Migration, Serengeti, Tanzania

Angel Vendeline Namshali

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The safari industry has always been male-dominated, too often built around the macho image of guides taking on the dangers of the wilderness. It also operates in countries where female roles are still traditionally defined, and positions of power go to men almost by default.

That is why Angel stands out. As the manager of Africa’s only all-female-run safari camp, Dunia Camp, she has shattered stereotypes.

Under her management, the camp has strengthened its reputation as one of Tanzania’s best camps, whilst also providing opportunities for female guides that might not otherwise have existed.

These opportunities are few and far between in Tanzania, as Angel is all too aware of. Before Dunia’s transition to an all-female staff, she was the only female camp manager in the entire country. Now, the camp she runs not only provides opportunities; it also acts as an example to other camps, showing through its success that prejudices in the safari industry have no bearing in reality.

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