"We Care, Personally, and Deeply...

The Shrike DNA—as so many have called it—is best expressed in the stories of actual guests. The people who normally arrive as our guests on our safaris and/ or Kilimanjaro treks in Tanzania and leave as our dearest friends.

Like a small group of friends who were trekking Mount Kilimanjaro with Shrike. They mentioned that they enjoyed having eggs for their breakfast. Knowing they were too fragile to be carried with any of the other materials, Shrike brought an extra porter along just to carry the eggs.
Or the guests who had mentioned how they were missing going to church while on their safari. When they returned to Arusha city after their safari, they found a car and driver waiting for them. Mark had made special arrangements for them to visit the local church.
Or one of our guests who happened to buy the wrong size pants in Zanzibar Island. Merely mentioning it in passing, he was surprised to find the same pants waiting for him when he arrived at Four Seasons Safari Lodge in the Serengeti. "...except this pair fit perfectly."
There are countless examples like this—the real-life stories that make up the Shrike DNA. Often, guests write to thank us...but of course, no thanks are needed. This is just the way we do things. We simply are not happy unless our guests are ecstatic—and that’s part of our DNA and a commitment we make every day, every hour, and every minute with every guest… so that the stories continue and we can't wait to hear your story too...
Mark, the founder, and inspirational director....

He won’t rest if he thinks that even one of our guests is displeased. And, for nearly two decades of leading Shrike, he has infused every employee at Shrike with the Shrike DNA—his personal passion and dedication to being the best in the safari industry by organizing everything down to the very last detail …and, without fear of exaggeration, it’s probably safe to say that he has now, officially, succeeded..!

Discover the Shrike DNA...

We want you to come back with a true African experience that you’ll be boasting about to your friends around the dinner table for years.

Undivided attention to details

It’s part of our DNA that we do not hesitate to get our hands dirty and immerse ourselves in your very last detail …nothing is too little, and nothing is ever too much.


More authentic local experience

We are a homegrown local business that likes to keep things at the grassroots level—local guides, local culture, local knowledge, and local expertise. When you work with us, you are getting an authentic experience from Tanzanians themselves.

Talented tour leaders/ guides

Our talented tour leaders and guides [fully immersed in creating value] are the “secret” and reason why Shrike is miles ahead of other local tour operators; there is NO comparison at any level.

NO two safaris have ever been the same. NEVER!

Every trip we organize includes extensive options and activities in every location, allowing you to customize your experience to match your own unique interests.

Changing Lives in Tanzania

We believe that your safari should make the world a better place and that it’s our responsibility to give back to the community we live in.

A Safari Unlike any Other

It’s part of our DNA to go not one or two but many extra miles to put you at the heart of the experience and make sure that your trip has a personal touch and is UNIQUE in every taste…


During your safari with Shrike, you will often hear the Swahili word “Karibu expressing the genuine, innate pleasure we take in welcoming you—an attribute at the heart of our hospitality. We treat you like a long-lost relative—so that even when you are halfway around the world, you feel right at home. After all, you are our guest. And we’re delighted to be able to share Shrike’s Africa with you.

Experience the Extraordinary