This department is headed by a Head, Wildlife Tourism Department. It is charged with the following functions:

  •     Ensuring safe custody of training materials,
  •     Providing research and consultancy opportunities and services,
  •     Coordinating and developing wildlife tourism training  curricula,
  •     Managing, coordinating  and assessing training programmes in wildlife tourism, and
  •     Formulating and coordinating field attachment programmes.


List of members of Wildlife Tourism Department




  Masuruli B.  


Lecturer and Head of Department -Wildlife Tourism




PhD - Geography - Nature based Tourism (University of Victoria, Canada); MSc. Conservation Biology (Kent University, UK);  BSc. Agric. (SUA, Tanzania)

Obeid J. Mahenya

Lecturer, dean of students and sports coordinator


PhD – Applied Ecology (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences); MSc. Management of Natural Resources in Sustainable Agriculture (SUA, Tanzania);      BA. Education (UDSM, Tanzania)


Kokel L. Melubo



PhD – Tourism Business (University of Otago, News Zealand); MSc. Natural Resources Management (UDSM, Tanzania); BA. Geography and Environmental Studies (UDSM, Tanzania)


Didacus B. Kasunga



MSc. Tourism Planning and Development (University of Surrey, UK); B.Com. Marketing (UDSM, Tanzania); Diploma in Tourism Management (Klessheim Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management Salzburg, Austria); Cert. Materials Management (NBMM-T); Certificate in Classification and Grading of Tourism Facilities (Pretoria, South Africa)


  Richard A.  


Assistant Lecturer, College Visitors and Public Seminars Coordinator


MSc. Marketing Management (Mzumbe University, Tanzania); BA. Cultural Anthropology and Tourism (Tumaini University, Tanzania); Ordinary Diploma in Education (Mpwapwa Teachers College, Tanzania)


Damasi  P. Mapuga

Assistant Lecturer and Chief Examination Officer

MA. Linguistic (UDSM, Tanzania); BA. Education (Ruaha University College, Tanzania); Diploma in Education (Mpwapwa Teachers’ College, Tanzania)


Alodia K. Machumu

Assistant Lecturer and Deputy Chief Examination Officer


MSc. Environmental Science-specialization in Environmental Planning and Management (UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands); BSc. Geography and Environmental Studies (UDSM, Tanzania)


Beatrice F. Benjamin

Assistant Lecturer and Laboratory,Taxidermy and Herbarium Coordinator

MSc. Applied Ecology (Headmark University College, Norway);    BSc. Wildlife Management (SUA, Tanzania)

Awadhi T. Mussa

Assistant Lecturer

MA. Tourism Studies (Open University of Tanzania); BA. Tourism and Hospitality (Open University of Tanzania); Diploma in Education (Korogwe Teachers’ College, Tanzania)


Fidelcastor F. Kimario

Tutorial Assistant

Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Operations Management (Moi University, Kenya)


John S. Julius

Tutorial Assistant

BA. in Tourism and Cultural Heritage (UDOM, Tanzania)


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