The Kilimanjaro community lost a kind person and a strong leader on July 31st, when Emmanuel Mtui was tragically killed in a vehicle accident on the Marangu-Rombo road. He lived in Mbahe, not far from Park Headquarters and the Marangu Gate, and leaves behind his wife and 5 children. Emmanuel worked for years as a Senior Guide at Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience (SENE). His leadership style was subtle, yet tremendously effective - orchestrating his trips almost as if by remote control. With pride, attention to detail, and a sense of humor, Emmanuel carefully looked after his staff and clients alike. He will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know him.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to Emmanuel's family may send a personal check made out to Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience with "Emmanuel Mtui" in the "for" line. The SENE US office is at: 1808 Riverside Ave S. Suite 208 Minneapolis, MN 55454. More photos of Emmanuel are posted here, and comments may be made on the SENE facebook page.