Remembering those who were tragically taken from us

A year ago, a fatal aircraft incident in Tanzania, in the region of Ngorongoro Crater, en-route to the Serengeti, claimed the lives of 10 passengers and a solo Captain. The causes of this incident remain under investigation by the TCAA. (Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority).

Amongst the passengers on-board was Naseeb Mfinanga, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Maasai Wanderings Ltd, the esteemed East African DMC (Destination Management Company) and Nasikia Camps Ltd, Tanzania. www.maasaiwanderings.com & www.nasikiacamps.com.

Naseeb’s brother, Shatri Mfinanga and the company’s IT Manager, Gift Lema were also on-board.

15 November 2017 marked the day of dear and loved ones passing for many families, from Tanzania, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and South Africa. We wish to remember those that passed far too soon and indeed pass our respects to their families and friends.

2017 passed and now as 2018 draws to its final months it is appropriate to explain the future vision and mission of Maasai Wanderings, together with Nasikia Camps.

Donna Duggan formally a Nurse by profession, treating those effected by HIV in Tanzania and expectant mothers, is the “backbone” of the two firms today. Whilst in mourning, Donna has shown remarkable character and substance. In honour of her beloved husband, family and team who passed on that dreadful day, Donna decided to drive the company forward and that she has done, as she believes, as do we all that this is what Nas would have wanted. Ehlane Plains was opened as Nas had wished in February of 2018, this is followed by Tarangire Ndovu Camp, becoming a permanent structure, which will be relaunched before the Festive Season of 2018 and opening in February 2019 Mandhari Lodge, overlooking the Great African Rift Valley, on top of the Manyara Escarpment, where Donna and Nas created dreams that have now become a reality.

Under application are:

Kusini Kopjes Camp, Serengeti National Park (Kusini area), permanent, all year round

Lamai Serengeti Nest, Serengeti National Park (Lamai Area), permanent, all year round

The basic philosophy of both Maasai Wanderings and Nasikia Camps, is to provide authentic, understated, experiential journeys, with luxurious touches. We have created affordable experiences that can be enjoyed by many wishing to see the wilderness, game and become aware of the need to conserve the environment in our world, for future generations, so they may also enjoy what we experience now.

Maasai Wanderings and Nasikia Camps (Tanzania) are driven by Nas and Donna’s forward vision, and Donna continues the labour of love with the personal values of their little family at heart. We continue the commitment to grow and share our generation of safari dreamers, to that of Rami and Eisha’s generation – Donna and Nas’s children.

In tribute to those that passed a multi faith Service of Remembrance, will be held at the site on the 15th November 2018, at the time it was estimated the aircraft impacted the crater.

Dedicated to the precious lives lost in

The air crash of 15th November 2017

Donna Duggan the Co-Founder of Maasai Wanderings and Nasikia Camps Tanzania, has worked closely over the last year with Andrew Shapland, of South Africa’s high profile “Tourism Corporation Africa Ltd – The Original” (www.tourismcorp.co.za) and has been guided in all legal and corporate matters, by top notch South African Attorney, Stefan le Roux, of the Johannesburg and Cape Town based Law Firm  Glyn Marais (www.glynmarais.co.za), collectively, Duggan (Australian), Le Roux (South African) and Shapland (British) mandated Barrister Jim Morris, a highly skilled Aviation specialist of the leading London Law Firm, Ashford’s LLP (www.ashfords.co.uk), to pursue Coastal Aviation and its insurers in accordance with international law.

For Further Information Contact: Andrew Shapland. andrew@tourismcorp.co.za

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