Thierry Cellier was born and raised in France and has always had an insatiable passion for the great outdoors.
Thierry founded The Heritage safari Company 3 years ago after 25 years of adventure in Africa. In the mid-eighties Thierry worked for an aid agency, running complex logistical operations in West and Central Africa. In 1995 Thierry had the opportunity to move to East Africa and join the safari industry in Tanzania and later in Kenya. East Africa offered him a captivating lifestyle and extensive safari experience – managing camps, mobile camps in isolated areas, fleet of vehicles, Kilimanjaro climbing crew, guiding clients and operating a safari company as managing director.
During these years in Africa, Thierry has been fortunate enough to travel through thirty countries, from Cairo to Cape Town and from Dakar to Djibouti. He has crossed the Sahara twice, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro four times, Mount Kenya twice, Mount Meru, Ol Donyo Lengai, canoed the Niger and Zambezi rivers.
Outside of Africa, he has sailed around Cape Horn, trekked through the Altai Mountains in Mongolia, rainforests of Costa Rica, rode camel in the Thar Desert, travelled in Alaska and Tierra del Fuego in search of great escapes.
Thierry continues to travel to Africa regularly, exploring new places.
Maturaf Chihithou – Swahili Coast specialist
Maturaf was born in Comoros Island and has been in the tourism industry for more than twenty years. Based in Zanzibar, Maturaf, along with a superb team of people takes special care of our guests relaxing on the Spice Island after a safari.
He is fluent in English, French and Kiswahili.
Amani S.Minja – Head guide – Kilimanjaro
Amani was born in Marangu on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. He has 19 years experience on the mountain, has summitted Kilimanjaro more than 200 times and holds a Wilderness First Responder certification. Amani is fluent is English, Kiswahili and Chagga.