Goodluck Urassa

Goodluck Kilesi Urassa, known as Urassa, is a member of the Meru tribe from the southern slopes of Mount Meru, near Arusha. Early on, he developed a desire to become a guide, and after attending Mount Meru Tour Guiding College, he soon entered the safari profession, rising through the positions of camp crew, support vehicle driver, assistant guide, and now safari guide. His interests include mammal behavior, a particular favorite, and ornithology, a close second. Urassa gives back to his community by doing environmental work in his home area, for example, planting indigenous trees with school children on the slopes of Mount Meru, and educating them about environmental issues. Urassa has a keen spotter's eye, a love of the bush, and a wit and gentle manner that make him a great safari companion.  He lives near his home village with his wife Stella and his three young children.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips:

Serengeti Wildlife Safari, December 22, 2011-January 3, 2012
Serengeti Wildlife Safari, January 6-18, 2012
Serengeti Wildlife Safari, January 11-23, 2012
Serengeti Wildlife Safari, February 17-29, 2012
Serengeti Wildlife Safari, February 11-22, 2014

Client Testimonials:

Urassa is a wonderful and kind man. He was a pleasure to be around, so helpful and giving. Barbara B., Mountain View, CA
Serengeti Wildlife Safari
Urassa is approachable, gentle and caring as a guide, and shares information freely about the environment so the listener gains a deeper understanding about the life cycles, habits of wildlife and insects, and their interdependence. Diane K., Berkeley, CA
Serengeti Wildlife Safari
What a great guide! Smart, thoughtful. knowledgeable...I felt totally safe and well taken care of. Katherine H., Berkeley, CA
Serengeti Wildlife Safari
I cannot speak highly enough of Urassa. He is a born leader. His knowledge, love of his country, quiet manner, and sense of humor helped make our trip the incredible experience that it was. Susie M., Raleigh, NC
Serengeti Wildlife Safari