Seif Mkuti was born on April 28, 1967 in Newala, one of the five districts of the Tanzanian SOUTHERN region called Mtwara. This region is bordered to the North by the Tandahimba and Masasi District, to the South by the Ruvuma River District and Mozambique, to the East by the Tandahimba District and to the West by the Masasi District.
Seif Mkuti belongs to the Makonde tribe, famous for its art of carving objects such as masks and human figures. After the 1930s, this type of art became African Contemporary Art.
Seif Mkuti has worked with tourists from all over the world for more than 20 years (especially with Italians, English, Americans, Spanish, Germans and Russians), employed by one of the most famous Tour Operators in Arusha.
He studied to become an expert naturalist with a certification in "Natural and Cultural Tourism".
He is a member of the National Tanzania Tour Guides Association.
Today, Seif Mkuti is one of the 40 new guides’ trainers in Tanzania (including those belonging to Tanzania Private Tours, who nonetheless continue both field-training and during special sessions with international professionals).
He possesses recognized and undisputed experience in car Safaris and walking Safaris, also thanks to his training with Davide Bomben (President of the AIEA, Italian Association of African Experts and internationally renowned writer, www.espertiafrica.it).
Seif Mkuti worked as a mechanic for 7 years, acquiring all the necessary experience and skills for the proper maintenance and repair of Safari cars.
He speaks Swahili, Kiswahili, Makonde, English and Italian.
He has a wife and three daughters who are currently studying in Arusha.
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