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Welcome to African Traits


African Traits ltd is a local, licensed tour operator which consistently ranks in the top percent of tour companies in Arusha, Tanzania. The African Traits team is honored to receive this year's Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Our genuine commitment to providing the highest quality customer care in the industry is proven by the amazing testimonials and 5 star reviews we have received from our clients. These endorsements confirm that we have consistently exceeded the expectations of our clients. We welcome the opportunity to create a trip of a lifetime for you, too.

To suit the individual needs of our customers, we offer a variety of tour packages covering all of Tanzania’s most desired destinations: Mount Kilimanjaro, wildlife safaris, walking safaris, beach holidays, and cultural tours. Our team of local professionals is passionate about our land and we are committed to providing you the best services available, so you can also share in the joys of this beautiful country. Please contact us so we can create a customized a package tailored to fulfill your dreams. While discussing and planning your adventures with African Traits, we will provide you with professional advice and recommendations to exceed your expectations and fulfill dreams you haven’t even dreamt yet.

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What travelers are saying about African Traits

  • We trusted Godfrey and the African Traits team for most of the transportation of 70 people, 2 day safaris, and a Kilimanjaro climb and they absolutely SMASHED it! All of the drivers, guides, porters that we talked with were very professional and helpful, and a special shoutout to our boy, Chico. African Traits delivered in every way and on such a grand scale- in front of our 60+ friends and family. As worldwide travel guides we work with tour companies all over the world and I am happy to say this company exudes excellence from the top down. Godfrey Willy has done an exceptional job and African Traits will surpass your expectations!
    Austin
    Backroads Tour Company
  • We loved everything about our safari (4day camping) and Kilimanjaro trekking (7day Lemosho). Godfrey and his team always put quality first and it shows. Having been a guide himself for 10 years, he knows exactly how to create the best experiences. Our safari guide Richard had 4x4 driving skills like no other. This local company only works with the best guides and lets them pick their own crew, which provides a great collaborative spirit. We had John for the mountain and he made sure that all we had to do was put one foot in front of the other and this team took care of all the rest in a way we could have never imagined.
    Laura B
    January, 2019
  • An amazing experience with African Traits was hiking Mount Kilimanjaro. 15 of us, supported by 49 total guides, porters, servers, cook and support staff helped us every step of the way. Amazingly carrying 20kg of our luggage on each of their heads all the way up and down the mountain for 6 days. At the end of the trip, it was an emotional goodbye for our group as we became friends with many of the guides and porters. They would dance and sing along the way, giving everyone a morale boost. Shout out to those marafiki mizuri - thanks for getting me up the mountain, Hallelujah Time!!  These are good people performing great service. I highly recommend African Traits.
    Andrea
    March, 2019
  • TRIP OF A LIFETIME - From start to finish, Godfrey was professional, knowledgeable, and very pleasant to work with.  Upon our arrival in Arusha, he made arrangements to personally meet us to go over the details of our safari plans.  Being our first time in Africa, I appreciated this so much as meeting Godfrey in person to finalize our plans put my mind at ease knowing we had chosen the perfect safari company!....  I have been on many excursions in several countries over the past 10-12 years and this trip ranks at the very top of my list of favorites.   If you want to visit Tanzania, I highly recommend you book all of your excursions through Godfrey at African Traits.
    Cynthia
    Montana
  • An African with the right "traits" - Definitely book with them again!  I would like to highlight one man and his company via this review - A sense of trepidation and uncertainty over what to expect clouded my decision to embark on a climb to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. Godfrey, the GM/proprietor-in-chief of African Traits, was instrumental in alleviating some of my worst doubts and fears.  He provided detailed responses to my questions, often delivered within a few minutes or hours of submitting them. I always felt a sense of welcoming and an understated assurance of success, critical for a first time hiker. His feedback was definitely a factor in my selection of operator and in booking the trip....
    Ramamurthy
    July, 2018
  • Wow wow wow! The staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. They were able to coordinate everything from hotels near the parks, transport to and from the airport, and two incredible safari days for our very large group. I can't say enough great things about this company and the kindness and precision they showed for our itinerary. Thank YOU all!
    Caitlin
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • This company really has its act together. Godfrey and Chiko and the other drivers and guides have the best equipment and vehicles and bend over backwards to please and make your safaris and transportation as easy and enjoyable as possible We spent a week with them doing all types off activities and they helped our group to get to all of them with a smile and great service. you won't regret going with them.We have high exceptions and they met them all. We were with them in February 2019
    Sritchie
    Knoxville, TN
  • In a perfect world, I would be on safari 24/7.

     
    Emily
    Montana, USA
  • Thank you Godfrey for another amazing Safari!! I loved the people, tour guide, food, accommodations, and the beautiful animals. I know with you, I have nothing to worry about. I recommend African Traits to everyone.
    Ashley
    USA
  • We spent a lot of time researching companies before that, but I really don't think we could have had a better experience. Godfrey was very detail oriented and clearly cares a lot for his clients, doing all he can to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
    Katherine
    Houston, Texas
  • EPIC WEDDING COORDINATION - Truly a fantastic, professional and reliable company. We arranged our entire 3 week wedding vacation through this company, with 60+ guests and Godfrey and his team were on the ball with every single detail. All transfers were on time (or early), the Safari was exceptional, accommodation beautiful, the Kilimanjaro trek was so well organised, the food was high quality, guides friendly and professional, day tours were fun and as described, and Godfrey executed everything with the upmost professionalism and always with a smile. As a very happy bride I couldn’t recommend him more!! 10/10
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Recommended Itineraries


2-DAYS TANZANIA SAFARI

2-DAYS TANZANIA SAFARI

6 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE

6 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE

6 DAYS SPECIAL MIGRATION SAFARI

6 DAYS SPECIAL MIGRATION SAFARI

6 DAYS TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI

6 DAYS TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI

7 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE - KILIMANJARO CLIMB

7 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE - KILIMANJARO CLIMB

7 Day Safari (Lake Manyara / Serengeti Plains / Ngorogoro Crater / Tarangire)

7 Day Safari (Lake Manyara / Serengeti Plains / Ngorogoro Crater / Tarangire)

7 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE - OVERNIGHT AT CRATER

7 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE - OVERNIGHT AT CRATER

7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE - KILIMANJARO CLIMB

7 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE - KILIMANJARO CLIMB

6 DAYS SHIRA ROUTE     - KILIMANJARO CLIMB

6 DAYS SHIRA ROUTE - KILIMANJARO CLIMB

6 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE - KILIMANJARO CLIMB

6 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE - KILIMANJARO CLIMB

6 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE - KILIMANJARO CLIMB

6 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE - KILIMANJARO CLIMB

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS CAMPING BUDGET SAFARI

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS CAMPING BUDGET SAFARI

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