News December 2016
Sunny day 03/12/09 Ruaha

Almost no clouds in the sky, just some little stratus at sunset. I spent part of the morning together with the chef looking for new recipies to improve the kitchen standard. We choose around 20 new ones to try. Had the first one for lunch: sweet and spicy chicken skewer, marinated in honey with pineapple […]

Maasai life part II

Weapons Maasai have different weapons, the wooden walking stick, called eng’udi, the wooden club called rungu, the short sword called olalem, the long spear called eng’erempe or empere and the slim stick called echipishipi. The woods used depends on the area where the community leaves, can be Acacia lahai in the ngorongoro area, Dahlbergia melanoxylon […]

Maasai life part I

Livelihood Maasai are pastoralist, they used to be strictly nomadic pastoralists, now they are much less nomadic and they just move the herds when needed. In some areas they farm crops. The traditionally do not hunt and all what they live off comes from the cows and the goats and sheep The cows have different […]

The Coolest and Most Eco-Conscious New Safari Lodge in Africa: Asilia Highlands in Tanzania by Ann Abel

Just about every travel company worth its salt brags about its authenticity these days. The safari outfitter Asilia went one better. Its name is taken from the Swahili word for genuine—i.e., authentic. That’s not just lip service or a bit of trendy marketing. Since its founding in 2004, Asilia has worked hard to create meaningful, […]

Vultures in southern Tanzania

Vultures are as a bird group, the most declining one in the world. The reasons are different: in farmlands far from protected areas nowadays the carcasses of dead animals are disposed by farmers (and not made available) in farmlands close to protected areas the carcasses are often poisoned to kill predators that are seen as […]

Top 10 African wildlife photography tips, Various authors for Asilia Africa

If there’s one thing that makes a safari unsurpassed, it is the ability to capture amazing scenes and portraits of the rich wildlife. Unfortunately, for the average vacationer, professional wildlife photography is not a natural gift, and our wildlife snaps can resemble photos taken in a rush – all thumbs, shadows and harsh light. To […]