About Original Tanzania
WELCOME to Original Tanzania and come and Meet the Team! The experience of creating our company has been almost like a personal "expedition" to ultimately try and bring something truly different to those who choose to travel with us. We invite you to enjoy an authentic African experience. This is about a real African homeland that has maintained its originality through its focus on nature and culture, along with its never-ending African landscapes.
You may normally think of booking your "trip of a lifetime" through an international tour operator that sells a number of different packages. Your tour is then ‘sold on’ to local operators who you will rarely meet or speak with but whose staff will be the ones to make your travel experience unique. We are the local tour operator with many years of understanding the different reasons and motivations that take people to the African continent. We never stop learning and adapting to you, the individual. Why not save some of your money by cutting out the middle people and ultimately contribute to keeping money within the heart of the country you are visiting?
We wanted to make our site to be explored and as we know time is not always on your side, we have provided a summary below of what you will find within the site. You can also visit the links as you read and find your way home via our main logo at the top left.
Original Wildlife Safari: Fixed itinerary or truly personal Tailored Tours. We can offer both but with one main ingredient; it is about what you want. We cover the Northern, Southern and Western Parks and have provided useful facts and our stories about the National Parks and how best you can explore them.
Mountain Trekking: Whether for charity, raising awareness, climbing in a large or small group (including school groups), or individually; we can help make your climb personal to you based on your reasons for doing it. We understand everyone has their own reasons for pushing themselves to reach a mountain summit and where better than Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Oldonyo Lengai or Usambara Mountains? These mountains offer the chance to really see the clear African skies and intense landscape backdrops which is something that stays in the mind for a long time. We can also help you prepare you for your challenge, giving you the chance to explore your options and feel at ease.
Paradise Beaches: There is so much to enjoy in the coastal regions of Tanzania for a beach and culture based experience beyond your imagination. From the well known fascinating history and beautiful scenery of Zanzibar, to the lesser known, adventurous islands of Mafia, Pemba or the ultimate luxury of Mnemba Island.
Social Responsibility and Eco Tourism: Of huge importance to us is our relationship to nature and the environment we live in. We want to help bring awareness through experience. Explore our information on eco-tourism, including meeting local tribes people and see how others can benefit from your travels. We also offer a slightly different perspective on volunteering and how people can be truly effective; along with an inside perspective regarding Mountain Porters. Please also visit our original shop and art gallery for a visual delight and information on our growing community projects where your contributions make a difference.
We respect originality in relation to people, environment, nature, experiences and ideas. As said by John Hope Franklin, “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” We invite you to explore with us and tell your own original journey.