OUR FOUNDER

 

Jombi Kivuyo, the founder of Tanzania Outdoor Adventures, was born in a Maasai village and spent his childhood as a Maasai cattle herder.  His early bush experience inspired him to pursue wildlife training courses in Tanzania.  Jombi has over 18 years of experience as a safari guide. He gained valuable insight on guiding safaris with big commercial safari companies, and decided to start his own small boutique safari company to provide a more personal experience.

Jombi has guided safaris for world renowned media venues. His knowledge and experience have attracted the likes of National Geographic, which continues to ask him to guide their expeditions in Tanzania. As a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania, Jombi always desires to enrich his knowledge of ecology. He looks forward to leading his guests in discovering the amazing ecology, wildlife and cultural heritage of Tanzania and Africa in general.

Jombi continues to improve his trade by attending a variety of training courses in Eastern Africa. As your guide, Jombi will personally ensure that your visit to Africa is an unforgettable experience!  Apart from guiding, he does presentations about wildlife conservation at schools and events in Germany and the USA.  Jombi speaks English, German, Kiswahili and Maa.

“I believe a professional guide should be genuinely passionate about his work which should be more of a way of life than a job to him/her. He /she should be bursting with enthusiasm to impart his knowledge of the bush and wildlife he/she loves so much to his guests and should be attentive to each guest’s needs and interests.

He/She should have a broad knowledge of not only wild creatures and their environment but a holistic appreciation and respect for the people that co-habit these wild areas. A guide should give unfailingly spectacular experiences to his guests and his main priority should be his/her guest’s genuine safety, care and comfort.

I highly recommend that before your safari you read a few of the books about Africa. If I had to pick one it would be, Africa –A Biography of a Continent, by John Reader “. Jombi Kivuyo.