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The success of a safari adventure depends on the guide qualifications and skills

Africa Travel Bureau has taken so many steps to make sure that we attract, select, train, retain and motivate the very best guides in Tanzania. With this focus in mind, We only have a few guides and we know them all personally and if there is a need to hire, we only hire those who have undergone our guide’s skills training programme.
01- Godwin Natai
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Biography

Godwin is one of our most conservation-driven guide born in Arusha, leading tourist in northern and southern national parks in Tanzania. His tribe is Chaga, the third largest tribe in Tanzania, with its origin from the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Chaga lands are beautiful from it nature of Mount Kilimanjaro, the beautiful scenery of waterfalls, culture, banana and coffee farms which contribute to cultural tourism. Godwin is fluent in speaking English, Swahili and as well as his tribal language “chaga”.

Godwin believe that driving and knowing the names and characters of animals are not the only  fundamental parts of tour guiding, learning others culture are also the building blocks of critical thinking in guiding and beyond. Godwin has been a nominated Guide for two consecutive years. Godwin holds a Certificate in wildlife and Tourism from the Mount Meru Tour Guide College in 2001, and has become an active certified Tourist Guide for 20 years. During his career as a tour guide, Godwin has also worked Hofland Expedition and Friendship adventure before joining the Africa Travel Bureau team.

Godwin Favourite Park is the Serengeti National Park in the Northern circuit. His passion for Serengeti is associated with the natural wealth the park has. According to him, every day in Serengeti is a special day for adventure. The park offers excellent safari experiences all year round. So no matter when you go, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have an awesome, awesome adventure including the great wildebeest migration. Each month has something special to offer. But also each section of the park also has its own unique attractions. But also Godwin loves Serengeti due to its climatic condition. Serengeti National Park has a subtropical climate. This means it has warm, wet seasons, as well as drier, cooler seasons. And as Tanzania is so close to the Equator, you have around eight hours of sunlight every day no matter what the season. This means you can enjoy a fantastic Tanzania safari at any time of the year. But also due to the fact that the park covers 14750 square kilometres, Godwin loves par because it’s a peaceful park, and one can do game drive either in the central, western, northern or southern Serengeti and sport the big five animals without being crowded at one point as other parks.

Godwin has a passion with elephants than any other animals. What he like about elephants is that elephant’s leaders are female, they tend to demonstrate leadership through wisdom, strength and extraordinary skills in problem solving. In addition Elephants are extremely intelligent and have been known to have outstanding long-term memory. Putting these facts into perspectives, the key to success depends on leadership through wisdom, strength, memory and extraordinary skills in problem solving.

In addition to guiding the tourist for the Africa Travel Bureau, Godwin runs an after work program where he works in Farm. His passion as a farmer comes from a life-long obsession with business. From a young age he has always leaved in rural areas and work in farms. He finds that working in farms with his wife and children connects him with natural world.

Godwin social passion include loving his wife and a 12 year old sun, playing football, and swimming, reading, traveling, music, as well as  spending time with friends and family, but also upgrading his guiding. In every low season, there a special programmes where he attends to upgrade his skills in guiding carrier.

Reviews from clients

February 3, 2022

Godwin was excellent. We enjoyed each of the eight 9+ hour days spent with him. Godwin is great at spotting wildlife, knowledgeable, safe driver, fun to chat with.

January 20, 2022

Godwin is the best. He was so excited to get out there and drive with us (as opposed to making us feel like we were taking him away from something he’d rather do) and was equally reluctant to head back to camp at the end of the day. He asked us each day what we wanted, gave us options, and then did his best to make it happen. His humor and desire to educate us on what we were seeing was icing on top.  

January 13, 2022

Godwin was very relatable and personable. He had a lot of experience, knew where to take us, made sure we saw as much as possible. He was considerate and flexible with us. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide.

April 28, 2021

Usually feedback includes negatives and positives. there are NO negatives. Godwin became our friend on the first day. He is intelligent and able to teach his wealth of knowledge in an engaging and straightforward way even while driving! His discussions of Tanzania, the Masai culture and the animals were always fascinating.

January 11, 2020
Godwin was amazing. His ability to spot and track animals was unbelievable. That combined with his knowledge of all that was around us, really made the trip. Jaffrey was also really wonderful. While we were traveling he taught us about their culture and even took the time to teach us words in Swahili. We made memories that will last a lifetime. My kids are already planning a return trip.
November 14, 2019
Godwin was excellent. On time every morning (whatever time we agreed to, he was there and ready). His ability to spot animals was amazing. In most instances, they were invisible to us even after he pointed them out.
August 9, 2019
Godwin was the perfect guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, personable and adaptable. We wouldn’t have chosen anyone else.
August 9, 2019
Godwin did an amazing job. I would recommend him as a guide to anyone and if I was to return, I would request him. He was very knowledgeable about the people and wildlife and was helpful in pointing out animals. He was the best!

July 8, 2019
I can’t even imagine the trip without Godwin. We were so lucky to have him. Not only was he a super smart, sweet and nice guy to be around, it seemed like he was giving it his all to search for animals. Godwin’s knowledge of the animals and the parks were outstanding; we could feel his passion for the job. He went above and beyond to try and make us happy. He really tried to get the hairdryer to work, which was so kind. He also taught us a lot …
July 8, 2019
Excellent! Godwin was friendly, informative, and an all-around great guy
July 8, 2019
Willy was with us for the first six days until he had to return home due to a death in the family. He was very personable and shared his knowledge very effectively. Our group seemed to connect with him immediately. He helped us understand culture of the people of Tanzania was a very good representative of the people. He displayed expert knowledge of the wildlife and vegetation we experienced and was effective at answering questions and providing in depth explanations to help us better understand the interactions between animals
July 8, 2019
We had two guides due to an emergency in Willy’s family and Godwin joined us for 4 days. Both of them were exceptional! The best guides I have had on any trip anywhere. They were incredibly knowledgeable on animal behaviour, culture and the people of Tanzania. In addition they were kind and very receptive to our individual and group needs. Because we all wanted to maximize our time in Tanzania they were with us from early morning to dinner time and I know they had work to do before and
July 8, 2019
Energy, commitment to our experience AND to conservation of species. Extremely knowledgeable, fun and responsive to our needs. Willy and Godwin were equally outstanding. I love that they are full time guides and consider it a career/profession
July 8, 2019
Godwin was extremely professional, personable, engaging, knowledgeable, and informative. We felt that he was sincere and truly wanted to ensure that we had a memorable and worry free experience. He was continuously listening for updates to see where the “action” was. He knew all the back roads in the parks to get us to where we needed to be. Additionally, he consistently made sure that our lodge check-ins were seamless.

02-Richard Mwakanyamela
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Biography

Richard has a love with nature, born in the highlands of Mbeya, southern Tanzania region, he grew up Mbeya and went through formal education unit 2002. His formal tribe is Nyakyusa, among biggest tribe well known to be charming people, respectively and have love to agricultural farming. Richard is fluent in speaking German, English, Swahili and as well as his tribal language “Nyakyusa”.

Richard’s way towards professional driver guide, started with a passion of repairing Safari vehicles as a car mechanic assistant in the early 2005 whereby he worked for several tour companies in Arusha including Africa Travel Bureau. As a part of carrier development Richard went for further education in Tourism in 2010 and obtained Ordinary Tour guide certificate and as well as attend Mountain institute of tourism and international languages whereby he upgrading his touring guiding speaks as well as mastering German Language. In 2014 started his carrier in tourism as German language translator for Africa Travel Bureau and Twiga safari. After obtained experience for4 years, he was officially upgraded and recruited as a Driver guide.

Today Richard is our core German speaking guide for groups and private tours with experience guiding tours in Tanzania. His expertise are wildlife and he believes that game drives entails one to be open-minded about what you are going to see. His favourite national park is the Serengeti as he loves the thrill of tracking the wildebeest migration with his guests.

Richard Favourite Park is the Serengeti National Park in the Northern circuit. His passion for Serengeti lays between the facts that, Serengeti is a wildlife viewing destination, in such that while in Serengeti, you will definitely be able to sport variety of wildlife species including the big five, but also seeing the open endless savannah plains, acacia woodlands and kopjes which make up the beautiful landscape worlds now destination. However also it’s the only place you can easy witness the wildebeest migration which is the biggest migration and natural wonder in the world. The park offers excellent safari experiences all year round.

Richard has a passion for lions. Lions are the rulers of the jungle due to their symbolic nature of strength, courage and fierceness. It is so that Richards believes through putting strength and courage towards attaining an objectives are the most important factors toward success in life. As the King of the Nature, you will always experience his action while on the road safari and Richard process you that will see an adventure of a life time.

Apart for the carrier passion Richard is social and a passionate person, spending most of his time with his family, watching football, cycling, swimming, reading, traveling, music, as well as spending time with friends and family, but also sparing time to continue upgrading his guiding skills.

Review from Clients

February 27, 2022

Hes a very fine individuals whom my group led. Very informative. Very friendly with everyone. Took initiative. Very responsive to our needs. I’m very impressed Mohamed was more reserved in his comments and spontaneity. And his English was harder to understand. A fine person.

January 15, 2022

Richard was very knowledgeable and friendly. Was not too talkative (which is what we liked) and was very accommodating to our needs. Overall great experience – only opportunity would be to communicate more about what he was looking for or what he was hearing on the radio, as we weren’t sure sometimes where we were going or what to look for.

December 15, 2021

Richard was awesome! He was very patient and professional. He had a great knowledge of animals, birds and plants of the areas and had an amazing ability to spot animals at any distance. He seemed to have a great network with the other guides which also seemed to also have us in the right place at the right time for animal sightings.

January 11, 2020
Richard was great! He shared lots of interesting facts and stories about the animals we saw and made sure we saw everything we wanted to see. He was also very respectful of the wildlife. We saw other trucks that would pull as close to the animal as possible while they were trying to cross a road or move away from the vehicles and Richard never did that. He would find a good spot and stay there and wait for the animal to come close. He always made sure we had

August 9, 2019
Richard is wonderful. I think he loved the animals as much as we did. He has a laid back personality and is pretty relaxed.

July 8, 2019
Richard was excellent. He was so helpful, knowledgeable and a patient with all our questions. He struck just the right balance between providing us guidance and structure and letting us enjoy things at our own pace. I would recommend him without reservations.

March 7, 2019
Richard tailored the trip to us – he focused on birds for our daughters and was wonderful about finding many different animals. He was a safe driver and always double checked everything. Best of all, he has a beautiful personality and great sense of humor. We enjoyed being with him very much!

March 7, 2019
Richard did such a good job spotting and tracking animals during our game drives. He had great vision, and also had a great sense of when to stick around (as other vehicles were leaving) because he knew the animals would become more active or move. It’s like he could see into the future. Highly enjoyed my time with him.

February 12, 2018
Richard did a great job in guiding us through the safari and we were able to see everything we wanted to see. He was very outgoing and knowledgeable and we were able to get to see animals we wanted. He found out that my favourite animal was the cheetah and made sure that we found some for me to see. We were also able to see lions climbing trees after his insistence that we stay in a certain spot as other jeeps were driving away. He did a great job

January 5, 2018
Richard is awesome! He worked so hard to make sure we saw EVERYTHING! He is super easy to be around….us maybe not so much for him!

October 2, 2017
Richard is great — very calm and flexible to what we wanted. Only feedback would be for him to give his opinion more! He is experienced and when we heard from stories and examples, they were very insightful!

September 8, 2017
Richard is simply an amazing guide and a credit to his profession. From our first meeting to our sad farewell he did everything possible to make our safari meaningful, educational and beautiful. He is passionate about his work and we caught his enthusiasm for Tanzania and its treasures. At the end of our time together, on the way to the airport he wouldn’t rest until we saw a male lion and a leopard to give us our “big five”. He showed us so many amazing things and taught us
September 8, 2017
Even though Richard has been a guide for years, he is still excited to see all the animals and it is clear that he works hard to show his clients the best possible time. His expertise and experience made our trip awesome! He is an excellent driver, which is not an easy task on the very steep and rough roads we traveled! He taught us patience, and our patience usually was rewarded by amazing animal sightings. We nicknamed him “Eagle Eyes”, as he found even camouflaged animals and showed us …

03- Fred Kaijage
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Biography

Fred was born in Bukoba, Lake Victoria zone, Tanzania and grew up immersed in nature, enjoying the abundance of wildlife diversity of his country. Before joined Africa Travel Bureau, Fred has worked for several reputable companies including ‘TAWISA’ as a French guide with over 15 years of experience.

Fred as a Safari Guide and Nature Lover, his always happier when he is in nature. Having completed his wildlife studies and language studies in French, he knows that once can learn a lot from reading books, but nature will teach something new every day. Fred has a positive attitude and good sense of humor and has exhibited great aptitude as he is a hard worker, knowledgeable and has a great customer care. Fred has been privileged to witness some incredible and unusual wildlife wonders. As a result, Fred can be found regaling guests with these amazing stories or out searching for his favourite animal, the caracal.

Fred passion with caracal is because of its one of the top five rare animals to spot due to the fact that they are solitary, shy and so difficult to find that it becomes a real challenge, so when you do spot one, it’s like seeing a diamond. They’re also very athletic and good at hunting. They can jump up to 4 metres in the air to grab prey like birds and it’s incredible to watch.

Review from Clients

February 8, 2022

Fred is so knowledgeable and a very good person. We spent 4 days with him and whenever we needed to feel comfortable he made us, whenever we wanted to talk and get info about stuff he was there with his knowledge. He guided as perfectly. 10/10

January 28, 2022

Fred sole purpose was to make our trip as good as it could be. He hunted tirelessly to ensure we saw everything possible. He had a great sense of humor and was always professional, knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. We also had Fred as a second guide. This worked very well – with them both complementing each other and ensuring we had the best safari experience possible

December 14, 2020
Fred is amazing and helped us find every kind of animal we wanted to see! He was friendly, answered our questions, didn’t seem bored by the scenery after so many trips and was just plain fun to be around! He was so much better than some of the other guides we came across during the game rides, he was always courteous and waited his turn if there were more than jeep there. He was fun to be at during dinner and helped us understand the country and people better.

November 17, 2019
Fred was without a doubt the best driver I’ve encountered in my entire life. He is also very, very friendly to everyone he meets. He was always helpful and looked after us very well. He has a keen eye for spotting wildlife. Every morning, our vehicle was spotlessly clean. Really terrific guide and if I were to go to Tanzania again I would request him. He even made sure I got gluten-free food. I thought he went above and beyond what I expected.

November 1, 2019
Fred is an amazing and funny guy who found all of the animals on the list! The wildebeest migration was amazing.

September 8, 2019
Fred was fantastic! He was clearly very knowledgeable about the area, the animals and where to go to get the best viewing of what we wanted to see. He kept us laughing and made sure we were comfortable throughout the trip. If/when we go back or if we know of anyone that is going to Tanzania I would surely request Jaffrey as the guide. In trying to think of any feedback we could give, we could only come up with the thought that Fred could explain what we’re doing in

July 28, 2019
Fred was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about all the animals and locations. Very funny and made the trip so enjoyable.
July 8, 2019
We couldn’t have been happier with our guide, Fred. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. You could tell he loves what he does, as he still gets excited about great game viewing. He took us out every moment we could, which is what we wanted. We were anticipating morning and evening game drives, but as stated earlier, most of the time we were out the entire days! His knowledge of the animals and environments was fabulous and he had a great sense of humor, which made us very comfortable with …

June 17, 2019
Fred was everything that Karen had said he would be, funny, personable, friendly, and quite knowledgeable. Jaffrey’s relaxed attitude and style fit with our needs just perfectly. He clearly has a passion for animals as he always seemed as excited as we were to see/experience an animal or a sunset or a sunrise. He never seemed to tire of our endless questions. He took us to village markets, walking us through the maize of stalls, speaking to everyone, giving us a taste of authentic Tanzania culture and life. He left …

June 8, 2019
Fred was the best! The other guides called him a wizard, we called him magic! He made sure we saw every possible animal. He was funny and entertaining. He made sure that we got good light for our pictures. He knew all about the animals. He knew which way they were headed and brought us there so the animals came to us. He found a rock for us to have a picnic breakfast that was amazing. I am sure we had the best guide that there is. He also informed

May 27, 2019
Fred was friendly, knowledgeable, professional and an awesome driver. He was at the airport when we stepped outside and remained with us until we were in the airport waiting for our flight to Zanzibar 6 days later. Jaffrey’s years of experience were apparent in his ability to find all of the animals. He was often able to anticipate the animal’s behaviours. It amazed us at how well he could spot animals that we could only see with binoculars. For example he predicted a cougar was going to jump on our …

May 7, 2019
Excellent at his job, very knowledgeable.

May 3, 2018
We have travelled extensively and can honestly say that Fred is the best tour guide we have ever had. Jaffrey’s has an obvious love for what he does and the environment he works in and beyond being our host, driver and guide, made sure we were comfortable, refreshed and happy! He has an amazing knowledge of what to look for, where to find it and thoroughly explains what we were looking at when we found it and went out of his way to ensure that we would get the best

04-Bryson Msuya
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Biography

Bryson passion for what he does is easily recognizable by his positive and friendly nature. Bryson is a country boy by heart, born and grown up in the regions of Kilimanjaro. His tribe is Pare among the few tribes located in the Kilimanjaro region. He studies in Kilimanjaro region and then went on to attain a professional guiding certificate way back in the early 1990s. He is regards senior and full experienced when it comes to guiding.

Bryson started guiding in the middle of 1990s and have worked for various tour companies in Arusha where he decided to branch out and joined Africa Travel Bureau in the 2015 as a senior guide and has furthered his training whilst with us. His language ability includes English, Swahili as well as His tribal language “Kipare”

Bryson loves to share the beauty of his country with travellers in a hands-on approach. With his years of experience, he is a wildlife expert and loves to share his knowledge with travellers. He has a great passionate interest in zoology, with an expanding love for birding. Being a very personable guide helps him relate stress he has heard and search about on Tanzania and the world at large with his sense of humor, enables him to offer his general wildlife knowledge and experience and ensures he operates a first class safari. Despite of other parts in Tanzania, Bryson has his heart in the Tarangire national park, a part which is few kilometres away from the Arusha City. The Park has got beautiful lands with so much to offer. It the home of Elephants as far as the northern circuit is concern.

Bryson hobbies and interest include jogging, reading, watching football, learning new things, as well as spending time with his family and friends. Bryson is quiet instrumental in mentoring other upcoming guides as he has personally conducted several in-house trainings to some of our guides.

Review from clients

January 13, 2022

We couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Msuya was extremely knowledgeable about the country, the culture and the wildlife. He went out of his way to find animals and viewing opportunities for us. He was an exceptional guide.

January 13, 2022

Msuya was an absolute pleasure to travel with. His guidance, attitude, pace and delightful personality were nothing but a pleasure to travel with. He is a patient Swahili instructor, knowledgable nature guide, enthusiastic animal and bird watcher, and excellent driver.

December 3, 2019
We have travelled extensively and can honestly say that Msuya is the best tour guide we have ever had. Jaffrey’s has an obvious love for what he does and the environment he works in and beyond being our host, driver and guide, made sure we were comfortable, refreshed and happy! He has an amazing knowledge of what to look for, where to find it and thoroughly explains what we were looking at when we found it and went out of his way to ensure that we would get the best

November 14, 2019
Msuya was amazing! He personalized our experience to what we liked or wanted to see more of, and we were sad to say good bye on our way to Zanzibar. He was very knowledgeable and knew the ins and outs of the parks very well. We have already recommended him to friends. Additionally, we loved that we could enjoy all that he had to offer as a guide without having to share it with ten other people like some other tour companies!

October 11, 2019
Msuya is amazing and helped us find every kind of animal we wanted to see! He was friendly, answered our questions, didn’t seem bored by the scenery after so many trips and was just plain fun to be around! He was so much better than some of the other guides we came across during the game rides, he was always courteous and waited his turn if there were more than jeep there. He was fun to be at during dinner and helped us understand the country and people better.

October 7, 2019
Msuya was without a doubt the best driver I’ve encountered in my entire life. He is also very, very friendly to everyone he meets. He was always helpful and looked after us very well. He has a keen eye for spotting wildlife. Every morning, our vehicle was spotlessly clean. Really terrific guide and if I were to go to Tanzania again I would request him. He even made sure I got gluten-free food. I thought he went above and beyond what I expected.

August 29, 2019
Msuya could not have been any better. He was knowledgeable with just about everything we asked him. Great driver. Very accommodating. Would use him again.

August 9, 2019
Perfect!! Msuya was tremendous! Our personalities really meshed with his. He took us on the journey of a lifetime.

July 19, 2019
Msuya was super organized, knowledgeable, and paid great attention to meet every aspect we wanted in our trip.

July 8, 2019
Msuya was all we could have wished for. He is kind, knowledgeable and a very decent human being. He is a tremendous representative for both A2T as well as Tanzania.

June 18, 2019
Msuya was an amazing tour guide. He was very professional, indefatigable, very flexible, knowledgeable, had a good attitude. We would highly recommend him.

June 6, 2019
Msuya really made the trip extraordinary for us. His passion for the wildlife was clear, and his ability to spot wildlife and find great viewing spots was excellent. He also spent a ton of time teaching us Swahili, and putting us in situations to practice the language. This was a really memorable part of the trip for me, and I can’t thank Msuya enough for taking the time to do that. He was also professional and friendly through every step of the trip. He was simply the best.

May 18, 2019
A special thanks to our eagle eye guide Msuya for finding pretty much everything we asked to see, with special kudos for arranging for the “lost” rhino in central Serengeti to complete our big 5. For being a very patient Swahili teacher, a master dirt-road driver, and an all-around fun companion on our adventure. We had a great time!

05- Mohamed
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Biography

Mohamed is the youngest in our team, born in the early 19902 at Lake Eyasi, and grew up at Man’gola village located at Karatu District (Arusha Region). His tribe is Dagota who are famous of Pastoralist activities and are connected with culture Tourism. As a connection since his early childhood, he always so tourist visiting Lake Eyasi, and his passion as a guide grew after learning on what his elders were doing. Connecting his background, it can be said Mohamed knows in-depth about Eyasi.

Mohamed started his professional carrier after completing his formal education and when through Mweka wildlife college to expand knowledge in wildlife as well as cultural Tourism. He further studied language course in English and German Language. Today Mohamed is fluent in English, German as well as Kiswahili and his tribal language (Dagota and Hadza)

Mohamed favourite’s part of work is hosting guest during visiting his tribe (Hadza & Datoga) and telling them the uniqueness and life style of this local people. His passionate in Tourism industry because Tourism activities touch directly the local Tribe hence it brings positive effects to his Societies. His favourite’s national park is Serengeti National Park because it’s a wide wild wonder of the Earth. Also, my favourite’s animal is Cheetah because it’s a fastest land mammal in the Jungle.

Mohamed As a Guide apart working with Africa Travel Bureau he has been working before with different Tour Companies for almost 7 years including Abercrombie & Kent and Asilia Africa as a guide and language Translators.

Review from clients

January 13, 2022

Mohamed was excellent. He is quite knowledgeable & very easy to work with. At times, we had to make changes to our schedule due to our kids & he is was accommodative (and also suggested alternatives) was very much appreciated. His eagerness to help our family see the Big 5, and the utmost attention he paid to our comfort is worth mentioning. His experience & knowledge of the flora & fauna is immaculate & very informative. I would highly recommend Mohamed.

January 13, 2022

Mohamed went above and beyond making our Safari experience unreal! He listened to what we were interested in and was amazing at spotting animals when we had no idea they were there! He always made the best suggestions based off of what he was hearing from other guides, as well as based off of what we wanted to do and see. Mohamed was always patient with us answering all of our many questions we had about every park, animal, and everything we saw. We enjoyed our daily meals with Mohamed

January 11, 2020

Alex was amazing. His ability to spot and track animals was unbelievable. That combined with his knowledge of all that was around us, really made the trip. Mohamed was also really wonderful. While we were traveling he taught us about their culture and even took the time to teach us words in Swahili. We made memories that will last a lifetime. My kids are already planning a return trip.

November 14, 2019

Mohamed, Our guide was EXCELLENT!!, I can’t begin to describe. He was extremely attentive to our needs, absolutely punctual, could read what we wanted/needed, knew how to spot the animals in the most impossible places and knew about their expected behaviors, he was knowledgeable about the geography, knew the parks like the back of his hand, and was an amazing advocate for the company and his country. I would highly recommend Mohamed to any friend or family member if they were to choose ATB for the safari operator.

November 14, 2019

Mohamed made our trip the wonderful experience that it was! He is great! He is very experienced and knowledgeable regarding the animals and the layout of the parks. He knew right where to go to find the particular things that we were interested in seeing, and he made sure that we saw them. I said I loved elephants, and we saw them every day. Troy was interested in cheetahs and leopards, and Mohamed found multiple of each.

06-Shaffi Tarimo
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Biography

Shaffi career in guiding began in the late 1990’s and he joined our team in 2005. Born in Kilimanjaro, Shaffi is regarded as road masters when it comes to dusty and muddy roads. He is fluent in English, Kiswahili as well as his tribal language “Chaga”

Shaffi has a vast expiring in guiding groups and private tours. He has a magical power of turning strangers into friends within a minute on a group safari. To him the secret for great group dynamic lies in finding out about everyone’s personal expectation and wishes on what to experience on safari a then making sure that everyone in the safari has the safari that he/she dreamed of. Shaffi enjoys long conversations while on the road on the dinner table, learning about different cultures and lifestyles and sharing his love for his country Tanzania.

Shaffi favourite animal is the Rhino, they he also ensures his clients to sport the rare species, however also along the way he ensures that all other animals are sported at the right angle for his clients to a closer picture for a memorable safari.

After working with us for over 15 years, Shafii currently is retire from ATB and is working for the company on contract bases. Apart working with Africa Travel Bureau, Shaffis knowledge and skills is also utilized in other tour companies.

Shaffi has a passion for Football, he like to watch and play, but also, he likes cycling, hiking as well as jogging apart from other social hobbies such as traveling, music as well as enjoying time with family and friends

Review from clients
January 13, 2022Shaffy was amazing!! Super knowledgeable and and always able to get us to just the right spot to have some amazing animal encounters. He’s also hilarious, and kept us laughing throughout the trip.April 28, 2021I can’t imagine a better guide than Shaffy. In addition to being extremely fun to be around and enjoyable to talk to, he was totally organized and punctual and knew everything we needed to know as we progressed through the safari. He ensured that every step of the trip went smoothly and that we didn’t have to second guess anything or keep track of all the details, enabling us to focus on the wildlife and relaxing in the evenings.
December 21, 2019Shaffy is such a pleasant person with a lovely warm smile which made me feel comfortable from the moment I met him. He is very knowledgeable anxious to please.December 1, 2019Shaffy was an outstanding guide! We learned so much from him and he was also so fun to be around.November 14, 2019Shaffy was amazing. He was prompt, polite, knowledgeable, funny, patient and a truly an amazing person and the best driver ever!!

August 9, 2019

Shaffy as amazing. His driving skills are top notch. His English language is very good. We never had any difficulty communicating due to language barrier. He has a great personality. We enjoyed every minute with him and we were sad to say goodbye!

August 9, 2019

From the moment he greeted us at the airport, his happy personality and upbeat spirit immediately let us know we were in good hands and in for a great time. Shaffy was a wealth of knowledge regarding the animals, landscape, people and anything Tanzania. We laughed so much and within days,

August 1, 2019

Shaffy knew what we wanted like to be out all day on game drives, explore off the beaten path

July 8, 2019

Shaffy was very well informed for a wide range of animals, including birds! He did a good job of pushing us a bit to get up a bit earlier and move on to find more animals – this was good! A friendly, somewhat quiet/reserved, guy who could find the right time to make a joke (one time he pretended the car was stuck, just to have a laugh). We had a wonderful time with him and would recommend.

July 1, 2019

Shaffy is an amazing guide and person. He was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and a genuine good bloke. We saw him as more of a friend than a guide by the time our trip finished. He did some incredibly long days behind the wheel, and did not complain once, making sure all our needs were catered for. He certainly looked after us, with dignity and respect. A top bloke.

June 23, 2019

Shaffy was absolutely the best guide. Everyday was amazing. His personality is great and we were a good fit. When comparing days with other travelers we knew we were in great hands. Driving skills in the mud due to rains was very impressive.

June 8, 2019

Absolutely professional. Accessible to answer any question, help in any way, solve any issue, and share his knowledge. Very knowledgeable. Great leader of the other two guides (Mohamed and Fred), they really worked well as a team and I would rate them equally as good as Fulgence

March 7, 2019

Shaffy was a great guide. He was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable about plants, animals, and culture. He did a great job navigating some rough dirt roads and dealing with the occasionally crowded park. We were comfortable following his lead and he did not lead us astray. It is obvious how important a talented guide is to a successful safari, and Shafy showed us how great the experience can be.

January 15, 2019

Shafy did an outstanding job. He was very knowledgable of the different animals and did a great job getting into position to view the wild life. He also was helpful in answering our questions, his English was very good, and he was very engaging!

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