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Mara Crossing river Serengeti

Greatest Show on Earth: the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

What is the migration? The wildebeest migration is a continuous cyclical process that occurs primarily in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and to a lesser extent the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.  One and a half million wildebeest accompanied by hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelle, eland, and impala move in a clockwise…

November 25, 2019 | admin

SENE by the numbers 2019

In 2019, where do SENE clients come from? What adventures did they have? How many touched the Roof of Africa? How old were the youngest and oldest Kilimanjaro summiters? Check out our 2019 Kilimanjaro summit rates and other fun statistics! (data from 2018-Dec through 2019-Nov)   Clients by Nationality   CLIENTS BY ACTIVITY  …

November 25, 2019 | admin
View on the Kilimanjaro foothills from Mbahe Farm cottages

Four Days at Mbahe by Martha Phillips

Martha Phillips spent four days at SENE’s Mbahe Farm Cottages after climbing Kilimanjaro in September 2019.  She wrote eloquently about her experiences and emotions during her adventure. Below are the sections from Mbahe.  Read Martha’s complete account at The Imposter of Kilimanjaro. Mbahe Farm I woke up suddenly in the darkest…

November 25, 2019 | admin
Dunia Safari camp

The all-women Managed Safari camp

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…

May 6, 2019 | admin
Ngorongoro crater

Little-known facts … about the Ngorongoro Crater

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…

May 6, 2019 | admin
Sunset in Dar Es Salam

A Whirlwind Visit to Dar es Salaam

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 […]

May 6, 2019 | admin
SENE guide picking up trash on Kilimanjaro

SENE’S Eco-Alphabet…

        … enumerating actions, initiatives, objectives, and work toward environmental sustainability – to help preserve Tanzania’s beauty for future generations.  

May 6, 2019 | admin
Hydration on Kilimanjaro Climb

Golden Rules for Altitude Acclimatization

You want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro but you know the daunting height of 5895m/19,340’ makes it a challenging mountain to summit. Remember, it is the altitude and not the long uphill hiking distance that prevents most people from reaching the Roof of Africa. You probably know that « high altitude » goes with « lack of oxygen ». […]

November 30, 2018 | admin

Learn more about the WaChagga, the People of Kilimanjaro

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…

November 19, 2018 | admin
Safari vehicle

5 Steps to a Fun and Easy Safari Experience

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 […]

November 19, 2018 | admin
SENE clients by activities

SENE by the numbers 2018

Where do SENE clients come from? What adventures did they have? How many touched the Roof of Africa? How old were the youngest and oldest Kilimanjaro climbers? Check out our 2018 Kilimanjaro summit rates and other fun statistics! (data from 2017-Dec through 2018-Nov) Clients by Nationality   KILIMANJARO ACHIEVEMENT BY ROUTE

November 19, 2018 | admin
Elephant in Tarangire Steve Reinhardt credit

Our clients can shoot! Photos by Steve Reinhardt

Steve Reinhardt is a photographer from Australia who visited Tanzania with his extended family in September 2018 with SENE. He agreed to exhibit several of his favorite images taken in Serengeti National Park along with his thoughts about each photo. We thank Steve for offering to share these with us and you.   The Wildebeest […]

November 19, 2018 | admin
Tanzania teenagers walking under African trees

Discover… Shantytown

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.…

November 13, 2018 | admin

Pole Pole! Go Slow and Connect

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!”) […]

September 13, 2018 | admin
Lost on Kilimanjaro by Sara Robinson (October 2013)

15 Photos from our clients that will make you want to explore Tanzania

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…

August 17, 2018 | admin