September 14, 2021

Tanzania Airport COVID Testing

 LAST UPDATED: September 14, 2021 2021 has been a big year for the country of Tanzania so far, with the ongoing struggle with COVID-19 combined with the death of the former president Dr. John Magufuli in March. Since the former head of state’s death, his Vice President, Samia Suluhu, has gone on to become the country’s first […]
September 9, 2021

Our Safe & Clean COVID-19 Commitment

LAST UPDATED: September 9, 2021 In light of the Tanzanian’s government’s decision to start reopening the country for tourism, Pamoja Safaris has been busy developing our Safe & Clean Commitment checklist. This set of guidelines will be used by our staff and partners in order to ensure the highest levels of safety in light of the current COVID-19/Coronavirus […]
February 18, 2021

COVID-19 Testing Available in the Serengeti

Last Updated: August 5, 2021 As of February 13th, PCR-type COVID-19 coronavirus tests are available in central Serengeti National Park, at Seronera Village and Kogatende Airstrip, in the north. These testing facilities have been set up in response to the increasing need for Coronavirus testing prior to guest’s return flights to their home countries. As of late, citizens […]
May 20, 2020

Tanzania Reopens Tourism

Tanzania has become the 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

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. July 10th, 2020 Update: Tanzania is now open for tourism, and COVID-19 testing is available for all incoming guests. New reservations […]
June 1, 2019

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. Tourists will not be penalized or fined in any way if arriving at a Tanzania entry point with the banned plastic carrier bags—they will simply be required […]
April 5, 2018

Safari Experts List 22 Things To Think About

Author Francis Tapon recently wrote an article on 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 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

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

Not with us though, of course! Today we wanted to point out a recent article written by our Canadian friend Matthew Bailey, from 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

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

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

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, […]
August 18, 2015

Lions Are Back in Rwanda

Many of you will remember the genocide that took place in Rwanda in the mid-1990’s. While taking a horrible toll on the country and its people, it was also devastating for the country’s wildlife. During the event and after, with much of the populace on the brink of starvation, people had to do what they could to survive, […]
May 11, 2015

ACA Chiropractic News Feature

One of our latest guests–LA-based chiropractor Dr. Jeffrey Tucker–wrote about his safari experience in the latest issue of ACANews (May 2015). Along with his daughter, the two of them enjoyed a 10-day safari through Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, arriving at the perfect time to catch the wildebeest birthing season. In the article Dr. Tucker relates his findings […]
April 9, 2015

Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast

It’s a hot season for publicity when it comes to Pamoja founder Scott Brills! Hot on the heels of the previous Ambassador Magazine feature, Scott is interviewed yet again, this time on the Natalie Sisson’s Suitcase Entrepreneur Podcast. In this episode Natalie interviews Scott on the origin of his love for travel, as well as his businesses (including […]
March 18, 2015

Ambassador Magazine Profile

Pamoja Safaris founder Scott Brills is profiled in the Spring 2015 edition of Ambassador Magazine, “your liaison to the good life, placing you at the forefront of trends in fashion, travel, entertainment, business and lifestyle.” The article goes into the details of his travels around the world, philanthropic efforts, and of course, the founding of Pamoja Safaris. Blending […]
February 9, 2015

The Rains in Africa

After the wildebeest birthing season has come to an end around mid-March, the land is dry, the grasses are short, and the rains move in from the west. Throughout mid-March through the beginning of May the Serengeti and much of northern Tanzania is buffeted by the annual rainy season. During this time the dry, dusty landscape gives way […]
February 1, 2015

Feb 2015: The State of Ebola

Since June 2014, western Africa has been ravaged by Ebola, with over 22,000 cases and nearly 9,000 deaths in the four countries most affected. Although thousands of miles away, tourism numbers across the entire continent of Africa have been affected by the outbreak, with drastic reductions in the number of visitors, anywhere from 25-70% below normal ranges. There has finally […]
January 15, 2015

A Safari or a Trip to Paris?

Scott here, founder of Pamoja Safaris and avid travel enthusiast. I wanted to write a post today on one of the most frequent questions that arises when people think of an African safari–the cost. It has been my experience that many people think of a safari as one of those once-in-a-lifetime, Bucket List items–something that can only be […]