Sanctuary Kusini - Tanzania

Profile photo for Team member Charlotte Laurent Charlotte Laurent Camp Manager

Charlotte was born in Paris but grew up on the Western coast of France. Soon her dad gave her the travel bug and brought her to many exciting countries. Passionate about people, good food, and great wines, hospitality was the way to go. While studying in Bordeaux she met Isbjorn who gave her the desire to discover Africa. After exciting positions across the globe, Charlotte moved to many amazing bush destinations: Congo, Botswana, South Africa… Meeting new cultures is one of her true passion (as well as chocolate…) which has been easily fulfilled through her experiences. She is very glad to now be part of Sanctuary, and most of all happy to be in the Serengeti where she saw her first wild cheetah ever!

Profile photo for Team member Isbjorn Viot Isbjorn Viot Camp Manager

Isbjorn was born in France but quickly moved to Namibia where he did his high school. Soon the call of the bush was heard and he took up a guiding and management position in the Namib desert. He had found his passion and decided to study international tourism and hospitality management in Bordeaux where he met Charlotte. After traveling across the world (from South America to Cambodia) he finally moved back to Africa to carry on with his dreams. From Botswana to Congo, life was filled with amazing bush stories. Now very happy to have joined the Sanctuary team in Kusini, Isbjorn can continue his role as a manager and continue his photographic journey through Africa.

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.