Meet some of “Our Team”

Managing Director – David O. Mtui

I founded Nature’s Gift Safaris because of my lifelong commitment to the environment and sustainable agriculture and animal practices. Tanzania offers travelers an incredible array of experiences that will not only provide fabulous photos but unforgettable memories.

Native Tanzanian who grew up at the base of Kilimanjaro

Graduate of Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.

Master’s degree in animal husbandry.

Agricultural specialist for Arumeru region of Tanzania.



Safari Coordinator – Elizabeth Hudgin

I am a former high school English teacher from the U.S. who has been coming to Tanzania semi-annually for 10 years. I am now a resident of Tanzania, combining educational volunteer work with tourism.

Native of America’s Pacific Northwest.

Graduate of Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

Master’s degree in English education.

Experienced tour leader for church and educational groups visiting Tanzania.

Marketing & Sales – David East

Originally from the UK my background was predominantly in Sales, specialising in Business Development, Strategic Marketing and Print Management.

During 2009 I decided to indulge myself in one of my childhood dreams, to become a “Nature Guide”, I subsequently spent six months at the Nature College in the Little Karoo, South Africa, followed by a couple of years Namibia as a Deputy Lodge Manager and Tour Guide.

I am extremely passionate about conservation and some of the people I have met over the last few years have restored my faith in Human Nature and Mankind, there are a lot of people out there who still care passionately about this world, the peoples and their cultures, and the animals that roam our beautiful planet.

I am now back in Africa, the place I whole heartedly love and I am thoroughly enjoying my time here at “Nature’s Gift Safaris” in Tanzania.