Ombeni Safaris

The Road Less Traveled

Our Team

Pokea Pallangyo

Pokea is our Tanzania Safari Director and manages all ground operations in Tanzania. He keeps everything going smoothly and works closely with our USA office to accommodate guest special requests. He studied hotel management at Arusha College of Tourism and grew up in Mount Meru. His education and experience in the local safari industry make him extremely knowledgeable and on top of that his uplifting positive attitude is exactly in-line with our company’s vision. He leads by example and is a great boss.

Haimidiwe (Aimi) Ismaeli

Aimi is a Senior Guide and has been with us for 9 years. He studied Tourism & Park Management at Arusha College of Tourism and he’s a guest favorite. His expert knowledge and customer service aspect make him a fantastic leader on excursions. He’s a true believer in the future of Tanzania’s travel industry and contributes greatly. It’s not uncommon for our guests to reach out and thank us for sending them with a guide who is knowledgeable and fun to spend time with.

Lazaro Pallangyo

Lazaro is a professional National Park Ranger serving both the tourism industry and nature in Arusha National Park. Like many others in our staff he graduated from Arusha College of Tourism. Lazaro boasts unmatched knowledge of Arusha National Park and works as our pathfinder and guide for walking excursions in Arusha. His high-level training in firearms and park safety sets our travelers minds at ease as they encounter nature up close.

Lenashe Meidimusirkon

Lenashe is a Tour Guide from Nairobi where he studied Tourism at the Nairobi Institute of Business. He’s an integral part of our operation in Kenya and has over 8 years’ experience in the safari industry. We admire both his knowledge and positive attitude alike. He is our front line of service in Kenya and has been responsible for raving guest reviews and requested by name from repeat travelers.

Lesse Laizer

Lesse is a unique individual who grew up in the rural town of Mount Meru and moved to the bustling metropolis of Dar Es Salaam where he studied Tourism at the local university. He belong so the Maasai tribe and is our Maasai Cultural Expert. Guests who engage in cultural exploration will enjoy the day with Lesse teaching them traditions such as spear throwing competitions. Our guests often ask if they’ll be warmly welcomed by locals and what we do to ensure this. For us the solution is simple, send Lesse. The locals respect him and look forward to his tours.

Lucas Mayoba

Lucas is a Tour Guide serving the Tanzania region. He brings onboard a unique skill-set studying safety at the First Aid Africa Affiliates Society. He’s a certified CPR instructor and an authority on safety and disaster prevention at Ombeni Safaris, passing important safety information to the rest of the staff. He’s a strategic hire and contributor in our goal to continuously improve. He’s also an expert on camping and driving excursions and a great communicator with our guests.

Moris Murithi

Moris is our Kenya Safari Director and oversees all ground operations in Kenya. He studied Leisure and Recreational Management at Kenyatta University of Nairobi, Kenya. He continues to reside in Nairobi where he contributes his 10 years’ experience in the safari industry and expert sense of leadership for our Kenya ground team. Moris is a highly dedicated employee and nobody knows better how to facilitate both large and small groups in Kenya at a high standard of guest service you can expect from Ombeni Safaris.

Professor Christian Ndege

Dr. Ndege is a highly educated and experienced wildlife expert who is highly focused on our areas of travel. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Dar es Salaam and is actively involved in many projects pertaining to Tanzania’s wildlife reserves. At Ombeni Safaris he serves as a Special Events Director addressing groups with the highest possible level of knowledge. His exceptional communication skills combined with his in-depth knowledge of birds, land mammals, geological sites and history provide our special events groups with unmatched comprehension of some of the Earth’s most unique attractions.

Eliud Veneth

Eliud is a Senior Guide residing in Arusha. He graduated from the local college studying Tourism Management and contributes to our special event operations. He’s a great communicator and group experienced group leader. He passes down knowledge to our younger staff and is a perfect role-model safari guide. His extensive years on excursion set him apart as one of our most experienced staff members with in depth knowledge of the region and its attractions. He’s been everywhere in Tanzania and plays an important role in identifying the absolute best destinations.

Ndeta Pallangyo

Ndeta is our Office Manager in Tanzania and manages all reservations in the region. Her high level of professionalism and customer service ability ensures our guests move along without delay onto their prime destinations. 

Winnie Mbise

Winnie is our Office Secretary in Tanzania. She is educated from Arusha Tropical College studying Hotel Management. She does a great job providing a warm welcome to our influx of guests and assists Ndeta in keeping office operations running smoothly.