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Did you know?

  • The stomach of crocodile has a size of football ball, he eats little, but many times per day.
  • Hippo weights 3,2 tones and is one of the heaviest land mammals.
  • Giraffe is one of the rare animals that have horns at birth.
  • The elephants walk on tiptoe, because under their heel they have thick layer of fat.
  • The biggest snakes of the world can eat a human in one time and a meal lasts for one year.
  • Flamingos get the color of their feathers because of their specific nutrition.
  • African elephant can run faster then a human and can walk several hours without any rest.
  • In first year of hippo’s life 45% of them die.
  • Shark is swimming with average speed of 3km/h and maximum speed of 95 km/h.
  • Giraffe has a same number of vertebrae like most of the mammals, but theirs are much longer.
  • Bushbabies got a name because of their sounds that reminded first explorers of crying babies.
  • Elephants communicate through vibrations that they make by hitting the ground with their feet.
  • Most of the elephants sleep standing and only 2-3 hours per day.
  • Hippo can stay 5 minutes under the water-surface and can even run on the bottom of the lake.
  • The biggest known shark in the world was 13 meters long and had 15 tones
  • Leopard likes to drink water everyday, but he can stay without it up to one month.
  • Wild elephant can eat 230 kg of food and drink 125 liters of water per day sometimes at once.
  • Near relative of African ostrich is South American nandu and Australian emus.
  • Ostrich, zebra and giraffe can kill with their kick even the mighty lion.
  • Turtles, birds and crocs like to rest on the backs of hippos.
  • African tribes are hunting bushbabies by leaving a palm wine in the forest and collecting drunk animals from it.
  • Warthog can run 50 km/h and they are very skillful to defend themselves.
  • The head of the rhino weights 200 kg.
  • Black leopard or Panther was first considered as different species, but in same family can be puppies of normal and black colour.
  • The biggest turtle in the world is belonging to the species of leatherback and weights 752 kg.
  • The grey rat is living everywhere in the world except polar countries. One couple can have up to 800 babies in just one year.
  • Insect-eating bats produce ultrasound of very high frequency, with echoes that bounce back, they get all necessary information.
  • One of the most shamefaced animals in area of high and low tide is octopus.
  • The longest recorded jump of bushbaby from one branch to another was more then 7 meters.
  • From 1830 on each year 10 to 30 thousand slaves were sold at slave market on Zanzibar.
  • Coconut palm can live up to 100 years but can reproduce only 20 years.
  • Warthog’s only enemies are lion and leopard.
  • In darkness leopard can see 6 times and hear 2 times better then human.
  • Monkey species of red colobus are living only in forest Jozani on Zanzibar Island.
  • Cheetahs are running 120 km/h, but only 20 seconds. This is still enough for successful hunting.
  • Insectivorous bats obtain most of the water they need from their prey, cave bats can lick up condensation.

Recommendations

I was a client on a 5 day safari with your company. The excursion took me through the Tanzanian National Parks. I was extremely impressed with the organized itinerary, time frame allowed for the day trips and overall tone set by the staff.
 For rustic bent to the holiday, I slept in a tent and ate camp food. But I visited comfortable African lodges too. This was the perfect way to visit the country of Serengeti and Kilimanjaro. I was so impressed with the land, the people and everything that this country had to offer. I saw snow covered Kilimanjaro, villages where people still wear painted animal skins for clothing and the men rub sticks together to have fire. During the day, we went around breath taking Ngorongoro, picturesque lake Manyara and wide open Serengeti Planes and anywhere I looked there would be majestic animals. It is absolutely breathtaking to see spring migration of animals on the Serengeti Plain or sleeping pack of lions resting after long hunting night. 
The guide was very professional, friendly and very knowledgeable in African animal habitat. I was living my national Geographic moments, the words are not good enough to describe my experience. Godfrey, was incredible -- a great tracker and spotter. He would also make sure that I was able to get the perfect shot of any animals. My friends are impressed with so many amazing sights that I was able to capture during my absolutely fabulous trip.

The Tanzanian people were the friendliest and kindest people I have ever met. My trip was great and the Sunset Africa Limited made sure that nothing would be overlooked. I would definitely use Sunset Africa again when I return to Africa. I had a trip of my life and would recommend it to any nature lover and anybody who is going to visit this beautiful country.

"To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness."

Dagmar Knot
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Saudi Arabia

Before leaving for Tanzania, I didn't expect to see so many wild animals but safari exceeded all my expectations: giraffe just walking by our car, elephant family crossing the road few meters in front of us, sleepy lion laying down two meters from our car, thousands and thousands of wildebeest and zebras escorted us all the way through Serengeti, ... just to mention some of beautiful moments. And all this and more wouldn't be possible without our experienced safari guide Gody, who is living encyclopaedia of savanna life. In tent camps we had another pleasant experience: food enjoyment. Regardless that I'm not a fan of vegetable meals but those prepared by our cook Moshi were excellent. Thanks to all the Sunset Africa team to make my safari trip memorable. And like Terminator would say: "I'll be back".

Janja (Slovenia)

Dear Minka,

I am glad to say that I was enjoying safari a lot. It was definitely the most beautiful part of our trip in Tanzania. I was fascinated by magnificent African landscape, by extremely beautiful sunrises and sunsets but most of all by amazing African wildlife. The most gorgeous animals for me are anyway all kind of cats. On the trip it got obvious why in general lion is called the king of the animals, elephants manage to arrange a romantic scene for us… etc. We were enraptured with your's, Gody's and Mike's knowledge of African flora and fauna. You variegate our evenings in camp with many interesting stories about Africa and our cook Moshi is anyway the best cook. I experienced Africa as country, where I would be glad to return back and if I would have to value work of Sunset Africa stuff from 1 to 5 as best note you would with no doubt get higher note 5.

Vesna (Slovenia)

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