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Plot #15, Kivulini Estate | Ngara Mtoni ya Chini, Arusha, Tanzania
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A fabulous safari with Duma Explorer

Members of my family ranging in age from 6 to 75 years came from TX, CA, NC, NJ, and DC for a 9-day... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
walkerstwo
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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
The best Journey ever!!

My wife and I came back from Tanzania last week. We have been the most enjoyable journey of a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lam R
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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 6 days ago

Members of my family ranging in age from 6 to 75 years came from TX, CA, NC, NJ, and DC for a 9-day safari organized by Duma Explorer. It was an amazing experience. Duma picked each of us up at the airport as we arrived...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I came back from Tanzania last week. We have been the most enjoyable journey of a lifetime. ​ First of all, we had thoughtful arrangements by Duma explorer's big boss-Stacy. All accommodation and food are excellent. We are so pleasure that the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steve and I just went on our honeymoon and had Ebenezer as our guide all week. He was simply the best. We enjoyed hearing his limitless knowledge of Tanzania. We learned so much! Ebenezer made our trip so special and we enjoyed spending the time...More

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Stacy R, Owner at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your honeymoon in Tanzania and having Ebenezer as a guide!

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

My husband and I climbed Kilimanjaro (Feb 24 to March 3, 2018) and went on Safari (March 4 to 8, 2018) with Duma and we could not be happier with our experience! From our first e-mail exchange with Stacey, to meeting our guides and porters...More

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Stacy R, Owner at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thanks Michelle for such a great review of both your Kilimanjaro climb and safari with us earlier this year. We are happy to read that both your group safari and climb went so well and that you enjoyed our staff, food and experience in general....More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

When you research which Safari company to go with you realize there are so many to choose from and you get a little overwhelmed. I had narrowed down my choice to 4 companies and decided on Duma Explorer. Now that we have completed our incredible...More

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Stacy R, Owner at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Thank you so much for the great review. I am happy to read that you enjoyed our service both before and during the safari! Ebenezer has been with us for many years and I am happy to read that you enjoyed your time with him...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

I just took my 5th Safari to Serengeti with Duma, and as always, it was full of adventure, a few challenges, and the most amazing animal viewing I've ever seen. I work with an NGO, so part of my job is to take people out...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Researching safari companies is overwhelming! It's something we wanted to get right as our trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After a recommendation from a friend, the email chain to Stacy was started, and we never looked back! We are so happy we chose Duma for...More

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Mambo! Thanks so much for sharing your experience, we are happy to have been a part of this great adventure with you and your family. Your new friends Chaduu and Gideon will always be here waiting for your return back to Tanzania one day and...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

We have just finished our once in a lifetime African Safari with Duma Explorer and are ecstatic with the whole experience which far exceeded even our highest of expectations. Stacy organized a personalized 4 night, 5 day budget safari. Stacy was extremely accommodating, helpful and...More

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Mambo Cameron and Alyce, Asante Sana for the great feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope you come back again to explore more of our beautiful country with Peter and Aminiel. Karibu Tena

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Duma Explorer got us up Mt Kilimanjaro, they ensured a very successful safari, and ultimately made our stay in Tanzania extremely worthwhile. The experience on the mountain is what we came for and we left as family. Our guides Andrew, Mike, and Deo ensured a...More

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Mambo Emily! Hongera (Congratulations) for your amazing accomplishment to reach the Rooftop of Africa - the whole team enjoyed their time with you and was happy to be there every step of the way! We hope you come back again to visit us one day-...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

We had the most wonderful safari with Duma Safari in February which are a very professional outfit. Stacy was efficient and helpful during the planning stage and no pressure was made to stay at the camps they owned. We did stay at all 3 tented...More

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Mambo Jessie! Greetings from all your new friends in Tanzania - Asante Sana for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your Tanzania safari - we are happy to have been a part of such great memories for you. We hope...More

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kcconnors6
May 9, 2018|
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Response from Stacy R | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for reaching out. I have just seen your email sent yesterday but did not receive the form for some reason. I am going to deactivate the form as it does not seem to be working properly. I will answer your... More
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Response from KICSTUI | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website and email them, they are very responsive.
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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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