East Africa Office
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Julian Camm – Africa Sales & Marketing Director – East Africa
I was born in Ghana, West Africa, before moving to the UK for my education. I moved to Tanzania in February 1999 to work for one of the larger safari companies here, reaching the position of General Manager. In September 2007 I joined Albatros Travel as the East Africa General Manager and have enjoyed the more personalised service that we give to each client that travels with us. With Jennie joining the fold, I have shifted my attention to promoting travel to Africa with Albatros.
Tanzania really is a land of extremes, with Africa’s highest mountain, its deepest lake, its largest lake, the largest game reserve in the world and the largest mammal migration – all in one country that gives 25% of its land mass to conservation. There really is so much on offer in terms wildlife viewing, adventure safari, exotic beaches. However for those that can, I think a trip to Katavi, a true wilderness area and Mahale, for the amazing experience of being in the presence of Chimpanzees, is one of the most special experiences in Tanzania. For the more energetic I really think a trek up Mount Kilimanjaro is an experience of a lifetime. It is an incredibly scenic climb taking you through 5 distinct ecological zones and there is nothing more rewarding than reaching the roof of Africa!
Jennie Camm – General Manager – East Africa
I was born and raised in Scotland. I moved to Kenya in July 2002 to work for a camp in the Masai Mara. A year later I joined the Albatros Kenya office before then moving to Tanzania to work with the team there. I left Albatros in 2006 but returned in January 2016 as the East Africa General Manager.
The quality and diversity of the game in East Africa makes it difficult to recommend just the one place to visit. With much improved Airline routing, between the various countries, its now possible to take in the wonder that is the Rwanda Gorilla experience, to then effortlessly link into the great plains of the Masai Mara & Serengeti by air before continuing onto Pemba Island, just off Zanzibar for some much needed R&R.
Seema Menon – Finance Manager
I was born India where I studied and acquired my Accountancy degree. I moved to Tanzania and joined Albatros Travel in 2004. It’s been an incredible journey of over 10 years in this organization, where each day is new and challenging.
Albatros has always been renowned for organising tailor made safaris for individuals and organising special interest safaris, however one set tour that has sold well, has been our Tanzania Trails, which takes you on a driving safari with one of our well trained guides through the Northern Circuit of Tanzania staying in some of the smaller and more personalised properties. It is a classic Tanzania safari at incredible value for money.
Juliet Samaka – Sales & Marketing Consultant
I joined the Tourism Industry in 2003 and have had the great privilege of travelling all over Tanzania’s amazing wilderness areas and visiting the exotic beaches of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia. It therefore gives me such joy to be able to introduce this amazing country to all our guests that arrive here and I hope to be able to encourage more people to come and visit my country. I joined Albatros in 2007 and have hade the opportunity to travel to some of the trade shows giving me a first hand opportunity introduce and show off Tanzania.
There is so much to recommend in Tanzania, but I feel the Southern Circuit of Tanzania; Selous and Ruaha, offers a more wild and exclusive game experience, as well as giving clients a more diverse game viewing experience; with walking safaris, boat safaris, night game drives and fly camping safaris and not forgetting the best place to see the endangered African Wild Dogs. I also feel that Zanzibar is a must in any trip to Tanzania, as it is the perfect place to unwind after an exciting safari.
Kheri Patrick – Sales Consultant
I have been selling Tanzania since 1997. I joined Albatros in 2007 after many years with one of the larger safari companies in Tanzania and what I really enjoy is having the freedom to design a safari that matches the client’s wishes.
The safaris that I really enjoy creating are those that involve some kind of special interest, be it farming, cultural, or archaeological, however I always feel that every safari must include the Serengeti and where possible in an area that allows you to get the chance to experience the sheer volume of thousands and thousands of wildebeest surrounding your safari vehicle and going on as far as the eye can see.
Helen Laizer – Sales Consultant
I was born in Arusha, the hub of Tanzania’s northern safari circuit. I have been in tourism since 2004 and joined Albatros in the beginning of 2010. I have really enjoyed designing safaris for people and seeing them so happy after their safari that they want to come back.
The two most amazing safari experiences I have had are firstly being in Southern Serengeti in March and seeing the incredible numbers of wildebeest in one area, so many you couldn’t even start to count them! My second was in Mahale with the Chimpanzees and seeing the whole family group all around us. I also try and convince people to visit Stone Town when they go to Zanzibar and not just the beach, as it has so much history and it is fantastic walking through all the narrow streets.
Emmanuel Munisi – Sales Consultant
I live in Arusha with my wife and two sons. Despite completing my University degree in Engineering, I was drawn towards the travel industry, probably being influenced by my father, who was a safari guide. I have worked in the tourism industry since 2005 in a couple of the larger safari companies in Arusha, until joining Albatros. I am the new kid on the block, having joined in March 2017, but immediately felt like part of a special team.
With so much to offer in Tanzania it is quite tough to be specific. However, when designing an itinerary I try and incorporate Tarangire National Park, as it is often missed, which is a shame as it delivers in so many ways. I like to incorporate diversity in my itineraries, including active elements as well as cultural experiences, such as Lake Eyasi with the Hadzabe tribe, or Lake Natron with an authentic Masai experience.