Nyika Discovery Ltd
Nyika Discovery Ltd
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Nyika Discovery Limited is a Tanzanian tourist registered company and licensed tour operators with offices in Arusha. The company is owned by Hamisi Bakari Hozza who is a Tanzanian by nationality, He is a Guide and Founder of this company. He began his career as a Mountain Potter stationed at Mt.Kilimanjaro (highest mountain in Africa).
Arusha, Tanzania
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Ella A
Tonsberg, Norway4 contributions
May 2022
Our group of seven young women spent six days in Tanzania visiting several places. Hamisi was our excellent driver and guide. He is super friendly, patient and clever. Hamisi had orginized everything in advance and accommodated us if we needed to change our scedule during our stay. We spent one whole day on safari in the incredible Ngorogoro-crater, spotting many lions and an elephant up close, as well as Zebras, warthogs, wildebeasts, buffalos, baboons and even a rhino. He gave us lots of information about the places we visited, as well as facts on Tanzanian history, plants and animals. During our stay we felt safe and very well taken care of. Hamisi really goes above and beyond to give his customers the best experience possible. We had a great time and definetly reccomed Nyika discovery to anyone booking their trip to Tanzania.
Written May 8, 2022
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Emilie N
2 contributions
May 2022 • Business
Our gruop spent six days in Tanzania visiting several placec. Our guide Hamis was and excellent driver and guide. He was super friendly, patient and had lots of knowledge about the animals and the culture. Hamis is the kind of guy that goes above and beyond to give his customers the best experience. We had a great time! Would 100% recommend Nyika Discovery to anyone booking their trip to Tanzania.
Written May 14, 2022
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Marte Gangsø
1 contribution
Apr 2019 • Friends
Fantastic experience with Nyika Discovery. Hamis and Joachim are very service-minded and solution-oriented. They gave us a greate experience of Ngorogoro crater and Lake Manjara. Hamis and Joachim has a very high level of knowledge and we have learned so much about the animals, masai-history and wildlife.

I will highly recommend Nyika Discovery.
Written April 23, 2019
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wiscotovanisle
Victoria, Canada34 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
I can not even begin to explain how incredible my 2 day safari was with Nyika Discovery. The first day we set out for Tarangire National Park. Driving there from Arusha, we passed through ‘Maasai land’. Hamisi, owner and safari guide, gave us in depth information on Maasai culture and practices, in addition to information about Tanzania and the Swahili language.
The drive to Tarangire was beautiful, with Maasai walking with their livestock along the way.

The wildlife of Tarangire is spectacular. We saw everything I had hoped to see and more, including 4 of the Big 5. Spotting a leopard lazing on a branch was an exciting moment for the tour group and Hamisi, as well. We had lunch in the park surrounded by monkeys and spent the night at a lodge. You will not go hungry on this trip. There is an abundance of food.

Getting an early start the second day, we stopped to visit a Maasai village on our way to Ngorongoro Crater. This stop wasn’t planned but one of the tour group members asked and Hamisi went out of his way to to accommodate everyone. He is very sincere about creating the best possible memorable experience for his guests. And I have to say, I am so glad we added this to our weekend. The Maasai people welcomed us with song and dance, they educated us on their way of life, allowed us into their homes and their kindergarten. The children were excited to see us and show us what they’ve learned. It was such a moving experience and one I will never forget.

The drive into the crater is absolutely breathtaking. Each park had such a different landscape and each with its own beauty. We saw numerous animals and added many to the list from the day before. Although we had seen numerous elephants the day before, at Ngorongoro we saw them up close. Watching these beautiful creatures takes you to another place where it seems time stands still. I was mesmerized. We didn’t see the elusive black rhino but I don’t feel I missed anything at all. In fact, this safari tour exceeded my expectations in every possible way. Hamisi clearly loves what he does and is very proud of his country, it’s people and the natural beauty that it holds. Asante sana Hamisi, I hope to be back some day.
Written December 3, 2018
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Darcy G
9 contributions
Nov 2022
Our family couldn't of dreamed up a more amazing Safari..No stone was left unturned
We took a five day Safari to the Ngorogoro crater ..and the Serengetti ...Every detail was taken care of ;from 3 delicious vegetarian meals each day to being the envy of others at our camp in the Serengetti with our huge family tent replete with camp cots ..Hamisi "s vast experience coupled with acute intuition ensured that we saw all the " Big five the Small five and the Ugly five " in so many thrilling contexts; There wasn't a track or trail that was unfamiliar nor that he was unable to navigate safely. We were at all times amazed by and confident in our guide and the experience he wove..
Hamisi imparts a wealth of information surrounding the wildlife, the environment and the rich natural history...with so many anecdotes and wonderful tales.that had the kids singing and storing as unforgettable life experience...
We will undoubtedly continue to discover the Natural wonders in further Safaris with Nyika Discovery, Wouldn't even consider another company as long as Hamisi is behind the planning and execution...
Thank you so much for the rich life experience
Written December 21, 2022
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Carsten
14 contributions
Nov 2021
We did a four-day private camping safari tour with NYIKA Discovery. We discovered the northern parks of Tanzania (Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater).

We had a great time throughout the whole wildlife safari journey. Our guide Hamisi and his team were so kind to us. Specially, Hamisi is very experienced and knowledgeable, lots of fun! Hamisi went beyond and above to help us to see everything we wanted. We learned a lot about wildlife and explored all interesting places. The four days trip was well planned, and we saw the big five, ugly five and the small five wildlife animals. Also, our cook prepared for us very tasty food, thanks to him too.

Highly recommended and we would use this tour company again!
Written December 29, 2021
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Irene
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Jan 2020 • Couples
We went to Tanzania for 17 days. The first week on safari with Nyika Discovery and then Zanzibar.

We had a great dialog with Nyika before we Get to Tanzania. They really helped us to design our tour as we wanted it. One exsample is that we wanted to visit a village and eating local food. We also wanted to visit a local doctor / healer out of the ordinary touristplaces.
Nyika fixed everything and made our tour very spesial for us.

Our guide and driver had so much knowledge about the animals, the nature and african history. And he was a really good and safe driver. African roads can be tuff, but he was tuffer and made the trip exiting and fun.
And it was a lot of humor and lightnes! It was easy spending time with these guys.

We felt really taken care of from the minut we arrived till they droved us to the AirPort.

We will recomand Nyika Discovery from our heart❤️
Written January 28, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review
Written May 25, 2020
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Pamela N
7 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
I would highly recommend Nyika Discovery to anyone planning a trip to the Serengeti. We worked specifically with Hamisi who coordinated everything! With his guidance we truly had a seamless once in a lifetime travel experience! He stayed in constant contact with us and made sure all questions and concerns were addressed along the way of planning. Every detail was highly thought out to make sure we had the best experience possible. We were also equally impressed with our guide, Donald, once we got to the Serengeti, your guide is just as important. These two, Hamisi and Donald made all the difference! I would recommend Nyika Discovery to anyone planning a trip to the Serengeti, it was worth every penny.
Written October 17, 2019
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Filip S
18 contributions
Aug 2019
Nyika Discovery team (Hamisi and Donald) were such great hosts that I cannot recommend them more to everyone! From the first contact arriving in Arusha to our departure, they were with us to assist us and show us the best Tanzania can offer. Our guide (Donald) was incredible on the safari tour, by instinctively tracking down to show us all the wonderful wildlife, and unbelievably 2 crossings in one day!!! Just an incredible time, with lifetime memories!!!
Written October 16, 2019
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Weltenbummler
17 contributions
Jun 2019
Thanks a lot to Hamisi and his team for a great experience, climbing this beautiful mountain. Even though I was on my own, I always felt very safe and well taken care of. The guide, ranger, porter and cook were really helpful and I learnt a lot from them about the park, its flora and fauna, and the people living around it.
We were lucky to have nearly perfect weather - dry and clear. The climb was hard work, but, thanks to the encouragement of my guide, I made it! The huts were nearly empty when I climbed at the end of May / early June, which was nice - I had expected more people.
It's not a coincidence that Nyika Discovery received so many good review. They are really a brilliant team, very committed and reliable. I paid the full amount before the trip by bank transfer, as I booked at relatively short notice, and was a bit concerned about that - but no worries, the payment went through without problems and I was picked up as agreed. Hamisi communicated throughout via WhatsApp, and everything went as planned. Thanks a lot to everyone, and I hope to come back soon with the rest of my family!
Written August 12, 2019
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