means wisdom in Kiswahili,
the local language in East Africa…
Kenya, Tanzania and the tropical island of Zanzibar. Dream destinations for the most beautiful wildlife safaris, fascinating African culture and breathtaking beaches.
Busara Tours is the local specialist for organizing private and group travel.
Through our years of experience, we can organize your itinerary in such a way that it fits your needs perfectly. Sleeping in tents, more luxurious tented camps, lodges or hotels. Choose a standalone wildlife safari, or combine it with a visit to the tropical island of Zanzibar. Experience the rich cultural history and colourful underwater world of the islands, with tours around the historic centre, local village trips, beach walking, snorkeling, diving and dolphin watching ... and much more.
Feel free to contact us; whether it is a specialized nature trip, an active vacation, a romantic honeymoon or a family trip with children. We are happy to help you!
WHO WE ARE
Busara Tours is led by Salma and Caroline, two women who work in tourism and have known each other for almost 15 years. Salma was born in Tanzania and Caroline in the Netherlands. The foundation for their friendship lies in their great passion for the culture, nature and history of East Africa.
“Busara means wisdom in Kiswahili, the national language in Kenya and Tanzania. It is a word that is often used here in everyday life. We would like to share our busara, our knowledge about this beautiful piece of Africa. ”
Salma Mgaza (1975) was born on Pemba, a small island belonging to the Zanzibar Archipelago. After studying Tourism she became one of the first female guides of Zanzibar. With her family she lives in Stone Town, the beautiful capital of Zanzibar. She has been working for more than 20 years for a travel agency that compiles and provides travel in East Africa. In addition, Salma does a lot of volunteering for an NGO that supports local communities, the Zanzibar Outreach Program (ZOP).
Caroline (1969) is a travel-loving girl from Amsterdam who worked in the advertising and marketing world until 2005. Then she decided to live where she felt happiest: East Africa. First in Samburu National Park in Kenya, where with local tribal women she set up an NGO fighting female circumcision, then in northern Serengeti, and now in Stone Town Zanzibar. She is a photographer and certified wildlife and safari guide, and works as a guide in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Morocco. She is also a freelance manager and consultant for tented camps and hotels.