About us

Horst Bachmann

Horst, a pilot of a small 2-seater Rans aircraft and Managing Director of African View and Wilkinson Tours, has been traveling around Africa for 20 years. Formally a safari and mountain guide, Horst and his wife Debbie (from Zimbabwe) decided to settle with their family ten years ago on the foothills of Kilimanjaro and then, in 2006, Mt Meru. Their first project was taking over Meru View Lodge, the first lodge of African View Ltd. Other properties have followed since Tented Camps in Serengeti and Tarangire National Park as well as African View Lodge near Arusha National Park. Horst’s favorite destination in Tanzania: a fly-in safari over the varied area of the Rift Valley to the vast savannah of the Serengeti National Park (preferably with his own plane!).

Deborah Bachmann (nee Wilkinson)

Our director and (English and German-speaking) mountain guide held the speed record for women on Kilimanjaro for over 4 years and has ascended 38 times! Debbie and her experienced mountain team are here to support you in your goal to reach the peak, whether it is Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, Mt Kenya or Ol Donyo Lengai, she is happy to share her experience and knowledge with you. Debbie is a 'true' African with roots in Zimbabwe (her grandparents moved to Kenya and South Africa after WWII in the 1950's).
She has studied 'International Travel & Tourism' in Cape Town and worked in Southern and Eastern Africa extensively as a tour guide. As well as taking care of certain responsibilities within the company, she also has her two daughters, Maria and Anna, who keep her active.
Her personal recommendation: Mt Meru and Tarangire National Park.

Neema Temba

Neema is from Moshi, Kilimanjaro Region. She studied 'Cultural Anthropology & Tourism Management' in Iringa. In May 2009 she started working as a receptionist at Meru View Lodge and, in March 2010, she was promoted to Head of Reservations Department. Currently, she is the Manager of African View Lodge and responsible for the reservations for all properties of African View. She is answering all your questions about our lodges.
In her free time she enjoys traveling, playing with children, listening to music and reading books, newspapers and magazines. Her favorite place in Tanzania is the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, “a unique protected area in Africa where conservation of natural resources is integrated with human development“.

Kevin Temu

Kevin is our African View accountant and, like Neema, he's become part of our family! He was born in the Kilimanjaro Region and is a member of the Chagga tribe. After finishing his schooling he moved to Tanzania‘s largest city, Dar es Saalam, to study 'Business Administration' where he specialised in Accountancy. Since 2009, he is Head of Accounts for African View and answers all emails pertaining to this subject on the company’s behalf.
His hobbies are swimming, football, reading books and newspapers, watching the news, gardening and discussing different subjects with friends.


African View (T) Ltd.
P.O. Box 179 / Momella Road
Usa River, Tanzania
Phone: +255 (0) 784 – 41 92 32