Fraud Blocker Mariam Mrutu - Ground Operations in Arusha Tanzania

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Meet Mariam Mrutu

Mariam Mrutu

Ground Operations, Arusha Tanzania, The Wild Source

Mariam Mbaraka Mrutu was born in 1976 in Kilimanjaro, Moshi town – right on the edge of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park in East Africa. She went to Muungano primary school in Moshi.
In 1991 she and her family moved to Arusha where she joined Meru primary school and went on to Arusha secondary school. Mariam studied Hospitality and Tourism at Tropical Institute of Hotel and Tourism in Arusha. She worked for New Arusha Hotel, now Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, from 2003 to 2008 as a receptionist and in reservations. From 2008 to 2013 she worked for Kiliwarrior Expedition as Operations Manager.

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.”


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