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Tanzania Safari Experts

Welcome to Neeko Tours. Since 1998 we have been planning trips the length and breadth of the continent. The secret to our success? Our commitment to first-hand knowledge of every destination, lodge, and activity we recommend. Collectively, we spend more than 365 days a year on safari to ensure you get the best, unbiased advice.

We are Tanzania safari tour experts that you can rely on. We encourage you to come and explore incredible Tanzanian adventure and wildlife, Tanzania is a  remarkable African country renowned for its unbelievable wildlife safaris and amazing adventures! On a Tanzania safari will enjoy a combination of fascinating wildlife together with truly exciting African culture from the endless plains of Serengeti to the Spicy Islands of Zanzibar you will be rewarded with unforgetable experience. There’s really nowhere on earth that comes close to Tanzania when it comes to safaris.

we are a leading Tanzania Safari tour company bringing you spectacular, eye catching safaris in Tanzania and promise to make all your Safari dreams come true in Tanzania!, Operating for  more than 20 years,  Our management team has lived and traveled extensively throughout Tanzania using our vast knowledge of the area to help you design your perfect trip.

Our owners take pride in creating life-changing experiences for each of our guests by personally advising each customer.Our trips are only as good as our guides and support staff, and we are honored to have many long-standing employees that have worked with us for more than a decade. We all work together to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime.

We won’t show you the world; we’ll show you Africa, better than anyone else. Welcome to Tanzania, Explore Tanzania with  Neeko Tours

Why Choose us

Our motto is: You dream it – We plan it!

You can tell us your ideas and we are dedicated to make your trip unforgettable.

We are all local, so we can offer you an authentic stay and show you the best places in our country.

In our up to date 4×4 safari cars with folding roof (Toyota Landcruiser), you will travel safe and comfortably. Each of you will have a window seat to have the best view of the animals.We arrange the best safaris in Tanzania offering real value and excellent customer care.We create an itinerary that is suited to your needs in terms of budget, goals and interests.We have the expertise and knowledge to clearly understand your needs.One of our travel consultants will be available to guide you through every step including free advice from booking through to successfully completing your journey.

 

Our Guarantee

When you choose Neeko Tours, be rest assured of an adventure you want to behold for a lifetime.There is a reason we are experts in planning travel in Tanzania. We owe our unflagging legacy to our staff, from booking specialists to your safari guides.With our specially modified fleet of Land Cruiser four wheel drives, we are able to cater for groups of all sizes from the single traveller, to small, medium and large groups

Go on safari

7 Days Western Corridor Migration Safari

10 Days Best of Northern Tanzania

Best things to do in Tanzania

WILDLIFE SAFARIS

Enjoy amazing wildlife, up close and personal. All our Tanzania safari tours are shaped to suit your budget and taste for adventure

BEACH HOLIDAYS

Zanzibar provides some of the top destinations for beach holidays, with endless stretches of palm-fringed, white powdery beachs

HIKING & TREKKING

We take pride in customizing your Mount Kilimanjaro trekking voyage to the particular needs and abilities of your group.

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

At Neeko Tours we are committed to improving the lives of those in our community and your tour dollars will help make a difference. We feel so passionately about this that we set up a “Support the Community” initiative. 

Traveller’s Tips

Travelling to your dream safari destination often involves long hours in a safari vehicle and catching small chartered flights. Not only are there strict weight limits on these flights, but lugging a heavy suitcase around will rapidly become boring.

As you excitedly plan your trip, our safari packing list for Tanzania below will ensure that you are fully equipped for this once-in-a-lifetime involvement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the Answers to common questions our travelers have been asking  when planning a trip to travel to Tanzania,Every  trip requires some research ,We’ve put together a list of the commonly asked FAQs about travel to and within Tanzania, and our answers to them

Is it safe in Tanzania for me to visit? Is it safe for kids and females?

We are sure you’ll feel very safe here, we’re sure you’ll feel very welcome. As with everywhere else in the world, just use a bit of common sense, don’t flaunt any valuables and you can enjoy the natural wonders, the culture and the people of Tanzania.

Whilst most of our visitors will come to Tanzania for our wildlife experiences, they often leave with a much wider and richer experience than they could have ever expected. Why? Part of that is due to our friendly, welcoming, colourful people. Tanzanians are a true mix of many ethnicities, different religious beliefs and all live together in harmony in what is one of the African continent’s safest destinations.

How do I get to Tanzania?

There are a number of ways of getting to Tanzania, however you usually will fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam (640km, or 2 hours’ flight from Arusha City), or at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (45 minutes’ drive from Arusha City.

What wildlife can I expect to see in Tanzania’s National Parks?

We have over 35 species of large mammal, but there are dozens of fascinating smaller animals, too, and an incredible diversity of insect life. And don’t forget there are well over one thousand bird species to be seen as well. Oh yes, and plenty of intriguing reptiles, too.

There are never any guaranteed sightings, but the highlights of a typical game drive might include the popular and giant African elephant, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, olive baboons and big cats such as lion, leopard and cheetah. Jackal and hyena are others to look out for, and in the other-wordly Ngorongoro Crater you could be fortunate enough to see a rare black rhino.

The best thing is that not only will you see many or all of these, but thanks to the incredible knowledge of our driver-guides, you will learn so much about them, too. If you are not an expert bird-watcher yourself, then your driver-guide will also be able to point out some of our colourful feathered friends to you: maybe a majestic African fish eagle, a grey-headed kingfisher or a pearl-spotted owl. As for the vultures…well, you will spot them yourself.

Will I be able to use my foreign currency?

The local currency in Tanzania is Tanzanian Shilling (Tshs), but please note that you cannot take this currency either in or out of the country. It is however convertible freely for the US Dollar, Euro and other currencies within Tanzania.

If you have to change money in Tanzania, there are several banks in Tanzania where you can exchange your money. Always get a receipt for currency exchanges.

How Is The Weather On Mt. Kilimanjaro?

Temperatures Range From 25 To 30 Degrees Celsius At The Foot Of The Mountain And -15 To -20 Degrees Celsius On Top Plus Wind Chill. Lower Down, It Can Be Wet And Humid, But Higher Up, There Can Be Snow. Rain And Snow May Be Encountered Any Time Of The Year!

What is the weather like Tanzania?

The Tanzanian dry season usually starts at the start of June and continues through until the end of October. After that, the ‘short rains’ begin from late October/early November until mid- to end December. There is then a respite from late December to Mid of March, and then the ‘long rains’ start at the end of March and last until May.

Of course, weather seasons can vary every year, so you have to be prepared for anything.

 

Can I walk in the National Parks?

For obvious reasons, you are required to stay inside the safari vehicle when visiting our National Parks. At certain times, you will be able to get out of the vehicle in a safe place to have your picnic lunch, for example. Walking safaris can be arranged in certain parks, such as Selous, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Arusha National Park and Ngorongoro, accompanied by an armed Park Ranger. In the Serengeti, some lodges organize short walks in safety.

Will I see the famous ‘Big 5’?

There are never any guarantees with wildlife, but our driver-guides work hard to find you the ‘Big 5’ and so much more. But you will certainly have a good chance of seeing the Big 5, depending on which parks you choose to visit as part of your itinerary. If your goal is to see a black rhino, you should include Ngorongoro on your schedule.

what are the major attractions in Tanzania?

Tanzania is the classic tourist safari destination, with plenty of both quality and quantity to choose from. The wildlife watching is excellent, and there are plenty of places to explore and activities to do. In fact, even three Tanzania vacations, much less one, would be difficult to cover all of the attractions.

The most well-known northern safari circuit includes the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater; the lesser-known southern safari circuit includes Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park; and the off-the-beaten-path western safari circuit includes Katavi National Park and the chimpanzee reserves on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Mountain climbers may be astonished to find that Tanzania is home to Africa’s highest summit. “Mount Kilimanjaro is located on the border of Kenya and Tanzania, but it is ascended from Tanzania.”

Will there be access to Wi-Fi?

Most lodges and tented camps have Wi-Fi.  Most public camp-sites do not have Wi-Fi.  In all places, the signal strength is variable and is often weak. It is possible to buy a SIM card with data that can be used .

What is the Great Migration?

The most attractive activity in Tanzania is the Great Wildebeest Migration which is an annual migration of giant herds of grazers across Northern Tanzania and Kenya.On an average over two million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles move through the Serengeti and Masai Mara networks in search food and water.This Great Migration in Tanzania can be witnessed all year round as the wildlife migrates in a circular motion around the Serengeti National Park.

Which airport should I fly to?

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is approximately 60km (60 min) from Arusha city centre. Kilimanjaro International Airport is the closest International Airport to Arusha.Arusha Municipal Airport (ARK) is on the outskirts of Arusha but only operates domestic flights (Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Serengeti).Other options include flying to Dar es Salaam and then catching a domestic flight to Kilmanjaro or Arusha. You can also fly to Nairobi (Kenya).  International flights to this destination are often cheaper.  You can then fly from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro or take a bus from Nairobi Airport to Arusha (approximately 7 hours).

What Our Travellers Say About Us

Dana H
Dana H
26 December 2023
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First time Tanzania, first real safari The Wildfit group I was with coordinated our trip to visit the Hadzabe with Neeko Tours. The team accommodated our needs and treated us with courtesy and professionalism the entire time. I felt safe and without worry whether we were on walking safari at Arusha National park or jeep safari in the Ngorongoro Crater. I enjoyed how personable our drivers were, the stories they shared, the questions they answered. The team knows their way around and how to give guests a good experience. Gasper Mbise is the owner, who helped us communicate with the tribal people, and someone I’m now so glad to know. I plan to return to safari in the southern Serengeti next, with Gasper and Neeko Tours!
Gaby W
Gaby W
27 November 2023
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Sehr gut organisiert Alles war sehr gut organisiert und wenn mal etwas nicht ideal geklappt hat, dann wurde sehr schnell eine Alternative gefunden. Der Trip zu den Hudza war sehr eindrücklich. Die Jeeps waren sehr bequem zum Sitzen, die Fahrer waren sehr nett, pünktlich und sehr gut informiert. Und sie sprachen auch gut Englisch.
annalnz
annalnz
7 September 2023
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Trek with Neeko for a fun team that cares! I was recommended Neeko Tours by a friend who had done the Lemosho Kilimanjaro trek with them. I am so glad I did because we had the most amazing experience with the kindest, strongest and energetic guides, cook and porters! Our guides Harold and Andrew supported us every step of the way up, shared their stories and knowledge with us and gave us the encouragement we needed to keep going on summit night. Our cook gave us hot water bottles at night, made ginger tea when we felt a bit sick and even made us a cake on the mountain to congratulate us on summiting! We were well fed with nutritious and filling meals that I always looked forward to. Lastly, our superhuman porters who do all the hard work to make the experience comfortable for us! They sang us songs, gave us fist bumps and danced with us throughout the trek and on the bus ride back. I highly recommend that you book your Kili trek with Neeko Tours because Gasper and the crew will be sure to keep you safe and give you an experience you won't forget. Their hospitality started long before our trek and continues even after!
David B
David B
4 August 2023
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Incredible Trip What an amazing 1 week safari. We were able to see the Big 5 all in one day. Our guide (Jonas) is incredibly knowledgeable and truly loves what he does. Living in lodges is wonderful but this year we chose to camp with our own cook. This was the BEST decision we made. Alex is not a cook but a food magician. You request it he creates it! On top of a fantastic safari we knew that a percentage of our trips costs was going to support a local school in Arusha. Thank you Neeko Tours.
Sara
Sara
4 August 2023
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The BEST!! If you are looking for the perfect tour company.. look no further!! Seriously!! I was a first time traveler in Tanzania and could not have asked for a better experience! It still feels like a complete dream! I felt SAFE the entire time, and was very well taken care of. When I return to Tanzania, I will be booking again with Neeko Tours!!
Simon
Simon
4 April 2023
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Incredible experience, your go-to-guide in Tanzania! We had a group of five people traveling with Neeko Tours who helped us arrange our 7-day Kili climb on Rongai route and a 5-day Serengeti safari, both of which have been an incredible experience. Gasper was extremely accommodating in arranging our trip from the first moment looking to fulfil every wish we had (and we had quite a few) and once we arrived to Tanzania, he took care of us like royalties. Their Kili guides and crew was excellent, a really superb team who had a lion share in that we made it to the top (they have 100% success rate to-date!!!). Our Serengeti safari was equally unforgettable where they drove us everywhere and went above and beyond to make sure that we see all and every animal possible (yes, all the big cats too). I would highly recommend Neeko Tours, Gasper and his team, who are extremely professional and ultra-great people to share some stories and laugh with as well, and the best part is that you are supporting an amazing local charity and school when you go with Neeko Tours.
Sophie Tsang
Sophie Tsang
3 April 2023
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Highly recommended! Neeko tours arranged our Kilimanjaro climb and serengeti trip. They were willing to accomodate our needs and adjust the arrangements based on our requests. Very friendly crew and we were well taken care the entire trip. Highly recommended.
Micha R
Micha R
13 March 2023
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unforgettable Experience! Flexible and professional! Just everything you need! I had the pleasure to take part at a wonderful 7 Days Safari and to climb Kilimanjaro with Neeko Tours and it was an unforgettable time! The staff and team-member did all an excellent job and we worked all together. Especially I enjoyed the great service by Neeko tours, whenever we had a problem they tried to solve it. I can recommend Neeko Tours to everyone who is looking for an authentic and well organised Tour in Tanzania! It was truly amazing!
maria0023
maria0023
24 January 2023
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Perfect Arusha National Park Day Trip - Locally Owned Company! Neeko Tours set up a perfect one day trip (including a packed lunch) to Arusha National Park, and we saw all the animals we were hoping to see. Colobus monkeys were a highlight! Lupogo was a great driver, very friendly and funny, also very knowledgeable about the park, and was able to take us to just the right stopping point for great photos. Gasper organized all the details, arranged pick up and drop off at my hotel, always greeted us with a smile and bottles of water. We saw the peak of Mount Meru as the clouds came and went. Definitely recommend Neeko Tours for a short day trip, a multi day safari, or a Mount Kilimanjaro trek.
Isack Santos
Isack Santos
20 December 2022
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Wonderful experience as their motto says ''you dream it , we plan it'' it was an unforgetable safaro full of adventure , a trip of a life time
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