Ole Kirimbai
Ole KirimbaiChairman
Ole Kirimbai serves not only as our chairman but also our elder statesman of conservation, having spent his lifetime working with communities and the Tanzanian government on issues in natural resource management. His positive energy and wisdom continues to guide Honeyguide to this day.
Damian Bell
Damian Bell Executive Director
Damian, a Tanzanian, began working in community-based tourism and conservation before such terms even existed. An entrepreneur and visionary at heart, Damian constantly strives for new ways of overcoming challenges and increasing the capacity of our organization. He, along with Ole Kirimbai, founded Honeyguide in 2007.

At Honeyguide, we have always been more than colleagues and more than a team. We are like an extended family. Our unity is our greatest strength. – Damian Bell

Belinda Mullo
Belinda MulloFinance Manager
Belinda ensures that every dollar Honeyguide receives is well spent and accounted for in our books. She embodies Honeyguide’s spirit of efficiency, transparency, and responsibility.
Elizabeth Naisula Mintoi
Elizabeth Naisula MintoiCommunication Manager
Lizzie, as the Communications manager, is responsible for external communication on donor reporting and internal communication within the organization. She manages the library, videos and all other communication materials in the organization.
Samuel Shaba
Samuel Shaba Programs Manager
Sam is Honeyguide’s Program Manager. He is responsible for the overall program management, planning, monitoring and evaluation. A Wildlife Management graduate of Sokoine University of Agriculture, Sam is an inventive thinker who strengthens our strategies and a rising software developer.
Max Msacky
Max MsackyAssistant Programs Manager
Max is responsible for all internal operations, including supervising protection and law enforcement, infrastructure maintenance, fleet management, and logistics planning. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental management, and enjoys working in rural areas.
Tobico Laizer
Tobico LaizerFinancial Data Officer
Tobico comes from a pastoral community in Manyara region. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Commerce & Finance from the University of Dodoma, he has helped Honeyguide’s finance department produce financial reports on time and post all financial information on QuickBooks.
DannyProgram Officer - Governance
Danny, a Mweka college graduate and former volunteer HWC officer, is our field monitoring officer currently based in Makame. A true “people person,” he loves what he does in this organization because he can learn and problem-solve through cooperation—with those in the office, the field, and communities.
Daudi Mollel
Daudi MollelData Manager
Daudi is responsible for all Honeyguide data from our working areas, he is great in the field and has a passion for strategic planning, data collection, monitoring and analysis. He has trained over 80 rangers in the field to use smartphones for data collection.
Samwel Elibariki
Samwel Elibariki Driver
Samwel is a graduate of Nairobi institute of tourism and hotel management, his dream is to become a tour guide, so he joined us as a volunteer to learn about mechanics and conservation. His dreams have been put on hold because of COVID 19 and we hope one day he will be able to fulfil his dreams.
Namnyak Matasia
Namnyak MatasiaFinance and Admin Program Coordinator
Namnyak is a graduate of MBA from Mzumbe University and prior to Honeyguide has spent years managing microfinance schemes with community cooperatives, smallholder farms and SME’s in the world of agricultural value chains. With her experience and patience, she will build the communities capacity to manage their finances in the WMAs.
Regina Daniel
Regina Daniel Office Cleaner
Regina always arrives first in the morning and makes our office look immaculate. Then she brings us tea and coffee during the day, makes our guest feel welcome. She is just dedication and smiles and keeps our team feeling grateful and happy.
Charles Jidamva
Charles JidamvaAdministration Officer
Charles is a graduate of an MBA and the years of experience in assets management, human resources and administration that he gained from other organizations prior to joining Honeyguide is his value, his maturity, approach and expertise is helping our team to grow professionally.
Petronela Office Assistant
Petronela grew up just outside of Arusha in the foothills of Mount Meru. She has made extraordinary strides in learning new skills and in assisting Honeyguide in the countless ways that never receive the due recognition they deserve.
Saitabau Loondasati
Saitabau LoondasatiK9 Unit Dog Handler
Saitabau is the youngest recruit from west Kilimanjaro to join the K9 unit and is based at the Manyara Ranch kennels. His gentle and positive nature is encouraging for both his work colleagues and the dogs he works with, Saitabau is very proud that he is part of this special team.
Meleckzedeck Laizer
Meleckzedeck LaizerSpecial Project Coordinator
Well-known “Meleck” started working with Honeyguide since 2012 as Monitoring Officer in the field in Kilimanjaro-Amboseli Ecosystem. He is working as a special project coordinator and also assisting Sam organizing project meetings and ensures that the plans are being followed accordingly.
Jamal Fadhili
Jamal FadhiliMedia and Film Production
Jamal, born and raised in Arusha, is responsible for Honeyguide’s films and short videos. While he has always loved wildlife, his filmmaking gives him the opportunity to connect with nature by exploring our program areas while also working with communities.
Lemuta Meng'oru
Lemuta Meng'oruField Officer - HWC
Born and raised in Mswakini Juu in Randilen, Lemuta is responsible for collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data from Randilen. His expertise in using smart apps for data analysis helps Randilen’s decisionmaking, ensuring decisions are made that enforce positive community perceptions of wildlife.
Jonas Peter
Jonas PeterDriver - Protection Unit
Known by many as ‘Kanunga,’ Jonas is our anti-poaching driver and mechanic in Randilen, where he is also a ranger. By sharing his experience from Enduimet, he and his team have been able to reduce poaching in Randilen. He loves seeing the environment thriving, as it shows the results of the effort he puts in with his team.
Abraham Kaaya
Abraham KaayaProtection Trainer- Randilen
Kaaya’s commanding voice makes him perfectly suited to training village game scouts (VGS). Working in Makame and Randilen, he has trained more than 50 VGS, and will continue to train more to ensure communities are always ready to defend wildlife and nature from poachers.
Dukuru Orng’idi Mollel
Dukuru Orng’idi MollelGame Scout - Manyara Ranch
Dukuru is a young Maasai Moran from Oltukai village in Manyara Ranch, who has a passion for protecting wildlife since childhood. He tracks all patrols and is a skilled user of SMART © conservation application and cyber tracker, where he records all wildlife data and photos are uploaded on his smartphone.
Leonard Charles
Leonard CharlesPatrol Car Driver
Leonard is known as ‘Chinaa”, sometimes up all night protecting crops from elephants, patrolling the area during the day, Chinaa loves being a ranger and is a great 4×4 driver. He started with Honeyguide as a mechanic and was committed to learn to drive and become a ranger, he is living his dream.
Eluid Kephas
Eluid KephasCamp Crew
Honeyguide field teams always camp out, Eluid is a driver and also a cook, mechanic, navigator and just good company in camp. For the larger team trips into the field, Eluid makes sure everybody is happy and well fed.
Kateto Ole Kashe
Kateto Ole KasheAntipoaching Commander - Makame
Kateto, or ‘Cowboy,’ was born and raised in Ngorongoro. A Mweka graduate, his passion for animals was inspired by his father, who manages a community ranch. Kateto is our anti-poaching commander in Makame, where he teaches rangers how to capture poachers in accordance with proper legal procedures.
Emmanuel Issak
Emmanuel IssakK9 Unit Head Trainer- Serengeti Park
Emmanuel is a Maasai from west Kilimanjaro and joined Honeyguide’s K9 unit when it was formed back in 2011. Will Powell of Canine Specialist Services said of Emmanuel ‘he is one of the best dog handlers and trackers I have ever met’; he has a unique gift of understanding exactly what his dog is capable of.
Emmanuel Mmpukwini
Emmanuel MmpukwiniIT Technician
Emma is a graduate of the Institute of Finance Management in Dar-es-Salam with a bachelor of computer science and Mathematics. He is an enthusiastic, young hire who finds great satisfaction in supporting the team with all IT-related issues. The innovation and experience brought by Emma have already positively impacted our operation in many ways, as IT is crucial for team efficiency across the organization.
Joshua Assery
Joshua AsseryWorkshop Assistant
Is responsible for all organization of motor vehicle repairs and insurance of vehicles.
Joshua supports the mechanic team with all of the spare orders collection. His role ensures that the mechanical team focuses on fixing the vehicles, without worrying about the purchases. He ensures all the right spares are available at the time of need.
Patrick Machari
Patrick MachariField Monitoring Officer
Patrick is a dedicated field monitoring officer based in Randilen WMA; he is responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting patrol data, along with assisting the management to monitor assets in the field. He is passionate about working alongside the local community to develop sustainable conservation management.
Fatma Kitine
Fatma KitineGovernance and Communications Program Coordinator
Fatma is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management from the Nelson African Institute of Science and Technology. She has many years of experience working in the natural resource governance sector. Her passion for people and love for wildlife shine through her governance training facilitation.
Mrimi Joseph
Mrimi JosephFinance Manager
Mrimi holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and has twelve years of experience in NGO financial management. His attention to detail and experience with donor projects, budgets, and reporting allows him to manage our finance department as we grow.
Happiness Godliving
Happiness GodlivingHuman Resources Manager
Happiness has over a decade of experience across various organizations and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. She is very much a people person committed to organizational development and advocacy of employees.