This Tour Is Offered by Duma Explorer
- Offices In:
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 2004)
- Member Of:
- Association for Promotion of Tourism to Africa
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Named after the Swahili word for cheetah, Duma Explorer was founded in 2004 to provide travelers with the full range of experiences in East Africa - from game viewing within Serengeti National Park to guided hiking expeditions up Mount Kilimanjaro. Each trip is led by an experienced guide with more than fifteen years of experience. With licensed offices and staff in both the United States and East Africa, we will ensure your adventure to East Africa is a trip of a lifetime!
The trip of my dreams!!
Let me start by saying that I have always dreamed of a safari trip to Tanzania. I told my husband of this dream and he decided to surprise me by putting together a 2 week safari/beach birthday trip for us. I’m not going to lie, I was a bit worried about leaving him to plan it on his own (I’m always the one who plan/book our vacations). Thankfully he chose to book it with Duma Explorer, and I could not have been happier! Every single detail was thought and taken care of! From airport transfers, to the registrations in the national parks (I didn’t even know we needed that!), and the location of the lodgings, Stacy thought of everything which gave us (especially me) peace of mind and the opportunity to just relax. The hotels and lodges we stayed were absolutely beautiful with great views and delicious food. Our guide Isaac had over 25 years of experience, and you could tell by the way he could spot animals from a distance and know every detail about it (I’m sure he had superpowers). We saw all the big 5 and then some. We were more than happy with our experience, and I could not have asked for a better way to celebrate my birthday (Christmas and New Years too). This trip will be one I will never forget! Anyone who asks us how to book a safari trip to Tanzania, Duma will be my one and only answer.
This is a very happy and satisfied customer!
We had 6-days camping safari in December 2020 with Duma Explorer and it was really impressive. They helped us to creat optimal program according our requirements and gave useful tips about optimal flights, transfers and recommended very cozy lodge in Arusha. Thanks for Stacy and Omary for the perfect organization.
Our “field” team, guide Ebenezer and chef Jamal, are professionals and they really help us to open wild nature of Tanzania. For example we saw all big 5, different birds and rare animals like cheetah and leopard and got a lot of details for their life and behavior.
Some recommendation if it’ll be your first safari:
- [ ] It’s equator but nights are cool and even cold, warm closes is necessary
- [ ] Showers in the public camps are very basic, you need your own soap, shampoo, towel etc. Camps in Serengeti and Tarangire have cold shower, in Ngorongoro there’s hot water.
- [ ] It’s useful to have repellent, it was no mosquitos but a lot of CC fly
- [ ] Lighters and batteries are necessary for the camping nights
Great experience all the way!
Duma Explorer was an easy choice for us. Starting from the fast replies we got from Stacy and the reasonable prices considering the quality of the camps, our experience was five-star worthy. Stacy made our booking easy and was very flexible as the situation was tricky with covid and we were afraid that our flights might be cancelled.
A special thanks to our driver Ebenezer! What a gentleman! His knowledge about the animals was unparallel. We also felt very safe with his driving which can't be said of all the drivers we saw. I highly recommend having him as your guide.
The camps give you a great safari experience with luxurious tents and very nice common spaces. One of our main wishes for the safari was that we want tents, so we can be part of the surroundings but still have a comfortable stay. The Chaka Camps were perfect for this. It felt like a dream, watching the sunrise from our luxurious tent and having a cup of coffee on your own patio. I also liked that the design of the camps is very modern with an african twist.
DUMA EXPLORER THE BEST TOUR COMPANY IN TANZANIA!
In October our family was hesitant about traveling to Tanzania during the pandemic. However, we decided to go and we are so glad we did! Duma Explorer planned a trip of a lifetime. My husband and daughter climbed Kilimanjaro- which was an amazing accomplishment! My younger child and myself did a safari, trekked through the Ngorongoro Highlands an climbed Mt. Lengai. At the end of our adventures we all met up and spent a few relaxing days at the beach. Duma Explorer made the trip smooth and so easy! The staff and guides at Duma are incredible and we left feeling like they are part of our family! If you are remotely thinking of going to Tanzania, don't hesitate, book with Duma, and they will take care of everything! They are definitely the BEST tour company in Tanzania! If you want to speak with me further, reach out to Stacy, owner of Duma and she will give you my contact information.
We had a first-rate experience with Duma Explorer, from booking to trip execution
Duma was easy to communicate with, even with different people within our group doing some different things for part of the trip.
I only did a one day safari excursion to Tarangire National Park after our Meru and Killimanjaro climbs. But this was a last minute request from us, and Duma pulled it together, no problem. Sweet taste of safari, inspiring some of us to return again for the real experience, the next year. Our experience definitely exceeded expectations.
Our experience working with Duma on our Killimanjaro trip made us sure that we would use them again on any future safari trips in Tanzania. It is also important to me that they are an ethical employer, who takes the well being of their great employees, seriously.