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Dunia Safari camp
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Upmarket Dunia Camp from Asilia is astonishing visitors with exquisitely personalized service that makes everyone feel like the most special guest. Exceptional service requires engaged employees and Asilia provides just that at its exquisite specialty camp, Dunia, in the sweeping Serengeti National Park. In a traditionally patriarchal Tanzania, Dunia is leading the way in showcasing […]

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Ngorongoro crater
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The Ngorongoro Crater, centerpiece of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area World Heritage Site, is the world’s largest inactive, unbroken and unfilled volcanic caldera. A trip down into the Crater, 2,800 feet below the rim, is an unforgettable experience. Find out 10 little-known facts before being amazed by its beauty!   1. The Maasai people originally names […]

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Sunset in Dar Es Salam
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New SENE employee Wandi Steward recently visited the coastal city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest and the economic and cultural hub of the country.  While it is certainly not the tourist capital of the country, she did find a few gems. Though we advise an open mind and sense of adventure for those wishing to […]

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Who are the WaChagga? The Bantu-speaking indigenous Africans, who would become WaChagga, settled on the southern and eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in waves of migration around five to six centuries ago. They migrated from other regions of what are now Tanzania and Kenya, attracted to the fertile soil and high altitude climate well-suited for […]

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Safari vehicle
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1. Your Safari Guide is Your New Best Friend While on safari you travel with highly knowledgeable guides who have extensive training in East African wildlife, birdlife, and ecology, each of whom has many years of experience in the bush. Listen. Your guide has a nearly limitless repository of knowledge. Ask questions. Your guide will […]

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Tanzania teenagers walking under African trees
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After a successful ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro or during a stopover before safari or other SENE adventure, you may find yourself overnighting in Moshi Town at the Ameg Lodge, Hibiscus B&B, or other accommodations.  And you may ask yourself, “This is a nice neighborhood… where am I?”  You are in Shantytown.  Yes, Shantytown. Is Shantytown […]

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Lost on Kilimanjaro by Sara Robinson (October 2013)
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Over the years we have received hundreds of photos from our clients.  After seeing the incredible images taken by them during their adventures, we realized that the photographs tell a story – the story of Tanzania through a tourist’s eyes.  We hope to inspire future travelers to visit this beautiful country and see what catches […]

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Giraffes in Serengeti National Park
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Explore one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa with this list of quick facts that you may not have known.   1. The Serengeti is one of the oldest and most scientifically significant ecosystems on the planet. Its weather patterns, fauna and flora are believed to have changed very little over a million years, […]

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Tanzanian seller in Moshi local market. Photo © David Casartelli
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Funny and interesting facts about Swahili, the language of the people of the East African coast.   A- like Asante. The most important Swahili word (along with jambo), since Tanzanians hold politeness in high regard.  Asante means “thank you!” B- like Bantu. Swahili is a Bantu language. C- like Coast. The name Swahili comes from the […]

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View on Ras Nungwi resort from ocean. Zanzibar
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Just the name brings images of an exotic far-off land filled with mystery and scented by the aroma of clove and cardamom. For centuries Zanzibar has been a crossroads of peoples from Africa, Arabia, and India that has created its own unique cultural mélange that exists into the present. Zanzibar history is also tainted with […]

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