About Wilkinson Tours

Pure Africa

Horst and Debbie Bachmann, Directors of WILKINSON TOURS LTD, and their team of experienced driver guides and supporting staff have pooled together their knowledge to create the safari packages which we offer to our guests.

Debbie Bachmann (née Wilkinson) was born in Zimbabwe and has lived most of her life in Africa. She studied Tourism in Cape Town and, after several years of tour guiding in various countries between Ethiopia and South Africa and further studies in Europe, opened WILKINSON TOURS in TANZANIA together with her husband, Horst Bachmann.

They have been living in Tanzania since 16 years together with their two children, Maria and Anna.

WILKINSON TOURS LTD is a fully licensed Safari Tour Operator and also a member of TATO (Tanzania Association of Tour Operators) and Atta (African Travel and Tourism Association).

Our Wilkinson Tours Office Team

Our Wilkinson Tours team warmly welcomes you to experience an exciting safari, an adventurous mountain climb or simply, a relaxing beach holiday.
Together we will do our utmost best to turn your safari or climb into an unforgettable experience.

Moses Temba

Moses Temba

Operations Manager

Moses, our indispensable ‘man for everything’ has been with us right from the beginning. He takes care of the logistics of the tours and co-ordinates our team of friendly and experienced driver-guides which accompany you on your safari.

Shabahi Bashiru

Shabahi Bashiru

Operations Manager

Shabahi is our Operations Manager and is responsible for organizing everything around your tour. Alongside Debbie and Horst, Shabahi together with Elizabeth Mangallu (English and German-speaking) provide helpful briefings before you climb a mountain or embark on a safari.

Nadja Seidler

Nadja Seidler

Sales Manager

Nadja, working in the sales team with Heike, Jens and Arne, receives all our email enquiries via info@wilkinson-tours.com which she sorts through and delegates to the supporting team. Nadja has lived 5 years in Tanzania and has climbed both Meru and Kilimanjaro.

Erick Martini

Erick Martini

Transport & Workshop Manager

Erick is responsible for our safari fleet and is co-ordinating all the airport transfers, mountain transfers and day trips. Together, with his team of drivers, they make sure that our guests get from A to B safely and that our vehicles receive the maintenance and care they need.

Heike Rachor

Heike Rachor

Sales

Arne Karck

Arne Karck

Sales

Farheen Bachoo

Farheen Bachoo

Accountant

Agatha Maree

Agatha Maree

Accountant

Our Safari Team

All our guides are well-experienced, nature enthusiasts, wildlife specialists and are English and/or German proficient.

Thom Mhoka

Thom Mhoka

English-speaking Safari Guide

Nuru Sanga

Nuru Sanga

German-speaking Safari Guide

Aminiel Musani

Aminiel Musani

German-speaking Safari Guide

Hashim Rajab

Hashim Rajab

English-speaking Safari Guide

Amani Kiboma

Amani Kiboma

English-speaking Safari Guide

Deo Chatila

Deo Chatila

Safari Chef

Remid Mmassy

Remid Mmassy

Mountain Guide

John Aloyce

John Aloyce

German-speaking Safari Guide

Lucas Pallangyo

Lucas Pallangyo

Transfer Driver

Charmy Raphael

Charmy Raphael

German-speaking Safari Guide

Halilu Munisi

Halilu Munisi

English-speaking Safari Guide

Joseph Shayo

Joseph Shayo

German-speaking Safari Guide

Our reliable and comfortable vehicles

Our fleet of safari vehicles is mainly made up of short base (5-seater) and long base (7-seater) Toyota Landcruisers. All our vehicles are serviced and maintained in our own workshop to ensure that our guests travel in a safe and reliable vehicle.  

However, please do not forget that depending on your itinerary you might be travelling on dusty rough roads for long distances. Even the best safari vehicle might experience a problem along the way. In the unlikely event of a breakdown, our back up team will do everything to get you back on the road again. Our safari vehicles are not fitted with air conditioning.

  • We use the best 4x4s specially designed and built for African safaris.
  • Our vehicles have been specially converted for maximum space and comfort including enough luggage space for 1 large soft bag per passenger plus hand luggage.
  • Our vehicles have a so called pop-up roof and sliding windows to facilitate good viewing and convenient photographing during safari game drives.
  • All passengers are guaranteed a window seat.
  • Each vehicle has 2 spare tyres.
  • Each driver has a pair of binoculars and a set of referral books.
  • Each vehicle is equipped with a first-aid kit and a fire extinguisher.
  • In the unlikely event of a vehicle breaking-down, we are able to quickly repair or replace the vehicle.
  • We provide free drinking water during safari.

We support a responsible and sustainable tourism

Help save our beautiful planet

 

and compensate your carbon emission from your flight by supporting the forest conservation program from

Carbon Tanzania.

Charity Projects

Future Stars Academy is a non-profit organisation teaching life skills through football training to disadvantaged boys and girls within the Arusha area. Training, education and competition strengthen and motivate youth to become engaged citizens.
This Center is a place for people (mainly children) with and without disabilities where they can live, learn and work together. “We believe in your ability” is their motto and also the focus of their thoughts and activities.