Besides the unique nature of our tours, our ground team has a wealth of experience of the country and our own David & Tara Guthrie are themselves in daily contact with the team and David still takes some of the tours as does Masa. The Tanzanian ground operation was set up by David Guthrie of Footloose in 1995 together with Masoud Kilanga. From here, the operation grew from mobile camping all over Tanzania to the building of semi-permanent and later permanent safari camps in the remotest areas of the best parks throughout Tanzania. There is little that the team don’t know about this fascinating country. Our Tanzanian specialists are guides, lodge managers, and tour planners living in country and with their finger on the safari pulse every day.
The ethos of our Tanzanian operation has always been to put something back and at its heart is Tanzania’s wildlife and its conservation. A large portion of our profits go back into projects to help maintain Tanzania’s stunning wildlife and the environment in which it lives. Our work with the people and wildlife of Tanzania was formalised in the setting up of our Care with a View initiative from where we raised funds to finance our wildlife projects and our medical support for our local villages in and around parks where we have our safari camps.
What has since developed from here, is our knowledge of other safari camps and hotels throughout the country, most of which we have stayed at and have formed partnerships with the best of these. What has naturally evolved over recent years is our work as a DMC in Tanzania.