My name is Karla Schurman and I have lived in Wisconsin all of my life. I have been happily married for 40 years, and together we have two daughters and two granddaughters. After getting married I earned my Associates degree in Travel and Tourism from Stratton College. I really enjoyed working in the field of booking leisure and business travel for my clients. After we had our second child, I chose to be a full-time stay at home mom, which is one of the toughest and most fulfilling jobs I have ever had. When our daughters started school, I joined my husband’s wholesale business and we worked side by side until the end of 2018 when I felt that a change was needed. Having kept in touch with Said (my wonderful guide) from my safari trip to Tanzania in 2014, he told me about the new business venture he was developing with Ryan and Kimble Barker. Something sparked within me and I knew that I had to be a part of it in some way. Something within kept pulling me back in the direction of travel and suddenly the chance was placed in front of me.
My husband and I have travel extensively over the years, but Tanzania registered within my soul. While I was in Tanzania I felt so at peace, something about it felt like home. Once a place has a part of you, you carry it with you always. I joined Kiva, and started offering loans to the people of Tanzania allowing them to become entrepreneurs and self-sustaining, and now through “Enrich Tanzania” I know that we can make an even bigger difference.
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.