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    Isaya Magesa

    Mountain Chef

    Isaya Magesa is from the Lake Victoria area, about two hours away from the Ikoma Gate of Serengeti National Park. He is the younger brother of Matata Msaro, also a Duma mountain chef. In 1998, he moved with his brother from Lake Victoria to Arusha where both enrolled in a cooking course. 

    Prior to his career as a mountain chef, Isaya operated his own restaurant near the central market in Arusha from 2003-2007. After closing the restaurant, he returned to school at the Tropical Institute and studied cooking with his brother. Soon after, Isaya began climbing Kilimanjaro as a mountain chef. He worked for two other companies in Arusha before joining Duma in 2008.

    Isaya returned to school during the low season of 2010 to complete a special course in vegetarian food and now climbs with many of our vegetarian groups.

    Duma Explorer Mountain Team
    • Msuri Moshi

      Head Mountain Guide

    • Naumu Kimuto

      Mountain porter

    • Nelson Mbise

      Mountain Porter

    • Jackson Akyoo

      Assistant Guide

    • Elipokea Urio

      Porter / Assistant Cook

    • Isaya Magesa

      Mountain Chef

    • Godwin Emanuel

      Mountain Chef

    • Emmanuel Mungure

      Head Mountain Guide

    • Peter Isaya

      Assistant Guide

    Meet the rest of our team

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