Alina de Vilder

After working for years as meditation teacher and therapist in the Netherlands, (naturopath, bodywork, breathwork, hypno-and regression therapy, Clarity Proces and counselor/coach), I ended up unexpectedly in Tanzania. After an inspiring search on the spiritual and therapeutic market between 1985 and 2004, I came in touch with the Clarity Proces of Jeru Kabbal. I practised his teachings on a daily basis for six years. This changed my way of looking at life radically. In essence I learned to make a sharp distinction between the world perceived from the perspective of our mind and the world as it shows itself from the perspective of our senses. Our mind follows a script which is programmed in early years and endlessly repeats itself, even if reality is totaly different. The adventure life in fact is, gets lost in the compulsive need for security. By learning to see through it, I freed myself from this script, jumped into the unknown and found myself back in an exciting African Adventure. In 2013 I founded the unique safari company that Mindful Adventure is right now.

Within Mindful Adventure I get the opportunity to connect my love for spiritual clarity, my involvement with Masaï in Ngorongoro and my respect for pure nature to inspire others, who are on their way to rediscover themselves as free human beings.

Rama Ama

Rama grew up in a poor family and despite that was capable to develop and better his life step by step over time. Nowadays he is director of Mindful Adventure Ltd. and accompanies Alina on the big safaris as an experienced guide and driver. Well-balanced and responsible, he has built a better life for his children and himself. Tanzanian traffic is always hectic, but Rama offers the safety that is necessary to all travellers of Heroe and Mindful Adventure. Also during safaris, Rama is the man who is approaching changing circumstances in a very practical manner, always finding a solution, so stress is minimalized as much as possible. Besides all this professional qualities Rama has a kind and understanding personality, which makes him the companion you love to have during your safari.

Tuma, our cook

Tuma Alois

The first meeting with Tuma was like a storm. He was very strongly present and direct in his wishes, which is very unusual in Tanzania. With Tuma you know what you are up to. During our safaris he showed himself a wonderful cook, a hard worker, a humorous storyteller, a passionate reporter of foodball games and a vivacious personality that brings aliveness in the team. Our clients love to hear his stories. Tuma is married and has two children. He lives in Arusha and he tries to save money to start a store for body care products to uplift his lifestyle. No doubt he is going to make it.

Yohane MasaI

Yohane Sundai

I met Yohane (26) during my visits to the Masaï village Endonyowas in Ngorongoro, where we are also sponsoring the local school. Yohana often translated for me. By age 25 he finished high school on the highest level, which is quite an achievement for people from the Masaï tribe.  Since the first safari, Yohane has been our guide through his homeland Ngorongoro. He stands out in responsibility, a great control over his team and care for our travellers. With support of former travellers of Mindful Adventure, Yohane is now studying biology and chemistry at the University of Dar Es Salaam.