Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

Profile photo for Team member Graeme Smith Graeme Smith Lodge Manager

Graeme, originally from Edinburgh in Scotland has travelled extensively all over the world including Europe, Asian, Australia and North America. He has climbed both Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru and also travelled extensively in Tanzania visiting the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Tsavo East & West in Kenya. He and Candy managed a beach Lodge near Pangani in Tanzania for over two years before joining the Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge team.

Profile photo for Team member Candy Smith Candy Smith Lodge Manager

Candy is also originally from Edinburgh in Scotland where she and Graeme met. She has also travelled extensively accross Europe, Asia, Australia and North AMerica with Graeme as well as in East Africa including Amboseli, Malindi and Mombassa in Kenya and all over Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar. Candy is a PADI Open water qualified Diver and loves spending time amongst the surrounding wildlife and birds.

Profile photo for Team member Soudi Issa Samnamboga Soudi Issa Samnamboga Head Chef

Soudi is from the Pangani District Tanzania. He started working as a waiter in 2006 at the Tides Lodge before moving to the kitchen where after lots of hard work and dedication he progressed to Head Chef. In 2011 he entered the Chefs Challenge Tanzania and reached the final in Dar es Salaam where he managed to gain 3rd place behind chefs from two International Chain Hotels. His philosophy is “I will remain optimistic that I will always make wonders due to ability of God and my strong efforts and talents".

Profile photo for Team member Issack A Mnyangabe Issack A Mnyangabe Guide

Issack is origionally from Arusha in Tanzania where he studied Professional Travel & Tourism Business in Hotels & Wildlife Management. He worked in the Serengeti for two years as a driver guide and has also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro several times. He is fluent in Kiswahili & English and has been a guide in the Saadani National Park since January 2011. Issack is very passionate about Saadani and is always happy to show his guests this beautiful National Park.

Profile photo for Team member Jacob Semu Mbise Jacob Semu Mbise Guide

Jacob was born in Arusha in Tanzania. He speaks Kiswahili, English, French and Spanish and has climbed Kilimanjaro several times. He was a Professional Tour Guide in Tanzania's Northern Circuit for 5 years before joining the very passionate team at Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge.