RICHARD LEIDER ' International Bestseller Author & 30 Year DOROBO Client'

“YOU WANT TO TRAVEL WITH A SAFARI COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST. YOU CAN CONFIDENTLY TRUST DOROBO TO SHAPE YOUR SAFARI INTO A SOURCE JOURNEY UNIQUE FOR EACH PERSON–UNFILTERED, UNCENSORED, AND UNBELIEVABLE!”
–RICHARD LEIDER

RICHARD ESTES 'Author of Safari Companion and Behavior guide to African Mammals'

Having led or accompanied African safaris in East and Southern Africa since the 1970s,  Dorobo have been my preferred tour company since the 1980s. Three Peterson brothers, David, Thad, and Mike, with their wives and grown children, represent the second and third generation of an American missionary (author of a Kiswahili dictionary) and his wife. They grew up in Tanzania,  speak KiSwahili as fluently as English, and have studied ecology and conservation biology at American and South African universities.  All are qualified to guide walking safaris.

 

So, without hesitation, I highly recommend going on a Dorobo safari.

 

STEVE & RUTH SWEETSER - Walking Safari Guests

Thanks and well done for making our first trip to Africa (hopefully not our last) so memorable and successful.  Special thanks to Mika and Joshua for being such great guides on our walking safari.  Their resourcefulness, care and knowledge of the flora and fauna made it such a fantastic experience.  We always felt safe (except for the momentary elephant charge – just provided some additional story telling material)  yet were able to experience the bush unlike a drive around safari.  The camp preparation, cooking, and operation were amazing.  Please express our appreciation to all.  Any future trips to Tanzania by us or friends will include Dorobo.  Thanks again. 

RICHARD ESTES 'Author of Safari Companion and Behavior guide to African Mammals'

It is a notable fact that the list of attributes The Nature Conservancy cites as defining ecotourism all apply to Dorobo Safaris: 

1.Conscientious, low-impact visitor behavior   2. Sensitivity towards, and appreciation of, local cultures and biodiversity   3. Support for local conservation efforts   4. Sustainable benefits to local communities; Local participation in decision-making   5. Educational components for both the traveler and local communities

Welcome to Dorobo Safaris

Dorobo’s real niche is providing a source experience for clients that connects with local people who are close to the land. What this entails is long-term partnerships with local communities that are fair and transparent and allows for structured but un-staged encounter. The areas have a wilderness character so that visitors (and we ourselves) have the privilege of learning about wildlife, nature, and the land through a synergy of traditional and scientific knowledge.

Safaris that are as unique as you.

We specifically design safaris that cater for individual groups and therefore don’t have set itineraries. While we organize all sorts of safaris, our other niche which fits with above but not exclusively, are safaris that have at least some element of walking. Walking in the bush provides a great complement to the amazingly close encounters one has on traditional vehicle game viewing drives. In addition to walking in community wilderness areas, we are now able to offer great walks in the Serengeti, Tarangire and Ruaha National Parks.

Education guarantees a brighter tomorrow.

Another niche is student groups. We run more than a dozen a year. These range from high school student groups who start out working for a couple of weeks on a community service stint building a classroom or clinic or whatever the community priority is. They end then with a safari that runs from a week to two.

We also host University groups including University of Delaware, Lewis & Clark University, Univ. of Wisconsin; Gustavus Adolphus College; St Lawrence that are field trips in which students are evaluated and given credit.

Interested in a safari adventure? Tell us about it and we'll make one just for you.

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