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Duma Explorer

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Plot #15, Kivulini Estate | Ngara Mtoni ya Chini, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 689 079 127
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Once in a lifetime experience, highly professional & passionate guide Peter, superb food by Chef Aminiel

We have just finished our once in a lifetime African Safari with Duma Explorer and are ecstatic... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alyce C
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The Best Experience

Duma Explorer got us up Mt Kilimanjaro, they ensured a very successful safari, and ultimately made... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily B
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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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+255 689 079 127

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Reviewed 3 days ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Emily B
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had a really nice experience with Duma Explorer. The Safari was as planned and our guide Joseph and cook Remy were really Great. Being with Joseph was really nice because he knew where animals were. Really nice driver and person, if I had...More

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

Hello Luciano, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please be sure to keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter and share all your favorite memories. Karibu...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where to begin?! We just returned from a two week vacation with Duma Explorer, spending time on a Kilimanjaro climb followed by a quick safari of Tanzania's northern national parks. From the initial emails back and forth with the owner Stacy through the drop off...More

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

Mambo! Greetings from Tanzania. Hongera and Congratulations for your successful summit to the rooftop of Africa. We were so happy to be a part of or your journey and with you every step of the way. Remember all your new friends in Tanzania are waiting...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Duma was absolutely first class. Wonderful guides, great food, and just all around caring people from beginning to end. I would absolutely recommend them and use them again.

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

Mambo Jason, Greetings from Tanzania. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Please be sure to keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter and share all your favorite memories. Karibu Tena, The Duma Explorer Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Tanzania for the first week of 2018, and we could not have found a better way to see Tanzania than with Duma Explorer. The owners were very accommodating and helped us with our itinerary, even as our plans changed somewhat...More

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

Greetings from Tanzania, Wow, what incredible feedback, it truly was a honor to host you and your wife, Alex really enjoyed his time with you all. We hope you will be able to come back and explore more of this extraordinary country with us in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Duma Explorer is a great safari company, you won't be disappointed! We did a 5 day, 4-night safari, three nights in tented camps and one in a lodge. The tented camps were incredible - Kichuguu and Kiota - and we highly recommend staying there. We...More

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

Mambo Alicia! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope that you come back to explore more of our beautiful country with us. Please be sure to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot say enough about Duma Explorers and their staff! My daughter, niece, and I climbed Kilimanjaro with MSuri (our head guide) and 18 other staff members in December 2017. I attribute our successful climb to their professionalism, knowledge, and experience. Summit night was challenging, but...More

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

Mambo! Greetings from Tanzania. Congratulations for your summit to the Rooftop of Africa! We are thrilled to have been there with you every step of the way. Please be sure to stay social with us and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - we...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018

Our family of four spent about ten days with Duma Explorer last month, mostly on game drives during the day and staying at tented camps at night. They kindly included walks and hikes where permitted, which were very much appreciated. Our guide was patient, kind,...More

Thank OregonTraveler193
mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Duma Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Mambo! Greetings from Tanzania, thanks so much for the great feedback we are so happy to have been a part of your family's African safari holiday memories. Please be sure to stay social with us and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - we...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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