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How Dr. Lehman is Saving Lives on Africa’s Lake Tanganyika…

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It’s MASSIVE.

Just how MASSIVE?

Lake Tanganyika is:

  • the world’s second largest freshwater lake, containing nearly one fifth of all the world’s fresh water;
  • divided among four countries including Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Zambia; and
  • home to 12 million people!

Dr. Amy G. Lehman sums it up perfectly…

It’s the most important part of the world that you’ve never heard of.

And she should know.

Dr. Lehman is the founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic that has provided medical outreach to 350,000 people along Lake Tanganyika and counting.

Learn how Dr. Lehman and her team are saving lives on Lake Tanganyika…

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Wildebeest Migration; Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Wildebeest Migration; Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

You’ve probably seen the wildebeest migration on National Geographic and/or Planet Earth. But have you yearned to see it for yourself? Have you ever dreamed of watching a lion hunt at dusk?

If so, Serengeti National Park is the place to see it all – up close and personal.

Located in Tanzania, the park extends into Kenya (where it’s called the Masai Mara). With 5700 acres, it’s not surprising the Serengeti is home to millions of animals. Most famous for the Wildebeest migration from December to July each year, the National Nark is one of the most impressive wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

The Masai people had been using the area to graze for hundreds of years before the first Europeans visited in the early 20th Century.

After the park was named a National Park in 1929, and a protected area in 1940, the Masai people were moved to the nearby Ngorongoro highlands. Continue

Chumbe Island Coral Park; Tanzania

Chumbe Island Coral Park; Tanzania

As far-flung destinations become increasingly accessible, travelers are able to go just about anywhere for the right price.  However, because of the increased human footprint, ecosystems are changing and endagered species are disappearing.

What should the prospective traveler do? He/she wants to visit these isolated destinations but must deal with the guilt of contributing to the problem.

When trying to decrease the human effect on the natural landscape, consider Chumbe.

Chumbe Island

Lying a short distance east of Zanzibar, the private island of Chumbe is quickly becoming one of Africa’s premium eco-tourism destinations. The small island’s pristine landscape is matched only by the hidden gems that are found a short distance offshore.

With activities ranging from hiking to snorkeling to boating, the island gives visitors a bang for their buck. Plan to stay for a few days and expect to be left with a lasting impression.

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Snorkel the Islands; Zanzibar, Tanzania

Snorkel the Islands; Zanzibar, Tanzania

It may not be worth while going around the world to count cats in Zanzibar (famous saying by Henry David Thoreau), but it is worth going to count the fish. Zanzibar is an archipelago that offers some of the best snorkeling locations off he east coast of Africa.

Two main islands dominate the archipelago. Unguja is the larger of the two and is confusingly referred to as Zanzibar, while the smaller island is Pemba. However, much of the best snorkeling is to be found off the smaller islands. With visibility as high as 197 feet (60m), the clarity of the waters present coral gardens and over 350 types of fish to explore. Continue

Private Island Dive; Mnemba Island, Tanzania

Private Island Dive; Mnemba Island, Tanzania

Known for safaris, tribal cultures, and deserts, much of Africa’s diverse terrain is often overlooked. People are generally unaware of the country’s rocky mountains, green valleys, and sandy shores. But that’s just as well for travellers who appreciate the continent’s natural multiplicity.

Should you be looking to explore Africa’s islands and shores, why not start with the private Mnemba IslandContinue