Charles Kessy

Driver Guide

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Charles was born back in 1976 on the fertile slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Marangu being home to the Chagga tribe and his siblings consist of 3 brothers and 2 sisters with Charles falling somewhere in the middle of it all.

His parents were farmers and when school was over it was expected for all children to help out with choirs around their small farm. They grew beans and maize for personal consumption and tendered to a small heard of life stock.

It would not be till many years later that Charles would discover his passion for wildlife and the urge to discover more about his own country. Charles did the wildlife management course at the Tropical center back in Arusha leaving after an intensive year long course with a Diploma. He was fortunate in finding a job that would give him some experience working with foreign travelers.

Charles knew to stand the best chance of securing the right guiding job he would need to return to school as to shine out from the many young driver guides out there. He patiently went back to college for another year where he learnt Spanish and then joined the B2B team in 2007.

Charles joined his fellow B2B drivers for a month long stint in Lake Manyara attending an intensive FGSA (Federation of Guiding Southern Africa) no small investment for anyone but proves Charles’ dedication in being the best he possible can and sharing that knowledge with foreign visitors.

His interest and hobbies outside of guiding are few as they all steer back to wildlife but he does have an interest in travel both in Africa.