Our Guides

At Planet Africa, our selected guides are our pride and joy. We invest substantially in training our guides as astute naturalists, local historians, conservationists, and of course vehicle mechanics. But more importantly, they are just fantastic travel companions. Our clients consistently report that their guide was the highlight of the safari, that they felt they were traveling with a friend who really took their needs into consideration. If you have a request for a specific skill, we will try to match you with the right guide. Your experience with us will be tailored, by you, from start to finish, and your guide will be there with you every step of the way.

Elisa Ngonya


Elisa has a profound understanding of how and why nature is all about balance - something he enjoys conveying to his guests. Born and brought up in Moshi, Elisa started his career as a guide after finishing school.

He left Tanzania, worked for a wildlife research project in Kenya and, after spending time in Germany, studied at the Mweka Wildlife College in Tanzania before taking up a position at what was then Green Footprint Adventures. Elisa’s favourite animal is the elephant – “they are clever, just like human beings”. His enthusiasm and knowledge will enhance your appreciation of the bush.