Meet the Team

Traveling in the Tanzanian bush requires a unique combination of wildlife expertise and technical skills. We are so fortunate to have astoundingly skilled, knowledgable and passionate staff that ensure your trip is seemless from start to finish. 

 
Jaff, Owner and Director

Jaff, Owner and Director

Jackson, Officer Manager & Operations Assistant  Our admin extraordinaire! Every adventure you take with us requires an incredible amount of logistics and Jackson is the magic that makes it happen.

Jackson, Officer Manager & Operations Assistant

Our admin extraordinaire! Every adventure you take with us requires an incredible amount of logistics and Jackson is the magic that makes it happen.

Afra, Reservations Officer

Afra, Reservations Officer

Safari, Head Safari Guide  His name says it all, he was born to do this! Safari's quiet confidence, great sense of humor and gentle nature make him a favorite for many of our guests. When he's not guiding, you'll often find him getting his hands dusty with his passion project, carpentry.

Safari, Head Safari Guide

His name says it all, he was born to do this! Safari's quiet confidence, great sense of humor and gentle nature make him a favorite for many of our guests. When he's not guiding, you'll often find him getting his hands dusty with his passion project, carpentry.

 
David, Head Mountain Guide  David’s patience and calm demeanor make an extraordinary guide. He’s supported over 100 groups summit Kilimanjaro in his career.

David, Head Mountain Guide

David’s patience and calm demeanor make an extraordinary guide. He’s supported over 100 groups summit Kilimanjaro in his career.

Praise, Safari Guide  Praise has a sixth sense when it comes to animal behavior, knowing just how to position your vehicle to get the perfect shot.

Praise, Safari Guide

Praise has a sixth sense when it comes to animal behavior, knowing just how to position your vehicle to get the perfect shot.

Petit, Safari Guide  When he’s not guiding you can find him pursuing his other passion, music.

Petit, Safari Guide

When he’s not guiding you can find him pursuing his other passion, music.

John, Mountain Guide

John, Mountain Guide

 
John, Chef

John, Chef

Nathan, Chef

Nathan, Chef

Jerry, Operations Assistant and Assistant Chef

Jerry, Operations Assistant and Assistant Chef

Cruz & Nala, Office Assistants  Cruz and Nala are essential members of the Tazama team, spreading love and joy everywhere they go. They keep our feet warm after hours at the desk and are quick to help you with your leftovers from lunch.

Cruz & Nala, Office Assistants

Cruz and Nala are essential members of the Tazama team, spreading love and joy everywhere they go. They keep our feet warm after hours at the desk and are quick to help you with your leftovers from lunch.

 
Our Mountain Crew  Another essential element of your experience in Tanzania - the porters or as we call them here, the ‘Wagumu’ (Swahili for the strong people). These guys literally run up the mountain carrying 20kgs of camping gear, food, you name it. It’s not an easy job and one that requires an incredible amount of mental and physical strength.

Our Mountain Crew

Another essential element of your experience in Tanzania - the porters or as we call them here, the ‘Wagumu’ (Swahili for the strong people). These guys literally run up the mountain carrying 20kgs of camping gear, food, you name it. It’s not an easy job and one that requires an incredible amount of mental and physical strength.