Safaris & Treasures LLC is based in Southern California and it offers customized guided tours and safari consultancy services for visitors to Tanzania. We are your Tanzanian safari specialists and we are experts in organizing tailor-made safaris to Tanzania's northern and western zones, as well as beach destinations in the archipelago of Zanzibar. We cater to all types of budgets, from adventure camping and study-abroad programs to family holidays and luxury getaways. We guarantee an awe-inspiring experience that would make you fall in love with the real East Africa.
Safaris & Treasures is managed by Jinky who is passionate about East Africa and proudly calls Tanzania her second home. The inspiration to start this travel venture comes from Jinky's true love of Tanzania and her deep commitment to share this wonderful country to the world. She divides her time between the US and Tanzania since 2011. When in Tanzania she lives in a small village in a valley between two of the country’s highest mountains - the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro and the grandiose Mt. Meru. She was a university lecturer, project manager, and business consultant in Arusha, the country's safari capital, prior to focusing on the company full time. She believes that Tanzania has so much to offer -- from the kindness of its beautiful people and the delicious cuisines lovingly prepared using only the freshest ingredients, to its great outdoors and amazing wildlife. She has traveled solo to most of its regions and is continually awed by its beautiful beaches along the coasts of the Indian Ocean, Lake Malawi, Lake Victoria, and Lake Tanganyika; the rich slopes of the Usambara mountain ranges and the southern highlands of Iringa, Mbeya, and Njombe regions, the majestic Kilimanjaro; and the rich culture of the many tribes that inhabit the country. But what she couldn’t get enough of is Tanzania's pristine savannas, steppes, and forests teeming with wildlife.
Safaris & Treasures LLC has well-established network of suppliers and has forged strong relationships with local ground partners who are equally committed in delivering quality service and invaluable expertise. We offer bespoke itineraries that are tailor-made around the client's budget, travel style, preferences, and needs while making sure that the experience will be nothing short of unique, exciting, fulfilling, and unforgettable. Comfortable extended Land Cruisers are used during game drives and land transfers from one national park to the next. Most of our itineraries also use internal flights to cut down the driving time between national parks and to maximize game viewing experience. We only pick accommodations that meet our standard of excellence and expectations. We only employ crew who are experienced, responsible, committed, and caring. Come and experience the treasures of Tanzania with Safaris & Treasures LLC. Let us help you weave your ultimate African wildlife safari experience and fall in love with the magic that is Tanzania.
Our adventure camping crew (from left to right): Seif the fantastic driver, Mike the awesome chef who can concoct delicious vegetarian & non-vegetarian local dishes out of the freshest ingredients, Mohamed the super wildlife tracker who has tracked for a couple of National Geographic expeditions (big cats of Africa and flamingos of Lake Natron), and Jinky the safari organizer extraordinaire.
Definitely the winning team!
My most favorite member of the antelope family is the eland, which also happens to be the world’s largest antelope. Though heavy, it has the endurance to maintain a trot and can jump a 4-feet fence from a standstill. My first encounter with an eland was in October 2011 in a lodge adjoining a national park in Arusha. The lodge has a watering hole and various types of animals would go there in the afternoon to drink water especially during the drier months...
Driving in the parks is allowed between 6 am and 6 pm only.
The speed limit in the parks is 50km/h and 25km/h in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Animals always have the right of way.
Never feed animals. It will upset their diet and lead to an unnecessary dependence on people.