Urth Expedition is an adventure travel company based in Texas.

We offer exciting expeditions to Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and some of the 7 Summits of East Africa, tailor-made safaris to some of Tanzania's best wildlife parks, beach holidays to the spice islands of Zanzibar and Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda/Uganda. We are a relatively small company owned and operated by Gabriele Brown (USA) a passionate adventurer who has a passion for trekking, traveling and exploring the African landscape.

Our expeditions are led by local guides who are certified, trained and have years of experience in the routes and areas we trek. We work directly with the guides, ensuring they're provided with fair wages, sufficient food and resources, and aptly trained in order to ensure safety and quality of service.

Tanzania is a land of wonder! It is sandwiched between the scorching equator, the Great Rift Valley-considered to be the "cradle of mankind", and the absurdly blue Indian Ocean. It is home to Africa's highest peak: Mount Kilimanjaro, it’s deepest and largest lakes, and the Ngorongoro Crater—the biggest intact volcanic caldera on the planet! The Serengeti—one of the world's most famous national parks—hosts more wild animals than all the combined existing zoos in the world


Our Team

We’re a passionate and committed bunch. This is not a job or career, it’s a calling, a total commitment. We’re fastidious about quality, about detail and about integrity.

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Gabriele Brown
Founder of Urth Expedition

Gabriele Brown is a seasoned traveler, adventurist and thrill seeker who is passionate about exploring the outdoors and integrating with different cultures. 

After working in corporate America for over 35 years, she dedicated her life to traveling and helping others discover themselves in rustic adventures and new surroundings. After visiting Tanzania in 2012 and summiting Mt Kilimanjaro, she fell in love with the people, culture and landscapes and launched Urth Safari in 2014 so that her friends and acquaintances could experience Africa’s magic in visiting Tanzania. 

Gabriele has led groups to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro 10 times in partnership with Urth Expedition and other experienced local Kilimanjaro guides, and has taken groups on safaris many times as well. Gabriele is usually your contact person and trip planner at Urth Expedition. Gabriele’s mission is to ensure that clients experience a memorable and successful Kilimanjaro climb or safari. When not in Tanzania you can find her in Austin, Texas!


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Edwin Mramba
Logistics personnel and safari guide

Edwin is a Tanzanian, born and raised in Tanzania and presently living in Arusha. With more than five years of experience in tourism one of his favorite, apart from being guide extraordinaire, is spending much of his time being in the field guiding and serving his customers just as a normal tour guide but with exclusive attention. His favorite thing about tours and safaris is the pure captivation of meeting stimulating guests and experiencing new values from all over the world. By merging his love for safaris, as well as his eye for details, he is capable to help/serve several visitors to design their ideal trip. His goal is to give bespoken care and service to each customer while making a memorable holiday that leaves you and your family with eternal reminiscences.

He got a diploma of wildlife in the tourism industry and carries on to continuously improve his tourism knowledge so that he is able to offer his customers with the finest possible service.


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Jonas nzuna
safari Guide

Jonas is very passionate about travel and adventure with people from all over the world. His outgoing nature and zest for life has led him to many wonderful adventures.


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And lastly there’s YOu

We have a very passionate community that support us by buying our travel packages and reading and sharing our content across multiple media platforms. You are our eyes and ears, you tell us what’s going on out there and you help us spread the message. You totally inspire us. Thank you.

 

TESTIMONIALS

I recently went on an incredible trip to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, and I can’t imagine having done it with any company other than Urth Expedition. They went above and beyond to make an already unique experience into one that I’ll never forget as long as I live.
— John P.
Just returned from climbing Kilimanjaro and going on safari with Urth Expedition. What awesome experiences! Urth was fantastic and took care of everything we needed. Our guides were so knowledgeable and the equipment was excellent. Our whole group summiteers successfully.
— Debbie M.
Wonderful experience with amazing guides and porters — all five climbers made it up successfully, but could not have done it without our crew. Glad we did the 8-day Lemosho Route - the days of acclimation was key. The last day ascending was a killer but we did it! Also went on an incredible 5 day safari - Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, & Tarangire and 3 nites in Zanzibar for R&R. I recommend Urth Expedition highly.
— Tannolim
Traveling to Tanzania was my first trip overseas, and it couldn’t have been more amazing! Shaffie and Gabi were great guides around Arusha, and it was very nice getting to know them and the area on the way to Karatu. They were so helpful in taking us to all the stops we needed and being able to answer all of our questions. At the end of our trip Edwin took us on safari, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! He knew exactly where to go to see the animals. When there was a large group of safari cars around some lions eating, he managed to get us the best seats. When we kept pestering him about elephants, Edwin went down the road and got us to a group of them that ended up just crossing the road in front of us and hanging out. We got to see a leopard and elephants cool off in some mud! (Not at the same place of course). He can also identify 300 types of birds! He’s a great guide and a great guy to be around. Anyway, the whole experience was amazing, but Urth Expeditions helped the whole group so much. Thanks, guys!
— Kami Cooper, Lake Travis Austin Texas
My group of 6 friends absolutely loved this safari. It was better than we could ever have imagined. The accommodations were good, and the guide was exceptional. You will not find a better safari. We saw almost every animal on the list of the 50 most important animals to spot in Tanzania. And if you are a bird lover, you will be thrilled with the many birds that our guide found for us.
Take this safari. You will be pleased!!!!
— Dot Snyder, Houston, Texas