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August 2013

August 1, 2013 East Africa Bush Tails

Dear Friends,

Camp Zebra, which will be located on a special campsite in the Ndutu area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area during the months of December 2013, January 2014, February 2014 and March 2014, will be ideally located for your clients who wish to view and enjoy the Great Wildebeest migration.

Buffalo Luxury Camp, which is located in the Ololosokwan area bordering the Serengeti National Park, is ideally located for your clients who wish to enjoy off-road game driving, night game drives, game walks, sundowner cocktails & bush dinners, balloon Safaris and cultural exchanges with the local Maasai people.

Combined, Camp Zebra and Buffalo Luxury Camp will be well placed to provide you and your clients with an extraordinary Safari experience on the Northern Safari circuit!

Intimate Places Tanzania are offering a special deal to all tour operators who book their clients to stay in both Camp Zebra and Buffalo Luxury Camp whilst on Safari during this period.

The package is extremely flexible in that you will be able to chose the actual number of nights which your clients spend in each location.

Furthermore, a free of charge upgrade – from a Chalet Tent to a Suite Tent – is offered at Buffalo Luxury Camp as part of this package, subject of course to availability.

Please contact AAC for details as to the accommodation rates which are offered as part of this special deal.



There is no better place to celebrate with a bottle of champagne than at The Manor at Ngorongoro. And corks are indeed a-popping within this famous and most striking of  lodges that nestles seamlessly within the coffee plantations that roll down the slopes of the Ngorongoro crater.

The Manor, long thought of as the pre-eminent choice for luxury lodgings in the Ngorongoro area, has now achieved that same public acknowledgement courtesy of the reviews received by its guests on the global website Trip Advisor.

With an average satisfaction rating exceeding 98%, The Manor has become the No.1 choice for visitors seeking luxury specialty lodgings in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Congratulations to all at The Manor for this wonderful achievement.

Arusha Coffee Lodge’s Chefs Winning Our Hearts

The first ever ‘Chefs Challenge’ in the Northern Circuit was held on the 24th November at the VETA Hotel and Tourism Training Institute. The competition, judged by five industry professionals from within the Tourism sector in Tanzania, was won by Dominic Axweso, a chef at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Second place was taken by two more of Arusha Coffee Lodge’s culinary team, Edwin Martin and Joseph Sule. Another of Arusha Coffee Lodge’s chefs also placed fourth, ending a highly successful and enjoyable event.


Elewana’s jewels of the Indian Ocean, Kilindi Zanzibar and AfroChicDianiBeach, are both celebrating the New Year by extending their ‘Stay Longer – Pay Less’ special offers into 2013.

Kilindi Zanzibar is not only offering special ‘Stay Longer, Pay Less Offers’ for stays of 10 and 7 days, but now, due to popular demand, extending their short stay offer – ‘Stay 4 nights, Pay for only 3’ until December 15th 2013.

AfroChicDianiBeach is also offering a similar series of special rates including:

  • ‘Stay 4 nights, Pay for 3 only’
  • ‘Stay 8 days, Pay for 6 only’
  • ‘Stay 16, pay for 12 only’

Both offers are not combinable with any other offers. For more details on these offers or any other information regarding AfroChic and Kilindi, please contact us

Lamai Serengeti – Serengeti
Heron VS Frog
With the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, it is easy to overlook the smaller goings on in the Serengeti. Whilst crossing a small bridge over one of the many streams here, we noticed that a Striated Heron was poised for the kill.







It’s always good to keep an eye on the smaller things, even stopping and waiting for things to unfold in front of you can be a great alternative to zooming round in the game viewers.
The Lamai Wedge
One of the most beautiful areas in the northern Serengeti is an area called the Lamai Wedge, this area is found in between the Masaai Mara over the Kenyan border and the MaraRiver.
The area has beautiful vast open plains, dotted with Desert date trees, good shade during the day for any predators in the area.
Most of the Wildebeest have crossed the MaraRiver into the Wedge, it is impossible to count the numbers that are currently there.
When much of the grass has been eaten, the Wildebeest will return and cross the Mara once again.
Here they can be seen practicing in a small pool in the Wedge, luckily no crocodiles in there.
A small herd crossed back over this side yesterday, we are expecting more today, the guests staying at Lamai Serengeti will be waiting for them cameras at the ready.
Exciting times in the northern Serengeti, we will keep you updated.