Tanzania

Tips and Articles in Tanzania

While hiking through the flat savannah lands of western Brazil, you emerge from some shade trees and suddenly find yourself just yards away from the most outlandish creature you’ve ever seen. Lumbering forward on its front knuckles, its monstrous ...
See the slideshow of the World’s Top 25 Hotels. Who says there aren’t any surprises anymore? Sure, the 25 best hotels on the T+L 500—the annual list of the world’s top 500 properties, as chosen by Travel + Leisure readers—include many familiar n...
Thanks to a few visionaries who are combining modern design with cutting-edge technology, a green building revolution is under way. Spain First up: Bodegas Portia (bodegasportia.com), Norman Foster’s winery for the Faustino Group in the Ribera de...
Explore the majestic landscape of Tanzania with Thompson Safaris, a tour operator that specializes in organizing family vacations. Travel through five different villages and visit organic working farms and two national parks full of lions, elephan...
Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
How do we get to Africa from here, and why? Here being the comfortably familiar place where we can drink from a tap, where there's no risk of malaria, and where we know what to expect in the morning when we go to bed each night. Still, as the pare...
Flying low over the grass runway, the pilot eyeballs conditions and banks for a turn. He announces cheerily that we'll have to make another pass. "Wild pigs snuffled up the strip," he says, lowering the Piper Cherokee's nose and bringing us to a s...
In 1992, Ralph Bousfield, his partner Catherine Raphaely, and his father, Jack, were scouting for places to set up a safari camp in the game-filled wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Their small plane crashed. Catherine emerged relatively unsc...
Edited by Amy Farley We partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around the world are doing to conserve water and energy, eliminate waste, and support their local ha...
Hemingway put northern Tanzania (then part of Tanganyika) on the map for safari-goers in the 1930's, but the country's southern region has always been terra incognita. With a trio of new lodges developed by CC Africa (888/882-3742; www.ccafrica.co...
We're looking for an alternative to the double-decker bus tour of Manhattan. Can you recommend an off-the-beaten-path tour? —A.W., via e-mail Beyond Times Square (800/999-8160; www.beyondtimessquare.com; tours from $20) satisfies urban wanderlust...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Aerial Tours. The hum of the single-engine Cessna fills your ears as you ascend above the Peruvian high desert. Below you, flat expanses of dry, brown earth extend in every direction, punctuated only by twisti...
Mexico $145 • Veracruz As coastal Mexico slowly gives way to a glut of high-rises and libidinous throngs of tourists, a few tucked-away treasures hold tight to their cultural roots, not to mention a high standard of innovative indigenous design....
In 2002, the billionaire commodities trader Paul Tudor Jones embarked upon one of the most ambitious conservation projects in Africa when he leased 340,000 acres of Tanzania’s western Serengeti—along with every wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle with...
Everest, Denali, K2—the very names of these mountains command awe and respect, both from mountaineers who brave the elements to reach their summits and from armchair travelers who are less compelled to try. Mount Kilimanjaro, the world's tallest f...