Emmanuel “Imma” Nassari was born in 1984 along the slopes of Mt. Meru in Tanzania. He is a Maasai and is married with one daughter.
Imma’s love of wildlife and nature came from grazing his father’s cattle in the wild when he was a boy. He attended primary and secondary school before enrolling at the Mount Meru College of Tourism, where he received an advanced certificate in tourism and guiding in 2003. In 2004, he enrolled in Italian, French and computer courses.
Imma has been working as a professional safari guide since 2006. He is fluent in English, Swahili, Italian, French and Maasai. In his free time, Imma enjoys traveling, watching movies and playing basketball.