Head out in the company of Tanzania’s most knowledgeable, skillful and passionate guides. We owe so much to this talented team, who pour a lifetime of insight into ensuring Nomad guests spend their safaris utterly spellbound.

Ali Kea

Northern Guide

Ali is one of our many success stories. Having grown up near Arusha, he joine...

Amos Noah

Serengeti Safari Camp, Serengeti, Northern Tanzania

Amos comes from a modest background. Born into a farming family in Arusha, Am...

Anael Makyao

Northern Guide

Anael was born and raised in the Kilimanjaro region. He had a simple up-brini...

Butati Nyundo

Greystoke, Mahale, Western Tanzania

Butati has a long history with the Mahala National Park. Born in the area, an...

Chediel Mnzava

Northern Guide

Chediel, or Chedi as he's known, is one of the brightest stars of the Nomad g...

David Mboya

Northern Guide

David was born in Arusha, and is from the Maasai Tribe. He was educated in Ke...

Eddie Burra

Northern Guide

Eddie was born and raised between the city of Arusha, and the village called ...

Emanuel Elias

Serengeti Safari Camp, Serengeti, Northern Tanzania

Emanuel started working for Nomad Tanzania 10 years ago. He started off his c...

Emanuel Njawa

Northern Guide

Emanuel has a very interesting background, although much of it is on a 'need ...

Emmanuel Mosha

Northern Guide

Emmanuel is from the Kilimanjaro region where he was born and brought up. His...

Ernest Onesmo

Sand Rivers, Nyerere, Southern Tanzania

Ernest was born in Pangani on the Tanzanian coast, but now lives close to Kil...

Felix John

Northern Guide

Felix John joined Nomad in 2003, after spending years in the safari industry ...

Festo Msoffe

Northern Guide

Festo Msoffe was born in the shadow of the Pare Mountains close to Kilimanjar...

Gabriel Mushi

Northern Guide

A rising young star in Nomad’s elite guiding team, Gabriel is one of the reas...

Geoffrey Manangwa

Northern Guide

Geoffrey was brought up at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro (which he is proud to h...

Godfrey Jumbe

Lamai, Serengeti, Northern Tanzania

Godfrey was born in Arusha where his family now lives. He started to guide fo...

Godwin Urioh

Northern Guide

Born in northern Tanzania, and having attended tourism college in Arusha, God...

Hussein Ngaroka

Sand Rivers, Nyerere, Southern Tanzania

Hussein was born in the coastal town of Tanga. His father worked for the Tanz...

Ian Kiwelu

Northern Guide

Ian was born in the highlands of Kilimanjaro - looking at the towering mounta...

Jairo Mafiye

Lamai, Serengeti, Northern Tanzania

Jairo started his career with Nomad over 10 years ago, and has since followed...

Joel Mfinanga

Northern Guide

Joel started his Nomad career in 2008 as a waiter at our Chada camp in Katavi...

John Hipolite

Chada, Katavi, Western Tanzania

John joined Nomad over a decade ago as a carpenter in Sand Rivers Selous. His...

Lazaro George

Northern Guide

Lazaro comes from Momella village where he was born in 1969. He originally jo...

Masaa John

Northern Guide

Masaa's story is simple. A Kilimanjaro boy from Masaailand, Masaa always knew...

Matius Nelson

Greystoke, Mahale, Western Tanzania

Matius was born into a fishing family in the town Kigoma, on the shores of La...

Mussa Charles

Northern Guide

Mussa is one of our most experienced guides. Under his belt, he has 10 years ...

Paul Joynson Hicks

Uk born and bred, Paul has spent the last 20 years living and working as a pr...

Paulo Siololo

Northern Guide

Paulo was born in northern Tanzania and grew up surrounded by the bush. Curio...

Philip Pendaeli

Northern Guide

Philip is from Momella near Arusha National Park and he joined Nomad early in...

Rajabu Mbillu

Lamai, Serengeti, Northern Tanzania

Rejabu hails from Arusha in Northern Tanzania and started out with Nomad as o...

Remtullah Nassary

Northern Guide

Rem, as he is known to all here, was born and grew up in Momella, on the slop...

Richard Knocker

Our specialist guide, Richard Knocker has never not been 'on safari' - at lea...

Rowland Ngowi

Northern Guide

Rowland was born on the lofty heights of Kilimanjaro where he enjoyed his chi...

Samwel Turoto

Northern Guide

Samwel was brought up in a traditional Maasai village called Arash, in southe...

Sylvanus Mbise

Northern Guide

Sylvanus is an Arusha lad, born and raised here in Northern Tanzania. His fat...

Wilfred (Kakae) Saiteu

Northern Guide

Wilfred, athough some guests may remember him as Kakae, has traveled from the...

Life long learning & growth

Creating career paths

Poacher turned walking scout

Not only does his smile light up the world, but’s he’s a Nomad walking scout, on his way to becoming a guide. His incredible wilderness skills come from his previous life as a bushmeat poacher. We count ourselves very lucky indeed to have him among our Nomad herd.

Life long learning & growth

Creating career paths

From night watchman to Nomad guide

Dixon has forged his own path towards becoming a brilliant Nomad guide. It is all thanks to his effort, perseverance and determination - Nomad just provides the opportunity.

Camp managers

Keeping our guests feeling brand new – our camp managers are magicians, conjuring up complete comfort in the heart of unspoilt wilderness.

Greystoke Mahale, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, has been around for many years. In the far and not much-explored west of Tanzania, it’s the best place in the country (probably in all Africa, actually, outside of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to observe chimpanzees in their natural habitats.

Low-impact Entamanu is set slightly apart, but close enough to have astonishing views into the crater bowl and the Serengeti behind (the name means “circle” in the Masai language).

 A comfortable tent, hot water bucket shower, and delicious meal awaits at the end of the day and your adventure deep into the wilderness. Evenings are best enjoyed around a crackling fire under a blanket of stars listening to the nocturnal calls of the bush. There is nothing quite like it in the world.

The Mahale Mountains in western Tanzania are famous for their chimps: there are some 800 of them here, around 75 of them habituated. Guests at this spectacular beach lodge on Lake Tanganyika are likely to spot other primate species, too, including red colobus, red-tailed monkeys and vervets. 

This is to South Africa’s Kruger Park what most safaris are to Whipsnade Zoo.

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