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01/01/2018 16:04
October 17 to December 22 we drove 7 500 km through three countries. Close contacts with lions, elephants, and hippos became highlights, as well as gorgeous swims and sun rises along Lake Malawi. Pictures and videos are under process and will soon be published.  
04/01/2017 15:38
  From New York Times, December 30 2016: China announced on Friday that it was banning all commerce in ivory by the end of 2017. In the announcement, the State Council, China’s cabinet, said the shutdown of the market, which includes all processing and sales, would occur in phases throughout...
25/10/2016 16:43
[Photo/Agencies] After 7-8 years of increasing poaching for ivory in East Africa, the trend seems to have been broken. In Kenya, last two years strong measures have been taken which drastically has reduced the shooting. Local people, especially the Maasai, have realized that they have much to...
26/06/2016 21:15
The elephant population in the Selous is moving towards its doom. Of the 110 000 elephants that moved across this vast nature reserve in the 1970s, today barely 15,000 remain. The quest for ivory has reached an industrial level, much depending on the proximity to ports along the Indian Ocean. That...
26/06/2016 15:10
After a million people in one week signed a petition on the web to President Mugabe, the country has now decided to ban all big game hunting around Hwange National Park. The protest was initiated by Care2, a social network for activists, after the American dentist and big game hunter Walter Palmer...
19/02/2016 10:01
Nine Tanzanians are arrested for involvement in the shooting down of a helicopter where the pilot Roger Gower was killed. Four of them was found guilty of illegal possession of firearms and sentenced to 15-20 years in prison. The assassination is dealt with in a separate trial later this...
10/02/2016 17:49
January 28 Roger Gower, a 37-year-old British helicopter pilot, was killed in Maswa Game Reserve which is a buffer zone along the Serengeti's southwest border. Gower worked for US-based Friedkin Conservation Fund cooperating with the Tanzanian authorities against poaching in the country. Gower...
29/01/2016 15:50
  President and vice president of Tanzania. Dr. John Pombe Magufuli steams ahead as new elected president. With the conviction that the government and public officials' first task should be to serve the people "The Bulldozer", a nickname since past efforts as minister, has in a few months...
26/12/2015 10:20
Gallery at bottom of this page. We rented a car in Arusha from our friends in Comfort Holidays. A 1993 Landcruiser 70 ZX, a six-cylinder powerhouse that would take us four through rivers and mud without complaining. Not exactly environmentally friendly, something we have to compensate for the...
26/12/2015 09:46
After three weeks, and 3200 km in eastern, southern and northern Tanzania we returned home full of great memories. National parks Saadani, Mikumi, Ruaha, Manyara and Tarangire were obvious highlights but, overall, travelling is an adventure one can live long on in our winter darkness. A longer...
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