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Duma Explorer - Day Tours

#7 of 291 Tours in Arusha Features Animals
PPF Oloirien Estate, Office #22, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 787 079 127
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Five Day Safari

We had a wonderful five day safari with "Wilson" and Dumas Explorers through the Serengeti... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Catherine A
Another amazing safari in Tanzania

I have been taking a small group on Safari in Tanzania for't us a beautiful sweeping view. It was... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
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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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PPF Oloirien Estate, Office #22, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had a wonderful five day safari with "Wilson" and Dumas Explorers through the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. Wilson was superb at spotting the animals and never tired of our questions. He was a top-notch guide and also a...More

2  Thank Catherine A
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Catherine, Thanks so much for the great feedback. We are so glad you had a wonderful time with Wilson, he really enjoyed meeting you and loved sharing stories. We hope to welcome you again one day back to Tanzania and exploring more of this...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have been taking a small group on Safari in Tanzania for't us a beautiful sweeping view. It was wonderful sitting on the veranda in the morning watching the sun come up and sitting around the campfire in the evening for sundowners and listing to...More

Thank Sandi C
EmilieCortes, General Manager at Duma Explorer - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this kind review, Sandi! We would welcome you back any time!!!

Reviewed 20 November 2016

We booked our Safari with Duma explorer and they were excellent. The company was great, they sent good drivers to pick us up/drop us off from the airport, everyone we interacted with was extremely friendly and professional. However, our safari driver, Joseph Saleko, was a...More

Thank ACM026
EmilieCortes, General Manager at Duma Explorer - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Thanks so much for the great feedback, ACM026! We are delighted you had a wonderful time. All of our guides are wonderful, as you surmised, but each client usually seems to fall in love with their particular guide and doesn't want to take a risk...More

Reviewed 14 November 2016

We read about Duma in the Washington Post and requested the featured guide. Isaac was amazing - has 20 years of safari guide experience. He would spot animals way far off camaflouged in the distance and we would scratch our heads like "how did he...More

Thank jinxdabinx
EmilieCortes, General Manager at Duma Explorer - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! Isack is indeed fantastic and his apt nickname is "Eagle Eyes." We are also delighted you enjoyed your time at Kiota camp, our gem in the Central Serengeti. Karibu tena!

Reviewed 14 November 2016

I just came home from my Africa Safari yesterday. We were booked with Duma Explorer and everything was amazing from start to finish. I have to mention our guide, Joseph Saleko, he was truly AMAZING! I believe your guide can make or break your Safari...More

Thank DianeM3698
EmilieCortes, General Manager at Duma Explorer - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Thanks so much for your review, Diane! We keep feedback about each guide, so thank you for all the lovely things you have to say about Joseph. I am sure he misses you as well! ;-) Hope you consider Tanzania again in the future -...More

Reviewed 11 November 2016

I had a great experience with Duma Explorer. They were very prompt in getting back to me with quotes. On arrival at the airport, our guide and driver, Kisimbo was already there even though our flight landed a little early at 7am. I highly recommend...More

Thank jennifer721
EmilieCortes, General Manager at Duma Explorer - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. Kisimbo is indeed a wonderful human being and total professional. So glad he made your experience memorable and stress free! Kiota is the best - glad you got to experience the awesome food there...More

Reviewed 13 October 2016

Our 10-day safari plus 3 days in Arusha, and 6 days in Zanzibar, all moved beautifully, arranged efficiently and thoughtfully by Duma. We really appreciate how Stacy set up our trip, listening to our wishes and making them happen. No glitches at all, and many...More

Thank diannewoodbury
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We booked Duma for our hike up Mount Kilimanjaro (we summitted successfully!) as well as for a safari after. Can't say enough good things about this company. Very well run. Thoughtful, responsive, ethical and professional. The ppl we encountered really seemed to care, and all...More

1  Thank travellingsooncanada
EmilieCortes, General Manager at Duma Explorer - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words!!! We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience and truly appreciate the time you took to share your feelings with the tripadvisor community! We hope to see you again some day!

Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was our first safari and went another couple who had gone on Safari 2yrs prior. We started in Tarangire National Park and finished in Northern Serengeti for a 7-day safari. Everything was planned and well executed. The Duma guides respect the park, animals and...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was our second safari and also the second time we used Duma Explorer. Prior to our first safari 4 years ago, I did a lot of research on safari companies. That lead me to Duma Explorer and it was the right choice. They are...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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