About

As a tour company Boma Africa is unique, as it is firstly a self-sustaining non-profit organization.  Boma Africa uses the tourism industry as a direct and sustainable means of generating funds for community projects.

Boma Africa offers wildlife safaris, cultural tourism, Kilimanjaro climbs, trekking adventures, beach holidays, and volunteer opportunities.

Boma Africa is currently supporting and managing three projects, Boma la Mama Birth Centre Project, the Boma Community School, and the Mto wa Mbu Community Centre.

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Lau Mafuru, Boma Africa founder

Lau Mafuru, Boma Africa founder

Lawrence is the founder and director of Boma Africa. He was born in the Serengeti and raised in the national parks of Tanzania. He started his work in the tourism industry as a porter on Mt. Meru, and has climbed his way from porter to licenced guide, to expedition coordinator, and finally to company director. Lawrence has worked for over 50 companies as a freelance guide, climbed Kilimanjaro more than 100 times, worked for Tanzania National Parks authority, and trekked his way across Tanzania. Lawrence oversees all expeditions and community projects and looks forward to welcoming you to Boma Africa!

Leesha Mafuru, Director

Leesha founded Boma Africa together with Lawrence, sharing the vision of having a positive impact on the community. She is involved in office operations, communications and marketing, with a special role in community projects. You are likely to be in touch with Leesha during the booking process.Leesha is educated as a midwife, with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science in Midwifery. She volunteers in a Tanzanian government hospital on the maternity ward. Leesha is devoted to improving maternity care, and is the Project Manager for Boma Africa’s leading project, Boma la Mama: Birth Centre and Midwifery School.

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