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  The entire experience was great! Within our budget, well-planned, and most importantly, really fun and interesting. Ann and Abu were both very kind and helpful. We saw many animals of... Read more

    Martín d
    18 April 2023
  • star rating  This is my 2nd individually tailored trip with Long way expeditions. I cannot praise enough the professionalism and care that Ann takes in planing safaris according to ones wishes... Read more

    6 March 2023
  • star rating  Brilliant, safari experience - What an amazing adventure, superb safari, exceeded all our expectations, Ann is very attentive, patient, and accommodating, Frank our guide was brilliant, nothing was too difficult, he’s extremely knowledgeable, very... Read more

    11 October 2022
  • star rating  Couldn't Be Happier With Our Choice! - We found Long Way Expeditions via Responsible Travel. From the moment we approached them for our Safari trip, communications with Ann were always extremely prompt and detailed. We had many... Read more

    27 September 2022
  • star rating  A memorable Tanzania, were one becomes in awe of Humans and Wildlife - Myself and my son+partner wanted to experience the Big 5 in Tanzania , if at all around (and they complied!!). I was lucky to receive Ann´s contact, the knowledgeable pragmatic... Read more

    13 September 2022
  • star rating  Experienced, skilled an adventure with heart - The team is a friendly and family community collective that went over and above to create a personal experience which offers all the elements of a dream trip and more... Read more

    25 August 2022
  • star rating  Wow! What a great adventure! - Longway expeditions did a great job to make our honeymoon a memorable experience! With humor and compassion Abu showed us a lot of the beautiful things Tanzania has to offer.... Read more

    16 June 2022
  • star rating  Abu is a great driver, guide and person. He shows you Tanzania in an incredible wat. Always friendly, helpfull, a lot of knowledge about the wildlife. But also a very... Read more

    12 June 2022