Our Team


To ensure our customers have the very best experience possible, African Traits only employs guides who meet the qualifications for gold, silver, or bronze level experience and rating as recognized within the East African tourism industry. We offer tours in the following languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Swahili, and local tribal languages.

Meet Our Team

Godfrey Willy

Managing Director

A hard working and devoted managing director of African Traits, Godfrey strives to ensure his passionate team consistently provides the best tourism services and experiences for our customers. Paying great attention to every detail and always welcoming you with a huge smile, you are in very capable and caring hands. Godfrey has an adventurous heart and an amazing knowledge of his home country, Tanzania, which he loves and respects greatly.

Bernad Erasto (Ben)

Safari Guide

Ben, our most experienced safari guide, is passionate about his work. He enjoys meeting people from around the globe and loves to help them experience all they can during their time in Tanzania. He has extensive knowledge of wildlife and is often complimented on his astonishing ability to spot animals in unexpected and concealed locations. You will not miss any opportunity for wildlife viewing with Ben as your guide.

Anderson Mbise

Mountain Guide

Anderson was born and raised at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Ove the years, he has traveled extensively throughout all the countries surrounding Tanzania. He has a great knowledge of Mount Kilimanjaro after climbing it countless times. He is passionate about guiding and builds a great rapport with clients of all ages. He loves photography and will be the best mountain guide to capture your all-important summit photo! He is charming, hard-working, and encouraging. His ten years of experience makes him a very unique and special mountain guide who are proud to have as part of our team.

John Kiwori (Teacher)

Mountain Guide

John, who is known by his friends and colleagues as “teacher,” is our most knowledgeable and experienced mountain guide with over eighty successful summits on record. He is a calm, strong leader who has earned respect from the porters and guides alike. Starting as a porter, he has worked his way to the top and, therefore, he knows what is needed to ensure a strong, healthy team of customers and porters. John is extremely caring and supportive. He has received his First Aid Certificate from the Tanzania Red Cross recognizing his understanding that safety is our highest priority. John attends regular training and update sessions to be the very best mountain guide he can be and we believe he is the best.