Baby Elephant Orphanage To Open In Arusha, Tanzania

We are delighted to announce the opening of the first ever baby elephant orphanage in Tanzania. The orphanage will be open to the public starting in November 2015. Guests travelling with Africa Dream Safaris can visit the facility on their final safari day. The facility will be open to the public for 1-hour each day from 11.30am to 12.30pm. The facility in Arusha will start with approximately 50 baby elephants that have been orphaned due to the illegal wildlife trade in East Africa. The baby …

Census Indicates Massive Elephant Shift From Kenya To Tanzania

A wildlife census conducted in the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania and the Maasai-Mara Game Reserve in Kenya indicates that many elephants in the eco-system are rapidly moving southward from Kenya to Tanzania. The Trans-boundary Serengeti-Mara Census conducted by the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) in conjunction with the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) was specifically concentrated in tallying the number of elephants and buffaloes within the 32,000 square kilometers encompassing the World’s largest eco-system. “The census results show that there has …

Asti and her Five Cubs

For those guests with safaris coming up this year, keep an eye out for a mother cheetah named Asti and her five cubs currently ranging in the eastern regions of the Central Serengeti (specifically in the plains and valleys around Sametu Kopjes.) It’s very difficult for mother cheetahs to raise large litters to independence, which happens at roughly 18 months. Many cheetah cubs are killed by the larger carnivores of the Serengeti including lions and hyenas. However, there have been several incredible cases over the …