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Itaka Safaris

Itaka-SafarisWe are a tour company specializing in personalized and private safaris. Our safaris are based on a responsible and sustainable tourism and we custom design itineraries that can include visits to most of Tanzania’s national parks. We also offer activities that will help you appreciate and experience social and cultural life. Our approach to travel has a strong social commitment, and our goal is to share the enthusiasm we have for such a stunning and beautiful country as Tanzania.


Block J Njiro – Arusha City P. O. Box 8365
Arusha, Tanzania 8365

Phone  +255759334274


Dorobo Tours & Safaris


The “twang” of a Hadza bowstring in the evening light, elephants like ghost trains under a full moon, the tense silence caused by the guttural growls of a lioness protecting her cubs –these are the kinds of experiences that Dorobo has shared with visitors to Tanzania since the 1980’s. Then, as now, Dorobo has focused on developing unique and personal experiences ‘off the beaten track’ involving and benefiting local cultures, ecosystems, and wilderness areas through ecotourism safaris.



Address Plot 253, Olasiti Village, Arusha, Tanzania.  P.O. Box 2534.

Phone  +255272508336


Serengeti Highway Back on Front Burner

The East African Court of Justice ruled against a paved highway across the Serengeti. Now the Government of Tanzania has appealed that decision.

It is evident that the current Tanzanian government wants the freedom to do whatever it wishes in the Serengeti, including the building of a paved commercial highway across the critical northern wilderness zone. 

By contesting the recent court decision, the government has chosen to ignore the international scientific community, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, donor governments, and the considered judgement of the East African Court of Justice, which represents the interests of neighboring states. 

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Safari Legacy

In 1967, Chiman Patel embraced Africa as he pioneered access to great safari legends such as Tarangire National Park and the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park.  Safari Legacy, then Tanzania Photographic Safaris, was born.

For the last four decades Safari Legacy and the Patel family have been creating extraordinary safaris in Africa and welcoming guests to their home from all over the world.

A leader in the safari industry and a trusted partner in conservation within Africa, the Safari Legacy team enjoy developing extraordinary safari experiences. We aim to provide a better understanding and appreciation for nature so that our earth’s great natural wonders are preserved for the benefit of future generations.

The most important aspect of the Safari Legacy family is our safari guides. On tour you will experience not only knowledgeable and personable guides, but a unique and hands-on experience,  attention to every detail, a special itinerary designed perfectly for you that will maximize wildlife viewing and  deluxe tented camps and lodges.

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Tanzania, Arusha: Head office

P.O. Box 284, Arusha, Tanzania

Office:     +255 27 250 3090 / +255 27 250 8790

Mobile:   +255 784 664 892


Tel: 205.621.2664 (CST)

Cell: 205.706.0306


SafariBookings Members Invited to Join Friends of Serengeti

Friends of Serengeti is extending a special invitation to tour operators who are affiliated with SafariBookings.

SafariBookings is an online resource for travelers who are planning a safari. They can compare our a huge collection of safaris offered by more than a thousand tour operators. There are also independent reviews that provide information on destinations and accommodations, best times to travel, and other advice. A panel of nineteen experts have written hundreds of online reviews about countries and parks. Most are reputed guidebook authors and travel writers who work for leading publishers and/or specialized Africa magazines. All have been professionally involved in the safari industry for years and have visited many parks and reserves. SafariBooks has offices in Europe.

Friends of Serengeti is a collection of safari companies whose goal is to help save the Serengeti ecosystem by pooling resources for project funding. Members invite travelers to donate toward projects when they travel.

Both SafariBookings and Friends of Serengeti share the goal of sustainable tourism. Protected areas are allowed to survive because revenues from tourism fuel development and pay their own way.

SafariBooksings Members can find an application on this site.