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Isa – Our Assistant Guide

Posted by in Kilimanjaro,Mountains,Staff | September 22, 2016

ISIHAKU ISSA SAID (Isa) is our Assistance Guide.  He was born in December 1985 in the capital city of Tanzania; Dodoma.  He grew up in the village near the city called Bahi.  He started primary school in January 1995.  He completed standard seven in September 2001 and in January 2002 he started secondary education.  In 2005 he completed his secondary education, all in Dodoma.  After secondary education he moved to Kilimanjaro.  He did not perform very well in secondary education so he did not get the government sponsor.  On 2006 he joined to the college of tourism in Moshi, called INTEL TRAINING CENTER.  This college is the best college for tourism training in Moshi.

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Isa and his family.

In 2007 he started to work as a Porter on Kilimanjaro.  When not working with us at Great Rift, he works with other companies.  In 2009 he applied for the licence to lead clients on Kilimanjaro and Meru, and 2010 he got the licence.

Isa has attended different First Aid training which was organized by KINAPA (Kilimanjaro National Park) in 2012, 2014, and 2016.

In 2014, Isa was married and now he has one daughter.  He lives in Moshi with his family.  People like to call Isihaku as Isa for short.  Isa started with us at GREAT RIFTS MOUNTAINS AND SAFARIS in January 2015.  Isa likes Machame and Lemosho Route.  He is full route mountain guide, and works as both an Assistance Guide and full Guide depending on how busy we are.  Also, Isa goes to safari as safari guide.  Isa has a lot of experience and much to tell if you climb with us!