens hair” said Pietro with a grin, “Remember this and it will help you with identification”. We were in Tarangire National Park, which forms the southern piece in a jigsaw of stunning national parks in northern Tanzania...
The Road to Becoming an Asilia Safari Guide

The Road to Becoming an Asilia Safari Guide

Stuart Butler will be joining the acclaimed safari guide and conservation group, Asilia Africa as a ‘fly on the wall’ at one of their wildlife guide training camps in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park...
10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Kenya Right Now

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Kenya Right Now

Jarred Manasse, February 23, 2016 Categories: Kenya, Safari Tours
Kenya is one of the world’s most iconic safari destinations. Every year, thousands of tourists from all corners of the globe flock to East Africa to experience what an authentic African safari is like...
All-inclusive Safari: Getting it All

All-inclusive Safari: Getting it All

Sandra Mallinson, November 17, 2015 Category: Safari Tours
All-inclusive holidays are on the rise. Long popular amongst US holidaymakers, this sector of the industry has recently seen major growth in both the UK and China. As demand increases, so too has the number of major hotel groups offering all-inclusive getaways...
10 (or more) Ways to Help Your Guide (and Yourself) on Safari

10 (or more) Ways to Help Your Guide (and Yourself) on Safari

Patrick Brakspear, October 20, 2015 Categories: Responsible travel, Safari Planning Guide, Safari Tours, Travel Tips
Your guide is probably the most important single factor in ensuring that your safari is an enjoyable and interesting experience. A good guide will without doubt make all the difference in ensuring that you get the most out of your safari...
Zambia’s Legendary Lioness: Lady Liuwa

Zambia’s Legendary Lioness: Lady Liuwa

Sue Watt, October 13, 2015 Categories: African Wildlife, Safari Tours, The Big Five, Zambia
As lion populations plummet across Africa, Sue Watt meets a lioness who acquired celebrity status through her story of survival in Zambia’s Liuwa Plains National Park...