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Duma Explorer - Day Tours

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Address: PPF Oloirien Estate, Office #22, Arusha, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 787 079 127
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Based in Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania's famous national parks, Duma...

Based in Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania's famous national parks, Duma Explorer was founded in 2004. Owners Stacy Readal, an American, and Hezron Mbise, a Tanzanian, live permanently in Arusha and bring more than four decades of tourism and business experience to Duma Explorer.

Our highly personalized safaris and treks offer a unique window into the landscape, wildlife and culture of this extraordinary region.

Safaris

Each of our safari guides has at least ten years of experience as a safari guide in Northern Tanzania, ensuring that you will be guided by skilled tourism professionals throughout your trip.

Mountain Climbs

Our passionate and highly trained mountain crew totals 150 people, including guides, cooks and porters. Many of our guides began their careers with us as porters in 2004. Our mountain guides each have a minimum of 7 years of experience hiking Kilimanjaro. Duma's chief guides and most assistant guides are Wilderness First Responder certified.

Duma is a proud partner for responsible travel with Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project. Duma is one of only a few companies to qualify for partnership and it regularly meets all the requirements of fair treatment of porters.

Our equipment on Kilimanjaro includes Mountain Hardwear Trango 3.1 sleeping tents, Marmot and North Face mountaineering mess tents, tables, chairs, extra thick mattresses, toilet tents and emergency oxygen.

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7-day safari with Duma Explorer

We were a group of 10 and went to Tanzania with no real expectation about the trip. It was just a spontaneous, family get-together that turned out to be one of the best of our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
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Bolzano, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We were a group of 10 and went to Tanzania with no real expectation about the trip. It was just a spontaneous, family get-together that turned out to be one of the best of our lives. We were through and through impressed with Duma's organisation and professionalism, but at the same time their friendliness and connectedness to the areas we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We'd recommend this company wholeheartedly for a Northern Circuit Safari. We were two families (4 adults, 5 kids) travelling in convoy over 8 days. Everything went swimmingly and we were blessed with two wonderful guides, Kisimbo and Alex, who were hugely knowledgable and absolutely lovely to spend time with - really important when you're in a car with a guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

My son and I went on a camping safari in the northern parks. It was simply wonderful in every way. This is a very responsible tour operator. Every detail was taken care of. We loved our guide (Sifuni) and our cook. Book with them and avoid any risk. These guys are pro's.

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

All the rave reviews I'm reading about Duma Explorer are true. I have nothing much to add other than to say that Duma Explorer is a well-oiled machine. That sounds clinical and boring, but it's really the biggest compliment I can give. They do all the legwork so you don't have to think twice about who's picking you up, how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have been passionately yearning to write this review for almost a year now. The fact that it has been on my to-do list for so long, should say something about both our intensely wonderful experience and my procrastination. So here goes… It was ‘Duma Explorer website’ that made it an easy-pick for our family to visit Serengeti that was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Duma Explorer organized a private Kilimanjaro trek (Machame 7 day route) for 10 of us from July 4-10 & while the trek itself was probably the most difficult thing any of us did in our lives, Duma took fantastic care of us & made it enjoyable. 100% of our group reached the summit successfully. We could have not made it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Our family recently completed an 11 day trip that was organized by Duma Explorer -- a 7 day Safari and 4 days in Zanzibar. Stacy and her crew were outstanding every step of the way! From our guide Isack picking us up at Arusha, through the entire safari, the flight to Zanzibar, and our stay there, everything went off without... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Firstly, let me say that for 20+ years we have made all our own travel arrangements but for this special trip, we needed help. After initial research to find a Safari Operator (checking TripAdvisor reviews of course), we contacted Stacey at Duma outlining our requirements. Her response was quick and within a few weeks we had an itinerary that suited... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We booked our trip from the UK after making enquiries online and thankfully Stacy replied promptly. On the day of the safari we were picked up from our hotel by our driver Peter, who was very friendly and helpful throughout the whole safari. We also had a cook who was amazing and prepared incredible meals for us daily. We were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Our Duma safari in Tanzania was beyond our wildest dreams!!!!! Our guide, Ebenezer, whom we nicknamed "eagle-eye" Ebenezer for his incredible ability to spot wildlife without binoculars (including a black rhino and her calf!!!). He made us feel like our experience and our safety was very important to him. You can tell he is a former teacher as he was... More 

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