Expert Insights from Saadani National Park

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Saadani National Park is one of the only remaining protected coastal areas in Africa. The park covers 1100 square kilometres and is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania which borders the sea. This is a recent update from Sean Matthewson, the General Manager at Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge.

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Boating activities resume at Sanctuary Baines' Camp

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We are pleased to say we have resumed boating activities at Sanctuary Baines' Camp again – the water has risen enough to offer this activity from the camp. Generally mokoros (locally made dugout canoes) are available from March to October and motorised boating from March to September.

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Meet Dominic Elirehemia – Senior Guide Swala Camp

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Dominic joined Sanctuary Retreats in May 2000 where he proved his capability in many different areas, beginning to work for Sanctuary Kusini Camp as a waiter and then as trainee guide. He moved to Sanctuary Swala camp as assistant guide in 2004. Dominic attended guide training courses and this resulted in him achieving the status as a senior guide.

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Did You Know...?

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'Askari' is the Swahili word for guard. Who are the guardians of Sanctuary Kusini? This is an insight into the daily life of the askaris as they patrol the camp for wildlife throughout the night. Meet the Serengeti which does not sleep.

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Easter Retreats

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With the festive season well behind us for another year and the days beginning to get a little longer in the northern hemisphere, it’s time to put a spring in your step as you plan for an Easter escape.

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Did You Know..?

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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is not only internationally famous for the endangered mountain gorillas....it is also a haven for bird watchers.

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Hunting for the right spot

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Finding an ideal location for a mobile migration camp is both interesting and challenging. Many factors have to be considered: logistics, transport, layout and of course the view...

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World Elephant Day 2014

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Migration update from the Mara

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The great migration at Kusini

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Chris and Debbie, camp managers at Sanctuary Kusini, update us on their first sightings of the annual migration...

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Walking safaris at Swala

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Chris, manager at Swala, gives us an insight into our newly launched walking safaris in the Tarangire National Park

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Nature Photographer of the Year 2013

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The votes are in and have been counted... find out who has been crowned Sanctuary Retreats' Nature Photographer of the Year and is now the proud owner of a Go-Pro Hero 3...

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Surprise visitors at Swala

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Chris and Mina, camp managers at Swala camp in Tarangire National Park, experience at night to remember thanks to some surprise visitors around camp

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New cheetah identified

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As a result of our close work with the Serengeti Cheetah Project, Sanctuary Kusini has recently identified 4 new cheetah cubs...

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Migration update

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Abdul, head guide at Olonana, shares his October update on the great migration

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Giraffe newborn

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This month, guests at Sanctuary Kusini were lucky enough to witness a newborn giraffe take its first steps...

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The new 'royal cubs'

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Our team at Chichele Presidential Lodge are celebrating the arrival of 3 lion cubs, nicknamed the 'royal cubs' after sharing their birthday month with Prince George.

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Kenya Olonana | 2013 Migration | Zebra Migration | Sanctuary Retreats

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A continuous circle of life, the great wildebeest migration is currently making its way past Sanctuary Olonana in Kenya. Head guide at Olonana, Abdul Karim, has been following the action...

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Tanzania | Saadani River Lodge | Resident Hippo | Babis | Sanctuary Retreats

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We are delighted to share with you that we now stock Rhino Force bracelets at Stanley's Camp, Chief's Camp and Chobe Chilwero in Botswana.

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Botswana Giraffe Rescue | Anti-Poaching | Sanctuary Retreats

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Last week our teams at Stanley's and Baines' helped rescue a giraffe in Botswana, alongside the Anti-Poaching Unit.

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Tanzania | Saadani River Lodge | Resident Hippo | Babis | Sanctuary Retreats

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It is our pleasure to introduce to you Babis, our resident hippo at Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge...

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