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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HIGHLY recommend traveling with Maggie

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I recently returned from a truly “trip of a lifetime” to northern Tanzania. The trip was arranged by Maggie’s Tour Company. Our guide, and now, lifetime friend, Maggie is a funny, knowledgeable and all round lovely woman. She is also one of only six licensed safari guides in Tanzania and the ONLY woman to have her own tour company. I HIGHLY recommend travelling with Maggie. I travelled with another female friend and we saw every animal we hoped, but didn’t expect to be able to see. We also visited tribal villages, something so important to me. Maggie was sensitive to our needs and expectations. I can’t imagine a more sensational experience than the one Maggie provided for us.

Enlightening and authentic

Our ten days with Maggie and our knowledgeable and intrepid driver Richard were an experience that will be with us for the rest of our lives. By the end of the first day, we felt that they were not just guides, but dear friends.

Not only did we see and identify over 125 species of birds and animals (including cheetahs, leopards, lions, rhino, elephants and giraffes), but — even more memorably — our interactions with Tanzanians were enlightening and authentic.

I appreciated the variety and uniqueness of the accommodations as well, from spa resorts to bush camps to park lodging. A fantastic experience!

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Best five days of my life!

I had the amazing opportunity to have Mrs. Maggie as my tour guide. It was best five days of my life! Mrs. Maggie is so professional, fun, inspirational, and intelligent. She made the safari so rich and exciting. I felt so supported and enlightened by Mrs. Maggie’s energy and knowledge. What an unforgettable and life changing experience.

Highlight in our lives

Our Safari with Maggie in the National Parks of Tanzania was a highlight in our lives.  Maggie is so very personable, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor.  She carries the whole picture on Safari – the Animals, The People, and the Environment.  She was always conscious of our needs and our safety.  Time with Maggie was a true African experience and it was so much fun!  We would love to travel with her again.

Special and unique

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My wife, Connie and I went on a Tanzanian safari in 2016 where we met Maggie. From the moment we entered the land rover and heard her say “I am your mama. I will take good care of you!”, I knew she was a special lady. Her knowledge of plants, animals and the natural environment is deep and her love of all of Tanzania is always apparent. Maggie possesses a fun, inquisitive and highly engaging personality which added to the specialness and uniqueness of our trip.

It was amazing!

My name is Sophia Cole. I volunteered with Maggie as a single college student in 2015. While I was in Tanzania we went on a safari, which ended up being one of the most exciting aspects of the trip. It was amazing!! I went with a small group, consisting of myself and two gentlemen from Norway. Maggie is so personable and truly takes the time to get to know you on these trips. Not only is Maggie extremely knowledgeable about the field and loves explaining any question you may have, she takes precaution to ensure your safety at every point.

She will truly change your life

Maggie made us fall in love with Tanzania… she was a big part of the reason we decided to come back. Every day she showed us just how involved she was with the community and how passionate she was to make change which inspired us. She has such a big heart and always puts other before herself. On safari, she was nothing short of amazing – she always made us feel safe, happy, and informed on our environment and the animals a part of it. We hope that everyone can come to Tanzania and have the opportunity to meet her and work with her. She will truly change your life.

 

Incredible experience

Two years ago, two friends of mine from Boulder twisted my arm into organizing a safari for them, while I was on business in Tanzania. Naturally, I turned to Maggie for help. A few months later, we had the incredible experience of a five-day private Safari tour of the Serengeti, Ngogrongoro and Tarangire National parks, with Maggie as our guide. She did and amazing job organizing all the logistics and leading the tour. Maggie’s hospitality, knowledge of the terrain and the business were exceptional. Besides, she is an amazingly loving human being. I have since recommended a couple of friends to her and would return to do business with her in a heartbeat.