History, mission and vision
The Paradise and Wilderness group is a Dutch family owned hospitality business and is one of the leading travel, hotel and safari companies in Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Years ago, Bert and his wife Ana came to Tanzania and Zanzibar for a holiday and immediately fell in love with both destinations. They realized the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar Island and the famous National Parks with stunning environments and wildlife in Tanzania, combine the best of both worlds and make the best holiday combination. Knowing this, they decided to make their dream their life and started their
business adventure. It is therefore the mission of the organization to get as many people as possible to experience the beauty of Africa.
“Now, I am lucky enough to have five Beach Resorts, a Boutique Hotel and a private Island on Zanzibar a Safari Lodge in the Selous GR (Nyerere National Park) and several more Safari Lodges located near or in world’s most famous National Parks: Serengeti Ikoma, Serengeti Klein's Gate, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Natron, Lake Manyara, Kilimanjaro and Arusha.”
It's the organization's vision to contribute in creating job opportunities for the local inhabitants of Tanzania.
Bert Schoonvelde (owner):
“My holidays in Tanzania were too short to get to know this magical country, so I stayed here and made my dream my job!”
The Paradise and Wilderness group is one of the leading travel, hotel and safari companies in Tanzania and is divided into multiple brands:
Africa Safari is an expert in organizing fully-serviced safari holidays and operates its own lodges close to the world famous National Parks, whereas each of our lodges has its own characteristics and is integrated in the local culture and environment.
Paradise & Wilderness Foundation
Founded with the dream to give back to the communities by having community projects close to all our accommodations, such as at schools, hospitality and for the environment.
Paradise & Wilderness, your safari company
As well as safaris, accommodation, flights, and activities, we also offer transport services in Zanzibar and Northern Tanzania.
We are thus able to guarantee the quality of our services as we do not make use of subcontractors.
Our tours are designed to give you an authentic and immersive experience of Tanzania's culture and traditions. We partner with local guides who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and stories, ensuring that you get an in-depth understanding of the places you visit.
Enjoy your holiday in style with the luxury and service you can expect from Paradise & Wilderness. Let's start planning your dream holiday together!
We're part of Paradise & Wilderness group - one of the Tanzanian leading travel, hotel and safari companies . All of our holidays are designed to make your beach & safari holiday unforgettable.
Paradise & Wilderness ltd PO Box 4107 Stone town, Zanzibar