Meet Athman…


Jambo! My name is Athman and I am the owner of Makula African Safaris (I am the one in the stripey shirt)

My aim is to offer exceptional safaris at affordable prices and to support local businesses where possible. Because I am based in Tanzania and have many years experience as a safari guide, I have first hand knowledge of each destination and can offer the best advice on where to stay and which park to visit, and create an itinerary that is unique to you, something the tour operators based outside Tanzania cannot offer you. By booking directly with Makula you cut out the middleman and save money!

A bit about me – I was born in the Singida Region of Tanzania which is in the centre of the country, however I went to secondary school in Arusha and advanced level in Tanga before going for compulsory military service in Iringa. I was passionate about our wildlife in Tanzania and wanted to learn more so after military service I was fortunate enough to be accepted to Wildlife College in Arusha and spent the next 2 years studying Wild Life Management. After college I became a wild life guide and have spent the last 17 years guiding many tourists around the magnificent parks here in this amazing country.




My family was blessed to go on a 3-week safari which gave us the opportunity to not only see the famed wildlife, but we had the opportunity to spend extended time with the people of Tanzania.  Athman was with us from the moment we landed in Arusha (he met us at the airport) until we left Tanzania for a week in Zanzibar.  His knowledge and experiences of his country made this, by far, the most amazing experience in our lives.  I consider Athman a friend and brother, and we stay in touch to this day.  We are planning a visit back to Tanzania, hopefully to experience the Great Migration this time!  Kevin, Texas, USA

I have been on a safari in Tanzania for 2 times and both was with Othman, he is a very professional guide and knows everything about the wildlife it was like watching National Geographic!
On the other hand he is very honest and unlike the other guides who tries to cheat on their clients. And since he is a good friend if mine and we always check on each other on Whatsapp.
Tarek- Syria

I had the pleasure to have Athman as my guide during my 4 day trip to Tanzania. Athman designed the entire program, arranged the hotels and of-course his vehicle for transportation. The program was spot on and covered all the important sightseeing in Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Manyara and Arusha. The hotels chosen by Athman were delightful and in great locations. The vehicle was always clean and fully equipped. Athman is a very experienced, honest and polite guide with a vast knowledge about the natural life of Tanzania. The next  time I come to Tanzania he will definately be the first person I will call – Abduljalil Kseibi – Syria