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May 20, 2020
Tanzania Reopens Tourism

Tanzania Reopens Tourism

Tanzania has become to first country on the African continent to officially move to reopen its tourism sector as of May 18th, after having effectively closed its borders back in early April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas there was previously a fourteen-day quarantine in effect for any travelers heading into the country, that mandate has been lifted. […]
March 17, 2020
Coronavirus in Tanzania

COVID-19 Update for Tanzania

May 8th, 2020 Update: All trips have been rescheduled for October or beyond. As the situation develops we will keep everyone updated as to developments within the country, as always, with your safety being our primary concern. We recognize that in the current uncertain climate regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), guests wishing to travel may be uncomfortable with making booking […]
June 1, 2019
Tanzania Plastic Bag Ban

Tanzania Plastic Bag Ban

July 1, 2019 Update: further clarification from ministry officials has been passed down to tour operators stating that “it should be noted that Ziploc bags are not banned, nor garbage bags. Tourist will not be arrested or fined if arriving at a Tanzania entry point with the banned plastic carrier bags—they will simply be required to hand them […]
April 5, 2018
22 Things to Remember on Safari

Safari Experts List 22 Things To Think About

Author Francis Tapon recently wrote an article on Forbes.com detailing a list of 22 things that “safari experts” say you should consider before you embark on your African safari. Although Francis answers each bullet point in the article (via various connections who work at multinational travel firms, bloggers that have been on safaris, etc.), we felt that we […]
November 25, 2017
Necker Cup 2017

Necker Cup 2017 Safari Auction

Pamoja Safaris is proud to be supporting Necker Cup 2017, presented by Sir Richard Branson, through the donation of a seven-day, six-night all-inclusive safari for two. The safari package includes all accommodation, meals, transport, and park fees for two guests during their week-long stay with us in Tanzania (not included: airfare, gratuity, and alcohol—additional guests or days may […]
November 20, 2017
New Pamoja Safaris Website

Our New Website

We are proud to announce the fourth iteration of the Pamoja Safaris website, officially launching as of today! We always aim to make the information you are looking for easier to find, and as such we’ve dramatically reconfigured our website, both aesthetically, and content-wise. You may notice that we have put information on the country of Tanzania, the safaris in […]
July 22, 2017
A Safari Gone Wrong

A Safari Gone Wrong

Not with us though, of course! Today we wanted to point out a recent article written by our Canadian friend Matthew Bailey, from LiveLimitless.net. Matt is a well-traveled writer, but had never experienced an African safari before. So, when an e-mail came his way offering a highly-discounted safari he leapt at the opportunity. Apparently an outfitter based in the […]
April 22, 2017
Jane Goodall's Chimps & Google Earth

The Chimpanzees of Tanzania

Happy Earth Day! Google has partnered with Dr. Jane Goodall–the famed primatologist–to showcase her and her team’s latest efforts to save the chimpanzee population in western Tanzania. Using Google Earth’s newest in-browser interface, Google is able to present an interactive multimedia experience to allow the user to explore areas throughout the world. In this presentation, you are given a […]
March 1, 2017
Pamoja Turns Six

Pamoja Turns Six

We’re happy to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the founding of Pamoja Safaris this March. Since founders Scott and Josh met back in Tanzania back in the summer of 2010 (and officially started Pamoja the following year), we’ve had the pleasure of introducing Tanzania to hundreds of guests from around the world. As we’ve grown, we’ve been learning […]
July 5, 2016
Tanzania's New 18% Tourism Tax

Tanzania’s New 18% Tourism Tax

You may have heard about the recent tax increase imposed upon all tourism operators in Tanzania. Approved and enacted with little warning by the Tanzanian government (in less than 30 days from start to finish), this tax will add an additional 18% surcharge on some of the services we provide our clients on the ground, including park fees, […]
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