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    Stacy founded Duma Explorer in 2004. Originally from the USA, Stacy lived in Tanzania for 15 years and is well versed in all aspects of Tanzania's tourism industry.

    Stacy Readal (Founder and Director)

    As a Duma founder and director, she oversees the company’s business development, financial planning and customer service. 

    Before starting Duma, Stacy worked at a non-governmental organization in Arusha from 1999 - 2003, running programs in sustainable agriculture and HIV/AIDS prevention in Northern Tanzania. She is a board member of Global Service Corps, a nonprofit organization working to combat rural poverty and HIV in the Arusha region.  

    Stacy completed an Master's in Business Administration at UCLA's Anderson School of Management and her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley. She is fluent in Swahili.

    Hezron Mbise (Founder and Director)

    As a Duma founder and director, Hezron overseas the Arusha office. Hezron started in the tourism industry as a mountain porter and worked his way up through the industry until starting his own company. Hezron has more than 25 years of experience in Tanzania's tourism industry. He is a native of Tanzania and is from the Mount Meru/Arusha area.


    Duma Explorer Office Team
    • Stacy and Hezron


    • Tom Readal


    • Omary Ridhiwan

      General Manager

    • Edna Kubeka

      Marketing Manager

    • Godson Kishongo

      Equipment Manager

    • Zaila Msangi


    • Paola Mbise


    • Elias Pallangyo


    • James Mafie


    Meet the rest of our team

    Crew, team, the guys