PHILADELPHIA -- The Tanganyika Safari Co. plans to introduce its
line of intimate and luxurious tented camping safaris to more
travel agencies during the coming months, said president Charles
The 7-year-old company
operates exclusively within Tanzania and specializes in private
safaris and small groups.
Although the country's tourist business suffered a setback in
the wake of the bombing of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam and
in Nairobi, Kenya, the situation appears to be stabilizing, and
operators believe Tanzania will recover.
For one thing, few safari-goers enter Tanzania via Dar es
Salaam; Arusha is the main gateway for the northern region, home to
Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti plains.
Levering believes that more retailers could sell the high-cost
ticket tours his company offers, in part because this type of
package contrasts sharply with the standard minivan tour of
Africa's game parks.
"A lot of clients are paying huge amounts of money for what is
simply a standard 'zoo tour,' " he said.
Tanganyika might host a series of travel agent seminars in the
near future, Levering said.
Levering explained that his company has a permanent staff of
experienced guides based in Tanzania who know the country well.
The Tanganyika Safari Co., (800) 242-8185, fax (281)