Tatanca Safari & Tours is locally owned by Tanzanian, Dennis Benjamin Ngede . As someone who is passionate about nature, he recognized the need for a professional safari company in the relatively untouched Southern Circuit. The company started in 2006 and has grown over the past 8 years to become one of the most reputable Safari & Tour operators in Iringa region.
We focus on the Southern Circuit as this is our home and we are intimately familiar with the land, the animals and the people. Our drivers are also your guides and they have excellent knowledge of wild-life and natural history in general, while using a unique way to introduce visitors to the interesting and diverse cultural heritage of this beautiful country.
Our experienced and well –trained driver/guides are professionals who have worked in the safari industry on average for 15 years. Our English speaking team (from the front office to the field) provides memorable customer service and are trained in essentials such as customer care, wilderness guiding and first aid. Because we hire our staff on a full-time basis not by contract, they go above and beyond for our guests and are our key assets.
A key factor in a enjoyable safari is a comfortable and well-maintained vehicle. Tatanca’s fleet is regularly maintained and checked by our mechanics due to the challenging conditions which we travel.
Our fleet of specialized safaris vehicles include:
• Extended Land cruisers with window seating for 7 people with pop-up roofs for game viewing/photography
• Safari Land cruisers with window seating for 5 people also with pop-up roofs
• Open safari cars with seating for 8 people
• Each seat is equipped with a seat belt
• We have inverters to charge your camera or phone batteries
• Coolers for food and beverages
We specialize in guided safaris to beautiful and unspoiled Southern Tanzania, which includes exciting destinations like Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Udzungwa National Park, Mikumi National Park and the historical Swahili Coast.
We are the only Tanzanian owned company who is authorized to offer night game drives in both Mikumi and Ruaha National Parks, which is an experience in its own, as you see an entirely different aspect of the park, with many nocturnal species and predators.
As well, we offer several cultural and historical tours in the Iringa region, which focus on the relationship between the Hehe tribe and the former colonialists.
Our Vision: “To take our visitors on a wonderful exploration of diverse, visual and cultural experiences. Exposing Tanzania as has never been done before:- the fantastic wildlife, the warmth of the people, and the beauty of the landscapes which, we hope, will bring you to the ‘Heart of Africa’ .