OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
"At the end of
a safari with us, we hope that Tanzania will be deeply and
passionately imbedded in your heart as it is in ours."
Chris & Catriona Harker
Tanzania Expect the Unexpected!"
and Chris Harker are retired school administrators from
Victoria, Canada. Their love for and association with Tanzania began
in 1969 when they both went there to teach. When they left in 1972,
they were determined one day to return.
Their wish was
fulfilled after they both retired. Since 2001 they have organized
and escorted more than a score of safaris to “safe and friendly”
Tanzania. Their knowledge of the country, their passion for its
people and their well honed communication skills bring a unique and
profound dimension to their safaris. If you want more from a trip
than “just seeing animals” then this is the safari for you.
In addition to escorting safaris, Chris and Catriona
volunteer at least twice a year for the Canadian Harambee Education
Society (CHES), an NGO whose mandate is to provide a secondary
education for young women in the remote town of Katesh. They also
take CHES sponsors in to Katesh after their safaris to visit their
girls or the project. ( To learn more about CHES, visit
Chris’s book WHITE NECKLACE (2008) provides a
sensitive portrait of young people in
contemporary Tanzania inspired by the Harker’s
experiences in Katesh
Copies are $20 with all proceeds going to
CHES. Contact Chris or Catriona
at 250 656 9229 or
We are happy to put you
in touch with past guests so that you can hear from them about our
safari. In the meantime, here are a few recent comments:
- “One of the very
best travel experiences of my life”
- “Your knowledge
about and love of the country made this trip truly memorable. I
would insist that anyone visiting Africa start with the
- “Surpassed anything
- “Thank you again
for such a fantastic time – it would not have been at all the
same without your company”.
- “Your knowledge of
and love for Africa are exceptional and really brought us a
greater level of understanding and appreciation for the
- “The dream of a
lifetime come true”.
- “Africa still clings
to me. You both made it very personal and special”.
- “The Harkers were
wonderful guides, organizationally and personally”,