Amazing experience! Seeing the beauty and magic of the people and places in Tanzania, through the eyes of Maggie

When many people plan a trip to Tanzania, they only have wildlife in mind. Maggie and her team showed us the beauty of Tanzania’s people, the beauty of the landscape, and the wildlife! Professional, Welcoming, Friendly, Fun, Flexible, Affordable are all the different ways I would describe an experience with Maggie’s Tour. But most importantly, I would say that Maggie and her team make you feel at home and like FAMILY!

We, Conservation VIP®, have been collaborating with Maggie on a project in Tanzania for over a year and postponed our initial trip due to the pandemic. This January, we finally made it there! Thank you, Maggie, for collaborating and helping to plan this special project that will be a dream come true!

There’s more to Maggie’s Tour Company than meets the eye!

If you have ever met Maggie, you know she is an amazing woman! The purpose of our trip was to collaborate with Maggie’s Tours in scoping out possible volunteer work areas in Karatu so that and Maggie’s Tours might be able to contribute hands on labor in reforestation and tree planting efforts in Tanzania. Maggie aced and toured us through the worksites, Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Everything was well organized. My personal heart touching moments were when Maggie had us meet with Masai and Gekrum Village community members.

Safari Extravaganza

My family (mom, sister, brother) and I had the privilege to take a safari in Kenya and Tanzania with Maggie and her amazing team. Seriously, the warmth and kindness and good vibes pervaded our whole 10 days. I know wildlife is wild and it’s never guaranteed, but we saw EVERY single animal possible on this blessed trip. God is so good and Maggie and her team brought such expertise and patience to put us in perfect spots to find and see animals. We got to see the Big 5 in both countries!!! 10 days was a great amount of time to explore multiple areas. We even interacted with local people groups through the trip and being part of the local culture was essential to us.

This was a very special trip that I shall always remember.

Maggie is a simply wonderful East African guide! She is marvelously friendly and helpful, and is very knowledgeable about the peoples and culture of Tanzania. She took me to a remote location to visit the Hadza people. She organized and ran the trip very professionally and flexibly to meet my interests and needs. She has many stories to tell and is passionate about her work as a guide and about the country and people. She made my visit both fascinating and a lot of fun.
This was a very special trip that I shall always remember.

The favorite part of our trip

We loved our 5-days Safari and cultural tour with Maggie! It exceeded our high expectations. It was easy to plan the tour by e-mail, Maggie had many great suggestions and was very attentive to our wishes.
We felt comfortable with Maggie and her team right away, and it was awesome to be with a local company with focus on sustainable tourism and a guide full of passion and knowledge about Tanzania, the people, the nature, the animals, birds, etc.
Maggie is an incredible person and perfect guide. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of a tour with Maggie!

Jane and Maria

The finest month of my life

Tina Lehman

Celebrating my birthday in Tanzania with Maggie’s Tour Company and Dare Women’s Foundation was the finest month of my life. I’ve dreamed of visiting The Serengeti since I was a child. Grateful this dream came true with Maggie Duncan Simbeye and Praygod Ndanshau. My experiences were unique and beautiful because of Maggie’s uniqueness, beauty, intelligence, knowledge and love of nature and people. All experiences, including my birthday party with people I now love as family, were pure magic I will carry in my heart forever. I will be returning to Tanzania because of these magical connections.

Highly recommend Maggie’s tours

I recently visited Tanzania to volunteer at Dare Women’s Organization and also go on a safari. Maggie is an amazing, talented, intelligent, warm, kind and caring woman. She welcomed our group with open arms. The care and love we received was overwhelming. She arranged our safari; taking in Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro. Our guide was warm, friendly and knowledgeable. Every care and arrangement was taken to make this a memorable trip. I would not hesitate a second to highly recommend Maggie’s tours.

Close up experiences with animals and people of Tanzania


The journey to Tanzania and safari was a trip of a lifetime! We went out in a fabulous jeep everyday and had close up experiences with animals you can only dream of seeing. We also visited an orphanage, went to markets, talked to people by the side of the road and spent many hours talking with Maggie about life in Africa. We felt so comfortable with Maggie, we had her arrange a volunteer opportunity, a home stay and a climb on Kilimanjaro for our 24 year old son after we left. By going on safari with Maggie you are supporting home-grown development and the survival of both human and animal species.

My big dream is to be a tour guide

I have being safari with Maggie. We visit Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation area. Through safari we learn lots of things like environment conservation, empowering woman through different ways like me. I was learning how to be a tour guide because my big dream is to be a tour guide so through that opportunity I learn lots of things. We share lots of stories and much enjoy to having opportunity to have Maggie as our tour guide. It was real fun and amazing. She is a loving woman and strong woman.tumaini_temu

Felt so welcomed by and connected to a group of friends

What began as a safari vacation eventually became an unforgettable experience, in large part to Maggie and Dare Women’s Foundation. During this time I had the opportunity to tag along with Maggie and other members of Dare from Arusha to Tanga, as they collaborated with different groups that all shared a goal of making positive changes in their local community, eventually leading to great changes for the welfare of the country at large. Despite all the challenges that come with being somewhere new, I never felt so welcomed by and connected to a group of friends. While I know that the road ahead is long and there is much more work still to be done, I will always carry the memories of dance, laughter, and smiles that I shared with DWF.

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