Why Choose Us

Gladiola Adventures is a Tanzanian based safari tour operator and holiday specialist, jointly launched by Didas Kavishe, Atanas Dismas and Elizabeth John. We have many years of accumulated experience in Tanzanian tourism and lead an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team.

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Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit harbours its most renowned parks including Lake Manyara, Tarangeri, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti and the Rift Valley’s Great Escarpment. It is home to the incredible, yearly Wildebeest Migration and the oldest preserved footsteps of mankind, at Olduvai George.

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Tanzania’s Southern circuit captures the essence of adventure and exploration in unspoilt Africa of a bygone era. The sheer size of Tanzania (3.5 times the size of neighbouring Kenya) means it still have vast areas that remain uncrowded and virgin. It captures the imagination and offers unique, rugged and pristine safari opportunities in a class of its own.

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Includes itineraries to unique areas that thrive in diverse flora and fauna, largely uninterrupted by vehicles. The forest covered Udzungwa mountains are a prime example. It is live with primates, colorful birds, butterflies and shy woodland antelope. In contrast, Sadaani is where the bush meets the beach, and where elephants and lions leave footprints in the sand. Saasani is superb for walking or vehicle safaris. Other exciting opportunities include trekking to see Chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains or Gombe Stream.

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Client’s Testimonials

A. Miller
I went on an amazing three day safari with Gladiola Adventure. Our guides were knowledgeable and funny, and did everything they could to make sure I was comfortable and happy. The food and accommodations were wonderful! I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.
A. Miller- Hanover, New Hampshire
tdemello77
I had a great experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with Gladiola Adventure. The guide was extremely skilled and competent, the food was incredible, the porters were so kind, caring and friendly and they made sure that I made it to the top! I had an incredible experience and would highly recommend them. Great, up to date gear, the porters are treated well and paid well and you are in great hands.
tdemello77- Livingstone, Zambia
Txema57
With Gladiola Adventures, we had fun, adventure – pleasure assured. It was exquisite. With interesting cultural visits, Oldoinyo Lengai, Natron, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, with the Masai. Kilimanjaro with Rafikis Chagga. All special. They also took care of our stay in Zanzibar. Thanks to all the staff at Gladiola Adventures, especially Didas Kavishe, took care of all our adventures.
A hug. Txema.
Txema57- Sitges, Spain
Greg M
Knowing very little about the area, I went to Arusha to look around and in particular to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. I did not particularly like the pre-packaged tours that took you to the summit and returned straight away. Thankfully I found Gladiola Adventure. They helped me research more interesting ways to walk up and around Kili and provided good equipment and staff to do so with comfort. Together we ended up with a fantastic, custom made trip that included staying within the crater. The guides, cook and porters were professional and fantastic and all the service was personalised. They also provided their own accommodation so I lived within the community – I felt like part of the family.
I enjoyed Gladiola Adventure’s service so much, that I returned later to stay at their new accommodation, Arusha Traveller’s Cottage, and do a tour to Lake Natron and Tarangire National Park with them. Once again a fantastic experience.
Greg M- USA
Olivia D
The company was brilliant, and the safari was a great success. All their profits have gone into building a community project in Arusha; building classrooms and a library for rich and poor children to attend. This company is not commercial and great value for money, the 7 of us really enjoyed it!!!!
Olivia D- London, United Kingdom
A W
I just returned from a 3-day trip through Ngorongoro and Serengeti and had an incredible experience. The safari was very affordable, we had a well-informed and very accommodating guide (Johnson), and had an excellent cook (Zelothe). Everything was taken care of, there were no hidden expenses, and we had a very reliable vehicle. I’d definitely recommend this company for safaris.
A W- Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Gianni, Cory and the small Claudio
I and my family( wife and son) have had a great experience with Gladiola Adventure and its staff. The guide and the driver were very kind, friendly and competent. We slept in nice place some of them were simple but always clean.The food was incredible.In addition to the well organized safari, they provided to meet some local community, this is a good way to learn about different realities, cultures and traditions.
A very important thing: Gladiola supports orphans and school, for us this quality was very important when we chose it. I would absolutely recommend Gladiola to anyone looking for a great time and great sights!
Karibu Tanzania.
Gianni, Cory and the small Claudio- Italy
seweaver16
I did a 3 day safari with Gladiola Adventure and I will never forget what an amazing time it was! Our driver was friendly and funny, but he also knew a lot about the animals and was able to answer my (many) questions about them! He also had a great eye for them so we didn’t miss anything. Our cook was also amazing – delicious food and great company! They worked hard to accommodate us with things like sunrise drives and they made sure that we saw every animal we wanted to! We went to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti and saw so much in just the span of 3 days. I would absolutely recommend Gladiola to anyone looking for a great time and great sights!
seweaver16- Hanover, New Hampshire
Kathieredmayne
Whilst in Arusha we used Gladiola adventures. The staff were friendly and able to accommodate all aspects of any areas of Tanzania we wished to visit – not always available with larger more inflexible tour companies. All facets of the tour were catered for, the camping equipment supplied was of an excellent standard and the tents were even erected for you. The guides and driver were very personable and extremely knowledgeable. The food provided was abundant and delicious. Gladiola Adventures made it possible for us to view the Natron Waterfall, sunrise over Lake Natron and the Tarangire National Park – all this was done in a time frame which suited us as individuals. Overall I found the company easy to deal with, they listen to what you as the client wish to see and do. I also found them to be excellent value for money. Gladiola adventures offer a more intimate African experience even the most discerning traveller would appreciate. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone contemplating travelling with them. Well done Gladiola team!
Kathieredmayne- Melbourne, Australia
Olivia E
I just returned from a 3-day trip through Ngorongoro and Serengeti and had an incredible experience. The safari was very affordable, we had a well-informed and very accommodating guide (Johnson), and had an excellent cook (Zelothe). Everything was taken care of, there were no hidden expenses, and we had a very reliable vehicle. I’d definitely recommend this company for safaris.
Olivia E- New York, USA

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