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Gecko Adventures is a Tanzanian safari specialist and tour operator, offering a full service for arranging and booking safaris, hotel bookings, mountain climbing expeditions, transfers, meet & greet, visa assistance and beach holidays throughout Tanzania. We are proud to offer our clients financial protection through our TATO (Tanzania Association of Tour Operators) membership. It runs operations locally out of its offices in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and representatives in Zanzibar and Arusha.
As an experienced tour operator, we personalise our safaris according to our customers’ tastes and needs. Gecko combines luxury, style, service, and authenticity to provide a unique, exciting adventure and an unforgettable experience.
Our itineraries showcase properties that meet our high standards and expectations in terms of both quality and service. All of our safaris and climbs are conducted by talented, responsible, and caring guides. In addition, safari travel is always in comfortable 4×4 safari vehicles, often combined with internal flights to cut down on driving time.
While we endeavour to offer competitive prices, in the end, we will always favour ethics, quality, and financial protection. We are ethically minded and, as such, we place the utmost importance on ensuring that our staff, especially our guides are well paid and looked after. We also take pride in our vehicle fleet and well maintained; consequently, breakdowns and other mechanical complications while you are on safari will be rare.
Gecko Adventure recruits its staff based on their experience in the tourism industry, in-depth knowledge and the love for Africa, careful attention to detail, and friendly approach. Our dedicated and cohesive team of locals has strong foreign-language capabilities and the experience to be sensitive to cultural differences.
These qualities enable us to meet the challenges of a changing industry. Regular staff meetings, site inspections, product presentations, and workshops serve to keep our staff’s product knowledge up to date. The payoff of our investing in our staff can be seen in the pride they take in their work and the dedication they show. We believe that by investing in our staff, we are investing in the quality of the service we provide to our clients and the future growth of our company.
As a tour operator, our aim is to select attractive holiday destinations and activities, and combine them into an easy-to-follow creative and descriptive itinerary that fulfils the stated desires and needs of our clients. We negotiate the best deals with a broad spectrum of local suppliers, and research, source, and inspect all relevant services and products to confirm appropriate quality standards. The solid relationships we have built with our suppliers ensure us strong buying power, thereby enhancing value for money, without compromising our product and service quality.
Gecko has a wide selection of holiday packages to cater to our clients’ tastes and needs. We are also happy to create personalised, tailor-made itineraries so that our clients are sure to get exactly what they want, whether it be for a special occasion, an off-the-beaten-track adventure, or simply a well-needed break. You dream it…Gecko will make it happen!.
“Leaving your holiday in our hands today will leave it in your memories forever.
Why Choose Us
There are so many companies from which to choose when planning your holidays that the list can be dizzying. How do you choose the right one? Price is definitely a major factor for most people. At Gecko, we aim to offer competitive prices without jeopardising our ethical standards, the level of quality we assure, and the safety and satisfaction of our clients.
In addition, we are accredited by the Tanzania Tourist Board. But when all is said and done, it is the Gecko commitment that really differentiates us from other tour companies:
The Gecko Commitment
- A licenced tour operator and member of Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO)
- A response to your quote request within 24 hours of receipt, and timely communication thereafter;
- A friendly, patient approach, with a personal touch and professional suggestions;
- Expertise and knowledge to clearly understand your needs;
- Sensitivity regarding any special needs you may have;
- Relentless efforts to make sure your program includes everything you require;
- Superbly designed itineraries;
- Caring drivers who put a premium on safety, and, importantly, know their stuff;
- Well-maintained, and comfortable vehicle fleets.
- High-quality equipment, especially for mountain expeditions;
- Accommodation with the highest standards;
- Ongoing collaboration with our suppliers to ensure that best practices are being followed in healthcare and safety;
- A seamless holiday where everything goes like clockwork and as promised; and
Gecko is an ethical tour operator. While we endeavour to offer competitive prices, we will not compete on price when doing so will jeopardise our ethical standards, the level of quality we assure, the calibre of our guides, or the safety and satisfaction of our clients.
As we are a fully independent tour operator, we are not tied to working with any specific accommodation supplier and have full flexibility to suit any budget and schedule. We are client-focused, and, as such, we work with our clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their requirements in order to ensure that our customer service exceeds their expectations.
At Gecko, we believe that serving local communities is not only integral to running a successful business, but is also our corporate responsibility when trying to promote our country.
Our Drivers & Vehicles
Whether you are going on safari, beach holiday, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru, or taking a guided bush walk or town walking tour, Gecko’s guides are fully prepared to turn your adventure into a one-in-a-lifetime memorable experience. Friendly, caring, and extremely competent, they will “make” your holiday. Rest assured that you will be in the hands of a trained professional, not only in terms of park and wildlife knowledge, but also in terms of safety and customer service. Our all-in-one safari driver guides have years of driving experience on tarmac and rough terrain, and their road knowledge both inside and outside the parks is excellent.
Our mountain guides will be your lifeline during your climbing expedition. They will lead you, teach you, monitor your physical state, care for you, encourage you when you don’t believe you “can” anymore, and share in your excitement and joy when you make it to the top! All of Gecko’s guides and representatives draw on their local knowledge to ensure that you get the most out of your holiday in Africa. They can give you an insider’s view of life in Africa, enabling you to see and understand this land in a way you never have before!
One of the most important factors in any successful safari is the safari vehicle. Gecko’s vehicle fleet combines the following features to ensure your safety and satisfaction throughout your safari:
- Modern, safari-prepared 4×4 and minibuses vehicles
- Maximum comfort
- Window seat for every passenger
- Pop-up roof hatch for game viewing and photographing
- Seat belt with each seat
- 2-way long-range radio for easy communication between vehicles
- State-of-the-art GPS tracking system
- Inverters for charging camera batteries and other gadgets
- Regular checks and servicing after each and every safari, and
- Mini-fridge to keep drinks cool.