About us

Horst Bachmann

Horst has spent half his life in Africa and knows the most beautiful landscapes between Nairobi and Cape Town. Before settling down with his family in Tanzania he regularly guided safari guests and mountaineers through the magnificent national parks and up the snow-capped Kilimanjaro. As the family grew, he took over African View Ltd.’s first lodge with his Zimbabwean wife, Debbie, in 2006. More tented camps were to follow. Horst‘s preferred mode of travel is a fly-in safari over the varied terrain of the Rift Valley to the vast savannah of the Serengeti, preferably in his own microlight aircraft.

Deborah Bachmann (nee Wilkinson)

The managing director and passionate mountaineer studied International Travel and Tourism in Cape Town and has worked as a tour guide in Southern and East Africa ever since. She held the women‘s world record in speed climbing Kilimanjaro for 4 years and has summited almost 50 times! Benefit from her experience and the support of their well-organized mountain team, whether you want to climb Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, Mt Kenya or Ol Donyo Lengai. She leads groups in English and German too.

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“.


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