Nature Discovery Safaris

Since 1991, we are a fully licensed safari tour operator running photographic wildlife safaris and treks in Tanzania. We are experts in all things ‘Northern Tanzania’, in the parks and wildlife areas that we call home. We believe that having single-pointed professional expertise, 25 years of experience, and a passion for adventures in northern Tanzania gives us an advantage over ‘jack of all trade’ companies that offer multiple destinations. We only sell what we ourselves operate and know intimately, and that familiarity and focus helps us to deliver a ‘bar-none’ experience. We design and operate customized safaris and treks for the discerning traveler who wants to really experience this marvelous country. In addition to using safari lodges and tented camps, we equip our own mobile camping safaris in and out of the Serengeti and other Tanzanian National Parks using our own specialist safari guides, our own custom-designed and fabricated camping equipment, and our own fleet of specially outfitted 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles.

We provide a highly personalized and professional service, and we are committed to the well-being of our employees, as well as to having a positive impact on the communities and wild places that our trips reach. On all our treks and safaris we embrace the environmental ethic “Leave No Trace”. We are one of the few companies who do not use any traditional charcoal for our camping safaris (opting for sustainable bio-briquettes instead), and we also employ other environmentally friendly camping practices such as using eco-water heaters.

Our mobile camps  are set inside or outside the game parks. The sites are in the wilderness, and we provide the sleeping tents, dining tents, toilets & showers – and the campfire, of course! Although our camps are not luxury camps, the comfort of walk-in tents set in such wild environs offers an exclusive experience away from the madding crowd. This exclusivity, to us is luxury.

Our safari guides are committed and passionate to share the wonders of their country. They are all fluent in English and some in French. They receive ongoing professional training to uphold our high standard of service. Our team is comprised of 60 permanent staff members. Our safari vehicles are modern, clean, and  maintained with genuine parts in our own workshop. Each safari vehicle has a VHF radio, 220V inverter with UK-style plugs, and seat belts on every seat.

Our safari vehicles have roof-hatch access for each guest, and the option of an easily expandable/collapsible sun shade above the vehicle, offering the ultimate flexibility for all situations. Most safari vehicles only offer pop-tops, which limit visibility and can interfere with game viewing and photography.

We have camp-supply trucks to outfit camping safaris in the bush and to transport our equipment and camp crew. Having supply trucks on your mobile safari means that the safari vehicle you’re in is free from the burden of having to spend extra time in camps, packing and unpacking. Our safari vehicles spend the maximum time on safari, and when you arrive at one of our mobile camps the tents are already set and tea and snacks are ready!

All of our trips are custom designed and we take your interests and budget into account while planning your safari. Email us to discuss ideas and to get a quotation.

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We saw 37 species of mammal (including the Big 5), 240+ species of bird and various assorted reptiles and plants. The scenery was epic.

Japhet, our driver/guide, was superb. He knew we wanted to see as many birds as possible and he tried his best to accommodate the ‘Ndege’ spotting as well as finding lots of mammals. Rather than race to the next mammal sighting, taking time for us to see the birds greatly enhanced our enjoyment. Lake Manyara was an awesome experience, thousands of birds, and Tarangire was excellent, especially along the River.

The photo opportunities were amazing – I took over 7500 pictures (I’ve attached a few)!

Nev W Manchester, UK

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Mountaineering, Trekking, Camping and Lodge Safaris

in Tanzania’s Wild Places since 1991