El Mundo Safaris

El Mundo Safaris evolve from Chile to Kili Foundation – a premier educational organization dedicated to discovering our planet, conserving and protecting environment and wildlife species. Our tour expeditions and adventure packages help to promote conservation and sustainable development.

Chile to Kili Foundation was founded in 2007, promoting around-the-world cycling initiative undertaken by Elvis 'Lelo' Munis – that took Gandhi's famous mantra “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Elvis had an experience of biking around 57 countries in an effort to inspire action to promote conservation and fund scholarships for the disadvantaged youth.

We at El Mundo Safaris are passionate about offering travelers with active and highly-engaging packages that are environmentally responsible and incorporate adventure, education, leisure, cultural exchange, and exploration. We strongly believe in tourism promoting conservation and managing natural resources that give back to the local communities and offering travelers with highly-engaging as well as fulfilling experiences.

“Travel with a Purpose” is a key ethos of the company and El Mundo Safaris. We offer interested travelers the opportunity to participate, experience, engage, contributing, learning from local communities, people and the places visited. By traveling with a purpose we can all be the change we wish to see in the world. 

Africa, Tanzania and many other places in the developing world is home to a vast variety of bio and cultural diversity. Its home to a large variety of wildlife, rare ecosystems full of endemic species; is a harbor of pristine natural areas and natural resources. These are World Heritage sights. Sadly, many of its people lack the financial resources as well as inspiration and motivation to receive the education necessary to successfully manage, develop and preserve these resources and their respective areas.

Let El Mundo Safaris help you make the most out of your expeditions!

MEET THE MAN BEHIND EL MUNDO SAFARIS

El Mundo Safaris was founded and is run by 'Lelo' Elvis Munis. An African youth with the type of vision that is generated only when poignant personal experience collides with an extraordinary vantage point. Just as Africa is a continent of contrast, Elvis’s world consists of point and counter-point. Grew up in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Elvis passed a difficult childhood spent between his grandmother’s and relative's house, living in a bus, and being essentially homeless. At the age of fifteen, he first climbed Kilimanjaro as a porter to help pay for his school fees. Despite his self-driven academic success (also teaching himself five languages to fluency) he has been struggling ever since to improve and make life better and fun any many ways

Elvis is inquisitive by nature and asks hard questions. How can we Africans best counter backwardness with personal development? How can we foster self-empowerment to combat poverty and dependence? From a history of immersion in the local environment, he has spent time guiding wildlife safaris; leading treks up Kilimanjaro;  working as a volunteer in several civil societies; solo cycling, leading long distance biking tours, and teaching Ecology to international high school and college students. He has emerged an intelligent and thoughtful naturalist and it is this spirit that drives his current endeavor.  Elvis is once again using the power of his passion for what he believes in; Conservation-Education-Sustainability.

His recently epic cycling journey around the world through 57 countries, traversing huge distances and harsh terrain alone in order to raise funds and awareness for ecological education in Tanzania and to learn more about international environmental and conservational issues. Follow this link to read more about the epic journey of Chile to Kili

It is with this passion, rich experience and determination that he leads his team of experienced guides, leaders, naturalists and trainers who will help you to achieve your own dream to learn about, experience and explore this amazing world!

THE TEAM

Semu Nkini

Senior Tour Guide


Semu, born and raised in Arusha with Ugandan roots, has been working in the East African safari circuit for more 20 years. When he began, safari companies were still using VW buses and having to pick up their guests from the Kenyan border, as there was not international airport in northern Tanzania. His years of experience have turned him into the superstar guide that he is today. He loves to share his vast knowledge of the region and its endemic species with his guests. Typically East African, he is warm, friendly and welcoming.

Laurelee Graham

Relationship Manager, Pacific North-West

+1 206 898 0651


Lauralee has spent over 20 years in sales and marketing. In 1992, she decided to work exclusively in the travel industry. Over the years, she has developed strong industry relationships throughout the US.
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