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Tourists Skip Kenya, Head to Tanzania

Given the recent outbreak of violence in Kenya from the presidential elections, thousands of tourists have canceled their safaris in Kenya, scared that the violence will escalate. Although no violence has been directed at tourists yet, a number of international tour companies are recommending to avoid Kenya until things cool off.

Many of these tourists have now turned their eye south to Tanzania – home of Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and Zanzibar. Tanzania is receiving hundreds of
last minute inquiries from those looking for a safe alternative. While Kenya does have great safari parks, Tanzania is just as good – if not better, with areas like the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park.

The great thing is, you don’t have to change your airfare – many safari can start in Nairobi and head directly to Tanzania, just six hours away by vehicle. Or you can take a short domestic flight for 45 minutes and find yourself at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain.