About Us

About Us

Company Overview

In Swahili a safari is a journey. This is not just a journey to see wildlife, but a journey into the rich culture and traditions alive in Tanzania. As a young boy born and raised in the Ngorongoro Conservation area, I had the privilege of learning about my heritage with my grandfather. We are Conservators and have a duty to preserve nature. In order to do this responsibly, I am taking the initiative to offer adventures that are socially and environmentally responsible. If this appeals to your sense of one world/one community, then come and join me for an adventure beyond nature. Tanganyika Ancient Routes offers a variety of experiences from travelling, to learning and serving.... Our promise is to make sure you are 100% satisfied and that you feel at home when you are in our care. Join me in exploring my country, my heritage, my pride. When you first set foot on Africa’s shore, you will see beauty like you have never seen before. Listen to the hyena laugh and the lion roar. Awaken emotions inside which enrich your life experience. To hear the hippo snort, the fish eagle cry, the zebra’s ringing call and the sigh of the wind will free your spirit. From the mountains to the ocean, Africa is the place to be. Allow the winds to cleanse your soul and the sights and sounds transport you to a place you have only dreamed about.

What We do

Tanganyika Ancient Routes is a client oriented company yet uphold to the principles of sustainable tourism. It believes that each client has his/her unique expectations and needs to make the most of his/her travelling time and availability of funds. Tailoring the programs to the clients need is and has been the strength of TAR's services to ensure everlasting impacts to its clients worldview. TARs experience in providing services to avid professional and hobbyist in photography is an exceptional edge as it has deep and extensive knowledge of photographers' distinctive need in capturing the beauty of what Africa’s nature can offer. As such, in preparing for the clients, tour involvement in designing the program be it for wildlife safari or cultural tourism becomes an integrated part of the process.

Why Choose Tanganyika Ancient Routes

The founder and CEO of the company ensure that a client has direct communication access to him in discussing his/her or the group plan, expectations and types of services. As such the client will obtain immediate decisions on the possibility to accommodate his/her wishes during the trip. Thus, even prior to the actual journey he/she is well informed and able to manage expectations. As a native of Tanzania and in particular a Ma'asai warrior his deep understanding in guiding visitors through a "native lense" or perspective is an added value since the clients will fully experience a journey as a native will observe nature and people. The extensive social networks as a native of the region allows TAR to facilitate in accommodating its client's need.

Experience and Trustworthiness
High Level of Service
Friendly and Qualified Stuff
Personal Approach to Each Client
Openness and Availability

Our Owner and Founder

Charles Mpanda

Charles has traveled to many countries around the world and has experienced cultures beyond just Africa. He is sensitive to the needs of all clients and will make sure that his team cares for you, the same way he does.

Tanganyika Ancient Routes Ltd is owned and managed by Mr. Charles Mpanda, a native Tanzanian. Charles is a graduate and has a degree in Wildlife Management. He has spent over 20 years catering to clients in every corner of Tanzania and beyond.

"I first met Charles Mpanda-a hulking Masai safari operator-at a restaurant in Bangsar. No Surprise Then that he was still wearing his safari hat and bush attire in kuala lumpur when i was introduced to him by a former cabinet minister who had travelled with him and insisted i do likewise."

"After listening to him, i was convinced my group of malaysian travelling companions would be in safe and competent hands. After all, Charles was also endorsed by my idol, the famous off-the- track traveller-photographer yusuf hashim."

"quote from Mr. Wong Chun Wai the Media Group Advisor Malaysia"


To become an exemplary company in Africa, and in particular in Tanzania, in striving to reach the highest quality in developing...

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Excellence in Sustainable Tourism for harmonious relation between people and nature to ensure legacy for generations to come.

Core Values

  • integrity
  • Ethical
  • Trustworthy
  • Honesty and Transparency
  • Social responsibility and full accountability
  • Service Excellence and value for money

Our Team

Christina Ligogo

Jesca Mbaga

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Jesca Mbaga

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Safari Vehicles

Tanganyika Ancient Routes has, without doubt, the latest and most modern fleet of vehicles around. Our vehicles are regularly maintained according to the manufacturer’s specifications and are renewed on a regular basis once age affects reliability. Game viewing by safari vehicle is the main tour activity at Tanganikya Safari. Safari tours are operated using 4WD vehicles, all designed to provide for comfortable sight-seeing, photography and game viewing, with sliding windows and a pop-up roof.

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