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May-2018

Milestones in the SENE success story

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In 2018 Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience celebrates 20 years of sharing Tanzania with guests from across the globe.  Here are a few fun facts and highlights from over the years.

 

SENE email 19981998 

In January founder Simon Mtuy registers SENE in Tanzania.  He is the only employee.  First clients are climbers from Germany and the primary form of communication is fax (giving SENE an astronomical phone bill that first year).  The first cottage at Mbahe is built (2-bedroom white house that still stands next to the dining area).

1999 

Simon hires his first employee, puts online the first SENE website, and purchases his first vehicle – a Toyota Land Cruiser (“which we still have and runs nicely!”).

2000 

The distinctive SENE logo of the rhino wearing the boot makes its first appearance.

2001

Incomparable chef Kiplet (right) begins preparing his mountain feasts for SENE.

2002

Gerald starts guiding SENE safaris.  Cycling begins with the purchase of SENE’s first bicycles.

2007

SENE moves into its current office space just above Shantytown and hires its first international employee (Tim) who opens the SENE-US office.

2012

New Mbahe cottages are built with repurposed materials and solar water heaters.  First Kilimanjaro Stage Run.

2013

Nathalie opens the SENE-Euro office in France.

2014

SENE introduces a new eco-adventure: multi-day walks on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro.

2017

SENE welcomes more than 290 guests to Tanzania (largest number ever).

2018

The 20thanniversary of SENE brings the magic of Tanzania to even more adventurers!

 

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