Discovering Tanzania’s South – An exciting road trip to the secluded Selous

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Above: The Usambara peak from Kilimanjaro Highway Motel, Tanzania. Copyright Rupi Mangat

Published Saturday Magazine Nation media 1 Feb 2019

Over a thousand kilometres south of Nairobi, the road less travelled is to southern Tanzania to explore Africa’s first and largest wildlife protected area. It is what used to be Selous Game Reserve, part of which has been renamed as Nyerere National Park in 2019. Nyerere, the respected Mwalimu was Tanzania’s founding father.

The road to Korogwe with the peaks of Pare mountains, Tanzania. Copyright Rupi Mangat (800x800)
The road to Korogwe with the peaks of Pare mountains, Tanzania. Copyright Rupi Mangat

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Frolic at the Falls: A Splash of a Time at Shimba Hills Sheldrick Falls

From the archives: Saturday nation magazine – December 2009

Above: Sheldrick Falls in Shimba Hills National Reserve. Credit Shimba Lodge

It’s two kilometer’s track from Shimba Hills Lodge to Sheldrick Falls tells Azana Omari, the naturalist at Shimba Hills Lodge. Almost 17 kilometres away as the crow flies, Indian Ocean’s magnetic blue lines the horizon and further, the faint outline of Tanzania’s Usambara Mountains. An old male giraffe, dark with age stands in the midst of the savanna sprawl.

Shimba Hills National Reserve. Credit Shimba Lodge
Shimba Hills National Reserve. Credit Shimba Lodge

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