Experience another height of adventure.
We redefine the ordinary and organize an extraordinary adventure for you.
Passion, love and experience
All About Napanda Tours and Safaris
Napanda Tours and Safaris, a locally owned safari company, is prepared to take you to another height of adventure where nature unfolds its well-kept secrets and unbelievable grandeur right before your very eyes. The places you are going to stay during your holiday ranges from mid-range to luxury and are specially handpicked with our immense technical know-how.
To visit the roots of Napanda, the desire to start it all was much more inspired with passion, love of nature and over 20 years of life experience in the magnificent spots of wildlife. Initially, we at Napanda just aimed at protecting the valuable resources of nature. Over the years, we are also able to bring sustainable income to the community as well as create unforgettable holidays tailored to the best of your interests and schedules.
The founders of Napanda were raised in local villages of the Great Rift Valley adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. After gaining a long experience working with & Beyond Africa, a leading travel company in the world, we established our own brand and committed to give our guests the highest level of service and the most remarkable memories.
In our native language Swahili, Napanda means “to climb.” And now, we welcome you in Africa to climb with us to another height of adventure with our expert local hosts here at Napanda Safaris. From Mount Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa, down to the breathtaking land of Serengeti to the enticing white sands of Zanzibar and beyond, we bring to you the magic of Napanda Safaris – passionate traveling behind the scenes of Africa’s most marvelous places.
What sets us apart from the rest is that we truly care about you discovering special moments during your journey. Our guides are all well equipped to help you enjoy every single moment wherein he is able to fully explain to you the experience, the moment and answer all your queries. In fact, during breaks don’t be afraid to approach our guides to enjoy a conversation of what you had experienced so far! In this way you will be able to fully immerse yourself in your one of a kind safari experience.
Being a locally owned safari company, we have insightful knowledge of the places in Africa and will make your dream come true. We are always ready to listen to where you would like to go, when, for how long and all other details. The journey of your lifetime experience will then begin… with your Napanda family.
FOUNDER OF NAPANDA SAFARIS
The founder of Napanda Safaris literally climbed his way up to new heights. From looking after family cows and sheeps at the slopes of Ngorongoro, he worked as a floor cleaner at Serengeti Sopa in 1994. From then on, he progressed to becoming a waiter and then climbed up the ladder and became Food and Beverage Manager. Ten years later, he joined CCAfrica as Camp Manager where he worked for almost 10 years before he finally realized it’s time to share his passion to the rest of the world. Hence, his new adventure – our new adventure – with Napanda Safaris.
NAPANDA IN SCANDINAVIA
Steven Edwin Näslund
As Managing Director for Napanda Tours and Safaris – Scandinavia Region, Steven says he feels privileged to be working with a team of passionate colleagues who are committed to making any holiday a memorable experience. Equipped with travel business expertise and professionalism that’s unparalleled, Steven is committed to creating unique packages that covers African Wildlife Safaris, beach holidays, mountain climbing, adventure trips and everything in between. He is ready to be your travel partner, and looks forward to sharing the African experience with you.
Napanda Tours and Safaris guarantees a continuing voluntary commitment to create, support and actively participate in helpful social programs. Being a locally owned safari company, we believe in the importance of supporting and alleviating the lives of the less fortunate within the societies and communities we operate in. We also stay committed to keeping the environment healthy as we all aspire to enjoy its natural grandeur.
With a Corporate Social Responsibility hinged on an impeccable set of principles, we at Napanda maintain economic, environmental and social activism aimed towards the continent’s advancement. We are very proud to be one of the biggest corporate travel management companies that recognize and actively participate in Corporate Social Responsibility programmes, and we promise to strive harder to make a difference every day.
Safari Guides and
With superior level of personalized service, our team of expert tour guides have an exceptional ability to track wildlife and picture-perfect sceneries. They are natural storytellers and best of all, they’re heaps of fun!
Omary started with Napanda in 2015 after a series of experiences in the same field. He makes sure to have an interactive and lively game drive, taking hospitality to the next level. He treats his clients with utmost respect and care like a family. Hence, guests love him as they get to have a good cultural experience of Africa through his unfaltering service.
Grown and raised in rural area of Karatu –Tanzania, he started his career as a housekeeper at Sopa Lodge back in 1997. After several years with Sopa Lodges, he went for Tanzania Tour Guide College where he acquired his diploma in guiding. He has added Advantage in Italian language and speaks fluent Swahili and English.
Taking after his uncle who was a guide for many years, Peter carried on the passion of tour guiding where he holds a special interest in birds, foot print, and general mammals. Peter is described as energetic, and punctual. He is also a green team member and supports causes to keep the environment free of pollution.
He loves wildlife and now one of the senior guide sat Napanda safaris. He has been a freelance for several year, when I was at lake Manyara Tree lodge in several occasion I hired him to transfer guest from the Lodge to airstrip when we were busy. His passion, commitment and call of duty are unquestionable.
Buckle up for the ride of your life.
Our Safari Vehicles
As trusted, passionate travel specialists, we do not only provide a one-of-a-kind safari experience but we are also committed to make sure that you perceive maximum comfort and happiness all throughout. As a way to ensure this, we have a fleet of custom-designed safari 4WDs that are perfect for game-viewing in Africa to endure rugged or dust-ridden landscapes. Each vehicle takes up to 7 guests with a pop-up roof hatch that will surely give you a safe and unrivaled African experience.