About Off The Beaten Path Safaris

Off the Beaten Path Safaris is a locally owned and operated safari company based out of Arusha, Tanzania. We pride ourselves on personalized service with a high standard for all of our customers.

Vision:

To explore Tanzania with our clients in a trailblazing manner, providing them with unique experiences that combine wildlife safari with social activism and environmental conservation, benefitting the local citizens and wildlife.  In turn, these unique opportunities for tourists will build our company into a successful Tanzanian owned and operated safari business that can sustainably employ at least 3 full time expedition leaders and the necessary office staff to run our business daily while providing a salary to the owners.

Mission Statement:

To provide our clients with an exceptional safari experience that combines unique itineraries with immersion into local communities while having a positive impact on both the local people, animals and environment in which we venture.

Motto: Tourism with a conscience

Core values/objectives:

  • To increase awareness and advocate for wildlife conservation amongst tourists and indigenous people
  • To increase awareness and advocate for environmental conservation in communities surrounding the national parks.
  • To empower our employees and future generations of Tanzanians to work hard and live comfortably while respecting nature.
  • To provide an exceptional wildlife safari experience for our clients while respecting those areas that we visit.

Why the name “Off the Beaten Path Safaris”

We chose the name, Off The Beaten Path Safaris, purposefully to embody the mission of our company.   The phrase “off the beaten path” means to visit a remote, less traveled or less-known location.   This is how we set ourselves apart from most other safari companies in Tanzania – our top goal is to provide our clients with an exceptional safari experience by providing unique itineraries that combines traditional safari with immersion into local communities all while having a positive impact on the environment and communities that we visit.

Our guides are professionally trained and have a passion to deliver a special safari adventure to our clients.  Rather than relying so much upon the radio to find out about the ‘hot spots’ where there are several cars of tourists viewing the same thing – we prefer to venture out on our own for a more private game drive experience.  We love the thrill of clients spotting wild animals for themselves or us locating an exclusive view for them.

Founder And Directors

Salim Mrindoko

Off the Beaten Path Safaris was founded in 2018 by Salim Mrindoko, in pursuit of merging his passion for wildlife conservation, his gift for genuinely interacting with people, and his educational background in business. Salim is also a certified wildlife guide by training. Our mission is to provide tourists with the top safari experience by employing the most passionate guides, providing the most well-maintained vehicles and really listening to the customer’s needs.
Off the Beaten Path Safaris is locally owned and operated, with our office based in the Njiro district of Arusha. Our fully staffed office and reservations team is available 7 days a week to respond to your inquiries as quickly as possible.
Off the Beaten Path Safaris may not be the largest safari outfitter in Tanzania, but we promise to be the best!

Rebecca Syring

Rebecca Syring is our other director at Off the Beaten Path Safaris. Her entire life, Rebecca has harbored a strong interest nature and wildlife. During her first visit to Tanzania in 2019 she fell in love with the country - the people and its magnificent landscapes, flora and fauna. She has a passion for photography and also understands the need for conservation and protection of Tanzania’s park and wildlife. She met Salim when on safari and the two quickly formed a strong partnership. Rebecca resides in the United States where she is a critical care veterinary specialist for cats and dogs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rebecca has an unwavering commitment to Off the Beaten Path Safaris and she serves as their marketing and communication director in the United States. Her goal is to transition to life in Tanzania some day, but in the meantime she visits as often as possible!

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