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Duma Explorer - Day Tours

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Address: PPF Oloirien Estate, Office #22, Arusha, Tanzania
Phone Number:
+255 787 079 127

Based in Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania's famous national parks, Duma...

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.


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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Just returned from an incredible safari with Duma Explorer for our honeymoon. Stacey was extremely knowledgeable and helped us plan a fantastic itinerary that gave us the best... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just returned from an incredible safari with Duma Explorer for our honeymoon. Stacey was extremely knowledgeable and helped us plan a fantastic itinerary that gave us the best opportunity to see the wildlife whilst staying in some amazing places. We met our guide Isack Msuya on day 1 and we honestly couldn't praise him enough. He was an absolute pleasure... More 

Thank LCJ2
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used Duma for a group of 10 of us to do a 5 day safari through Manyara, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater as well as a 6 day Machame hike up Kilimanjaro. I found Duma off the IMEC/KPAP list that has all of the firms that adhere to ethical treatment and pay of porters. Anyone who has (or will... More 

Thank Goda M
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling with Duma Explorer has exceeded our expectations from the date we booked the trip to that we left from Tanzania. Duma Explorer understood exactly what we wanted out of our trip and had a very high level of service. Have such a guide as Isak did that we did not just saw these amazing animals instead we got to... More 

Thank melindberg
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We used Duma Explorer as our in country provider for our UK clients to trek Kilimanjaro. We're a UK based adventure travel company and having an operator in Tanzania is essential to ensure the delivery of our trips. We did the 7 day Machame route and Duma did not disappoint. Everything was simply as described. Transport was on time if... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Duma Explorer is perhaps the finest safari outfitter operating in the Northern Parks of Tanzania (Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Arusha, Ngorongoro Conservation Area). Very experienced and knowledgeable guides, vehicles in great mechanical condition and last, but not least - they actually own two great camps. Chaka Camp, which is a mobile camp, following the Great Migration and located either in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went on a 9-day camping safari with Duma Explorer. It is not a very big company but they are very professional. We visited Tarangire, Ndutu (in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, just south of the Serengeti), Central Serengeti, the Ngorongoro crater, and Lake Manyara. Stacy was very helpful organizing our safari. However, don't be shy to ask... More 

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Lenzerheide, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had an amazing 7-day safari to the Tarangire National park, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and lake Eyasi. It was an amazing adventure and we had a great guide to answer all our questions and knew the place perfectly well. Also our cook did a great job, always caring about our wellbeing. Everytime again!

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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 big Chicago Cubs fan, which was great for us!! Dumas Explorers was great from our... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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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 stories from Laizer. And the food was wonderful and unexpected out in the bush. It... More 

Thank Sandi C
EmilieCortes, General Manager at Duma Explorer - Day Tours, responded to this review

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

Corvallis, Oregon
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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 true gem-- in fact, he was a highlight of our safari. I'm sure every duma... More 

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EmilieCortes, General Manager at Duma Explorer - Day Tours, responded to this review

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 on any other guide. You are most welcome to come back and of course, request... More 

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