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Address: Garden Road, Mikocheni | Jued Business Centre, Wing A, 3rd floor, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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+255 684 504 212
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Investours is a non-profit organization that combines the power of...

Investours is a non-profit organization that combines the power of microfinance with socially-responsible tourism. We use your tour fee to issue an interest-free loan to an entrepreneur of your choice. On a tour, you will have the opportunity to engage in their daily lives, discuss their business plans, experience their day-to-day challenges, and offer suggestions on areas of improvement.

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The best way to experience Dar es Salaam!

We took a group of 19 people through GOOD Travel to experience Dar es Salaam through Investours in February 2017. Our experience with Investours was a real highlight from our... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Eliza R
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We took a group of 19 people through GOOD Travel to experience Dar es Salaam through Investours in February 2017. Our experience with Investours was a real highlight from our trip! The day was meticulously planned by Peter who organised us into three smaller groups, each with our own excellent guide. Each group visited two entrepreneurs ranging from tailors to... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Investours is a great organization. The work they do is a huge help to the local small businesses in Tanzania. On my visit to Tanzania my group had the pleasure of touring several small businesses and assisting them with getting the loans they needed to continue to grow their businesses. By touring with Investours you get a chance to learn... More 

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Thank Denine S
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Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

We went on a tour in june 2015 (in Dar Es Salaam, there is also an office in Arusha) and totally enjoyed every minute of it. It gave us a great chance to both learn a lot about the Tanzanian people, economy and social welfare and at the same time be able to contribute to the people here. It seems... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

I love the concept behind Investours. I joined a group of our clients who added on an Investours to their longer Kilimanjaro climb and safari in Tanzania. The Investours activity enabled these visitors to get into the local communities in Arusha, to see real people doing their real work- it was a whole different (and welcome, non-touristy) view of Tanzania.... More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

We recently took 19 students from our school in Switzerland on an Investours tour and found it really interesting. Peter, James and Edward took us all to a plant nursery where our 3 groups visited 3 different women who ran small businesses there. We then split up to visit a hairdresser, tailor and food stall owner. Two of our groups... More 

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Green Bay, WI
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

In May, I contacted Peter Millinga of Investours via email, and expressed interest in a tour prior to our safari which was to begin the beginning of September. Mr. Millinga was prompt in his response to the request and provided information pertaining to the tour and the organization. Our group of four was picked upped at our hotel promptly at... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I really think this organization has a great concept implementing tours while giving small loans to local businesses but I do think it could be managed a lot better. The tour itself didn't seem very organized and the local business owners we visited were very reluctant to talk to us. Our guides were college interns and were pretty friendly but... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

This is an ingenious way to allow visitors to help make a difference in some lives in Tanzania. A fee is paid to take a tour of two small businesses. First there is a presentation explaining microfinance and how it works in Tanzania. Next, you get to meet the owners, ask questions and visit through an interpreter and then decide... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

After spending six weeks traveling though Tanzania and Malawi, I was a bit torn about how to spend my last day in Africa. Dar Es Salaam had some nice attractions: the beaches of Kigamoyo, Bongoyo Island . . . nice for mizungus such as myself. I'd been visiting development projects for much of my journey, and was so glad to... More 

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Reviewed 4 February 2013

If you ever wanted to know what it would feel like to be a dragon on Dragons Den. This is your chance to and to know you have left Tanzania and made a difference long term. The concept is that you pay a fee ( if private $200 if two $100 each if over three $75 each) for a tour.... More 

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