I’m Said Hillary Kambelenje a native Tanzanian. I was born in Bukoba and raised in a small town called Biharamulo in the Kagera region. My mother was from the Hangaza Tribe from western Tanzania and my father is from the Yao Tribe from the south of the country. My wife and I have two children. My son, Samir is the eldest and our daughter Suraya was born a little over 2 years later. In school, I did acrobatics, and now, I enjoy soccer, baseball and listening to all types of music. I also like to meet new people and learn about their culture and customs as well as traveling. I took my earlier studies in Biharamulo Primary School. In the 80’s my family moved to Dar es salaam where I finished my primary education (grade 7) at Ukonga Primary School. I attended Dar es salaam Technical College from 1990 to 1992. I moved to Arusha where I took more studies in store keeping at Arusha Commercial College while at the same time practicing at the local garage to become a mechanic. My first visit to Arusha National Park forever changed my direction in life. I decided to become safari guide and study wildlife and nature in general. I wanted to always be surrounded by the unspoiled natural world and to guide and teach others so they might appreciate nature as much as I do. In 1998 I enrolled at Mount Meru Wildlife College. Upon graduation, I began to freelance as a fully trained, English speaking safari guide/driver until I could find a permanent position with a safari company based in Arusha. I am now also the primary guide/driver for TAT. I truly love what I do. I am so fortunate to be able to work in an “office” unlike any other in the world; the National Parks, Conservation areas and Wildlife Reserves of Tanzania. This affords me the opportunity to share this and teach people of the wonders of Tanzania, the incomparable wildlife, the breath-taking landscapes and the history and culture of the 120 different tribes that live here together peacefully. In 2006 Kimble and Ryan came to Tanzania. I was their safari guide. We became friends and in 2017 I visited them in Louisiana. Based on our many conversations over the years and our shared love of Tanzania, we decided to embark on this adventure together. Tanzania Adventure Tours was born. Through our non-profit, Enrich Tanzania, we are proud and pleased to give something back to the people of this beautiful and fascinating country that is my home.
A sister organization to Tanzania Adventure Tours is Enrich Tanzania, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving back to the incredible people of Tanzania. Important projects include providing a clean, year-round source of water, a more affordable and accessible basic education for their children and the chance to move from basic subsistence living to a future of limitless possibilities.
My African Safari was phenomenal and it was because of the experience I had with Tanzania Adventure Tours. Promises of an experience of a lifetime was not empty. I’ll be back to Arusha, the Serengeti and all areas of Tanzania again and it will be with TAT.
Hands down the BEST experience of my life! Tanzi Tours provided more than I ever imagined could happen on a safari! TOP NOTCH from the moment we arrived until we left! Going back for my 3rd trip this November! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Our trip was unforgettable! We even got a little time for me & my husband because the local nanny- was so good with the children. Every staff member was meticulous and professional. We always felt cared for and everything felt so luxurious. They saved us so much by arranging our excursions and gave us the best recommendations for local color.