Sunday, March 18, 2018

Amazing East Africa Safaris

As a person who follows their heart, it felt like home when I arrived in Tanzania. It was where I was meant to be at the time, to learn about the wonderful country, wildlife and the East African culture.  

When one spends time in the "middle of nowhere" listening to the sounds of nature, watching lions, elephants, giraffes and many other African animals in the vast open plains it touches the soul, in a way that you will never forget. It excites me that my job allows me to help others achieve these life changing moments and make their travel dreams a reality. 

I love my career as an International Travel Agent & East Africa Specialist and take pride in my knowledge and experience about travel to East Africa. Having spent nearly six years living in the African bush with my husband, I am most grateful for the opportunity to have learned so much about the "ins and outs" of what it takes to create a successful safari, mountain trek or beach holiday in East Africa. 

Really learning what each client is looking to achieve on their African dream holiday helps me create a custom itinerary - designed to match the needs, wishes and budget for each trip I plan. Here's what recent clients have to say about working with me for their trip to Tanzania. 

"Amanda Strowbridge-Msuya is hands-down the BEST travel agent. Amanda organized our trip to Tanzania, which is the best vacation we have ever had and this says a lot! We were a bit nervous and had huge expectations and many questions, Amanda was there for us the entire time. To add to this, we live in Austria and Amanda is in Canada so all of our communication with her was via e-mail and skype and though this may be a challenge to some travel experts Amanda was really great, all communication was prompt and fulsome. We decided on Amanda because we wanted an expert in the area and we were not disappointed! I believe we were treated even better than normal on our vacation because the locals knew her and respected her and this was reflected in their amazing treatment of us. ALSO, she planned things spectacularly as only someone very familiar with the area could. For example, we did a hot air balloon safari and while some people had to get up extremely early to go (around 4 am) we did not because Amanda selected for us a beautiful tented camp relatively close to the balloon safari start point. This is just ONE of the many, many things that showed us how lucky we were to have Amanda plan our trip. We HIGHLY recommend Amanda!"

Tashia and Jurgen

Here’s what they also had to say about the balloon safari I booked for them.

One of the local Tanzanian tour companies I work with also owns three lovely tented camps, which are always a hit with my clients. Their newest camp, Kichuguu Camp is located in Tarangire National Park - one place you do not want to miss if you visit Tanzania! Kichuguu is the Kiswahili word for 'termite mound'. Tarangire has lots of termite mounds and many are very impressively designed. It's as though they were constructed by artists. 

Duma Explorer also has Kiota Camp and Chaka Camp in Serengeti National Park - these tented camps are just as inviting! Here's a quick glimpse of the new Kichuguu Camp. 

Read more testimonials about custom trips I have planned for clients travelling to East Africa. Let me help make your travel to East Africa a painless planning process. Visit to see what National Parks you may want to visit on safari, sample itineraries and more! Contact me at or 519.501.3140.