As you may know, our dear friend and mentor
Ambassador Daudi Mwakawago has passed away
and is now resting in peace.
He lived each and every day of his life to the
fullest. In recent years, the Ambassador would
proudly say, "While I'm retired, I'm not
He loved his country, he loved Africa, he loved
humanity. Ambassador Mwakawago worked hard, never
complained and was an amazing diplomat with a
natural gift of unending patience.
He loved his family, his children and he loved
his beloved wife and now widow, Mrs. Daisy
He was a sensitive individual and expected the
best from everyone. The Ambassador demanded respect
and reciprocated with love. He was a gentle
What I admired most about Ambassador Mwakawago
was his honesty. He was a humble individual who
believed in the founding principals on which Julius
Nyerere founded his country, and he adapted and
grew with the world as the world has grown from all
that Tanzania has to offer.
The Ambassador was a man of faith, a believer, a
Muslim who respected every form of life, not based
on religion, but based on tolerance. He avoided
cynics and he believed in life.
He was a man of words. But also a man of action!
A man of honor.
He was an optimist despite all that he has seen,
all that he has been through and experienced at the
U.N., around Africa and around the world.
So let his inspiration live on in all of us who
have been touched by him and let us open our hearts
to find a special place for the memory of
Ambassador Daudi Mwakawago.
In the words of our beloved friend: "Together we
can make a difference."
With deepest sympathies,
Executive Director, Africa Travel