Safari Planning Team
Meet Mariam Mrutu
Ground Operations, Arusha Tanzania, The Wild Source
She began working for The Wild Source in 2013 until 2015. She then studied Business Management, Accounting, and Finance at Jomo Kenyatta University from 2015 to 2017, before returning to Tanzania to rejoin The Wild Source team in 2017.
When asked why she chose to work in the tourism industry, Mariam said: “I had to walk almost 2km to school. From my home to school I had to pass by the clock tower every day, and I met lots of tourists on the way to school asking directions and other questions. I would sometimes take them to school and they would ask permission to visit our school and talk to us and give school supplies. This is when I got interested in tourism. I now have 16 years in the tourism industry. I love this job. I love traveling and I have been to every national park in northern Tanzania, and to the USA and Kenya.”