About Us

Our History

Amazing Tanzania is one of the pioneering safari operators in Tanzania, established in 1988 under the name "Gibbs Farm Safaris". Originally operating as a sister company to Gibbs Farm and Ndutu Safari Lodge as a tour operator linking the two properties and its own mobile camping facility, we began by putting together the perfect safari to the northern circuit. In 2003 the company expanded into a fully fledged tour operator under the new brand "Amazing Tanzania". Today it’s a respected independent Tanzanian tour operator specializing in tailor made safaris to Tanzania.

 

Bespoke Itineraries

We know that no two safaris are the same because no two people are the same. Depending on your interests, time available, budget, accommodation preferences we will put together an itinerary to guarantee the ideal safari getaway.

Our Knowledge

We know the northern circuit inside out, allowing us to put together the perfect itinerary no matter the time of year. Our directors have personally visited all the accommodations we recommend and we always advise our clients on the best possible experiences to maximize their limited time.

Our Boutique Approach

We offer a personalized service, expert advice and provide valuable backup throughout your trip. Our directors are personally involved in putting together every itinerary and we personally meet all of our clients, ensuring that we’re available for queries any time.

Our Guides

All of our guides have been personally selected by the Amazing Tanzania management and must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience and proven training on all aspects of safari guiding. Our leading guides have been trained by the top institutions and not only do they have a wealth of knowledge, they understand how to get the perfect photograph, approach animals, have impeccable manners, and know how to have fun! Many of them have also travelled to Europe and the US, so they know how to work with cultural barriers you may experience.

4X4 Vehicles

All of our vehicles are professionally maintained to the highest level and equipped to make your journey the most comfortable.

Our Camp

Our exclusive-use safari camp accommodates groups of 6 people, and is built in the best location for your trip. The camp is for your use only, and comes with incredible 3-course lunches and 4-course dinners.

Social responsibility

All our camp’s crew is employed from the nearby village we are based at in Thloma, Karatu. Also for every person that comes on safari with us a donation goes from their behalf to our chosen charity.

Our chosen charity

Every year Amazing Tanzania chooses a worthy organization that supports the community in and around our base to give back to. For 2017, Amazing Tanzania has chosen the PAMS foundation, an organization dedicated to help sustain as well as conserve biodiversity and wildlife habitats through actions that benefit both nature as well as communities.  For more information on PAMS please have a look at their website: www.pamsfoundation.org 

Colin McConnell

As a third generation born Kenyan, Colin’s roots are in East Africa. He grew up in Kenya spending many family holidays on safari; this is where he gained his passion for the wild and his love for camping. Colin has been in Tanzania since 1997. He has worked as a lodge manager at Gibb's Farm and guided safaris for Gibb's Farm Safaris. After Gibbs he moved to Abercombie & Kent as a camp manager at their Kusini Camp. After a short spell in the UK, Colin returned to manage Ndutu Safari Lodge.

Laura Simpson

Being the daughter of a KLM station manager, Laura had the privilege to grow up all over the world from Tanzania to Vietnam. Annual visits to Tanzania to visit friends, and going on safari fuelled Laura's passion for wildlife and conservation. In 2007 she graduated with a Masters degree in Ecology and was given the job of Project Manager for the Serengeti Cheetah project. She spent the next three years driving around the short grass plains, camping underneath the Serengeti stars - the absolute dream for any biologist! In 2010 she joined Colin in managing Ndutu Safari Lodge.