For those seeking something a little more than the typical safari experience, Off Season Adventures is designed for you. With an a passion for detail, impeccable taste, and an unwavering commitment to sustainability and positive impact on the destinations we visit, our experiences are designed to help you create lasting memories. But don’t just take our word for it… Here’s what some of our clients are saying:
A transformational experience.
“Meeting the locals put into stark and relative perspective the differences between Africa and and other places in the world. In particular, OSAs involvement in improving life for 3 tribes by developing access to clean drinking water was impressive.” Read more here.
“I would highly recommend Off Season Adventures (OSA) to anyone who is eager to explore Tanzania to its fullest. This trip opened my senses and created unbelievable memories in this natural setting.” Read more here.
“I recently returned from a trip to Tanzania which I booked through Off Season Adventures, and my experience was simply phenomenal. Every facet of their service was outstanding and I have already highly recommended them to my friends and family.” Read more here.
Beyond our expectations.
“We used Off Season Adventures to plan our safari in Tanzania and our trip to Zanzibar. OSA was outstanding. Tanner Knorr, the owner of OSA, went beyond our expectations in ensuring that we would have an unforgettable experience.” Read more here.
Our team of experts will work with you to build an itinerary catered to your travel style.
Rich & Empowering Experiences
We are committed to ensuring our experiences are empowering for travelers and locals.
We are dedicated to providing memorable and delightful experiences to travelers while respecting the local communities and environments of each destination we visit.
We aim to encourage a different kind of adventure – starting with our focus on traveling during the off season. Our experiences are unique, off-the-beaten-path, and immersive opportunities that steer travelers away from the ordinary tourist drags. We strive for complete sustainability in our endeavors, taking into account the long-term effects of travel on a destination.
Our goal is to provide lasting, positive impact on the environment, culture, and economy of the destinations we visit. We work to make destinations more accessible in a responsible way, and our vision is rooted in the belief that we can improve our world through tourism.
A LETTER FROM OUR FOUNDER
The first time I traveled to Tanzania was through my Master’s degree at Boston University. We went as a group to study the tourism industry of the country, its strengths as an East African safari destination, and its challenges. I immediately fell in love with Tanzania’s stunning cultural and natural wonders, and I knew I had to find a way to send people to come experience the country.
Shortly after my first visit, I was offered a teaching assistant role for Megan Epler Wood’s Harvard Extension School course, Environmental Management of International Tourism Development. I was inspired by the research in her book, “Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet”, and knew I needed to take action to make the tourism industry more sustainable, not only environmentally, but also for the local communities and destinations. From this experience, I knew that I needed to include carbon offsetting and investments into the local communities for any of our tours to ensure that the beautiful environmental and cultural assets would be maintained for the future.
When I began the initial talks with my main business partner in Tanzania, Dry to Green Adventure, there were more and more articles released about the phenomenon of “overtourism”. I became convinced that when I officially formed my business, I would not focus on the high season or peak season in Tanzania. Travelers are able to see the same wildlife during the off season, but have the added benefits of fewer tourists in the parks, more affordable pricing, and a uniqueness to their adventure. Who wants to be one of 15 safari vehicles surrounding a single cheetah anyway? Why not come during the off season when you can drive around the vibrantly green parks for hours without seeing another tour group?
During this time, too, the local economy yearns for infusions of capital. With each traveler we send to Tanzania, we help to balance the economic discrepancy between the high and low seasons.
I am now focusing on expanding Off Season Adventures into several countries while still retaining the same core values: promoting unique off season tours, carbon offsetting all aspects of the tours, and reserving 5% of the tour package price for community and environmental investments. Stay tuned for our new destinations, coming soon!
At Off Season Adventures, we provide a memorable and sustainable experience to all our clients and in any destination we travel.
We’d be honored to curate a once-in-a-lifetime trip for you to enjoy.
All my best,
Tanner C. Knorr
Owner & Founder
Jessica Weeman, Head of Client Experiences
Jessica is the Head of Sales for Off Season Adventures and is also the Director of Experiences at The Nature Conservancy. She is based in the Office of the CEO and curates strategic trips and events for the CEO and Global Board of Directors in addition to helping advance the CEO’s strategic plan. In her previous role with The Nature Conservancy, she managed a program that produced high touch events, trips and special projects for TNC’s top supporters domestically and internationally, including past trips to China and Africa for the Global Board of Directors. She has a long history in development, conference/event planning and philanthropic travel and came to TNC after some time spent in Jackson Hole, WY with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival planning and fundraising for an annual industry conference for 700 nature and wildlife filmmakers and in New York City planning high end travel for donor and board members of 20+ NGOs that supported human rights, conservation, and social justice.