Ben has more than 100 ascents of Kilimanjaro. Ben has become our expert guide on the mountain and safari, and one of Tanzania’s premier guides. He enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge and passion of the area’s natural history, and providing his guests with a local’s perspective on Tanzanian culture and history. Ben was born in a village on Kilimanjaro and went to primary and secondary school and eventually attended Seminary in Arusha before becoming a safari guide and then a mountain guide. He is fluent in English, Chagga, Swahili, Maasai and French. Additionally, he knows countless riddles and is a bit of a card-shark. Ben’s professionalism, knowledge, and warm personality make him a favorite..