GILMAG SAFARIS

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At Gilmag Safaris, we are native to Africa, living and working here with deep-rooted knowledge of the continent. When you book a Gilmag Safaris package, you’re dealing directly with our team, not an external agent. Moreover, our guides are local experts, born and raised in Tanzania, ensuring you get an authentic and insightful experience. Furthermore, we don’t employ foreign guides because we believe only a Tanzanian can truly show you the beauty of our homeland. Therefore, let our travel experts help you explore tour ideas and plan the trip of a lifetime.

PRIVATE SAFARIS | ZANZIBAR HOLIDAYS | CLIMBING & TREKKING

At Gilmag Safaris, our experts help you explore and plan unforgettable tours for the trip of a lifetime.

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LIFE IS A SAFARI , LET'S CONQUER IT TOGETHER

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OUR PRIVATE SAFARIS OFFER UNBEATABLE VALUE

Gilmag Safaris’ tours are experiential, safe, and well-researched. Moreover, with our wealth of experience and knowledge, we will design a once-in-a-lifetime African safari for you. Additionally, we are hands-on safari tour guides, making the difference between a great and an average tour experience. Let our travel experts help you explore tour ideas and plan the trip of a lifetime

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6 DAYS LUXURY ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAY

Zanzibar Beach Holidays| 6 Days Safari

This tour takes you to a relaxing beach holiday in Zanzibar. Moreover, nothing quite shouts HOLIDAY like a stay on an exotic island nestled amongst the Indian Ocean!

Serengeti Safari

7 DAYS WILDEBEEST MIGRATION - GRUMETI RIVER

  Wildlife Safari | 7 Days Safari

The wildebeest migration western corridor Grumeti river crossing itinerary is designed to include both the Seronera area (central Serengeti National Park) and the western

Wildebeest Migration Ndutu Calving

7 DAYS WILDEBEEST (GNU) MIGRATION – NDUTU CALVING SEASON

  Ndutu Calving | 7 Days Safari

The secret to a Serengeti safari is knowing where to be and when to be there in order to enjoy the great migration.  The migration is not only all about the dramatic ..

Great Wildebeest Migration

8 DAYS GREAT WILDEBEST (GNU) MIGRATION – MARA RIVER CROSSING

Wildebeest Migration| 8 Days Safari

The Mara River Crossing is most famous for the legendary wildebeest crossing, a dramatic event, which is featured in countless wildlife documentaries….

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8 DAYS SERENA SAFARI PACKAGE WITH CULTURAL HIKE

  Wildlife Safari | 8 Days Safari

This tour combines Serengeti wildebeest migration with a cultural hike as well as game drive viewing Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara National Park. Accommodation will be at Serena Lodges,

Serengeti Safari

9 DAYS WILDLIFE SAFARI AND ZANZIBAR BEACH HOLIDAY (BUSH2BEACH SAFARI).

  Bush to Beach | 9 Days Safari

Bush to Beach Safari combines wildlife safari of Tanzania and Zanzibar Beach holiday. Parks to be visited include Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro..

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Private Safaris

There are a number of countries within Africa where you can see Africa’s ‘Big Five’; however, the most stunning of these is Tanzania. Not only does Tanzania have one of the largest populations of each of the Big Five, but it also provides the ideal environment and surroundings for them to thrive. Discover this incredible wildlife with Gilmag Safaris.

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7 DAYS CLASSIC KENYA SAFARI

Cultural and Wildlife Safari

7 DAYS CULTURAL AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

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11 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING & BIG 5 SAFARI

Mt. Kilimanjaro - Climbing & Trekking

Routes: Lemosho | Marangu | Machame | Rongai | Umbwe

Dominating the landscape like no other mountain, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is iconic and instantly recognizable. It is the highest peak in Africa and the world’s tallest freestanding mountain at 5895 meters. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a great challenge and entirely feasible for the active traveler or keen walker looking for something new. Experience this incredible adventure with Gilmag Safaris

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7 DAYS RONGAI ROUTE

Climbing & Trekking | 7 Days

The Rongai route ascends Kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. This route retains a sense of unspoilt wilderness and offers a different perspective of…

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7 DAYS MARANGU ROUTE

Climbing & Trekking | 7 Days

Also known as the “Coca Cola route” – the Marangu route is one of the most popular routes leading to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Many hikers believe that the Marangu route is the easiest route….

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8 DAYS MACHAME ROUTE

Climbing & Trekking | 8 Days

Possibly the most scenic route to the summit, Machame boasts several paths to its highest point and back. En route to Uhuru emerge onto high-alpine deserts with amazing views of ice fields and the peak of Mt….

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9 DAYS LEMOSHO ROUTE

Climbing & Trekking | 9 Days

Lemosho is considered the most beautiful route on Kilimanjaro and grants panoramic vistas on various sides of the mountain. On this 8 day Lemosho route, the trek from Barranco to Barafu is divided into 2 days…

See What Our Clients Say...

Emilie G
Emilie G
2024-04-30
Fabulous Magnificent trip. Unique experience. Thanks to Erik for all his explanations, his attention and his outstanding conduct. Safari with friends, for two. Our guide, Erik, was instrumental in the success of this safari. Thanks again ! And thanks to Gilbert for managing and organizing this experience. See you soon maybe Émilie and Marine
Roseline A
Roseline A
2024-04-19
Best 14 days Kenya-Tanzania Safari Our 14 days Kenya-Tanzania, organized by Mary at Gilmag Safaris, was absolutely spectacular, far surpassing even our highest expectations. This trip was the best vacation I’ve had up to date. We found Gilmag Safaris randomly online. When booking a trip for Africa who knows where to start? I am glad we found Gilmag. Mary will probably learn reading this review that I was in discussion with 3 other tour operators during the planning stage. Not only was Mary more responsive than the others but her trip was the best value as well. I’m happy that Mary recommended that we visit 3 different parks (Kenya – Masai Mara, Naivasha and Amboseli. Tanzania – Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire) in both countries - both were wonderful but had differences and we saw all of the big 5 and experienced so many amazing sights Preparation and organization was excellent, every day a highlight, all things were safe. We had a wonderful experience in the planning of our Safari and had an absolutely FANTASTIC holiday! I wish I could relive this exact trip again and again because it was perfectly curated and so much fun. Much appreciation to our tour guides Amos and Nickson. We love Tanzania and highly recommend it as a must do destination.
Lillian M
Lillian M
2024-04-11
Memorable Tanzania Safari For A Solo Traveller From the very early stages of our communication, Mary from Gilmag Safaris was a professional tour consultant who understood what I wanted and designed a few packages for me to choose from. Frequent contact and continuous feedback in order to deliver the best possible itinerary was the reason I trusted Gilmag Safaris for my safari experience. Not only did Mary provide an excellent and comfortable trip, but she also stayed in touch with me in order to make sure that everything went as planned. The guide, Prosper, who picked me up on arrival was incredibly knowledgeable and gave an amazing start even prior to entering the park. I was given vast knowledge about the area, the animals, and the experience that fueled my imagination. The three accommodations (Moivaro, Maramboi and Kubu Kubu) that Gilmag Safaris arranged for me were fantastic. The staff were wonderful and attentive. I had the same tour guide each time - who was extremely knowledgeable and very nice. Everyone I met went the extra mile to attend to me. By the end of the trip I was already planning on returning to Tanzania! I highly recommend Gilmag Safaris no matter what your trip purpose is. I will definitely use them for my next adventure!
Santiago K
Santiago K
2024-03-21
Amazing tour with fantastic guide It was our first time in Africa, and we booked a 7 Day Wildlife safari with Gilmag Safaris. Mary was great from booking the tour, being in contact with us and our guide through-out our safari. We saw lots of animals and loved the Open safari jeep. It was truly a great experience. What made the package even better was the luxury accommodations and our guide, Gilbert. The drives were spectacular and we got to see all the Big 5. We also got to spot a wild dog, which is apparently extremely rare. This made our safari even more special. Honestly, I could not recommend Gilmag Safaris enough. The customer experience was outstanding. We had an unforgettable trip.
Pascale C
Pascale C
2024-02-05
Tanzania and the Tanzanians are extraordinary, this country is magical in every way What an experience! I dreamed of it for a long time and this trip was beyond anything I could have imagined! Departure in two with a French-speaking guide (Erick) in 4x4 designed for 6 people (I recommend maximum 4 people for a question of space and possibility of seeing the animals whether they are in front behind on the left or on the right) We left from Arusha where we met Mr Gilbert Guilmag who checked our various reservations with us. Do not hesitate to ask for advice, the smallest detail can make the difference (period of stay, type of accommodation, travel facilities depending on the period, possibility of seeing animals, type of vegetation, possibility of taking an internal flight to avoid return to the slopes for long hours, etc.) After sharing our photos and talking about this trip, several members of our entourage who had already done safaris in other countries told us that this one was really TOP. The most used words were Magical, Magnificent Incredible How lucky. Thank you Erick for sharing your knowledge, answering my many questions, accompanying us as you did, you are an important link in the chain that made this trip successful from start to finish.
gar y
gar y
2024-01-29
I Recommend Gilmag Safaris Being based in Arusha, Gilmag Safaris was easy to deal with and responsiveness by email or WhatsApp was faster than any other tour operator I approached for quotes on a 7-day Northern Circuit safari. Paid for the customized trip by credit card with a modest surcharge. I met the owners, Gilbert and Mary. They were friendly and helpful, making sure I got to Arusha Airport for a flight to Seronera airstrip. An email miscommunication about what I wanted in the itinerary was quickly corrected. Everything promised in Gilmag Safari’s proposal was delivered. Praise for my guide Mbasha cannot be lavish enough. Mbasha is knowledgeable about the wildlife, an expert driver on roads others were not handling well, and a great traveling companion for my solo trip. Feel free to contact me with your questions (assuming this is permitted by TA).
Graham S
Graham S
2024-01-07
Unforgettable Luxury Safari We had an amazing safari in Tanzania with Gilmag Safaris. Mary communicated so readily and easily with us during the planning process and was very helpful and accommodating as we kept changing the plans. The organization was excellent, Mary was always available to answer any request and she was reliable. Our guide, Mbasha was really passionate about his role and did a great job giving us lots of information and making our experience the best one possible. We visited Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. The tour was a great experience. The Tanzania landscapes were sensational. I can’t express how grateful we are for the amazing experience that Gilmag Safaris provided. Zanzibar part of the trip was incredible – excellent accommodation. Qambani Luxury Resort blew our mind. If you are planning a luxury trip to Zanzibar, then this is the place to stay. We can’t thank Gilmag enough to recommending this resort. I highly recommend Gilmag Safaris. We felt so well taken care of throughout the vacation.
Innessa I
Innessa I
2023-12-10
Perfect Tanzania Safari We found Gilmag Safaris randomly on Google Search and contacted them. Every question was answered quickly and the preparation information was spot on. The payment process was effortless with flexible payment plan. Everything was perfect especially the warm welcome from our guide, Erick who was neat and perfect in everything with a clean and nice safari landcruiser. We visited Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti where we witnessed the Great Wildebeest Migration. Accommodation was well arranged according to our request and we had the best experience which exceeded our expectations. The Plantation Lodge – was the icing on the cake! The gardens, the rooms, the restaurant - fabulous! We had the best vacation ever! I recommend Gilmag Safaris 100%.
Gianni
Gianni
2023-11-13
Excellent Our request was a few days personalized safari. Already by the booking we noticed the professional and reliable way of working. The communication with Mary was very uncomplicated and all of our requests could be organized. Nickson was our guide on the safari. We couldn't imagine anyone better. He organized the daily routine according to our wishes, was very reliable, had a lot of knowledge and did everything he could to show us as many animals as possible. We even saw the Big 5. Thank you Gilmag, anytime again!
Giuseppe C
Giuseppe C
2023-10-27
Excellent Big 5 Safari We booked our trip in August 2022 and travelled in October 2024. We had always wanted to experience Tanzania and do "The Big 5" game park stay. I like to give Gilmag Safaris full marks for their professional arrangements and choice of accommodations This was a trip of a lifetime. Lions were everywhere! Each day we saw something new and unexpected including a pack of wild dogs and hundreds of Cape buffalo in one spot. Thanks to our guide, Erick. . All in all many thanks for your arrangements. If you are fortunate enough to be considering a trip to this wonderful country, we don't believe you could do any better than working with Gilmag Safaris and Mary. The trip was definitely worth my money and I would recommend Gilmag Safaris.

Tour Highlights

Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

Unmatched viewing of the Big 5

There are a number of countries within Africa in which you can see Africa’s ‘Big Five’; however the most stunning of these is Tanzania. This is so because Tanzania has one of the largest populations of each of these big five, and it is the ideal environment and surroundings for them to live.

Collection of Africa’s best lodges

From the dusty tents of explorers to exquisite eco-conscious lodges, African safari has come a long way in the past hundred years without losing any of its romance and adventure.

Witness the Great Migration in full-swing

​The annual migration of two million ungulates, wildebeest but also enormous groups of zebra and Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle and eland, through Serengeti National Park is the greatest wildlife spectacle of its type in Africa, and perhaps the world.​

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