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What Inspired Hot Air Balloon Safaris in the Serengeti

By | 2018-04-17T11:03:23+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Travel News|

On the 19th of September 1783, a scientist by the name Pilatre De Rozier launched the very first hot air balloon christened 'Aerostat Reveillon'. For obvious reasons, the passengers on this particular voyage were a sheep, a duck and a rooster. The balloon managed 15 minutes in the air before plummeting back to earth with a [...]

Technical Clothing You Will Need for Your Kilimanjaro Mountain Climb

By | 2018-04-17T11:03:23+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you are planning a climbing adventure up Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, you are going to need specific technical clothing. The following, therefore, is a list of items you must carry with you. A Waterproof Jacket is essential. No doubt about that. It can get rather wet and moist up there; and your [...]

Planning On Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? Here’s How to Train for it

By | 2018-04-17T11:03:23+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is physically challenging, therefore you must prepare yourself accordingly with a Kilimanjaro training program. It goes without saying, strong and well conditioned legs make it easier to walk uphill and downhill for sustained periods of time. And this is where aerobic fitness allows the body to function efficiently with less oxygen. When your [...]

Uncover the Lake Natron Mystery that Turns Animals to Stone

By | 2018-04-17T11:03:23+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

One of Africa’s most serene lakes has become the source of perhaps the most phantasmagorical photographs ever captured—images that depict living animals instantly turned to stone. What is responsible for this is the alkaline water in Lake Natron, whose PH is as high as 10.5 and is so caustic it can burn the skin and eyes [...]

Hunting Expeditions with World’s Last Remaining Hunter Gatherer Tribe

By | 2018-04-17T11:03:23+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Travel News|

If you have wondered what hunting with the Hadzabe hunter-gatherer tribe in Tanzania was like, then this article will not only take you through the penultimate experience into the cradle of humanity itself, it will show you on one level, how our relationship with food—or more accurately, with our ancestors and what might be the oldest [...]