Benson – Company Owner and Director: After graduating from Tanzania’s most prestigious Wildlife College, Benson spent 5 years working as a safari guide for some of Tanzania’s leading safari companies before launching Benson Safaris Tanzania in 2006. With a clear vision and a determination for success, they are one of the most well respected companies in Northern Tanzania. Well respected amongst peers and clients alike, Benson prides himself on his personal success, his team and their achievements to date. Benson’s favourite animal is the leopard and he has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro 4 times and Mount Meru 3 times.
Issa – Safari Guide: Issa has more than 9 years experience leading safaris throughout Tanzania and East Africa and loves sitting by the campfire after a day spotting wildlife and sharing stories of his childhood and growing up in Tanzania. After many years on the road, he has finally decided his favourite animal is the serval cat. Here he is pictured with a group of clients in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Peter – Safari Guide: Peter has more than 8 years experience leading safaris throughout Tanzania and loves sharing stories of his adventures on those long driving days. His favourite national park is Tarangire for its large elephant population, baobab trees and also diverse landscape, especially during the dry season.
Rich – Safari Guide: Rich has more than 8 years experience working for some of the best companies in East Africa and we’re thrilled he joined the Benson Safaris Tanzania team in 2016. Being a family man, he said his favourite animal is the dik dik as they mate for life. Sounds like Rich is a romantic too.
Ringo – Safari Guide: Ringo has more than 10 years experience leading safaris throughout Tanzania and has worked for some of the largest safari companies in East Africa. His favourite animal is the lion and his favourite National Park is the Serengeti for its ‘wow’ factor. Here he is pictured with Benson and some happy clients after their safari.
Waziri – Safari Chef: Waziri is our safari chef on our full service camping safaris. From creating the menu, purchasing fresh seasonal produce and cooking up a feast in a bush kitchen, Waziri loves every aspect of his job. He joined the Benson Safaris Tanzania team in 2014 and famous for his delicious soups and mouth watering pepper steak.
White – Mountain Guide: White is a highly experienced Mountain Guide with over 14 years experience leading people to the Roof of Africa atop Mount Kilimanjaro. His favourite route is Lemosho Route for its wildlife factor. He says “no two climbs are alike and each route has its own challenges and highlights but I am always happy on the summit day when I watch the sun rise with many clients and seek the look on their face”.