Perfect for the wildlife enthusiast on the hunt for Africa's "Big 5", this trip includes visits to some of the country's best big game reserves, including Serengeti and Tarangire National Parks. Visit the big cat capital of Africa, walk with flamingos at dawn, and enjoy sunsets with views of baobab trees and volcanos while giraffes, elephants, and zebra graze in the distance. Take a break from wildlife by joining a traditional hunt with the Hadzabe Tribe and learning how to make brass with the friendly blacksmith of the Datoga Tribe.
Founded in 2004, Duma Explorer is a socially responsible adventure travel company offering hiking and safari packages in Tanzania. Based in Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania's famous national parks, Duma Explorer grew up out of the local community. Our highly personalized safaris and treks offer a unique window into the landscape, wildlife and culture of this extraordinary region. Whether looking for a honeymoon safari or a trek to Africa’s highest peak, we'll work with you to create unforgettable adventures.
In addition to Northern Tanzania adventures, we also offer excursions to exotic beach destinations like Zanzibar, and fly-in, fly-out packages to isolated parks in Southern and Western Tanzania and other countries in the region.
OUR TRIP STAFF
Each of our safari guides has at least ten years experience guiding in Northern Tanzania, meaning you will be guided by knowledgeable and skilled tourism professionals throughout your trip.
Our passionate and highly trained mountain crew totals about 150 people, including guides, assistant guides, cooks and porters. Many of our guides and cooks began their careers with us as porters and have been part of Duma Explorer since we started in 2004. Guides are Wilderness First Responder Certified and Duma is a proud Partner for Responsible Travel with Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project.
Featured trips & expertise
Where wildlife and culture meet, this trip combines adventure-filled safaris through famous natural parks with quiet, personal visits to local tribes. Start with a search for the "Big 5" animals in the quiet corners of Serengeti National Park and watch the annual Great Migration cross the white rapids of the Mara River. Then slow things down with a Massai medicine walk and a traditional sunrise hunt with the Hadzabe Tribe.
Adventurous travelers who love the idea of climbing an African mountain but who don't want an extremely challenging experience will enjoy this four-day climb of Mt. Meru. Most days will include a few hours of hiking, while on the long summit day you'll start in the middle of the night and be rewarded by sweeping views over the plains towards Mt. Kilimanjaro. Spot wildlife in the lower lands, trek through a variety of vegetation zones, and afterwards, relax at the beautiful and historic Rivertrees Country Inn.
Recent Trip Reviews for Duma Explorer
Tanzania Safari · Tanzania - Oct 10 - Oct 26, 2019
First I want to thank Adele in South Africa ( she works at Duma Explorer that provided the safari services) who helped me plan every step of the way in this safari. She was excellent and her first draft of an itinerary was very close to the final version. Since this was a solo photographic safari, I was concerned that my specific needs might be difficult to accommodate. It did not take long to realize that Adele was on target and did a great job is meeting my needs.
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