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Those who have climbed Kilimanjaro know the mantra of our mountain guides: pole pole (po-lay, po-lay), which means slowly. Walking slowly up the mountain and keeping your heart rate low is the tonic that helps your body acclimate better and reach the summit. Pole pole is also the way of life in Tanzania (“no hurry in Africa!”) […]

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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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After some setbacks even before the climb started, the SENE guides and crew have now run into yet another challenge – virtually non-stop rain. The team is in the midst of the lush rainforest that encircles Mount Kilimanjaro, with the most formidable sections of their 50 kilometer hike to the summit still ahead. CCTV’s Ramah […]

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Mount Kilimanjaro, an iconic symbol of Africa, has been for centuries a mythic destination for adventurers and explorers.Every year the highest free-standing mountain in the world draws tens of thousands of climbers, all pushing themselves to reach the top of Kilimanjaro. The mountain, however, is changing, as the snowcap on its peak shrinks every year. […]

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In 2018 Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience celebrates 20 years of sharing Tanzania with guests from across the globe.  Here are a few fun facts and highlights from over the years.   1998  In January founder Simon Mtuy registers SENE in Tanzania.  He is the only employee.  First clients are climbers from Germany and the […]

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Last year, American photographer Drew Simms climbed Kilimanjaro with SENE. Back home he produced a short video with favorite moments from his climb and safari.   “Back in July of last year, I had the incredible opportunity of traveling through Tanzania with my family. We started our trip on Kilimanjaro. We spent our mornings drinking […]

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Manase, SENE guide, and SENE clients walk on the Kilimanjaro foothills
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Up until recently, traveling to Africa, just by being Africa, was considered adventure travel.  It was the wild and untamed Dark Continent where travelers endured hardships and inconveniences to enjoy rare experiences. This notion had validity even into the mid-1990s as accommodations, roads, flights, communication, and electricity were circumspect or unreliable. In the past couple […]

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Group of Zebras on a green prairie by Van Grotenhuis
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With its 4 million wild animals that include 364 species of mammals, Tanzania has the largest concentration of animals per square kilometer in the world!  Plus it boasts 1108 species of birds, 130 amphibian, and over 275 reptile species. Here are some fascinating facts about a few of the animals you will encounter on your Tanzanian safari […]

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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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