Sanctuary Kusini - Tanzania

Profile photo for Team member Chris and Debbie Chris and Debbie Camp Managers

Chris and Debs are both originally from the UK. Chris worked as an overland tour leader in Africa in the early nineties which is where he met Debbie. After an extensive 2 year world trip they immigrated to New Zealand in 1997 where they set up and managed their own accommodation business in South Island. After many visits to Africa over the years the pull was too great and they sold up the busi-ness and in 2009 did a field guiding course in South Africa for their own interest of the bush and wildlife. Which lead to managing lodges in Namibia, Botswana and now Sanctuary Kusini.

Profile photo for Team member Filberto Joachim Mushi Filberto Joachim Mushi Junior Chef

Before Filberto joined Sanctuary five years ago, he worked as a cleaner in a restaurant in Arusha. He took over the staff cooking duties while the chef was on leave and realised his true passion. Over time he was promoted to Junior Chef. If asked what words best describe how he feels, this young chef says “happy, challenged and satisfied”.

Profile photo for Team member Hassan Idrisa Mzee Hassan Idrisa Mzee Driver and Guide

Hassan likes to reflect on his journey from a mobile camping Tent Steward and waiter to where he is today. After Safari Guide Studies he knew that being a guide was all he wanted to do. He’s now been with Sanctuary for more than nine years and has a passion for knowledge, loves reading books and sharing information with guests. He has enormous respect for nature, which he sees as his teacher and friend.

Profile photo for Team member Emmanuel Masangwa Emmanuel Masangwa Driver Guide

Emmanuel joined Sanctuary Kusini in 2006 as the mechanic and rescue driver. After attending Safari guide and French classes he rapidly moved on to become one of our permanent guides. He has a natural affinity with guests and finds nothing better than sharing his experience and knowledge of the plains of the Serengeti with them.