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My name is Agatha Mndeme, founder of Afro Lioness Adventures. I am a professional, award-winning Safari Driver and Mountain Guide, who speaks 4 languages and is passionate about my homeland's wildlife, flora, fauna, landscape, culture and ethnic heritage.
I was born in Murangi and am from the Pare ethnic group, who are indigenous to the Pare Mountains in northern Tanzania, part of the Kilimanjaro Region.
I started my company back in 2018 after studying tourism and taking my first job as a porter on Mount Kilimanjaro - the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. I climbed Kili over 20 times in a 7 month period carrying the luggage of travellers from all over the world, and was very proud to be one of just a handful of women doing such heavy work. I remain committed to supporting my fellow women in the tourism industry and today operate the only tour company in Tanzania which employs only women.
I am proud of the team of professional female drivers, safari guides, mountain porters, cooks, and translators who are the heartbeat of Afro Lioness Adventures. They are highly skilled in their field, committed to providing exceptional levels of service, and speak a range of languages including Swahili, English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Lionesses in my company include: Farida Mussa (Senior Mountain Guide), Hosiana Saio (Senior Safari Guide), Beatrice Mrema, Leah Mbwambo, Dorcas. Irene & Caren.