Who are we?

Hors-Pistes est une agence de voyage née de la passion de deux frères pour l’Afrique et particulièrement de la Tanzanie, du Kenya et de l’Afrique Australe : Namibie, Zambie et Botswana.

A local travel agency specialising in safaris in Tanzania

Gary and Jonathan set up their incoming agency in Arusha in 2010 so that they could show visitors Tanzania in a more original way, off the beaten track. Today, they live both in France and in Tanzania to ensure that travellers are welcomed and managed in the best possible way, but also to make it easier to meet them before the trip.

They have surrounded themselves with a local team capable of creating tailor-made trips, honeymoons, luxury safaris, bivouac safaris, trekking (Kilimanjaro ascent), as well as beach holidays in Zanzibar.

Equipe-Off Road

An agency involved in local life

Sensitive to the poverty and needs of the local population, Off Road has set up sustainable initiatives to help them.
Financing the renovation of buildings and supplying washing machines for an orphanage, sponsoring the Arusha youth football club, organising a safari to help young people discover the beauty and natural riches of their country… all these actions are designed to improve the daily lives of young Tanzanians.

An agency that creates jobs

Thanks to its experience and the positive feedback from travellers, Off Road has expanded in Tanzania and now owns its own 4X4 vehicles as well as 5 lodges, two of which follow the great migration.
As a result, it employs more than 100 locals: guides, receptionists, cooks, gardeners, chambermaids, etc

The Off Road Tanzania team

Expert driver-guides on safari in Tanzania

Discover the jewels of East Africa in the company of our French, English and Swahili speaking guides. Off Road is also able to cater for other languages: Spanish, Italian and German. Just ask our team before your trip to Africa.

Your driver is both guide and mechanic. He can repair your vehicle. As a good guide, he is also experienced in the bush and his knowledge of the country is boundless. During your discovery tour of the African continent, he will be able to tell you all about the daily lives of Tanzanians, the cultures and lifestyles of the local people, and also teach you a great deal about Tanzania’s natural heritage and the wildlife that lives there. He will help you to admire the immense vegetation and spot the animals that hide there, such as a fawn, a giraffe, a zebra, a hippopotamus, a rhinoceros or an antelope. One thing’s for sure, you’ll be in for a very rewarding trip!

Advisors to meet your needs

Our advisors are true connoisseurs of Tanzania. With them, you can rest assured that the trip of your dreams will finally come true. Do you have special requirements? Would you like to create a tailor-made programme? No problem, they’re here to help you put together THE trip that will meet all your expectations!

Elodie, Pascal, Soline, Franscesca, Nuria and Karsten will be your privileged contacts from your first contact with Off Road to your meeting with your guide and even afterwards. They are very friendly and friendly to travellers, and will respond quickly and efficiently to your requests. Contact them now.

The founders of Off Road

Gary and Jonathan are two brothers from Savoie who have been fascinated by African culture and wildlife since they were children. They spent many months in Tanzania exploring every corner and sharing their discoveries. One day, they set down their suitcases in Arusha and embarked on a brand new adventure: Off Road Voyages.

Today, Off Road is over 10 years old. New incoming agencies have been set up in Kenya and Zambia, two other countries that the brothers are particularly fond of.

Off Road equipment

Our 4×4 Land Cruiser vehicles

For your safari in Tanzania, Off Road provides you with a Land Cruiser type 4×4 vehicle with 2 to 7 seats. All our vehicles are very comfortable and undergo a thorough technical inspection to ensure that they are in good working order during your accompanied tours. They are checked every morning by your driver/guide and inspected by our garage at the end of each safari.

Equipped with a VHF/BLU radio, your driver stays in touch with the other vehicles on our tours and with our base in Karatu. The sunroof allows you to get a closer look at the wilderness. Seats are individual.

All our 4×4s are equipped with :

  • 1 cool box with mineral water (1 litre of water / day / person),
  • 1 pair of binoculars,
  • 1 set of park maps,
  • 1 power socket (220V),
  • Books on fauna and flora.

Our lodges in northern Tanzania

Moyoni Airport Lodge – Arusha

During your stay in Tanzania, take advantage of our off-track lodge, located just a few kilometres from Kilimanjaro International Airport – JRO.
The rooms guarantee you real comfort with a breathtaking view of the roof of Africa: Kilimanjaro. You can also enjoy a view of Mount Meru from the swimming pool.
It is ideally located for your first night in Tanzania. Our team will do everything possible to ensure that you have a pleasant start to your stay.

Our semi-luxury mobile camps

Migration in the heart of the Ngorongoro and Serengeti.
Off Road can provide you with semi-luxury mobile tents, which we can set up in the bush according to your requirements. We can also privatise natural sites for sleeping. You’ll have the savannah as far as the eye can see.
Each room is equipped with a toilet and private shower. We also set up a restaurant tent and a campfire area for everyone’s comfort.

Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge – Karatu

6 semi-luxury tents set on stilts for added comfort. The lodge overlooks the valley and the small villages surrounding Karatu.
Meals are served in a restaurant run by an experienced team. We attach particular importance to the hygiene and quality of our dishes.
The atmosphere we create in our camps is as close to nature as possible.

Ambureni coffee lodge – Arusha

Recently refurbished, this lodge with infinity pool offers a breathtaking view of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. It has 8 spacious and tastefully decorated rooms.

Natron River Camp

For a convivial moment in Masai territory.
This camp faces Lake Natron at the foot of the Lengai on Masai land. Comfortable and, above all, close to nature, you’ll enjoy a marvellous view of Lake Natron, populated by pink flamingos..

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