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. African Outdoor Expeditions specializes in working with clients to custom tailor safaris, climbs and treks to Tanzania by arranging adventures based on their interests and schedule...We let our clients decide the size of their party; whether it is just a single person, a family group, or a group of friends because we also specialize in small groups...We enjoy the flexibility this gives us and our clients, and we take full advantage of it...Along with custom trips we have also some pre-planned safaris on our Safari page which include all the major National Parks in northern Tanzania and some of the less known areas.

. Our home, Tanzania, is a land of great contrasts and variety...The size of California, Oregon and Nevada combined (or Western Europe if you prefer) it is the largest country in East Africa...Tanzania contains the highest point, the deepest lake and the largest game reserve in all of Africa...Over a quarter of the country has been set aside as national parks, game reserves and game controlled areas and five areas within Tanzania have been approved by the World Heritage Committee to be on UNESCO's World Heritage List; the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Selous Game Reserve and the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara...

. Tanzania's population includes more than 120 ethnic groups and a dozen of these groups together make up roughly half the population...Tanzania is peculiar in that no single ethnic group dominates in terms of size or political influence; and though the variety of ethnic origins and cultures throughout Tanzania is enormous, our ancient customs and the fundamental ideals and values of the family are widely adhered to...

.. AOE is owned and managed by Allan Phillemon Mbaga, a native Tanzanian who was given the nickname "Kiliman" after guiding the mountain for several years...Born and raised in the Pare Mountains of Northern Tanzania, he is fluent in Kiswahili, Kipare, and Maasai as well as English...Guiding since 1992 and a business owner since 1997, he and his staff have helped hundreds of clients enjoy his home by sharing the physical beauty and cultural diversity of Tanzania...A knowledgeable naturalist, botanist, and ornithologist, Allan is well-versed on the wide array of animal, bird and plant life of Tanzania.

.. Along with safaris, Allan has lead over 135 successful trips to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro...He co-lead the first annual "Climb for Care" fundraising event on Kilimanjaro with Scott Fisher of Mountain Madness in January 1996...He also lead Boyd Matson to the summit for an episode of National Geographic EXPLORER which was televised in the spring of 1997...Allan was included in the broadcast (with speaking parts!). ..Allan has also been mentioned by name in several published accounts of climbs, including the May 1999 issue of San Francisco magazine and the December 1995 issue of Travel & Leisure magazine ( re-printed on the Great Outdoor Recreation Pages at www.gorp.com).

.. In 2001, Allan accompanied David Breashears and an IMAX film crew up Kili three times for the shooting of the movie "Kilimanjaro"...He is credited in the movie and companion book (by Audrey Salkeld) under "Mountain Logistics". ..In the book, you can find Allan standing right behind David Breashears in the summit photo...Read more about it on our Recent Trips page.

.. The January 2007 issue of Outside Magazine featured a description of Allan's climb of Ol Doinyo Lengai which includes a trip to Lake Natron near the Kenya border...Read more about it on our Trekking page.

.. Allan holds multiple certifications for advanced safari guiding, a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) diploma, certification in back country first aid and in 2001 he completed a 10 day First Responder Course in the States...In the past he served as Vice Chairman of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania and is currently a council member of the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO)...He has traveled throughout East Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Zambia and has also made nine trips to the United States.

.. On the following pages we have listed our favorite climbs, treks and safaris along with the more common ones (which are great too!)...We have also included information about each one, like the best time of year to go and the varieties of flora and fauna you are most likely to see...We hope this information will provide you with a starting point for planning your next adventure...Let us know what interests you, then put us to work!..If you wish we can also refer you to past clients who have offered to share their experiences.

.. We are happy to have someone stateside to help answer e-mail and maintain the web-site while we are in the bush, and after eight trips to Africa we think Paul Westerman can certainly be a useful resource for our clients...Don't hesitate to email him your questions at paul@kiliman.com...His most recent trip to Tanzania was in November 2009 which included visits to Tarangire, Arusha and Lake Manyara Parks along with camping and hiking at Empakaai Crater in the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands...In the past he has summited Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru and Oldoinyo Lengai, plus made three trips to Zanzibar.

- To Contact Us -

African Outdoor Expeditions, Ltd.
P.O. Box 14643
Arusha, Tanzania
cell phone: 011-255-754-263170
land line: 011-255-27-2504185
e-mail: allan.kiliman@gmail.com

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