About Makini Tanzania Safari

Makini Tanzania Safari PRODUCT & SERVICES

We provide luxury safaris in Tanzania, trekking services on Mt. Kilimanjaro, beach vacations on the island of Zanzibar, plus many special interest tours and outings. We have decades of experience leading travellers to Tanzania’s popular destinations in the Northern Circuit, the Southern Circuit, and the more recently opened Western Circuit.

Makini Tanzania Safari GUARANTEE DEPARTURE

We offer guaranteed departure, small group guided safari tours and private, and custom guided tours. We have crafted an attractive collection of carefully planned itineraries, featuring lodges and camps that meet our stringent requirements for comfort, luxury, value, and natural setting. The reputation of the entire Simba family depends on the quality of these destinations, and we take great care in making our selections and reviewing them frequently


Private, custom tours of two or more travellers depart daily, which affords travellers the greatest flexibility and intimacy. Clients may choose from our expertly crafted itineraries or they may craft their own (with your own expert guidance). We are especially proud to be able to offer this level of customized, hands-on tour guide service, at very reasonable rates. It perfectly reflects our beliefs about personal client care.


Makini Tanzania Safari has led more than 100 climbers to the summit of Kilimanjaro, with a success. We are serious about climber success, safety, and comfort. Just as importantly, we are deeply committed to the safety and well being of the guides, porters, and cooks with whom we live and work.


We offer short Zanzibar beach resort stays and cultural tours as add-ons to dusty safari itineraries. We also offer lengthier itineraries for those travellers seeking to dive deeper into the mysteries of Zanzibar past and present.

Makini Tanzania SafariSPECIAL TOURS

In addition to our popular safari itineraries, we also arrange several special interest tours and outings. These include the Chimpanzee Trail in Mahala National Park; Game Fishing in the waters surrounding Mafia Island, south of Dar es Salaam; and Camping Safaris in the Northern Circuit


A lot of advance planning and preparation goes into a successful safari – many moving parts are set into motion through the efforts of many skilled people – but the key cog is the safari guide. It is a rare person who has the ability to combine the skills of the naturalist, the mechanic, the driver, the anthropologist, the

teacher, and the hotel concierge. Yet all of that is precisely what our experienced guides have delivered to thousands of safari travellers over the years. Cheerfully. On average, our guides have 12 years of experience leading safari travellers. Our most experienced guides train our newer guides. All are certified and receive ongoing training and education. All understand what it means to be a member of the Ocelots safaris family and the exceptional attention with which they must attend to our client’s expectations.


Our wonderful guides are supported by more than 10 in-country staff based out of our Arusha, Tanzania headquarters. Mechanics and travel agents, planners and administrators work together to deliver consistently high-quality travel experiences. No detail is overlooked.

Our Arusha offices are staffed night and day, 365 days of the year. If a guide or client needs to reach operations staff – for any reason – we are there to take the call and provide advice and assistance.


While the skill and knowledge of a safari guide is the most important component of client satisfaction, the comfort and reliability of the safari vehicle are also critical. Makini Tanzania Safari has devoted considerable resources to developing our custom 4×4 Land Cruiser safari vehicles. Of course, every traveller gets a window. Every guest is outfitted with binoculars and all the other standard safari practices that Makini Tanzania Safari has been at the forefront of for nearly 10 years. We continue to refine and upgrade our vehicle design and amenities for client comfort and for a deeper connection to the landscape that draws them here. We ensure the safety and reliability of our vehicles with a rigorous maintenance schedule that includes a 52-point inspection before and after every tour. This work is carried out in our own fully equipped garage by our own qualified and experienced mechanics.


We are true experts when it comes to Tanzania. We live, work and travel here. Makini Tanzania Safari arranges lodge and camping safaris, trekking and hiking tours and beach holidays. We carefully select our well-trained guides, drivers, cooks and porters.


Pangani Street, Arusha
Tanzania – East Africa