Wayo Africa

African Based Travel Specialist

Kisongo, Arusha
Member Number: 202244 Tel: +255 784 203 000

Wayo Africa is a leader in Tanzanian safaris. Specialized in authentic private safaris in beautiful remote locations in Tanzania. We offer a wide range of safari options, so you can tailor your safari to be exactly what you want and nothing you don't! At the heart of everything we do is our desire to protect the parks, training our fantastic guides and providing unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for guests. The three elements work symbiotically together.

All our Green Camps are set in the heart of the bush at stunning locations, providing you an unique chance to connect with the African wilderness without equal. We also operate walking safaris in remote areas of the Serengeti and can do anything from daily walks from our camps to multi-day trans-Serengeti treks.

We are the first outfitter of adventure activities in the Tanzanian National Parks. Nothing about Wayo Africa is standard…we are and have always been setting the tone with the ‘new ’. We offer a wide range of amazing safari activities in and around Manyara, Tarangire and Arusha National Park.


Where we operate

  • Tanzania

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Beach Holidays
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Weddings

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

Our philosophy has always been to do what we do in the most social and environmentaly friendly manner. Here is how we do it:

Out of vehicle
We are the only company in Tanzania to offer travelers the opportunity to spend a few hours out of the vehicle on a short walking safari, canoeing safari, mountain biking safari or village walk. This way we get people in touch with the essence of Africa but also limit vehicles use. We take a few thousand guests on activities every year. Without these activities these guests would have been driving around. By providing these activities we cut down on CO2.

Walking and trekking
National Parks only allow small, well managed camps to enter the National Park wilderness zones. This is the reason why Wayo Africa is one of only a hand full of companies allowed to conduct walking and trekking safaris inside the Serengeti National Park.

Leave only footprints
We have invested in Green Camps that are easy to set up and manage, leaving much less impact. We use solar powered lights and have our own water filtration plant. Our aim is to cut down on the use of plastic and limit vehicle use. This way we have a low impact on the environment, leaving only footprints. Conventional camping safaris generally have large tents that need trucks and many staff to move and set up. These camps leave prime bush locations in a devastating state.

Back into community
All the meals served in camp are of excellent standard and all raw ingredients are purchased from local markets, local shops and farms putting money back in to local communities.

Kids learning centre
We are very actively supporting a small non for profit organization for early years, called The Learning Space.

Employ Tanzanians
We strongly believe in training and employing Tanzanian people in key positions. Almost all our employees are Tanzanians.


27 February 2018

Wayo Africa Educational Safaris

Experience, environmental and active! Come see for yourself how Wayo Africa spearhead the industry on one of our educational safaris. We walk the talk, only by joining a Wayo Africa safari will you understand how unique a Tanzanian safari can be.

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09 December 2016

New! Multi-sport safari in Tanzania

For those who enjoy combining nature with activities, here is your perfect blend of wilderness, exercise and Tanzanian Adventure! There's no other Tanzanian trip like this. It's more than you can imagine: off the beaten track, in the heart of nature, amazing wildlife and once-in-a-lifetime cycling, canoeing and hiking. Visit the Kilimanjaro, Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire and the Serengeti. Check all details: multi-sport safari in Tanzania More info: www.wayoafrica.com or send …

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24 November 2016

New tourist attraction opened in Tanzania- Treetop Walkway

Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania is to benefit from a new safari attraction: a 370-metre walk among the treetops of the forest. The Treetop Walkway just opened this month. The goal is to let people experience the forest and wildlife from a new perspective! The airwalk starts with a short board-walk that gradually rises from ground level up through the canopy of the forest. You walk over a series of suspension bridges with thick netting on the sides, and reach a height of 18m off th…

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16 January 2014

Guide training courses in Tanzania - April and May 2014

Wayo Africa will be conducting guide-training courses in April and May 2014. This year courses will focus on interpretive guiding and creative guiding skills.  On the theory side we will focus on the life of insects, medical and medicinal plants and everything there is to know about birds and their behavior more than just identification. All courses will be 12-days long and fully catered inside Lake Manyara National Park. Two FGASA level 3 and SKS instructors will be leading the training.…

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02 October 2013

New Wayo Green Camps in stunning locations, great activities, remote yet small and stylish.

We are happy to announce that our Green Camps in Lake Manyara National Park and Serengeti National Park are now open. Here are a few details: New to Tanzanian safaris these Green Camps consist of large comfortable and alternative looking bell tents with attached bathrooms. Every group will have their own private dining area and camp staff. Meals are all home cooked three-course meals. As the name indicates these camps were designed with low impact in mind. The camps are running on low energy a…

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14 August 2013

New Wayo Africa Green Camps

Everything you want & nothing you don’t! We would like to introduce the upgraded Wayo Green Camps in the Serengeti and Lake Manyara National Parks. As with the original Green Camps; simplicity, remote and private is the theme. These new Green Camps feature a round bell-tent design with 4m across floor space and a 2.5m pitch roof allowing for ample space to move around in, space for luggage and an extra bed when needed. Green Camps have beds with mattress and 100% linen. Every tent ha…

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27 February 2013

Wayo Africa April guide training

Wayo Africa is yet again conducting its popular guide training courses during April and May. We will offer three different courses: A maximum of only 20 students per group will be attending. All the instruction will be done by Sean Robertson. He is a FGASA level 3 and SKS big game walking instructor and evaluator. Sean will be assisted by Jean Du Plessis and Lana Byal. This year the courses will be conducted from Tarangire Safari Lodge. Guide refresher courses: This course is aimed a…

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17 September 2012

Wayo Afria - Creative guides workshop

  Wayo Africa – A course on CREATIVE GUIDING Guide training - November 2012 You know those drives where it seems like no animals are out, your guests are reading books and listening to their iPods in the back of your vehicle? Sound familiar? On this course we will teach you how to turn those quiet game drives into something exciting by getting guests out of the car, choosing an interesting place for a coffee stop, and engaging them with your creative guiding techniques. Date: 29 Oct…

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07 February 2012

Tanzanian guide training: Dates, rates and more courses!

The 30-day guide-training course advertised last week was fully booked in 2 days! We would thus like to give more guides the opportunity to attend this training by offering a 2nd course. Date will be: Course 1: 26 March till 23 April (course full) Course 2: 30 April till 28 May We would also like to reduce the cost of both courses to US$1, 800 per student who are doing the full 30-day training and US$650 per module if guides only choose one of the three modules making up the 30-day course. &nb…

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02 February 2012

Wayo Africa goes zero plastic in our camps

We are a medium sized (think we are 'green') safari company and still used thousands of plastic mineral water bottles in our camps in one season. This is shocking! What’s worse is that big hotels and lodges must use hundreds of thousands! No proper or easy way for disposing of this plastic exists in remote locations so most bottles are burned on open fires. There is a solution! All Wayo Africa mineral water is now bottled by “Just Water” in 20-liter reusable container…

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27 January 2012

Wayo Africa training for safari guides in Tanzania

  Wayo Africa:  30–day Guide Training Course   Wayo Africa/ Green Footprint Adventures is embarking on a rigorous guide-training season from March through June. This is a three-part training course stretching over 30 days. For the first time in Tanzanian guiding history an internationally recognized safari guide certification will be issued to guides who successfully complete the entire 30-day course and continue with dedicated tasks and revisions in the following months. …

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10 January 2012

Serengeti National Park guide training courses

Wayo Africa is offering a new and fun way to explore the Serengeti Wilderness Zones, stay away from the crowds and get a ‘hands on’ and fun learning experience while on safari. Now your guests can join a 7-day guide training coursed based out of the Wayo Green Camp located on the banks of the Mara River inside the Serengeti National Park. Guests can either book a private course or join our set course from the 5th of August till the 12th of August 2012. Wayo Africa is known for desi…

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