On the banks of the wetlands, just beyond the reaches of the seasonal high-water mark, Usangu Expedition Camp sits among the woodland shade offering the perfect launch pad from where to enjoy the multitude of activities available across this largely unexplored 6,000km2 wilderness.

 

Usangu Expedition Camp
Usangu Expedition Camp

ABOUT USANGU EXPEDITION CAMP

Boating and canoeing through the waterways amongst an array of birdlife, walking the wide open grasslands during the dry season months, or sleeping under the enormous canopy of the African night sky, Usangu Expedition Camp offers a safari experience like none other.

The neighbouring Douglas Bell Eco Research Station offers the opportunity to engage with research projects and develop a deeper understanding of the work being performed in the area. From the placing of camera traps and the identification of predators against the research database to tracking lions with telemetry and contributing to global research. Late afternoon presents the perfect time to explore the surrounding area on foot before enjoying the sunset over the Usangu Wetlands.

  • Calendar

    Open: 1 June to 31 January
    Closed: 1 February to 31 May

  • Airplane

    Closest airstrip: Jongomero, 2-hour drive from camp

  • 1 Families

    Families: children aged 12 and older

     

Accommodation & Amenities

Usangu Expedition Camp has been carefully positioned as close to the high-water mark as possible, whilst still maximising the shade offered by the surrounding miombo woodlands. With just 4 guest tents, the camp offers an exclusive experience into this largely unexplored wetland. Simple in its design, the focus sits firmly on the exploratory nature of the experience with meals cooked on the open fire and enjoyed under the African stars.

 

  • Tents

    4 tents

  • 3 En Suite Bathrooms

    En-suite bathrooms

  • 24 Flushing Toilets

    Flushing toilets

  • 13 Shower 2

    Hot-water plumbed showers

  • Mosquito net

  • 6 In Room Safe

    In-room lockable box

  • 7 Wifi 2

    WiFi (in research centre)

  • 26 Solar&Generatorpower 2

    Solar and generator power

  • Battery Charging Facilities

    Battery-charging facilities

    Rooms

    The four guest tents at Usangu Expedition Camp are simple yet comfortable, positioned on raised wooden decking with views towards the wetlands and a shaded veranda on which to relax. En suite bathrooms feature flushing toilets and plumbed showers.

Usangu Expedition Camp
Usangu Expedition Camp

Location of Usangu Expedition Camp

The Usangu Wetland features a permanent water source in its centre, the Ihefu Swamp, surrounded by grassy marshlands and floodplains. During the dry season, only the Ihefu Swamp offers water but, as the rainy season develops, the wetland expands to cover an enormous area. On the outer limits of the wet season high-water mark, the miombo forest thrives and provides the perfectly shaded location for Usangu Expedition Camp.

The Usangu Wetland is an essential feature to the Ruaha-Rungwa ecosystem, with major implications for ecosystems thousands of kilometres away from the wetland itself. Its features are unique and under the proper conditions and health, the biodiversity of species is undeniably a treasure trove. Herds of roan and sable roam the vast wetland, and wild dogs run wide along rivers.

Hundreds of ostrich congregate in a way that is not often seen in other places in Africa. Thousands of migratory bird species pass through the wetland as well as unidentified amphibians, still waiting to be discovered.

EXPERIENCES:

Ruaha’s wildlife is renowned throughout East Africa and we aim to provide the best opportunities — from game drives to walking safaris — for all kinds of animal sightings. Explore this little-known area within Ruaha: go boating through the waterways, and walk the wide-open grasslands.

 

Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park

Game drives

The best times to depart on a game drive are early morning and late afternoon to avoid the midday heat when animals are less active. With your private vehicle and guide, you have the flexibility to explore any (accessible) area of the Usangu wetlands. Usangu has five biozones and offers many different habitat types that are waiting to be explored. Our up-cycled Land Rovers have been re-built from the ground up and are powered by green alcohol fuel (ethanol). This five-seater, safari vehicle offers unobstructed views — built for comfort, bush driving and remarkable off-road capability.

 

Usangu Expedition Camp
Usangu Expedition Camp

Night drives

See a different side of Usangu with a night drive. It’s a special opportunity to spot shy, nocturnal animals and the those that prey on them. With the aid of your knowledgeable guide, keep your eyes out for leopard, genet, serval, honey badger, civet and African wildcats on the hunt; as well as bush babies, mongoose, bat-eared fox, nightjars and owls going about their business. Don’t forget to take a moment to a gaze up at the breath-taking night sky.

 

Night Game Drive
Night Game Drive

Boating safaris

The wetland area and the intricate waterways that swell and contract throughout the season create a variety of conditions for boating. Our swamp boat is designed for these marsh-like conditions, offering the opportunity to explore the wetland narrow waterways year-round. Elephant are regularly seen along the shallows, and the birdlife is fantastic.

 

Boat Safari
Boat Safari

 

Family safaris

We welcome families with children over 12 years old. If the camp is booked on an exclusive use basis, younger children can be accommodated, but participation in walking activities and canoeing will not be permitted.

 

Family Safari
Family Safari

Walking safaris

Walking safaris give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, away from the noise of the land cruiser and closer to the ground to observe the smaller and less obvious parts of the African wilderness. This is a completely different way to experience the bush, encouraging your senses to engage as you spot tiny but fascinating creatures you’d never see from the vehicle.

 

Usangu Expedition Camp
Usangu Expedition Camp

WHEN TO GO

What to expect during the year

Usangu is open from June to November, when it’s hot and dry. During this time, the Usangu wetlands recede, and the surrounding grasslands dry out into wide open spaces ideal for walking. The rains that fall from November until April transform the landscape, making it green and lush but also creating logistical problems as the road networks become water-logged and the rising floodplains limit land-based activities.

 

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Zuri Zanzibar

Nungwi,is a large beach located in the far northern end of the island of Zanzibar. Nungwi is the second largest settlement on the island. It is situated in the Unguja North Region. It is about 35 miles (56 km) north of Zanzibar Town on the Nungwi Peninsula, about an hour drive from Stone Town. To the south Nungwi shares a border with the neighboring Matemwe. Nungwi was traditionally a fishing village and dhow-building center, but is now a popular tourist destination, and for instance recognized in CNN’s list of “100 best beaches of the world” in 2014. West Nungwi has changed a lot since the 1990s and is now a popular tourist destination with numerous resorts, restaurants, bars, stores, and Nungwi is where Zuri zanzibar situated.

Zuri Zanzibar offers a completely unique experience in Zanzibar for anyone that wants to try something off the beaten African tracks; a place that allows guests a feeling of peace and tranquility.

 

Zuri Zanzibar
Zuri Zanzibar

ZURI” MEANS “BEAUTIFUL” IN SWAHILI, WHICH IS THE LANGUAGE OF THE ISLAND OF ZANZIBAR. AND THAT IS PRECISELY THE FEELING WE WANT YOU TO EXPERIENCE IN OUR 12 HECTARE MICRO-UNIVERSE. WHEN THINKING HOW BEST TO EVOKE THE BEAUTY OF ZURI TO YOU SENSUALLY, WE FOCUSED METICULOUSLY ON THREE MAIN AREAS:

THE BEACH was the reason why I bought the land many years ago. Unlike most Zanzibar beaches where one must walk 500m to swim at low tide, our beach, settled in the large lagoon, is always perfect. I have travelled the world and stayed in the most exclusive sea-front properties, but I still consider Zuri’s beach as one of the best on Earth. It is not just the white sand and the incredible color of the turquoise Indian Ocean, but also the local way of life, which is so cheerful and optimistic. When you see the dhows (the traditional wooden sailing boats) at a distance during the spectacular sunsets, you do not need to practice mindfulness or meditation training to enjoy the present moment and understand the power of now.

 

Zuri Zanzibar
Zuri Zanzibar

THE HOTEL is not made up of rooms; just villas, and bungalows. Each separated from one another to attain absolute privacy, and all of them outfitted with outdoor showers and large terraces. The size of our plot could easily accommodate twice as many houses, but we decided to build only 56 of them. Nestled on a west-facing slope, most of the units enjoy direct sea-views. And our ceilings reach for the sky: African-style roofing delivers a breathtaking cathedral-like feeling over your bed and cannot be compared to anything you would find in busy Western cities. On the other hand, being so far away from civilization, we did not want to compromise the quality of your connection with the rest of the world, which is why we have built our own dedicated fast internet line to the mainland – the only hotel in Zanzibar to date!

 

Zuri Zanzibar
Zuri Zanzibar

THE GARDEN is the icing on the cake. I do not mean the private spice garden covering a quarter of our land – the only one of its kind in the area. I mean that Zuri itself IS the garden. All the villas and bungalows are just part of an enormous tropical park which you can enjoy by walking through and investigating. Hundreds of gardeners and landscape designers needed more than two years to select all the trees and flowers, in which you can bask. The result is an enormous tribute to the pinnacle of Zanzibar and its rich historical legacy.

Today, when more and more things tend to feel and taste the same, it is not an overstatement to say that Zanzibar is different. Located just on the Equator, the colours are more intense, more saturated, more vibrant. And, for some reason, the time runs differently as well! In this environment, it is so easy to forget our daily routines, to rouse our dormant imagination, and to perceive life from a new angle. Stop “doing” and start “being”. Because, ultimately, – we are human beings, not human doings! And it all began in Africa 🙂

 

Zuri Zanzibar
Zuri Zanzibar

SUSTAINABLE OPERATION

Sustainability is an integral part of our operation and we make conscious decisions to meet the needs of our guests whilst also considering their impact on the surroundings.

 Culinary Delights

Indulge in a culinary journey at Zuri Zanzibar  restaurants. From fresh seafood to authentic Swahili cuisine, your taste buds will be delighted.

Watersports and Activities

For adventure seekers, there’s a wide range of water sports and activities to enjoy. From snorkeling to windsurfing, Zuri has it all.

Immerse in Culture

 Spice Tours

Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island, and a visit to a spice farm is a must. Discover the origins of cloves, vanilla, and other spices that have made Zanzibar famous.

 

 Stone Town Exploration

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town, with its narrow alleys, historic architecture, and vibrant markets.

Unwind and Relax

 Wellness and Spa

Pamper yourself at the resort’s wellness and spa center, where you can enjoy traditional treatments and massages that will leave you rejuvenated.

 Yoga and Meditation

Find inner peace with yoga and meditation sessions by the beach, led by experienced instructors.

Local Experiences

 Swahili Cooking Classes

Learn the art of Swahili cooking with a hands-on cooking class, where you’ll create traditional dishes using local ingredients.

 Traditional Dhow Cruises

Take a traditional dhow cruise and witness the stunning sunset over the Indian Ocean.

 

Zanzibar Beach
Zanzibar Beach

Conclusion

Zuri Zanzibar is not just a destination; it’s an experience. From its stunning natural beauty to its rich cultural heritage, this slice of paradise offers something for every traveler. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore Zanzibar like never before.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. How do I book a stay at Zuri Zanzibar? You can book your stay at Zuri  Resort by visiting our official website or contacting us directly through our provided contact details.
  2. Is Zuri Zanzibar suitable for families with children? Yes, Zuri Zanzibar is family-friendly and offers a range of activities and amenities for children.
  3. What is the best time to visit Zuri Zanzibar? The best time to visit Zuri Zanzibar is during the season, which typically falls between June to March.
  4. Can I arrange airport transfers through the resort? Yes, GIE can arrange airport transfers for your convenience. Simply contact us in advance to make arrangements.
Zanzibar Luxury Beach Resort
Zuri Zanzibar

 

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Dunia Camp

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Dunia, in Tanzania’s central Serengeti, is well placed for wildlife spotting. During the annual Great Migration, guests can watch giant herds of wildebeest moving through the area right from camp. Farther afield, you may spot lions using the granite boulders of Moru Kopjes to scan the plains for prey.

 

Dunia Camp

 

ABOUT DUNIA CAMP

Our hospitable staff will do everything to ensure your comfort. Dunia is the only camp in Africa run entirely by women and the team is an inspirational example of what women can achieve in a male-dominated industry.

  • Calendar

    Open year round

  • Airplane

    Closest airstrip: Seronera, 45-minutes drive from camp

  • 1 Families

    Families: children aged five and older

  • 43 Migration Season

    March to June, November to December

Take a look around
  • Dunia Camp – Beautiful settings at Dunia Camp as the sun sets
  • Your private deck is perfect for an afternoon siesta or just to relax in peace.

Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp

  • Dunia Camp – Nights in the main lounge area are simply beautiful
  • Dunia Camp – The spacious and inviting bedrooms at Dunia

Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp

 

  • Dunia Camp – Your room lit up at night as the sun sets
  • Dunia Camp – Ending off the night with a drink by the fire pit

 

Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp

Accommodation & Amenities

Eight spacious tents overlook the Serengeti National Park’s vast golden plains. Kick back on your private terrace or in the open-sided main tent with a chilled G&T and enjoy the peace and stillness. Opt to start your day soaring over the plains in a hot-air balloon and end it dining under the stars in the bush.

  • Tents

    8 tents (including 1 family tent)

  • 3 En Suite Bathrooms

    En-suite bathrooms

  • 13 Shower 2

    Hot-water showers and bath

  • 24 Flushing Toilets

    Flushing toilets

  • Complimentary Laundry Service

    Complimentary laundry service

  • 6 In Room Safe

    In-room safe

  • 26 Solar&Generatorpower 2

    Solar power

  • Battery Charging Facilities

    USB charger and battery-charging facilities in every room

Rooms

The Camp has seven spacious and airy tents, each with a king-sized bed and an en suite bathroom with a hot-water shower and flushing toilet. We also have a larger tent with separate bedrooms for families. Spend siesta time on your private deck looking out over the Serengeti plains.

 

Dunia Camp

Location of Dunia Camp

Dunia is in the central Serengeti, part of Tanzania’s famous Serengeti National Park, surrounded by golden savannah. Twice per year, this area sees millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles passing through on their constant migration around the Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. If you’re lucky, you won’t even need to leave camp to watch the vast herds grazing.

The camp is ideally placed to explore three excellent game viewing areas: Seronera, the Moru Kopjes and the southern Serengeti plains. The Seronera River is a gathering place for lots of wildlife, providing ample opportunity for spotting predators in action. The Moru Kopjes are a cluster of old granite boulders, favoured by big cats that like to use them as lookout points. You might even spot the rare black rhino. The southern plains are covered in lush grass between December and May, perfect for calving wildebeest.

Where the safari comes to you

The safari comes right to Dunia, with the migrating wildebeest herds regularly passing the camp. Outside of the migration, there’s plenty more opportunity for wildlife spotting, too. During downtime, sink into a leather armchair with a cold drink in the open-sided dining tent and scan the sun-bleached plains for movement or get lost in a great book before retiring to your tent for an afternoon snooze.

EXPERIENCES

A typical day on safari at Dunia Camp

We start the day early to find animals when they are most active, heading out on safari around dawn and again at dusk. Timing varies according to the season, but guests can expect the following from typical day on safari.

Start your day bright and early with a wake-up call and tea or coffee. Enjoy breakfast before departure for your morning game drive (or have it packed as a picnic to take with you). You’ll arrive back in camp mid-morning, with a chance to freshen up before lunch.

After a leisurely lunch, enjoy siesta. Read a book or just relax and enjoy the views from your private viewing deck. Refuel with afternoon tea and then depart for your afternoon/evening game drive with sundowners. You’ll be back in time for drinks at the bar and dinner – the perfect chance to unwind after a long day in the bush. If you have a private vehicle, you can plan your day with your guide.

Our vehicles are either open-sided or closed with roof hatches allowing you to stand for a better view. They are all fitted with charging points and fridges, so you can easily spend a whole day on safari.

 

Serengeti National Park

Hot-air balloon rides

Watch the sunrise as you glide over the Serengeti plains. Whether you’re on a romantic holiday or a special family trip, this is an epic way to start the day. Hot-air balloon rides are at an additional cost and are weather dependent.

Serengeti National Park

Family safaris

The Camp welcomes children over the age of 5 and have a larger family tent with separate bedrooms that can accommodate up to five people. There’s no a specific programme for children at Dunia, but the staff and guides strive to entertain all ages. We may be able to make exceptions to our age limit, so please enquire if you need assistance. Additionally, we may also be able to arrange a private vehicle for your family.

Meals and refreshments

The food at Dunia is prepared on-site by the chefs. During the rainy season, They buy fresh vegetables from the communities around Mugumu and source the rest of our food as locally as possible. Start the morning with a hearty cooked breakfast on the deck overlooking the Serengeti plains. Alternatively, you can eat when you return from your game drive or we’ll pack breakfast for to enjoy in the bush.

Lunch is a light buffet at camp or packed up for those who want to spend a full day out in the bush. A relaxed dinner is served at camp after the evening game drive, or opt to have a bush dinner under the stars.

Dunia is certified by Responsible Tourism Tanzania with the highest level of “Tree”.  This certifies a fully integrated responsible tourism approach embedded within daily operations. Dunia was also recognised by TripAdvisor with a 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award, reflecting that guests thoroughly enjoyed their experience in camp, leaving very favourable reviews throughout 2020.

  • Dunia Camp – An early start to the day with breakfast being served outside

 

Dunia Camp

Serengeti National Park wildlife

The Serengeti is home to a remarkable number of species, including over 70 big mammals and more than 500 bird species. The main event is the Great Migration, Africa’s second longest land migration, where around 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles and 250,000 zebras travel in an endless cycle around the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, following the rains. But there’s much more besides the migration herds. You’ll find the Big 5 (lion — numbering around 3,500 — leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo), as well as other predators such as cheetah, spotted hyena and wild dog (the latter mostly in the south). You might also spot hippo in the river, klipspringer, oribi and Coke’s hartebeest, serval (including unusual black melanistic varieties), bat-eared fox and golden jackal. Then there are super-rare animals to look out for, including the aardwolf and ground pangolin.

 

Conclusion

As you plan your Serengeti adventure, consider Dunia Camp your home away from home. It’s where luxury meets nature, where you can witness the wonders of the wild and immerse yourself in local culture. Your journey to the Serengeti will be incomplete without experiencing the Exploring the Magic of Dunia Camp.

FAQs

  1. How do I book a stay at Dunia Camp ? Booking your stay is easy. Visit our website and follow the simple reservation process.
  2. Are safaris safe at Dunia Camp? Yes, Great Image Expedition Ltd prioritizes safety, and experienced guides ensure your safety during all excursions.
  3. Do I need vaccinations before traveling to the Serengeti? It’s advisable to consult your healthcare provider for recommended vaccinations before your trip to Tanzania.

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What to expect on Safari in Tanzania

Immersive Experiences: A Glimpse into the Luxury Safari Life in Tanzania

What to expect on a Tanzania safari is magical game drives, abundant wildlife, birdlife, amazing landscape views, fine white sand beaches in Zanzibar, and so much more. A safari in Tanzania is everyone’s dream if experiencing typical African safaris is what you are after.

Table of Contents:

  • Amazing wildlife
  • Typical Safari Day
  • Diverse landscapes
  • Changing weather
  • Food quality varies
  • Raw Sense of Adventure
  • Unique Accommodations 
  • Long drives an early start
  • Minimal phone and Internet coverage
  • Exciting Activities for all types of travelers

 

 

Tanzania Luxury Safaris & Tours
Tanzania Luxury Safaris & Tours

 

Tanzania Luxury Safaris & Tours
Tanzania Luxury Safaris & Tours

 

Tanzania Luxury Safaris & Tours
Tanzania Luxury Safaris & Tours

A typical day on a luxury safari in Tanzania offers a blend of adventure, wildlife encounters, relaxation, and luxury amenities. Here’s a general itinerary to give you an idea of what you can expect:

Morning:

  1. Wake up early for a stunning sunrise and savor a rejuvenating coffee at your luxurious tented camp or lodge.
  2. Embark on a morning game drive in a customized safari vehicle with an experienced guide. Tanzania’s remarkable wildlife includes the Big Five, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and various bird species. Your guide will help you spot and identify the animals and provide interesting information about their behavior and habitat.
  3. Mid-morning, return to your accommodation for a lavish brunch or breakfast spread, often served al fresco overlooking the stunning African landscape.

 

What to expect on Safari in Tanzania

Afternoon:

  1. Take advantage of the downtime during the heat of the day to relax by the pool or indulge in a spa treatment at your lodge. Luxury safari lodges and camps often have world-class facilities, including swimming pools, wellness centers, and private lounges.
  2. Enjoy a delicious lunch, which may consist of international and local cuisine, often served in a scenic setting within the lodge or camp.

 

What to expect on Safari in Tanzania
What to expect on Safari in Tanzania

Late Afternoon:

  1. Embark on an afternoon game drive, as wildlife activity tends to increase during this time. Your guide will take you to different areas of the national park or reserve to explore new landscapes and maximize your chances of spotting a variety of animals.
  2. As the sun starts to set, your guide will find a picturesque spot for you to enjoy a sundowner. Sip on a refreshing drink while taking in the breathtaking views of the African savannah.

 

What to expect on Safari in Tanzania
What to expect on Safari in Tanzania

Evening:

  1. After the sundowner, continue the game drive, taking advantage of the twilight hours when predators become more active. Your guide will utilize spotlights to search for nocturnal animals such as hyenas, jackals, and elusive leopards.
  2. Return to your lodge or camp for a hot shower and get ready for an elegant dinner.
  3. Enjoy gourmet meals in a candlelit ambiance or under starry skies with exquisite wines and impeccable service.

     

What to expect on Safari in Tanzania
What to expect on Safari in Tanzania

It’s important to note that specific itineraries may vary depending on the location, lodge, and your preferences. Some luxury safaris also offer additional activities like hot air balloon rides, walking safaris, or visits to local communities, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural wonders of Tanzania.

 

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