Why Travel To Tanzania
Tanzania Safaris are unparalleled in the safari business.
Deciding upon an African adventure is one of the most important
travel decisions you can make. Most people come to Africa
once in a lifetime. We have crafted our safari's around
the private tented experience. On most safaris tourists
are crammed into a minibus with up to 12 persons. These
are the mass market packages with sardine-can vehicles,
a local driver and a 100% touristy hotel accommodation.
large tour operators and even some small ones do not provide
you with the expertise of a professional guide. Our Wild
Africa Bush Safaris will normally assign Jim Brett or one
of his staff to accompany each safari from beginning to
end. Guests with other companies are ‘delivered’
to their 300 bed hotel by the driver, deposited by 5:30
P.M. not to be seen again until after breakfast at 8:00
A.M. Our Wild Africa Safaris begin their mornings before
sunrise with a group not to exceed 10 – and that is
5 persons/Toyota stretch-body Land Cruisers with Jim or
a pre-assigned leader/guide and your own professional driver/guide
who is conversant in KiSwahili and English and those individuals
are with you throughout the entire trip.
use 4x4 Extended Body Land Cruisers with no more than 4
persons. The large tour operators do not provide the expertise
of a professional guide, rather clients are gathered at
their 300 bed hotel by a minibus driver and deposited by
5:00 P.M. not to be seen again until morning. The Hemingway-style
safari camp allows our small groups to become totally immersed
in Africa; the wildlife, the countryside and the people
in all the splendor of the open spaces including sleeping
under canvas in large Manyara tents.
The single most important factor when choosing an outfitter
is the safari guide. TREKS guides have had thousands of hours in the bush and they are truly
professional and great fun to be with.
is no finer way to feel Africa than in our Private Tented
Camps. Hemingway-style camps consist of heavy canvas Manyara
Tents which are very comfortable and cozy. Tents are spacious
and airy with zippered doors and mosquito-netting all around.
The sleeping tents have two heavy wooden beds with mattresses
and proper bed linen. Beds can be arranged side by side
to create one large queen-size bed. Each tent has tables,
camp chairs, washstands and a 12-volt lighting system. There
are large capacity charge units in each tent for batteries,
cameras, video outfits. There is a combination ensuite shower/flush
toilet in each tent. Between the sleeping chamber and the
toilet/shower chamber is a proper dressing room with clothing
storage and hanging facilities and a wash basin separated
by a heavy canvas partition. Hot showers are available anytime.
Same day personal laundry and shoeshine is always available
- (dependent upon availability of water). Your tent is serviced
by your personal tent staff responsible for refilling shower
and toilet water supplies and keeping your tent clean. He
is available 24/7 for your needs. However tent crew members
are distanced by their own canvas lodging behind the kitchen
insuring off-hour privacy for all of the client’s
dining tent provides a spacious atmosphere with proper dining
tables, comfortable chairs and serving tables. There are
three cooked meals every day and some days' meals are alfresco.
The food is very good indeed; meals are designed and prepared
by one of Africa's finest camp chefs; the service is 5-Star.
Drinks in the one or two lodges were we stay are additionally
charged as are alcoholic beverages in camp. Complimentary
South Africa wines are served at dinner. Special dietary
requirements are met. Complimentary bottled drinking water
is provided in each vehicle in electrical powered coolers.
The food is prepared from fresh vegetables, fruits, meat
and fish. Water has never given anyone a problem. Our camp
staff has been with us for a decade and have come part of
our extended family.
Safari venues can combine the northern and southern Tanzanian
parks and reserves as well as the romantic islands of the
Indian Ocean, Zanzibar, and offshore facilities south of
Dar es Salaam. Our partners in Botswana and Namibia add
extra experience available as separate experiences or combined
with those of the north.
Our guests have become a family of individuals who can
speak highly of their own experiences with us. Their names
and phone numbers are available upon request. Our groups
are carefully constructed so as to provide the necessary
camaraderie to maintain the esprit de corps during the close-knit
Photographs by Jim Brett.