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What is the name of your company or organisation?
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What does your company of organisation do?
I am a freelance professional safari guide. I arrange and guide photographic, fishing and hunting safaris in East Africa. I have an interest in sustainable energy and conservation
In which African countries does your company or organisation operate?
Kenya and Tanzania
What is your website?,, wwwtanzaniant...

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At 9:43am on June 4, 2012, Suza Adam said…

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At 7:58pm on August 31, 2009, CLIVE RICHARDSON said…
If you have time make contact with Ernest Massawe, he is the Chief Executive of Ernst and Young in Tanzania and the owner of Lake Chala. The facilities are developed for camping and he may be pleased to allow you to take an interest. The KBC projects would not suffer from tourism build up as the over all area will be enhanced by the development of a Centre of Excellence and there will be heaps of international executive visitors to the location once we get moving. Many will seek to have a Safari experience as an add on to their stay in Tanzania.

Tell me how is the Sanctuary doing? I have considered to lease this property a few times but always seem to be elsewhere when the opportunity has arisen. It's a great base for Safari work. The property illustrated by "Mybeach" was right on the boarder of Arusha NP. Owned by an Author/writer but they have not come back at me to give a price yet. Its a main house with guest accommodation some 70mts away from the main home. When you are next in Arusha town take a trip to the Sports Bar. Carl has some good contacts.
At 8:32pm on August 30, 2009, CLIVE RICHARDSON said…
The project location at Lake Chala was for the promotion of Tourism. Like any semi-developed site in Africa it is always possible that the illicit traders would take occupancy. Its not a dangerous area but it requires activity and industry in order to protect it. The location is ideal for a centre of excellence I have been close to the owners for many years and know the Rombo-Lake Chala locality very well.

Your location is interesting for a home base. I did see one property advertised on but they have not responded recently. Are you in the coffee ? Yup! Love children tend to happen along. I have family in the UK and Germany who would become visitors from time to time but not as long term. My business partner is based in Arusha with the UN and his wife operates the Sports Bar/pub in the TFA compound. His name is Carl Harstrup.
At 7:18pm on August 25, 2009, CLIVE RICHARDSON said…
Make contact with Chris Fox in Ruaha, Magusi Camp.
At 7:17pm on August 25, 2009, CLIVE RICHARDSON said…
Hi Philip,

Any nice houses for sale up at Usa ? I am planning for 2010, need to relocate back to Tanzania to spark activities for our KBC-JCL alternative energy projects. These include developing the lake Chala site around the hill at Rombo. I would not mind to consider investment into Safari operations. I have operated in East, Southern and Central Africa in the past and have a good executive client base in the EU and USA.


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