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A Transformational Tanzanian Safari (Photos)

Adam Pervez | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Though I had no one close to share the memories with, I was able to focus more clearly on what makes the experience so memorable. There is something about connecting with nature in such a profound way that forces you see things from a new perspective.

Safari Njema: How to Road Trip Through Tanzania

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Katie Mgongolwa

Tanzania has a way of reeling you in. It is at once so challenging and raw, yet at the same time comforting and nurturing. It is verdant and it is arid. It is ocean and it is mountain; it is highway and it is island.

What Valentine's Day Means When You're a Multinational Couple

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Katie Mgongolwa

We have both spent years away from our family and homelands, been on the other side of the world when loved ones passed away, missed our best friends and mama's cooking and native language. To be together, we had to fight.

Love, Adoption and the Kids Left Behind

Bekka Ross Russell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Bekka Ross Russell

I couldn't adopt every one of the orphanage kids. We can't provide even this type of environment for more than a fraction of the children in need in this country alone. But that doesn't mean we are powerless.

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...

Is Tanzania Radical Islam's Next Target?

Joop Koopman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Joop Koopman

Bishop Bernadin Francis Mfumbusa heads the almost three-year-old Diocese of Kondou, in the heart of Tanzania, one of 34 dioceses that serve a Catholic population of some 9 million who represent 20 percent of the population.

Coffee Quest: Discovering the Secret to Growing the World's Best Coffee

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

After tasting coffees (at the source) in over two dozen nations around the world, I think I've finally discovered the secret to growing "The World's Best Coffee."

Total Shock! Rhino Horn

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Kevin Richberg

I was definitely shocked when I first heard that the Dallas Safari Club was auctioning off a Namibian permit authorizing the hunting of an aged black rhino "in the name of conservation."

When I Was 27, I Discovered That I Was 34 Weeks Pregnant

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Katie Mgongolwa

I don't always tell people that I didn't know I was pregnant. Although I'll never forget the surprise, I often wonder, "Why didn't I know?"

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

All Health Care Is Local, Part 3: Tanzania

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

In the United States, obstetric fistula is virtually unknown. This isn't the case in in the developing world, where obstetric fistula affects more than two million poor women and girls, Some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occur each year.

10 More Safari Surprises: Ngorongoro Edition

Kevin Richberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Each day, safari jeeps make the climb up along the rim and descend down into the Ngorongoro Crater to observe this unique collection of Mother Nature's wonders. This is what we found on just one day's safari from The Manor at Ngorongoro.

Childhood Stunting Stags Public Health Progress in Tanzania

Chika Oduah | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Chika Oduah

Chronic malnutrition, a prime factor for stunted growth, has been a problem in Tanzania for at least the past four decades, roughly coinciding with the sharp decline of the country's GDP.

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

minube | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
minube

From a candle-lit desert oasis to a dreamy tropical archipelago, here are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Africa.

Farming While Pregnant in Tanzania

Chika Oduah | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Chika Oduah

With more than 75 percent of the population living in rural areas, farming comprises up to 75 percent of Tanzania's workforce and farming while heavily pregnant has lead to considerable cause for alarm in the realm of maternal health.

To Be A Man, He Must Take A Stand Against Violence

Pamela Barnes | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

As we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, it is important to shine a light on the tremendous progress we are making toward ending violence for good.

10 Safari Surprises: Animal Behaviors You Never Expect You'll See

Kevin Richberg | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

An African safari needs no hype nor hyperbole; it's easily one of the most incredible experiences of a traveler's life.

To the Roof of Africa: Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Considering that this is the world's tallest freestanding mountain, at 5,985 meters, Kili can be fairly daunting, especially for the uninitiated.

African Nation Suspends Anti-Poaching Campaign

Posted 11.05.2013 | Green

The government of one African country has reportedly suspended its campaign to crack down on elephant poaching. According to the Agence France Pre...

Love in a Time of Fear: Albino Women's Stories From Tanzania

Chika Oduah | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Chika Oduah

"It will be unto you if you give birth to a child like you," she says he told her. The "like you" was a reference to Grace's skin. She has albinism, a genetically inherited condition characterized by a deficit in melanin production that leaves albinos with pale skin, usually light, sometimes reddish eyes and blond hair.

Things I Love About Tanzania

Lisa Xia | Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel
Lisa Xia

Between affordable safaris to the legendary Serengeti ($150/night!), to the turquoise beaches of the Indian Ocean, to remote villages scattered among lush foliage, to lazy nights of drinking conyagi in Zanzibar... Tanzania is something the heart remembers.

The Great Elephant Census Has Begun!

Posted 10.10.2013 | Green

The great wildlife census has begun. The Tanzanian and Keyan governments are in the middle of a week-long effort to document large mammals in their...

The Karimu Kids: Building Bridges of Wood and Culture

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Meet an American professor and students from California State University Long Beach, who've learned far more from Bacho villagers in Tanzania than they ever hoped to impart.

Should Poachers Be 'Shot On The Spot'?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

Elephant poaching has become such a widespread problem in Tanzania that one official suggested an extreme approach to reduce the number of incidents: ...

The Karimu Kids: School Is Not Enough -- We Want Healthcare and Jobs for Our Families

Suzanne Skees | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The curriculum taught at Ayalagaya are the same as for all public secondary schools throughout Tanzania. The school motto is "Education for Creativity." Meet the teachers of Ayalagaya Secondary and two students: Florentina and Jackson.