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About Safaris and Expeditions 2017-07-21T14:38:01+00:00

SAFARI SPECIALISTS

Delivering the best experiences, highest standards and wildest destinations

About me

The Africa I know, is truly magnificent.

The 1st of January 1970, I stepped out of an East African Airways DC3 that landed at Arusha airport, to take my first steps on Tanzanian soil.  Since then, I have traveled from Kenya’s Lake Turkana to the Namib Desert and everywhere in between.

My name is Tom Schovsbo, and I deal with all safari enquiries. I moved to Tanzania with my family when I was 5, the beginning of my experience in Africa. Our family is based at Uto Farm near Arusha in Northern Tanzania and in the Spanish city of Barcelona. We have traveled far and wide throughout the region, accumulating experiences from the bush. After completing school at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, I moved to England to study at University. Africa eventually lured me back in 1990.  Since then, I have been operating, guiding and planning safaris in East and Southern Africa.

I have worked as an equestrian guide for many years, leading long distance horse safaris through the bush with my family. I worked for 10 years with a highly regarded luxury safari operator in Tanzania as their General Manager. At times we operated up to 14 semi-permanent safari camps in very remote areas at once, as well as classic mobile safari units.  We had a staff of around 450 people. I now market and sell safaris and assist my partners with the same. I am a partner in an 8-tent safari camp situated on Manyara Ranch Conservancy where we have been receiving guests since 2010.

Planning your safari

Your safari should allow you to experience the wilderness, wildlife and its natural beauty. Going on safari is like a breath of fresh air, far from the daily routine and pressures. Safaris are experiences to cherish, so let us help you make the most of it!

Where you go, who you travel with and what you do, will all impact your experience. To get it right, it pays to seek help with planning and logistics. We can arrange how to get there, where to stay and offer advice of how long to stay. We determine the cost of it all to take away the guesswork. We advise you based on your interests and our experience. There is more to booking a good safari than selecting a program from a glossy brochure. Ask us to help you do it right.

About Us

A little more about us: we design and book custom-made safaris and provide information and advice on where to go on safari. We handle all the reservations, bookings and payments when you book with us.

Safaris and Expeditions was established in 2004 to promote and sell safaris in East and Southern Africa. We are a small operation, and our strength comes from personal experience guiding safaris and a background of managing and operating safaris since 1990.

How we operate

We work with a range of safari operators who provide ground services at our selected destinations. Most are personal contacts, giving us the confidence to sell what we believe are the best, high quality trips within each price range.

We also accompany guests on safari, offering guiding and tour leader services as well as logistics.  And of course, we have a wealth of local knowledge and information to share with you while on safari.

  • More than 25 years serving the safari industry
  • A lifetime of personal experiences on safari
  • Extensive contacts in the safari world
  • Independent consultants providing unbiased advice
  • We select the best value options
  • Serving both remote and well-known destinations
  • Optional professional guiding services
  • We are multi-lingual: English / Spanish / Swahili / Danish

PARTNERS

We partner with operators who deliver outstanding quality and reliability, taking care to select the best at each price bracket. As an independent operator, we have no obligations to sell any particular camp or product, always selecting the best option available.

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