OUR STORY...

I’m Mark Madola James, the Founder of Shrike Safaris. A naturalist and explorer at heart, I founded Shrike Safaris with the mission of sharing the diverse landscape, cultures, and wildlife of my country - Tanzania with other local and international travelers. Tanzania is my beloved country. I was born here, I live here, and I have explored many corners of this incredible land over many decades. From Mount Kilimanjaro - the roof of Africa and the endless plains of the Serengeti to Zanzibar Island and Pemba, Lake Victoria - the largest in Africa, and other hidden places that no one has never instagrammed, I am still exploring..! Won’t you join me?

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Shrike Safaris Family

Saraphina Madola

Saraphina Madola

Mark's wife Sara
At Shrike Safaris, you are no longer just a tourist. When you book with us, you become a member of our family. Our guides provide personalized and unique attention and experiences during your stay in Tanzania. By the time you leave, you will feel as if you have a second home in Tanzania. We are pleased and proud to be your host in Africa and thank you for the opportunity.
Walter Miya

Walter Miya

The Co-founder of Shrike Safaris
Walter has been working in the tourism industry for 20 years. He is a former park ranger for Tanzanian National Parks including the Serengeti. His unique experience and in-depth knowledge of Kilimanjaro trekking and wildlife ecology have helped hundreds of adventure seekers in Tanzania and East Africa in general. Walter is a Board Member for the Community Aids Action Group (CAAG) in Bloomington, Indiana. Also he is a founder of two Organization, Kilimanjaro Education Outreach (KILEO) and Friends of Children with Cancer-Tanzania (FoCC).

Our Backbone

Jackson Lyimo

Jackson Lyimo

Kilimanjaro trekking consultant
Emily Rweteshi

Emily Rweteshi

Senior Tour Guide
Verah Laiser

Verah Laiser

Kilimanjaro trekking and Safari Consultant
Shaban Mdimi

Shaban Mdimi

Tour Guide
Mathews Morenda

Mathews Morenda

Tour Guide and Safari Consultant
Steven Mbwambo

Steven Mbwambo

Tour Guide and Safari Consultant
Godson Mongii

Godson Mongii

Safari Guide in the Serengeti
Naftari Zakayo

Naftari Zakayo

Multlingua Tour Guide
Huruma Ntandu

Huruma Ntandu

Bird-Watching Tour guide
Saraphina Madola

Saraphina Madola

Director of Customer Service
Japhet Mmasi

Japhet Mmasi

Tour Guide
Bazza Miya

Bazza Miya

Transport Manager and Car hire Consultant
Amani Vitaris

Amani Vitaris

Bird watching Tour Guide
James Mutta

James Mutta

Graphic Designer and Web Developer
Peter Mabele

Peter Mabele

Tour Guide and Car hire Consultant
Henry Robert

Henry Robert

Senior Tour Guide and Operation Manager
Margreth Mapesa

Margreth Mapesa

Accountant & Trip Advisor