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Dreaming of a tropical escape? Look no further than Zanzibar, an archipelago boasting pristine beaches, captivating history, and vibrant culture. Our Roane Travel Design team members, Michelle and Jennae spent a week exploring the island, meticulously vetting experiences and accommodations to ensure an unforgettable adventure for our clients. Here’s a glimpse of their experience. Logistics, […]

Zanzibar: From a Travel Designer’s Point of View

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The ultimate Beach & Bush experience: why Zanzibar is the perfect addition to your Tanzanian Safari  Zanzibar conjures images of idyllic beaches, swaying palm trees, and turquoise waters. But this Tanzanian archipelago, located just off the coast of East Africa, offers so much more than just picture-perfect scenery. Explore, Relax or Dive In: Zanzibar Has […]

Zanzibar: Unveiling a Spice Island Adventure

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Why Tanzania Belongs on Your Bucket List, and How Roane Travel Design Can Craft Your Dream Itinerary. “Tanzania”. The very name conjures images of vast savannahs teeming with iconic wildlife, the majestic peak of Mount Kilimanjaro piercing the clouds, and the vibrant culture of the Maasai people. If you’re looking for a Tanzania safari adventure […]

Tanzania: Untamed Beauty Meets Adventure

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How a Travel Designer Makes Your Dream Vacation a Reality Africa: a land of vibrant cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and unforgettable wildlife encounters. It’s no wonder this continent tops the bucket list of so many travelers. But planning an African vacation can feel overwhelming, with countless destinations, experiences, and logistics to consider. This is where the […]

Stress-Free African Travel

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WHAT ARE THE BIG FIVE? The “Big Five” is a safari term used to describe the Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, and Rhinoceros.   WHY DID THE RECIEVE THIS TITLE? In the 1800s trophy hunters considered these animals the most challenging and dangerous animals to hunt on foot. They’re still considered the African Big 5 today; […]

Finding the African ‘Big Five’

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Two of the major safari areas in the world are Kruger National Park and Serengeti National Park. Both of these areas allow tourists to see the Big Five and experience the African flora and fauna. However, there is a big debate over the pros and cons of both and ultimately, which is the better location […]

Serengeti vs Kruger: Selecting the Best Safari Location for your Next Adventure

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There are many aspects to consider when packing for your safari; what colors to wear, what is culturally appropriate, comfort and perhaps most challenging, the weight restrictions. On most safari trips, you may take a small bush flight from one destination to another, it is important to know that these bush flights have strict restrictions […]

The Ultimate Safari Packing Guide

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The best locations for one of the world’s most unique experiences This rare opportunity to go gorilla trekking allows travellers to have one of the most profound wildlife encounters – coming face to face with some of Africa’s most critically endangered species. In recent years, gorilla trekking has quickly become one the most sought after […]

Gorilla Trekking: Uganda vs Rwanda

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Word: Polepole Language: Swahili English Translation: Slowly or to slow down We have a running joke in our office that whenever we visit Tanzania, we must quickly adjust to AFT – African Flexible Time. AFT is a mentality we attribute to the Tanzanian culture, a lack of urgency and most definitely a “It will eventually […]

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