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Jombi Kivuyo - Founder and Guide

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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.





Gerald Lemnge – Professional Safari Guide

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Gerald was born on the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro where he spent his childhood. After graduating from his secondary school, he enrolled in training courses for safaris. He loves all wildlife but his special passion is birds.

Gerald is one of those safari guides with whom everyone connects. His easy going humor and hearty laugh wins you over every time. His sincere interest in wildlife and protected areas is evident during every safari. Gerald has the rare skill of balancing well-informed interpretive guiding with good natured sociability in all situations.

With over 8 years of safari experience, he can lead you to discover wonders that Tanzania has to offer.

Wilfred Moshi – Kili and Beyond

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Wilfred is a Tanzanian, of the Chagga tribe based in Moshi at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. He is married with two children. He began his guiding career in 1999 as a porter, and within a few months underwent the KINAPA guide-training course and became a certified mountain guide. He started as an assistant guide, and because of his language and natural leadership skills, he quickly became a head guide in 2001. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro over 150 times.  Wilfred Moshi also became the first Tanzanian to climb and summit the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest in May 2012.

Wilfred subsequently established his own company Kili-Treks www.kili-treks.com which guides on  all routes up Mt. Kilimanjaro, as well as Mt. Meru and other personalized treks.

Wilfred is a certified KINAPA (Kilimanjaro Tanzania National Park) guide and holds a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) certification as a “Wilderness First-Responder” (WFR) and “Heart Saver CPR”. 

Joshua Monah – Professional Safari Guide

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Joshua is a native Tanzanian, born and raised at the Southern Maasai Steppe. He grew up in a Pastoral Society where livestock rearing is their pride and a sign of wealth. With good luck he was able to access a Secondary Education that was completed in 1993. Joshua has 15 yearx of experience as a guide and having good knowledge of the habits and behaviors of East African wildlife, he will make any safari more interesting and memorable! 

  As a guide for Tanzania Outdoor Adventures he feels Tanzania is a Blessed country and that all flora and fauna have an integral part in the country and the world'secosystem.