Our Guides

Local experts
All the guides that work with us are locals flaunting an intimate knowledge of their homeland. They have valuable experience of traveling, cultural exchange and understanding nature and its laws. They all speak English, some of them know Spanish, French, Italian and German - and there is hardly a question they can't answer. A back-up crew accompanies all trips that involve camping and will set up/break camp, prepare meals and generally look after your well-being.

Your safari guide
To see wildlife at its best it is essential to have a good guide. On "ATA" we choose our safari guides very carefully. They must be familiar with the surroundings and also be experienced in how to approach animals as close as possible without taking a risk or causing them to flee. They all have profound knowledge of flora and fauna, providing you with as much background information as you wish. You will also be advised  about how to behave in national parks in order to view the maximum and in the same time they will ensure that nature will remain untouched and animals will be respected. They are thoroughly trained in visitors' safety and first aid. Their ability to drive and maintain a 4WD vehicle is excellent. For the walking safaris, you will always be accompanied by special local experts that know each place like the back of their hand. Your guide will ensure you have an interesting and pleasant visit, always respecting the privacy and autonomy you may wish to have.

Your mountain guide
Climbing a mountain is always challenging. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Mount Kenya and Mount Rwenzori takes several days but it's always rewarding. To reach the summit, you should choose your team carefully. At "Active Tanzania Adventures", since Thomas, the General Manager, has extensive first-hand experience in climbing, he has chosen our climbing team with the highest standards. The mountain guides that will accompany you are all very well trained and experienced. They all started as porters when they were very young, over the years they gained experience and became assistant guides, then obtained their diplomas as mountain guides. The most important is their personal experience in all the mountain routes along with their knowledge about good acclimatization. For technical climbing, we use special guides. They are trained to deal with all kinds of mischief that can possibly happen. If you suffer from blisters, mountain sickness or are just too exhausted to keep going, they will be there to assist you and make you feel comfortable. Placing responsibility first, they will be close to you to ensure that you will enjoy every moment of your expedition. Together you will reach the summit.

Your cultural guide
Cultural walks, visits to tribes or villages, volunteering projects -are all a splendid way of deepening your experience of "real" African life. With our cultural guides you will come close to everyday life. They will accompany you around, not only providing you with social, historical and cultural knowledge but also suggesting you places and activities that locals prefer. Those can vary from a restaurant with excellent African cuisine, a sport game, a music concert, to shops with local crafts with community benefits and many more. Visiting a tribe is a unique experience and for those visits we work with guides that speak the tribal language themselves. For the volunteering projects, we work with local communities ensuring that your effort will be a benefit both for them and for you. Before you start your project, you will receive a short training and everyday the project guide will be close to you to ensure that you have everything you need.

Overall, by the end of your journey you will have found out that you will return home with a wealth of knowledge and sentiments. We are sure that this experience will enrich you and change your outlook on life. Our team's goal is not only to wander around beautiful places but to ensure that you gain a deeper understanding of African life.

If you have more questions or a special request about guides, please don't hesitate to contact us either by phone on +255 784 605 785 or by email at info@activetanzania.com

 
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