Melinda Rees Travel Articles

 
Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Standing at 5,896 metres (19,340 feet), Kilimanjaro rears up out of the surrounding African plains to form a snow-capped challenge to any hiker! Previously thought to be extinct, Kilimanjaro has now been confirmed as merely dormant and may still […]
Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania
Lake Tanganyika, known as the Fossil Water Lake, lies along the Western side of Tanzania, bordering Burundi, the Congo and Zambia. Lake Tanganyika fills a deep, 4,700 feet, canyon formed by the Great Rift Valley. Due to its huge length (420 miles), and depth, the lake contains nearly 7,413 square miles of water, nearly seven […]
Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
This isolated and little explored park is Tanzania’s second largest National Park. Infested by the biting Tsetse fly, this huge area of woodland and grassland has remained undisturbed by man and his cattle and has remained virtually unchanged through centuries. The large Ruaha River forms the eastern border of the park, and is also the […]
Arusha National Park, Tanzania
This small, 137 square km, park is located an easy 40 minute drive from Arusha and is only 60km from the Kilimanjaro International Airport. The home of Mount Meru, this delightful little park is seldom used by the majority of visitors to Tanzania; being popular only with hikers using Mount Meru (14,990 feet) to acclimatize […]
The Aberdare Mountain Ranges (Nyandarua Range)
Also known as "Scotland with lions", this is not y
The Tana River Conservation Zone, Kenya
Kenya's largest river and important lifeline for m
The Rift Valley Circuit, Kenya
A host of national parks set in the fantastic scen
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
Kenya's second highest mountain and a spiritual pl
Mount Elgon National Park, Kenya
An extinct volcano straddling the border between K
Masai Mara, Kenya
Home to the spectacular Wildebeest Migration, one