8) Blessing Munyenyiwa

Blessing Munyenyiwa was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and attended Plumtree High School where his love for everything involved with the outdoors developed. After leaving school he joined Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe in December 1997, firstly based in their Victoria Falls office as a consultant and after completing his Learner Guide’s license, began to guide groups from all over the world around Victoria Falls. In 1999 he moved to the Matusadona National Park, Kariba, where he gained further experience in the guiding and the hospitality industry, and also got involved in the anti-poaching and Rhino program in the area.

In 2002, he joined Walt Disney World based in Orlando, Florida, where he spent time working at the Animal Kingdom followed by two and a half years on the Disney Cruise Line Ship ‘Disney Wonder’. Blessing returned home in February 2005 and rejoined Wilderness Safaris where he now holds the position of General Manager of the Tours and Transfers department and, in recognition of his achievements, was appointed as a Director of Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe in May 2008. In January 2012 Blessing was appointed co-MD for Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe & Zambia.

Blessing then joined Meikles Hospitality after leaving Wilderness in June 2012 as Meikles Hospitality Group Sales & Marketing Director. Blessing’s passion for Zimbabwe has led him into now starting his own travel agency, Love for Africa, which he will hold the post of Managing Director.

Love for Africa specializes in Travel to Southern Africa. Blessing’s love for the tourism industry lead him down this route. Not only does he benefit from his own business, but the tourism sector benefits the Zimbabwe economy as a whole.

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