A weekend walking trip to Arusha National Park

Such a treat Arusha National Park is! With it so close to town I had almost forgotten what a gem it is. We have Kim – a friend from the film industry in the USA – staying and haven’t been to our Itikoni Camp for a while so thought we would go and spend the … Continued

Keeping Kili’s Crater Camp Clean!

As one of the original companies using and specializing in the Western Breach approach and overnight at Crater Camp on Kilimanjaro we are passionate about continuing to offer the Crater experience on our itineraries. In fact, consistently our trekkers rave about the chance to sleep in the 18,500 ft crater, often being a highlight of the … Continued

Mount Nyiragongo – what an adventure!

Still pretty blown away from our amazing encounters with the gorillas in Virunga National Park we had one more adventure planned during our trip to the DRC.  We arranged to climb the eleven thousand foot Mount Nyiragongo; a VERY active volcano near Lake Kivu. I don’t use ‘very active’ lightly – we live near the … Continued

African Environments hosts First Aid training

Every year African Environments hosts a series of wilderness first aid courses at our compound in Arusha. We partner with Sentinel Outdoor Institute, a US based specialist training and guiding organization made up of highly dedicated and experienced instructors. African Environments was the first Tanzanian tour operator to adopt the internationally recognized Wilderness First Responder … Continued

Birding and Medicinal Mutton Soup

Last week African Environments mountain and safari guides, along with Director Wesley took part in a two day training with bird and reptile expert, Peter Oliver. This training is part of a schedule of training African Environments offers to staff across all parts of the business twice yearly. This low season staff have taken part … Continued

Heading off to the Heart of Africa

Landing in Kigali the capital of Rwanda the first thing that strikes you is the amazing road network and that it’s built up and down over a series of steep hills – the whole town is being overhauled and rebuilt. Everywhere you look new shiny buildings are shooting up and our guide proudly points out … Continued

Walking in the Southern Plains of the Serengeti National Park

I have never really spent much time on the southern plains of the Serengeti National Park. I mean I have been there, I have done days of game viewing down there and seen some incredible scenes when the migration is in residence, wildebeest strewn for mile after mile all making their unique cross between a grunt and a … Continued