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Duma Explorer

#8 of 324 Tours in Arusha
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Plot #15, Kivulini Estate | Ngara Mtoni ya Chini, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 689 079 127
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Excellent safari!

My husband and I went on an 8 day safari with Peter and his intrepid Land Rover he named "Dragon... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nancy49007
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Cary, North Carolina
Perfectly Organized Safari, Great Guide, Amazing Experience!

After researching a number of Safari Companies online, my husband and I settled on Duma Explorer... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GautamiRai
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Plot #15, Kivulini Estate | Ngara Mtoni ya Chini, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I went on an 8 day safari with Peter and his intrepid Land Rover he named "Dragon Lady" who answered every demand made of her, and there were a lot. Peter managed to get us exactly where we needed to be to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After researching a number of Safari Companies online, my husband and I settled on Duma Explorer and I must say it was the perfect choice.. Stacy (based in the US) was our first point of contact, the head office is in Arusha. In spite of...More

Thank GautamiRai
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings from Tanzania! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a glowing review. We are very happy to have been a part of your Tanzania Holiday experience. Ebenezer truly enjoyed his time with you and looking forward to you perhaps one...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the 8-day Lemosho Route and it was amazing ! Stacy was quick to respond to all our inquiries and sent us a detailed itinerary for each day of the climb. We also did a 4-day safari afterwards and decided to book with Duma...More

Thank Marie775
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mambo Marie, Asante Sana for the great feedback, we are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the climb and your safari. It was our pleasure to make the planning portion of the trip effortless and make sure we exceeded your expectations. Please keep...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredibly attentive, knowledgeable and competent safari guides. Our guide Sifuni was outstanding. We learned so much and saw the Big 5 and so much much more. Our cook Amin was delightful and he created fantastic dishes. When we go back to Africa, we'll contact Duma.More

Thank Carole G
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mambo Carole, Asante Sana for taking the time to leave such kind feedback. We are so happy to have been a part of your incredible Tanzania Safari experience, Sifuni and Amin really enjoyed their time with you guys. We do hope you come back and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was so enjoyable to do a Safari trip with Duma Explorer as it's name meaning "Chetah" We could find the best shot ever in my life to see Chetah so closely and it would be my deepest memory. Thank for trying hard for us...More

Thank RujTHailand
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great feedback, we are so happy you enjoyed your visit to Tanzania with us. Raymond and Gideon really had so much fun. Please keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram- we'd love for you to share your photos! Karibu...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Everything about Duma Explorer is superb. Stacy is unbelievably helpful in planning your safari and also if you want to extend your visit with a stay on Zanzibar or other spots in Tanzania. She is always available to answer questions and make suggestions. The safari...More

Thank David D
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi David! Greetings from Tanzania! Asante Sana for the great feedback, we are so pleased to be a part of your African Safari holiday adventures. We hope you keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share all your photos and video....More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Truly a wonderful trip climbing mt Kilimanjaro and safari. I can't think of a single complaint. Everyone we dealt with from booking all the way to the end were fabulous. The guides and porters were stellar for both. Food was excellent. They truly know how...More

Thank sailorman57
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Greetings from Tanzania! Thanks so much for the lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and even more your support of responsible tourism with ethical Kilimanjaro climbs through us a Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project partner company. Please be sure to...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Just returned from a 10-Day Safari with Duma and it was amazing!! The vacation exceeded our expectations! It started with Stacy during the planning phase.....Stacy was patient with my questions and changes and always responded promptly. Thanks, Stacy! We requested Joseph Saleko as our guide...More

Thank TravelingMomma47
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Mambo from Tanzania! Hope all is well back home, so glad to hear what a great experience you had. It was a pleasure to be a part of your African Safari memories- Joseph and the teams at the camps really enjoyed their time with you...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We worked with Stacy to plan our trip and we couldn't have been more pleased. We told her what we we interested in and she made wonderful recommendations. When we got started we were met by Shange , our incredible guide for the safari. Our...More

Thank Mark F
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi Mark! Greetings from Tanzania! Asante Sana for taking the time to leave us such great feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us and hope you can come back to explore more of Tanzania with us! Shange really enjoyed his time...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

We spent 7 days and 8 nights in Tanazania on safari with Duma. No complainyts. They were simply the best. Before the trip, Stacie the owner was extremely helpful and reachable to answer a whole bunch of dumb questions. the fact that she has a...More

Thank Vivek G
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Greetings from Tanzania! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback and experience. Isak really enjoyed his time with you all and we are glad you enjoyed your time at our camps. Please keep in touch by following us on Facebook,...More

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Mahfuj M
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Response from Emilie C |
Thanks for your question! While the owner, Stacy, often works remotely from the US, we have one physical location which is in Arusha, Tanzania very close to the Arusha Airport (ARK).
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Mahfuj M
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Response from Sandi C | Reviewed this property |
I am the owner of My Bucket List Adventures and am a booking agent for Duma.
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