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30 Years under Canvas

The Serengeti Bush Rover Suites

Meanwhile, David and Masa were developing an idea of a working Land Rover which would open up like a butterfly into stunning accommodation complete with 14 x 16ft bedroom raised up several metres above the roof of the vehicle, completely solar powered with flush loo and even a bath tub in the back! The Bush Rover suites were born in January 2017 and formed the Bush Rover migration camps set in 3 private and stunning locations throughout the Serengeti National Park, always in the heart of the great wildebeest migration but away from the crowds. The base for the Bush Rover suites is Little Okavanago Camp, a small 6 room base camp in one of the best sites for birding in the country and located a stone’s throw from the western Ndabaka gate of the Serengeti on the edge of the floodlands of famous Lake Victoria.

David and Tara

David & Masa are at the centre of the Tanzania Safari operation today. Whilst Masa lives in Tanzania, these days David splits his year between Tanzania and at home in the UK where his wife Tara and daughter Lili are based. David and Masa continue to be the driving force of the operation.

Ngorongoro Crater - Lili and friends

All Tent With A View’s managers are Tanzanian. Some have worked their way up through the company. An example is Johnny Giles who heads up Simply Saadani & Babs’ Camps in Saadani National Park. Mbasha, now one of the company’s most experienced tour leaders started life with Tent With A View as one of the builders of Sable Mountain Lodge. Praygod Mamuya leads the team at Little Okavango Camp, whilst Rehema (Rey) and Fabiola lead the sales team. Rey has a dual role in accounts too with an aim to one day becoming the FD. Nzori & Modest share the management roles at The Zanzibari boutique hotel assisted by Helen who is one of our graduate trainee managers. The team is led by the general management of Mrisho Kilanga, Masa’s brother. Loveness and Nelson look after logistics out of the Dar es Salaam office. Over in the UK, Tara looks after marketing, supervises the Dar sales team and is responsible for all company legal work and health & safety having taken a year off from corporate law in 2009. She never quite made it back! Recent members of the team include Johnny Johnson and Jo-emma Larvin. Johnny shares the responsibility with David and Masa for strategic planning and looks after the larger accounts whilst Jo-Em is responsible for social media and digital marketing and is a keen amateur photographer taking some super shots when she is out and about on safari.

A Tent With A View provides safaris with innovation and integrity with its people at the very heart of our success.