About Us

We are a passionate crew with a tremendous love for Tanzania

Our team has a tremendous love for Tanzania – we have all lived and worked ‘on the ground’ and have all travelled far and wide across this incredible country. We love the energy of Tanzania, the adventures waiting to be experienced in breath-taking landscapes and amongst an abundance of wildlife.

The very essence of Tanzania, from the Serengeti’s plains, to mythical Mount Kilimanjaro and the coast of Zanzibar – this continent is in our blood and is our passion. We work from office in Arusha Tanzania with specialists in creating personalized, authentic Tanzania safaris.

We consist of ‘born-and-bred’ locals and others who came to visit, fell in love (with the country!) and have never left. Our mission is to share the beauty of Tanzania with you – we want you to see the real adventure of Tanzania. We pride ourselves on our in-depth knowledge – we know all the local secrets.

Our specialty is leading you off the well-worn tourist trail, so you experience not only to the famed National Parks, but also the smaller villages and local people whose everyday lives are as fascinating as the habits of the wildlife we live with.

Meet Our Team

Our mission is to share the beauty of Tanzania with you

George Munge

Founder & Safari Expert

George started Northland Tanzania Safaris in 2016, he was born and raised in Arusha region. Having studied wildlife tourism and management at African Wildlife Management College – Mweka in Tanzania he has worked in the bush in both Kenya and Tanzania. With vast experience across the country – everything from a close encounter with elephants in Tarangire, to the tracking of a lion pride in Serengeti, the discovery of amazing landscapes and the true wilderness of East Africa is most definitely his stomping ground.

{Mara River} It is here where he has been fortunate to witness “the wildebeest crossing”. In his own words: “This is where a wildebeest applies for its visa to enter into Kenya and only the strongest are granted entry. The harsh reality is that many are washed downstream by the river current, some are trampled to death in the frenzy and others break legs attempting to get across, but nothing goes to waste and the crocodiles rely on this annual feast for their survival and watching the herds zig-zag across the Serengeti’s plains”,
George has traveled extensively throughout East Africa, Europe and the United States, he understands safaris incredibly well and happy to help his clients find the right destination when organizing their truly memorable and authentic Tanzania safaris.

George’s invites you to join him on a journey into the Ultimate Africa Adventure.

Asterick Buchafu

Safari Guide & Tour Director

Asterick has been a safari guide for over 16 years and has lived most of his life in Arusha. He was born and grew up in the shore of Lake Tanganyika (the second deepest and fresh lake in the world after Lake Baikal in Russia) before he moved to Arusha. He joined Northland Tanzania Safaris in 2017 as a freelance safari guide and later added his experience as a tour leader to the team. Asterick thrives on the fact that every day is different, and he enjoys watching the ever-changing faces of nature during each season – “it’s not like watching a movie, this is real!”
Asterick’s best safari experience was in the Serengeti, while he and his guests were patiently watching a cheetah. Suddenly a Grant gazelle shows up, obviously unaware of the predator’s presence. The cheetah had a lucky day and didn’t have to run far for its lunch. As the cheetah was feeding on the gazelle, it was fascinating to watch the vultures start appearing from ‘nowhere’. And some hyenas follow the move where the vultures are going to land.  Eventually the number of vultures and few hyenas was too much for the cheetah and they took over the kill from her. Within less than 30 minutes there were just bones remaining. It just shows how patience in nature pays off.

“The amazing diversity of landscape and species makes a visit to Tanzania absolutely worthwhile. I am looking forward to meeting you and sharing some of the beauty of my country with you. Maybe next time on the migration crossing the river… Karibu Sana”

Johnson Samson

Safari Guide

Johnson was born and grew up in Arusha region. He obtained his Advanced Certificate in Tour Guiding from Mount Meru School of Tour Guiding in 2009. In 2018 Johnson joined Northland Tanzania Safaris as a safari guide. His wildlife knowledge and experience in the bush makes him call himself “The Bush Lover” which he enjoying share the experience of guiding and hospitality to the guests by taking them into many special places in Tanzania.

Johnson’s favorites is game viewing location is the Southern Serengeti during the wet season at Ndutu area during the calving season (January-April) of wildebeest migration and Northern Serengeti during dry season (July-October) where the place is full of migration. “It is exciting to see the herds of wildebeest as they arrive at the Mara River and make the crossing, and also wet season when they deliver their babies following their survival instinct for high grazing value grasses and water.”

One of Johnson’s most memorable wildlife sightings was with guests at the Ngorongoro Crater. They observed a pack of hyena cycle a baby of black rhino where he and the other drivers went off-road try to rescue the baby rhino and they success but also, they called the park ranger to come to help them. The rhino mother suddenly realized and stood up and chased the cars and the hyena. “It was incredible to see all this interaction unfold right there in front of our eyes.”

Johnson invites you to join him on safari in this amazing part of Ultimate Africa Adventures.” I would love to share my knowledge and some stories with you as well as learn something about you and your country and hear some of your interesting stories too.”

Peter Kime

Safari Guide

Peter was born in the Pare Highlands of Block Mountains of Usambara east of Mount Kilimanjaro. He obtained his Advanced Certificate in Tour Guiding as well as a Diploma Certificate in French language, very fluent speaking. In 2018 Peter joined Northland Tanzania Safaris as French and English safari guide. He is one of our safari guides who have worked with several safari companies in Arusha most was French based operators. He is a safari guide for over 17 years of experience now and is thoroughly enjoying the experience of guiding guests into so many special places in Tanzania.

Peter’s favorite’s game viewing location is the Northern Serengeti during the dry months (July-October) where the place is full of animals. Also he likes to travel a lot to explore and give new ideas to the company about the hidden untouched route we should sell “It is exciting to see the herds of wildebeest as they arrive at the Mara River and make the crossing, following their survival instinct for high grazing value grasses and water.”

Peter invites you to join him on safari in this amazing part of Tanzania.” I would love to share my knowledge and some stories with you as well as learn something about you and your country and hear some of your interesting stories too.”

Livingstone Mrema

Safari Guide

Livingstone born and grew up on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. He always dreamed of being a safari guide as a young boy, while enjoying the birds, monkeys, genet, bushbuck and dik-diks in the vicinity of Kilimanjaro. So, in 2008, after obtaining his certificate in tour guiding, his dream was realized, and Livingstone became a Northland Tanzania Safaris safari guide in 2019.

Livingstone has a love for the Serengeti and Tarangire National Park. “There is always something interesting to see amongst the diverse habitats of woodland, grassland, rocky outcrops (kopjes) and fresh water.” Guiding children is one of Livingstone’s passions as he likes to see them having fun while learning about our delicate environment and how everything in nature fits together? “The excitement on their faces is amazing to see and to be part of it.”

One of Livingstone most incredible sightings was in the central Serengeti where he and his guests saw a leopard with her 2 cubs in a tree, feeding on a Thomson’s gazelle carcass. Below the sausage tree 2 hyenas waited for their opportunity. While one of the cubs tried to drag the carcass across the branch, it fell on the ground. In a flash the mother leopard was down the tree, grabbed the carcass in her mouth and dragged it up the tree again.

Livingstone welcomes you to join him on safari with your family for an Ultimate African Adventure.

Haji Massawe

Safari Guide

Haji is proudly Chagga tribe from Kilimanjaro region one among the fifth biggest ethic group in Tanzania, he is one of our safari guides team who has worked his way up through several trainings of walking and guiding in Tarangire national park.

After he obtained a Diploma in professional tour guiding and leadership, in 2019 he started off at Northland Tanzania Safaris as a safari guide taking guests to different safari destinations in Tanzania. Due to his development and increased wildlife knowledge, Haji became a full licensed safari guide and walking safari guide.

One of Haji’s most interesting sightings was in Tarangire National Park where he and his guests observed some interesting behavior of a vervet monkey grooming an olive baboon. This inter-specific behavior is unusual, but it is these types of sightings that makes every safari different and helps one realize that it is not only about the Big 5 people are always focusing to see. Therefore, Haji enjoys taking guests on a walking safari, so as to be closer to nature and to observe many of the overlooked aspects of our wonderful wilderness.

Dismas says “Karibu Tanzania” (welcome to Tanzania) and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and experiences with you in a safari vehicle as well as on foot on this wonderful continent of Africa.

Vicent Mwaimu

Safari Guide

Vicent is passionate about wildlife and guiding, as a safari guide over 12 years of experience.
Tarangire National Park is his favorites place to guide due to the “almost untouched wilderness”. You feel very private while on safari in Tarangire, whether it is walking or driving, and the game viewing is productive. You have a good chance of seeing some special species like Gerenuk, Oryx, Greater Kudu, and Lesser Kudu as well as there being a big population of elephants and Baobab trees which dotted the park and make it very unique.

One of Vincent’s most memorable sightings occurred in the Northern Serengeti while he and his guests were observing a mother cheetah and her sub-adult cubs.  “All over the sudden the female cheetah raced off on the hunt for a Thomson’s gazelle (mother and young). The Thomson’s gazelle lamb was easy prey for the cheetah but what happened next was incredible. We witnessed how she brought back the lamb to her cubs and released it for them to practice hunting and catching their own prey. As cruel and harsh as this may sound, this is nature at work and we watched this scene for over an hour, fascinated by the learning process that the sub-adult cheetah was going through.” Join him on his journey to show you wild wonders of Tanzania.

Richard Yoeza

Safari Guide

Richard was born in and grew up in east of Mount Kilimanjaro a place called Upareni. Later he moved to Arusha where he calls himself “my home city” and from a young boy he knew that he wanted to be a safari guide one day where he was inspired by his uncle who is a safari guide for a decade. Occasionally he got the chance as a boy to go into the Serengeti with his uncle and other family members to see lions as promised by his uncle. This was an amazing experience for a young boy, and he would come back and tell everyone his story. His thirst for knowledge resulted in him joining Northland Adventures Tanzania on the guide training programs which is done every off season; He is very happy spending a lot of time in the bush since he loves all aspects of our natural environment and enjoys sharing his knowledge with everyone.

One of Richard’s best wildlife memories was the first time he saw the wildebeest crossing the Mara River in the Northern Serengeti. He couldn’t believe how the wildebeest would jump into the river swarming with crocodiles and it was intriguing to see how driven they were by the need to follow food and water. Nature’s instinct is amazing.

“I am constantly learning more and more about the wonderful natural world and I would be honored to share my knowledge and experience with you – one is never too old to learn. Tanzania is a very peaceful country and we try our best to protect our natural wonders.” Karibu Tanzania!!

Nickson Masawe

Safari Guide

Nickson is passionate about wildlife and guiding, as a safari guide over 15 years of experience.
Tarangire and Serengeti National Park is his favorites place to guide due to the “almost untouched wilderness”. You will very feel very private while on safari in Tarangire and Serengeti, whether it is walking or driving, and the game viewing is productive. You have a good chance of seeing some special species like Gerenuk, Oryx, Greater Kudu, and Lesser Kudu as well as there being a big population of elephants and Baobab trees which dotted the park and make it very unique.

One of Nickson’s most memorable sightings occurred in the Southern Tarangire while he and his guests were observing a lioness and her sub-adult cubs.  “All over the sudden the lioness raced off on the hunt for a kudu. The Kudu’s lamb was easy prey for the lioness but what happened next was incredible. We witnessed how she brought back the lamb to her cubs and released it for them to practice hunting and catching their own prey. As cruel and harsh as this may sound, this is nature at work and we watched this scene for over an hour, fascinated by the learning process that the lioness cub was going through.” Join him on his journey to show you the ultimate adventure of Tanzania.