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African Environments joins forces in Serengeti De-snaring Project

African Environments is pleased to announce its involvement in a new anti-poaching initiative in conjunction with Tanzania National Parks and Frankfurt Zoological Society within the Serengeti National Park. For every client staying in our Pembezoni Camp African Environments will donate to the Serengeti De-snaring Program. Stakeholder funds have already set up two teams, made up of armed TANAPA Rangers,…

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Sentinel Outdoor Institute First Aid Training, 2017

Once again, in 2017 African Environments is excited to host Sentinel Outdoor Institute and a program of first aid and wilderness medicine training courses. From one day Basic First Aid through to the internationally recognized, 10-day Wilderness First Responder the courses aim to prepare guides, drivers, camp managers and the general public for emergency situations that can occur in…

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African Environments awarded Carbon Offset Certificate

African Environments was last night proud to accept the 2015 Carbon Offset Certificate from Carbon Tanzania at an event held in Arusha, at Arusha Coffee Lodge. African Environments offset 652 tonnes of emissions for 2015 protecting 5.2 hectares of natural forest. African Environments has been partnering with Carbon Tanzania for over two years now through encouraging our clients and agents…

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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 expedition. Clients have the…

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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 Rift Valley and are…

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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 certification having all Safari Guides…

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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 in English training, Solar…

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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 another area of shanty…

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