About DaMona

DaMona is an independent tour operator, based in the vibrant Arusha region in Northern Tanzania. Our company is run by David Meta and Monica Elens. 

A special cooperation between two cultures! David was born and raised in Tanzania and through his many years of experience as a safari guide, he has an invaluable knowledge of the country, nature and the tourist business. Monica is a Dutch who fell in love with the country, the friendly people and the amazing nature. She understands the wishes of European tourists. She has also made many safaris in Tanzania over the years. In summary, all of this – and with her work experience in the field of organization/planning – will contribute to putting together an unforgettable safari!

Grace and James are the “pillars” of our office. They take care of all administrative matters and logistics, such as reservations at the parks/lodges/hotels, pick-up at the airport and financial administration.

Of course our very experienced guides and technicians David, Francis and Vincent are also indispensable. Not only they are our ‘business cards’, caring for the guests during the safari, driving them safely everywhere, searching for the wild animals, trying to tell stories about the country and animals, they have a very good understanding of maintenance of the safari cars. Due to the bad roads in and on the way to the national parks this is absolutely necessary before, during and after a safari.

We all like to share our love for Tanzania with you and consider it a privilege to advise you. Together we will list your wishes and budget and compile the “once in a lifetime experience”!

Our Team


DaMona founders are originated from the community which needs every support. Hence, it is of great interest for DaMona to support the Tanzanian community. Therefore, we support local communities through NGOs with which we share similar passion. 

Reaching the Unreached Tanzania (RUT), www.rut-tz.org. Among others they work hard to raise awareness and provide health education to school pupils, community members both males and females specifically focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Also they support rural marginalized groups such as orphans, disabled and old people in improving life through understanding their rights, obtaining/attaining quality nutritional status and education.