About us

Horst Bachmann

Horst, pilot of a small 2-seater Rans aircraft and Managing Director of African View and Wilkinson Tours, has been travelling around Africa since 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 in 2006. Three more properties have followed since: Bahari View Lodge (south-east coast of Zanzibar), Ngurdoto Lodge (near Arusha NP) and Serengeti View Camp (mobile tented camp in the Serengeti). A new lodge near Arusha NP is currently under construction and is due to open in June 2016.
Meru View Lodge and Ngurdoto Lodge are an ideal starting point for mountain tours as well as for safaris into the famous National Parks of Tanzania. Horst’s favourite destination in Tanzania: a fly-in safari via Ol Donyo Lengai to Serengeti National Park (preferably with his own plane!).


Deborah Bachmann (nee Wilkinson)

Our director and (English and German-speaking) mountain guide currently holds the speed record for women on Kilimanjaro and has ascended 35 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.


Lena Moeller

Since June 2013 Lena is a member of our team. As manager of African View Lodge, her responsibility is not only taking care of all your needs but also overseeing the daily running of the lodge. She is living in Tanzania since 2011.
What Lena admires most about this country: the many happy faces and the peoples' positive attitude towards life!


Bahati Rajabu

In July 2013 we opened up Serengeti View Camp, a mobile tented camp in the Serengeti. Bahati has been with us at the camp since the very beginning – as waiter, housekeeper, assistant cook and, most importantly, taking care of our clients. Now he is our trusted camp organizer and ‘man for everything’! He hails from the Nyaturu tribe in Singida but, when not at Serengeti View Camp, can be found in Arusha. He loves wildlife and enjoys his job in the bush as the location of Serengeti View Camp brings him even closer to nature enabling him to see and experience everything first hand. His favourite animals are the majestic giraffe (he loves the way they walk!) and the Crowned Crane. Bahati’s winning smile is always welcoming to see on arrival in our camp.


Jabir Said

Jabir Said, the manager of Bahari View Lodge, is originally from Mafia Island. He has been learning hotel management from scratch for many years in different 5 stars properties and was also working abroad in Doha, Qatar and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Jabir chose hotel management as his profession because he enjoys meeting clients and exceeding their expectations. He likes Zanzibar’s old historical buildings, the delicious food and the wonderful white sand beaches.


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 managing the reservations for all five properties of African View and 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.


Contact

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