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Meet the team behind Tripindigo

Matt Bell

Matt Bell

Founder and Tech lead

Matt is one of the founders of Tripindigo. He is responsible for the technical side of things, combining his IT background, his passion for the region and his extensive experience working with East African travel businesses.

Matt started as an overland safari driver in 2003, after completing a Computer Science degree at Manchester University in the UK, and has worked in the East African travel and hospitality industry ever since.

His favourite places in East Africa are off grid, where one can be fully immersed in the culture, language and philosophy of life, far from the distractions of the digital world!

Matt’s passion is to empower businesses in Africa to have the best digital presence, and share what they have to offer with customers around the world.

He speaks Swahili, loves travelling, reading, cooking, and keeping fit.

Marc Dhalluin

Marc Dhalluin

Founder and Business development

Marc is one of the founders of Tripindigo and responsible for business development and marketing. He was born in South Africa and has spent his professional life working in the tourism and hospitality industry in Southern Africa, South America, and Europe.

Marc is a keen adventurer and has travelled around the globe for adventures with or without his mountain bike. He has done many trips to East Africa and loves the feeling of standing on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, looking down into the unique habitat and seeing it in perspective. But he also has a soft spot for Mnemba atoll where he first explored the marvelous underwater world as he learned to scuba dive.

Driving to the Serengeti one day and realising the entire trip was a game drive was an eye-opening moment for Marc. Seeing the local people and animals existing side by side he understood this wasn’t just a road for tourists, but this is Africa.

One of the things on Marc’s bucket list is to participate in a traditional dhow race.

Godfrey Maliwanga

Godfrey Maliwanga

Customer Service

Godfrey is a key part of the customer service team and if you need any assistance there is a good chance he will be the one supporting you. He is based in Dar es Salaam where he enjoys playing soccer and jogging on the beaches before catching the beautiful African sunsets over the ocean.

Godfrey loves travelling to new destinations, learning about different environments, cultures and people. He treasures his memories from camping trips to the Ngorongoro Crater, wildlife safaris to the Serengeti National Park and learning about the history of men in Olduvai Gorge. But his favourite place in East Africa is vibrant Arusha with its beautiful climate and abundance of wildlife in the nearby areas, although he admits he might be biased towards his own country.

There are many places in East Africa he would like to visit and he has set himself an ambitious goal to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, before he turns 30.

In Dar es Salaam Godfrey’s much-loved day trip is a visit to Mbudya Island, only a 20-minute boat ride from the White Sands hotel. Mbudya Island is one of four islands in the Dar es Salaam Marine Reserve and is an excellent spot to unwind on the beach, snorkel or swim, go for a walk and eat freshly caught fish.

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