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Duma Explorer

#8 of 342 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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An amazing life-changing experience!

My husband and I have been home from our safari with Duma Explorer for two weeks, and I am still... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cindy V
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Dallas, Texas
Most amazing experience

We actually went on this safari in February 2016 and still talk about all the time. We have just... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Scott C
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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 3 days ago

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

Thank Cindy V
Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect experience climbing Kilimanjaro: our guides and porters were so helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the food was delicious. The whole experience was great. We also had 10 days on safari, which was great. Magical, well-organised and more than we wanted.More

Thank RichardHK6181TQ
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mambo! We are so thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. Please keep in touch with us on our social media pages and we'd love to see all your favorite photos....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have just returned from a seven-day six-night safari and as one person said to me, “it is a magical experience.” And that it was. When I started planning our trip, I knew it was going to take some research, but once...More

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

Greeting from Tanzania, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and leave us such an incredible review. Isack really enjoyed his time with you and so thrilled to share his stories. We appreciate there are an overwhelming amount of choices...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're a couple and we did a 7 days safari with Alex and Godson. It was such a wonderful experience. Before we decided to go with Duma, we checked other companies but the communication with Stacy was excellent and helpful, so Duma was our top...More

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

Mambo Yuval, Asante Sana for taking the time to leave us such a great review - we are so happy yor safari was everything you hoped for and that one day you can come back and visit us again. Please be sure to stay social...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Nancy49007
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mambo Nancy! Greetings from Tanzania! Thanks so much for taking the time for the lovely review and share your experiences. Peter really enjoyed his time with you and looking forward to you perhaps one day returning and exploring more of this beautiful country with him....More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

1  Thank GautamiRai
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks 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 29 August 2017

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 4 September 2017

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 27 August 2017

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 4 September 2017

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

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Mahfuj M
3 December 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
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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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