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Lake Tanganyika, the longest lake in the world (660km), is one of the best kept secrets and one of the most beautiful places to visit in Tanzania. This incredible rift lake is home to biological diversity hotspot with over 2,000 species of plants, fish, birds and invertebrates that are only found in this part of […]

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On March 17th, 2021, the former President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, passed away. Two days later, Tanzania’s first female president, President Samia Suluhu Hassan assumed the position. Since the unexpected transition, President Hassan has begun to make slow changes to the Tanzanian government’s approach on important issues such as, the COVID-19 Pandemic, the media and […]

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As we are looking forward to being able to travel more freely a topic that keeps popping up is purposeful travel. The pause in travel, triggered by the global pandemic, gives us time to reflect that there is an overall lack of purpose in the way people travel, a trend that has grown over the […]

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This fall SENE participated in a week-long Leave No Trace event on Mount Kilimanjaro. The main concept of Leave No Trace is to “enter the wild, enjoy the wild, then leave it as you found it…without trash, cigarette butts or a smoldering fire” (Julia Hubbel). 15 companies with 400+ mountain crew members participated in this event […]

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Since 2016, Dr. Linda Beck, Associate Dean of Experiential & Global Education at the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), has taken groups of students to Tanzania on a short-term travel course to learn about sustainable tourism and environmental activism in Tanzania. Linda lived in Tanzania with her husband, Dr. Mark Pires, and their two […]

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As many of you may have seen in the news last month, a fire raged over our beloved Mount Kilimanjaro for a week, from October 11th to October 18th. The fire burned 70 square kilometers of Kilimanjaro’s vegetation in the Whona area. This included the razing of nine huts at Horombo Camp, but the newer […]

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