In 2006 Kimble and Ryan Barker, a father and son from Louisiana, planned an adventure to Tanzania. Both fell in love with the country, it’s wildlife and most importantly, it’s people. They and their guide, Said Kambelenje became friends and stayed in regular communication. In 2016, Said visited the United States and during his stay with Ryan, an idea was conceived to offer customized, affordable safari adventures and from that, give something back to the people of Tanzania. After some research and discussion, the three created Tanzania Adventure Tours, a Tanzania-American collaboration. Kimble, Ryan and Celine assist customers with the planning and booking of their Tanzania adventure, while Said facilitates all of the on-the- ground operations in Tanzania.
A sister organization to Tanzania Adventure Tours is Enrich Tanzania, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the incredible people of Tanzania. Important projects include providing a clean, year-round source of water, a more affordable and accessible basic education for their children and the chance to move from basic subsistence living to a future of limitless possibilities.
My African Safari was phenomenal and it was because of the experience I had with Tanzania Adventure Tours. Promises of an experience of a lifetime was not empty. I’ll be back to Arusha, the Serengeti and all areas of Tanzania again and it will be with TAT.
Hands down the BEST experience of my life! Tanzi Tours provided more than I ever imagined could happen on a safari! TOP NOTCH from the moment we arrived until we left! Going back for my 3rd trip this November! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Our trip was unforgettable! We even got a little time for me & my husband because the local nanny- was so good with the children. Every staff member was meticulous and professional. We always felt cared for and everything felt so luxurious. They saved us so much by arranging our excursions and gave us the best recommendations for local color.