Born in Mozambique, now a Kenyan citizen. Antonio Marangabassa graduated in 1981 magnum cum laude from the United States International University with majors in Sociology and Anthropology. He was a public school teacher for seven years and has worked as a Professional tour guide in Kenya since 1981. He is especially appreciated by his clients for his quick sense of humor, undying energy, and offering his guiding expertise in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Kiswahili.
Napenda Africa’s Mission is to create unique travel experiences for clients while promoting volunteer opportunities’ that improve the lives of the African Children and the environment. Antonio’s Love for the surroundings also extends to aiding underprivileged communities, and as a result of this, he has founded the African Angels Children’s Fund, a charity project that helps build classrooms and provides scholarships to Children thus giving them hope for a brighter future.
His professional knowledge and commitment to promoting sustainable travel have been appreciated by various Zoological and Conservation societies worldwide including San Diego Zoo, Sacramento Zoo, Oregon Zoo, Riverbanks Zoo, and Cincinnati Zoo, River edge Nature Center, Los Angeles Zoo, Cleveland Zoo, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Woodland Zoo.


I have been on three African Safaris with Antonio Marangabassa as my guide. These trips were organized by the San Diego Zoo and Antonio was specifically chosen to be our guide. The trips varied in length between two and four weeks. We have been to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, and Uganda with Antonio. These safaris involved the organization of flights, luggage, ground transportation, and numerous camps, lodges, and hotels. Antonio was also responsible for the organization of several independent trips that my wife and I took prior to the commencement of the scheduled trips and the arrival of the other group members. Let me just say that in my opinion, Antonio is the most professional and fun-loving guide I have ever had. My wife and I have been fortunate enough to travel to all parts of the world. Because of our passion for wildlife and digital photography, 75% of the trips that we take are wildlife oriented. I am a serious amateur photographer and I have successfully entered some of my images in international competitions like the San Diego County Fair. Antonio is the kind of guide who understands that kind of passion and is always working to get us the best shot and finding the most unique animals. In addition to his skills as a guide, he is a wonderful storyteller and has a very broad knowledge base for educating his clients on all the geographical and historical aspects of this fabulous continent. His daily lectures were always fun and very informative. Antonio does not shy away from the most controversial political issues and he is passionate about his country, its people, and its natural resources. But what I really think sets Antonio Marangabassa apart from the other guides is his love for the children of his country. Antonio has always organized special excursions to see schools and to deliver “care packages” of food, clothing, and school supplies. can't tell you how much this means to him and what a good feeling it gave us to have the opportunity to give back to the children of Africa. Antonio also continues to direct several education programs for the children of his beautiful country including the “African Angels Foundation.” I am thrilled and honored to endorse Antonio Marangabassa as a guide and travel companion. I can only hope to travel on many more occasions with Antonio and I am happy to answer any questions regarding our experiences with him as our guide
Valdemar Ascencio
Chairman, Subsection of Plastic Surgery
Tony Marangabassa knows Africa: its land, its history, its animals, and - most important - its people. With Tony, you will embrace Africa with all your senses and with your heart. My family's love for East Africa and her people lives on years after our safari with Tony.
Allan Van Fleet



Nairobi County, Kenya

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