Ignas Meela was born in Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania in a family of four children, he was the last born of Faustin Meela. As he grew up his father was in the tourism industry on mountain and wildlife safaris. His father was a mentor to him which made him grow interested in tourism both mounting guiding and safari wildlife at the age of 19 yrs. When he turned 23 he took a degree in wildlife tourism and mounting guiding and first summited Kilimanjaro as a guide the next year. Ignas has experience in operations of the mountain and safari trip planning for over 5 years. Tanzania is his home country and he is a native of the Kilimanjaro region, one of the seven summits of the world and home to the wonderful wildlife parks. Ignas loves sharing the experience of his country with people from around the world, but also giving back to the community by creating job opportunities for his society through mounting trekking and wildlife safaris.