Mamma Simba: love and Tanzania

Donna Duggan was an intrepid backpacker in her early twenties when she first travelled to Tanzania in the 1990s. Lured first by the charms of Zanzibar, and then by the kindness of the locals, Donna fell in love with the landscape and the culture. On a return visit to the Arusha region of Tanzania as a nurse volunteer, Donna also fell in love with a local man, Nas. Nas and Donna set up a safari company, on the premise they would give back to the country and community as their business prospered. They had two children and built a life for their family and their wide network of Tanzanian employees. Nas was making a short journey for work in 2017 when Donna received word his plane was no longer visible on radar.