Dar es Salaam, Nov. 24 -- Lilian Mbise is not your ordinary tour operator.

At just 33, the mother of one now owns a fleet of Safari vehicles, defying the odds in the $2bn-a-year industry.

A graduate with a Sociology degree from the University of Dodoma (UDOM), she had to first work as a volunteer for several organizations before owning her own tour operating outfit.

“My first attachment was with Mkombozi, a non-profit organization rescuing children from the streets,” she says.

Lilian was at that time a huge believer of giving back to community, hence the decision to work with non-profit organizations.

Her passion of working and giving back to the community, could at times come with a cost as she puts it.

“We would ...