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    Jonathan Mbise

    Safari Guide

    Jonathan is the younger brother of Duma founder, Hezron Mbise, and is also from Ndatu Village. He has worked in the tourism industry since 1994, and began his career as a Kilimanjaro porter. During three years as a porter he learned to prepare delicious food before working as a mountain and safari cook from 1997 – 2002. Jonathan joined us as a guide in 2004. 

    Jonathan enjoys working in tourism because it allows him to exchange ideas with people from around the world. He believes the industry deepens relations between Tanzania and other cultures, and helps protect the environment.

    Client Praise for Jonathan 

    “Jonathan was courteous, knowledgeable and went out of his way for us. No request was too big. Can't emphasize this enough, excellent service. I would not only recommend Duma, but recommend our guide by name.”

    “Jonathan was wonderful. He answered all questions and made the whole experience very satisfying.” 

    "What an adventure we have had! Jonathan's excellent driving skills, coupled with his eye for spotting wildlife meant that we saw far more than we had ever imagined. We always felt safe and confident that Jonathan would look after us and indeed he did. He is a very easy going, jolly man, who always welcomed us back to the Land Cruiser with a big smile. He worked tirelessly to fulfill our game viewing requests. He is a credit to your team and if we can ever afford to safari again we should like to request Jonathan as our guide."

    “Jonathan knowledge and enthusiasm for wildlife greatly improved our overall experience.” 

    “Our guide, Jonathan, was awesome and truly made the safari even more memorable. His knowledge and willingness to look for different birds added much to the experience. The concern for the environment was refreshing.”

    "Jonathan's enthusiasm for the wildlife was contagious, and his knowledge of it was unbelieveable. And I have no idea how he was able to drive the truck so skillfully through those roads while simultaneously managing to spot so many hard-to-see birds and animals. But I do know from talking to other people at the camps that we managed to see much more than most others did, and while I know some of it is luck, I also know that we owe a good deal of it to Jonathan's skills and persistence."

    Duma Explorer Safari Team
    • Isack Msuya

      Safari Guide

    • Ebeneezer Emanuel

      Safari Guide

    • Raymond Urassa

      Safari Guide

    • Wilson Shange

      Safari Guide

    • Peter Mbise

      Safari Guide

    • Kawaga Mohamed

      Safari Guide

    • Sifuni Mungure

      Safari Guide

    • Michael Mlolo

      Safari Guide

    • John Olemokotio

      Ngorongoro Hiking Guide

    • Kisimbo Abutwalib

      Safari Guide

    • Jonathan Mbise

      Safari Guide

    • Julius mungure

      Safari Chef

    • Godson Mbise

      Safari Chef

    • Reminska Urio

      Safari Chef

    Meet the rest of our team

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