Tour Operators we recommend

Consider using an agent who specialises in Africa to book your trip

 

Although we are happy to make your travel arrangements within Tanzania, making all your flights and insurances can be a very complex business and we recommend that you consider using a knowledgeable agent in your own country. Note that booking with a good overseas tour operator should be no more expensive than booking directly with us, and may even be cheaper. 

Choose a specialist African travel agent or tour operator who can spend the time on the phone (or in person) discussing and debating all the issues and options that will make your safari a great and memorable experience. There are a number of superb Africa specialist travel agencies and tour operators who love Africa and really know about it from personal experience. These operators always come to visit the camps and lodges to see for themselves what they are recommending to their clients before they send a single guest.

What to look for:

 

Listen out for word of mouth recommendations, they are usually remarkably reliable. The good Africa experts are well known by their satisfied customers.

  • Look out for operators who offer high-quality tailor-made safaris to suit your needs.

  • Check for adverts in wildlife newspapers or magazines. 

  • Find out how long they have been in business in Africa. If they don't know what they are talking about, withdraw politely.

  • There are local agents and safari companies in Tanzania and Internet searches will give you a lot of information from them and from the International Agents. 

If you still feel you'd like to talk directly to us then please contact us at info@adventurecampstz.com and we will put you touch with the camps direct, or with a recommended tour operator who can help you.

Below are two operators we love and highly recommend if you are thinking of visiting Tanzania. Both tour operators are situated right in Tanzania with their fingers on the pulse of what is best in the country at the moment. They both own or work with some of the best safari camps, lodges and private islands in the country.

 

Click on the links below to see some of the awesome itineraries they offer, or visit their websites directly. 

Firelight Safaris Tanzania

We have been providing luxury safaris in Tanzania since 1989.  We can recommend some great choices of luxury tented safari camps from all over the country.

Essential Destinations

Essential Destinations was created by a team of ecologists and biologists with the belief that the best way to keep Tanzania’s wilderness truly wild is to champion respectful and sustainable eco-tourism.

Below is an index of tour operators we know to provide excellent service. Look for one that is near you!

UNITED KINGDOM

 

Audley Travel are a reliable and energetic company and all their specialists have extensive first-hand knowledge of the country borne out of their own travels or even living there. They specialise in tailormade individual itineraries for discerning travellers seeking authentic experiences around the world, including Africa.
Contact: africa@audleytravel.com

Expert Africa (formerly Sunvil Africa) aims to help you to make well-informed decisions for your trips and safaris to Africa. Their website will help you to research by giving you first-hand, independent views and easy access to further information, including direct links to most safari camps, game lodges and beach retreats that they offer. The team here also write the guidebooks – including the new Bradt Travel Guide to Zanzibar.
Contact Eleanor Dunkels 

Africa Travel Resource is a leading company in bespoke travel to Tanzania and one of the biggest providers of guests to our camps. These guys have a real passion for and deep knowledge of the country. They specialise in creating authentic and imaginative trips for a usually well informed and well travelled client base from around the world. They are amongst the most approachable, empathetic, efficient and reliable people we know!
Contact: info@africatravelresource.com

Safari and Beach are unrivalled experts in tailor-made travel to east and southern Africa.
Contact: info@safariandbeach.com 

Imagine Africa - 
Safari and Beach specialists with one of the most comprehensive Tanzania programmes in the UK.
On and off the beaten track – we know all the luxury lodges, bush camps and beach hotels. 

To see info and book our camps in Ruaha National Park have a look here:

The Tanzania Specialists are UK based experts in African travel.

Aardvark Safaris are one of the most friendly and well-informed safari experts on Tanzania
Contact: mail@aardvarksafaris.com

Safari Consultants really know what they are talking about when it comes to Africa. They look after their guests like nannies, and give us camps a hard time.
Contact: info@safariconsultantuk.com

Tanzania Odyssey are specialist operators to Tanzania and Zanzibar. They have been working in the country longer than most agents and are unquestionably one of the World’s leading operators. If you want frank and honest advice they are the team to go to! They write guidebooks on Tanzania for Cadogan and their MD is a Director of the African Travel and Tourism Association as well as being a judge of The Good Safari Guide. 

Tribes Travel is a multi award-winning travel company offering quality holidays and safaris run on fair trade and responsible travel principles. Tribes is for travellers who want to see the world in a different light, experiencing it through the eyes of its native people. They offer unique holidays, whether you are looking for culture and heritage, fabulous wildlife holidays and African Safaris, moutain trekking or gentle walking, luxury holidays or simply pure relaxation in some very special places. 
Contact: info@tribes.co.ukinfo@tribes.co.uk

Alpha Travel - Ranger Safaris - Pullman Tours and Safaris - complete ground handling services for professionals. 
Contact: alpha@alphauk.co.uk

Safari Club UK
contact: info@safari-club.co.uk 

Nomad Safaris UK and Tanzania 

Natural High Safaris are specialists in Tanzania Safaris and also offer a range of safaris in many other African countries. 
Contact: info@naturalhighsafaris.com

Farside Africa
Contact: info@farsideafrica.com

Zanzibar Travel can help you plan your adventure to Zanzibar and on safari on mainland Tanzania. It is a family owned and managed organisation with 35 years of experience.

Contact: info@zanzibartravel.co.uk 

Go 2 Tanzania - a friendly and reliable UK based operator specialising in Tanzania, who will give you an honest, helpful service.
Contact: info@go2tanzania.co.uk   For more in depth information speak to Christine: chris@go2tanzania.co.uk

Yellow Zebra Safaris support some really worthwhile charities in Africa, and give great personal time and attention to arranging your tailor made safaris: 

Rainbow Tours are specialists in tailor made trips to Africa and Madagascar. 

Okavango Tours & Safaris live and breathe Africa and have found many special places there for you. Through continued individual travel and research they have gained the knowledge to create a balanced holiday to suit you personally. 
Contact info@okavango.com

AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND 

 

Nigel Perks Discovery
Contact: info@nigelperksdiscovery.com

African Encounter 
Contact: enquiries@africanencoutner.com

Encompass Africa
Contact: info@encompassafrica.com.au 

DENMARK

 

Tanzania Tours 
Contact: info@tanzaniatours.dk

Blixen Tours
Contact: post@blixentours.dk

Frontiers Ltd 
Contact: info@frontiertours.dk

ESTONIA

 

Fix Ideed
Contact: fixideed@fixideed.ee 

FRANCE

 

Afric 'Aventure Tanzania - established in 2001, managed by Anne Saels who was born in Congo (DRC) and of course speaks French; she has lived in Africa almost all of her life.
Contact: anne@africaventure.net 

Vie Sauvage
Contact: christian@viesauvage.fr 

KENYA

 

Enchanting Travels Tanzania page

Enchanting Travels Itineraries   - cross-cultural and multilingual teams at Enchanting Africa can organise your tailor made safari in Tanzania.

Grumeti Expeditions
Contact: smoshi@grumetiexpeditions.com

Kibo Slopes Safaris, Tanzania and Kenya 

USA 

 

Kiliwarriors
Contact: 1 703 3493215

Safari Experts offers custom, "off-the-beaten track", personalized Safari Tours and Adventures in Africa. You are met and guided at every destination by local experts. These are trips of a lifetime that you will never forget!
Contact: safari@safariexperts.com

Adventures Within Reach
Offers Kilimanjaro treks on all routes with expert guides and amazing Tanzania safaris to personally suit your interests.
Contact: info@AdventuresWithinReach.com
Telno: 001-303-325-3746 


GERMANY

 

Abendsonne Afrika
Wir sind Spezialveranstalter für das südliche/östliche Afrika und führen aufregende und spannende Safaris für Individualisten und Kleingruppen durch. 

Leisure Safaris and Tours 
Contact: leisafari@bol.co.tz


NETHERLANDS & BELGIUM 

 

SNP Reiswinkel - departement Touroperating Groups
Contact: groups@snp.nl

Explore Tanzania
Contact: info@exploretanzania.com

 

Untamed Wildlife Safaris
Contact: jozef.verbruggen@untamedwildlife.com

 

Going Africa Safaris
Contact: info@goingafrica.com

Zimba Safaris
Contact: vroukje@zimbasafaris.com

NORWAY

 

Uhuru Travel, NO
Contact: anette@uhuru.no

 

Nordic Travel, SA and NO 
Contact: info@nordictraveltz.com

 

AD Travel 
 

SWITZERLAND

 

Flycatcher Safaris

Sand & Land Tours
Contact: info@sand-and-land.com 
 

African Collection Tours

A + M Africa Tours 

Aktivferien AG


SWEDEN

 

Kenzan Tours
Contact: reiser@kenzantours.se 
 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

Pulse Africa
Contact: sandy@pulseafrica.com

Expedition Africa
Contact: outres@expeditionafrica.co.za

African Encounters specialise exclusively in tailor-made safaris in Africa.
Contact: enquiries@africanencounter.com 

And Beyond (formerly CC Africa)

Barefoot Breaks
Contact: info@barefootbreaks.co.za

Nordic Travel, SA and NO 
Contact: info@nordictraveltz.com

Exotic Vacations
Exotic Vacations is a tour operator that specialises in, as the name implies, "Exotic" vacations. Tropical Island vacations and Winter Ski Vacations are as exotic as you can get, especially at the carefully selected Exotic Vacations resorts.  
 

TANZANIA

 

Essential Destinations Tanzania
Contact: reservations@ed.co.tz 

Afric 'Aventure Tanzania - established in 2001, managed by Anne Saels who was born in Congo (DRC) and of course speaks French; she has lived in Africa almost all of her life.
Contact: anne@africaventure.net 

Kilimanyara Tours, Tanzania

Leopard Tours, Tanzania 

Nomad Safaris UK and Tanzania 

Rangers Safaris, Tanzania

Simba Safaris Ltd , Tanzania 

Bush2Beach Safaris, Tanzania 
Contact: info@bush2beach.com

Africa Travel Bureau, Tanzania
Contact: info@africatravelbureau.com

Tanzania Adventure - Arusha and Zanzibar 

Afram Tours and Safaris - Arusha
Contact: info@aframsafarisandtours.com

Rickshaw Travels, Tanzania and UK
Contact: sales@rickshawtravels.com

Mount Kilimanjaro Safari Club, Tanzania 
Contact:tanganyika@tanganyika.com 

Albatros Travels, Denmark, South Africa, Tanzania 

Kearsleys Travel and Tours, Tanzania 

Msafari Travel, Tanzania

Bushbuck Safaris, Tanzania 

 

ZANZIBAR

 

Zanzibar Travel, UK, ZNZ 

Jumbo Tours, Zanzibar. Contact: zanzibar@jumbotours.com

Zanzibar Safari Travel
Contact: info@zanzibarsafaritravel.com

Kibo Slopes Safaris, Tanzania and Kenya