No, it’s not a long distance footpath, but a way of working which is uniquely ours. At its core is our mission to unearth what you really want from your holiday, not to tell you. Yes, we bring our expertise into the conversation, but not in an overpowering way..
We love to talk about Africa, but we never forget that it’s all about you and what you want from your holiday. That’s why we ask more questions of our clients than most companies. Our approach is not about displaying our knowledge – that’s a given – but instead we focus on getting to know what makes you tick and what you want from your safari.
You bring your ideas, thoughts and dreams. We add our expertise, a healthy dash of enthusiasm, some insightful questioning and a twist of inspiration. Together we tailor the perfect safari for you..
The process starts with our tailormade itineraries and interactive digital itineraries. Click here for an example. These allow you to see the route, check out the hotels in detail and decide on unique excursions. Once you’ve booked, we provide comprehensive pre-departure documents with directions and routes, suggested things to do, and tour descriptions.
We also have to deliver this expertise at the right price point. Luckily, We are an independent African Safari Tailor-made specialist, What does this mean for you? Well it’s simple really – good prices! We have negotiated the best buying rates with all the safari lodges, hotel groups and independent hotels. This means that we can compete on price with the online booking portals. See our interesting article comparing our prices with a well-known online booking site.
We have a team of friendly, dedicated travel experts and their enthusiasm, expertise and passion for Africa has led to people travelling with us again and again.
We also believe that tourism can drive positive change in Tanzania and Africa in terms of sustainable development, wildlife conservation and empowerment of people. We support a number of community initiatives such as Ophan and Education and also have set up our future goal to lauch own pre-school for farmworkers a project which is very dear to our hearts
We are keen travellers, visiting our destinations regularly, vetting the hotels and lodges we recommend. We travel the roads, sample the activities and we’ve built up an excellent network of suppliers offering you the most amazing travel experiences..
DancingSimbaSafari is unique in that we are a specialist tour operator, a Company-business, with office in Arusha-Tanzania. If you know what you want, tell us! However if you’re not quite sure, that’s not a problem. Fill out our enquiry form or better yet, give us a call..
Founder David John is fortunate to draw on the expertise teams of talented and enthusiastic safari planners in Tanzania and Africa. Between us we have tens of years in safari travel bringing a deep knowledge of the destinations we offer. In our open plan offices, it’s easy to share our knowledge from recent research trips. But you will always have a single person who looks after your booking from start to finish (except where leave or research trips preclude this). Check out the unusual Story behind DancingSimbaSafari
Our approach takes the stress out of safari planning. You can be as involved as you want to be. We are here to be a sounding board for your ideas, but we are not afraid to tell you when your plans are too ambitious (4 countries in 10 days anyone?), or when the hotel which looked so nice on the website is not so smart in real life. As tailormade specialists, we offer flexibility so that you can refine your trip until it suits you perfectly.
In a world of anonymous hotel rooms which could be anywhere, we have identified those smaller hotels and game lodges which exhibit friendly exuberant service and local style. Many are owner-managed. You don’t give up any creature comforts but you do forgo the uniform impersonality of the ever-present resort hotel.
We are based in Tanzania which means that we know what’s happening on the ground – the latest news, the best new eateries, lodges or unique adventures. Generally all our trips run very smoothly but sometimes even the best laid plans go awry – whether because of Icelandic ash clouds, unexpected illness or other unforeseen events. It’s how we deal with those situations which sets us apart
Your financial security is guaranteed through financial bonding with SATSA. Your financial outlay is covered and your holiday protected. We also guarantee no currency surcharges.More
Both vehicles comes with full experienced English/Italian/Spanish or German speaking drivers, and for all our safari vehicles it comes with experienced and professional tour guides
We love Africa, and have travelled it extensively. We provide accurate information – both in person and online – to prepare you for your trip by sharing our knowledge, expertise and insider tips. Africa offers adventure. That’s why our slogan is “East-Africa: Your Adventure, Our Expertise”.
We are committed to meaningfully contributing to the government's objectives of inclusive economic growth, sustainable job creation, and redistribution and transformation of the industry through:
Increasing the geographic spread, length of stay and spend of all visitors.
Increasing the number of tourists who visit our country
Improving seasonal arrival patterns
Working to transform the industry so that historically disadvantaged Tanzania may benefit from the sector
Quality and trust are the backbone of our business, along with our other core values.We are here to support you 24/7 with an emergency contact number and Duty Manager on hand at all times. With our on-the-ground knowledge, we can get your safari back on track with the least inconvenience and stress