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Duma Explorer

#7 of 374 Tours in Arusha
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Plot #15, Kivulini Estate | Ngara Mtoni ya Chini, Arusha, Tanzania
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Perfect African Honeymoon Safari

The team at Duma didn’t put a foot wrong. Stacey was prompt to reply, easy communication and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adam W
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Amazing experience!!!

We just returned from our Duma Explorer safari vacation. It was most certanly the absolute best... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 2 days ago via mobile

The team at Duma didn’t put a foot wrong. Stacey was prompt to reply, easy communication and tailored to our needs. Car was excellent and accomodation beyond beautiful, particularly Duma run camps of Kichuguu and Kiota. If you want a guide who is extremely knowledge,...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We just returned from our Duma Explorer safari vacation. It was most certanly the absolute best holiday we ever had even though it was only 6 days! We started with our wonderful, professional, and very knowledgeable guide, Alex, picking us up at KJO airport and...More

Thank BeBraveEmbraceLife
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second trip with Duma ( but probably 20th African safari) but this time we brought our kids. When booking we didn’t consider another company as we knew that Duma would ensure that every aspect of our holiday would be perfect and of...More

Thank EthioOz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cannot imagine having a more perfectly planned trip to Tanzania. Thank you Stacy (along with my son) for a wonderfully planned week. Planning was obviously a key point. But the execution was simply amazing. For this we thank Mr. Isack (pictured on the far...More

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

Greetings from Tanzania! We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and Isack, he really had so much fun with you as well. We hope you come back to explore more of our incredible country with us. Karibu Tanzania!!

Reviewed October 28, 2017

During our 8 day hike we had great guides and porters. Nothing to complain of. The entire team was so helpful and supportive. The food was great and we all had a great time. Duma Explorer is a great company to use for the hike....More

Thank hkjuly2012
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2017

Mambo! Greetings from Tanzania! Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your climb and safari with us. We are happy to have been a part of your incredible Tanzania memories. Please keep in touch with us on social media...More

Reviewed October 24, 2017

There are four things that make a great safari: excellent communication prior to arrival, an outstanding driver/guide, good hotels, and the good fortune of seeing interesting animals. Duma excelled in all these. Stacy and her staff answered emails with amazing speed and were wonderfully helpful,...More

Thank India001
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Greetings from Tanzania! Thanks so much for the great feedback, Wilson really enjoyed his time with you exploring our beautiful country. We hope you are able to return and visit with us again one day. Please keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and...More

Reviewed October 24, 2017

The vehicle worked well with no issues which is amazing considering what we go through. The vehicle also had a cooler for our water and lunches which was great.The driver was knowledgeable and always had a answer for any of our questions. The accomodations that...More

Thank Susan B
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Mambo Susan! Thanks so much for the great feedback, we are so happy you enjoyed your Tanzania experience with us. Please keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - we love it when you share all your favorite photos. Karibu Tena Duma...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017

My husband and I have been home from our safari with Duma Explorer for two weeks, and I am still processing everything that we did because it was all just so amazing. A colleague of mine had recommended Duma Explorer to me, and after much...More

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Mambo Cindy! Greetings from Tanzania. Asante Sana for the fantastic feedback we are so happy you enjoyed your holiday, Kawaga had so much fun with you. Congratulations on finding a Rhino - a real treat. Please keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We actually went on this safari in February 2016 and still talk about all the time. We have just been talking about it again so I thought I'd write a review. Everyone was extremely helpful when we were trying to organise our trip and what...More

Thank Scott C
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Hi Scott! We are so happy to have made your Tanzania holiday everything you had hoped for. Shange really enjoyed his time with you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your lodges and camps. Please keep in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and...More

Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

After returning from our 5 day safari with Duma, I can’t help but feel lucky. I feel lucky that we ended up choosing Duma, even if it was a little more pricey than other offers we had been given. I feel lucky that the other...More

Thank TrineJ
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Greetings from Tanzania! Thanks so much for the great feedback, we feel "lucky" as well to have been a part of your wonderful Tanzania holiday memories! We hope you come back to visit us again and explore more of this great country with us. Be...More

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Mahfuj M
December 3, 2016|
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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
December 3, 2016|
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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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