The aim of Long Way Expeditions is to provide our guests with safari expeditions and great experiences, always taking into consideration individual interests. Having acquired a wealth of previous experience in tourism, a young Tanzanian couple, Ann and Abu, started up the first Tanzanian responsible travel company in 2017. Our team comprises Tanzanian nationals. Besides having a profound knowledge of our country’s rich wildlife and diverse scenery, we always care for our precious environment and social fabric by supporting local initiatives.

Our office in Arusha is close to the amazing North Circuit Parks, though we are as well acquainted with other Parks, either further south or closer to Lake Victoria. Our goal is to share our deep knowledge of our wonderful and peaceful country. You can always check guests’ experiences on TripAdvisor to confirm that we do offer the best prices and quality! We offer tailor made and small group safaris. Ann is always ready to help out, in English or French, according to your wishes, budgets and season.

Karibu sana!


Ann Nthigah

Ann Nthigah

My journey started when I finished my secondary education and I knew I wanted to pursue a career in Tourism since I had a passion for meeting new people.  I enrolled in Tourism college and obtained an Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism. My first job was as a lodge receptionist in Arusha in 2005 before building myself up to lodge manager in 2010 where by I worked until 2016. I met my husband in 2007 and as we came from very humble backgrounds, we had to work very hard for more than a decade in the hospitality industry to save money to start our own tour company. I am a wife and mother of three, two daughters and a son.

My passion for nature and wildlife led me to quit my job as a hotel manager and join team Long Way Expeditions as a senior reservation officer. I have a wide knowledge of Tanzania and Kenya’s attractions. My best safari moment was in Eastern Serengeti at night when a family of lions killed a male buffalo just outside the tent! Allow me to tailor make your safari memories in our amazing country.

Abubakar Omar

Abubakar Omar

I was born and raised in the small village of Kilole at the foot of Usambara mountain only 1hr30 from the Indian Ocean. When I was a child I saw my older brothers swimming in the Pangani river where we often spotted crocodiles or hunted small birds and dik-dik at the nearby forest. That’s when my passion for nature and wildlife started.

After I finished my secondary education I moved to Arusha. Knowing that Arusha is a tourist hub due to its many attractions, mountains peaks and wildlife parks, I knew it was my dreamland.

I have worked as a swimming pool attendant, amateur football player, waiter, youth football coach and now safari driver guide and owner of Long Way Expeditions Ltd.

It was indeed…. a Long Way to get where we are now.


We specialize in tailor-made trips with personalised service, both before and during your adventure at no extra cost. Our team have traveled extensively for more than a decade throughout East Africa, and we provide in-depth knowledge and advice. We are looking forward to customizing your dream vacation in Tanzania.

Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star rating  Expedition Extraordinaire - Ann and Abu delivered 100% on Long Way’s objective to “provide guests with safari expeditions & great experiences, always taking into consideration individual interests.”

    Ann took care of all... Read more

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    27 February 2024
  • star rating  Memorable and Surreal  - Look no further if you are thinking of a safari tour in Tanzania or even Kenya - Long Way Expeditions is the tour agency to go with! From the start... Read more

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    27 February 2024
  • star rating  Conscientious travel  - I found this family owned company thru responsible travel. I was pleased to know that my travel is able to support a local owned company that not only cares about... Read more

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    26 February 2024
  • star rating  Wonderful Safari experience  - Thank you Longway Expeditions for a fantastic safari everything was great throughout. Ann was really quick to respond during the planning stage and our guide driver Abraham was a star... Read more

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    22 February 2024
  • star rating  Well organised safari  - We did a 12 day safari in Tanzania including Arusha national park, enduimet, Tarangire, lake manyara, lake natron, Serengeti and ngorongoro. Ann listened to requirements of our trip and adjusted... Read more

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    20 February 2024
  • star rating  Excellent Safari company.  - Superb high-performing Tanzania-based Safari company. We spent 6 nights visiting Tarangire, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater and were thoroughly satisfied.

    avatar thumb Over100countries
    5 February 2024
  • star rating  Wow! Just got home from our amazing trip to Tanzania. Beyond expectations! We booked with Long Way Expeditions because 1) The 10 day safari appealed to us and 2) their... Read more

    avatar thumb Dorothy R
    2 November 2023
  • star rating  A life-changing experience in so many ways. - My partner & I just returned from a 7 day safari with Long Way Expeditions & could not recommend them more highly. Our time with them provided an experience far... Read more

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    10 July 2023