Meet the Team
Together with the Rupia Adventure team, you will see Tanzania through the eyes of locals who have traveled to every corner of this land, who are passionate about wildlife and fascinated by the mountains, who fall in love with the beauty of Tanzania again and again.
From our sales and marketing office in East Africa to our operations office in Arusha, Tanzania, we work hand in hand to make your Tanzania travel dreams come true.
We welcome you to experience what we love, because we know you will love it just as much.
Meet our core group of staff members:
Mathias Rupia – CEO/FOUNDER
From the age of 17, Mathias had a passion for tourism in Tanzania. He attended a tourism college in Arusha and worked on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru and MT Kenya for various tour companies for 3 years as a porter to a guide. After gaining ample experience as a mountain guide, Mathias decided to create his own tour company that focused on customer and staff satisfaction. Over the years, Mathias has watched his company grow and gain the attention of many travelers.
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Janniken Roskeland -sales & Marketing
Janniken joined the Rupia Adventure team in 2016. From her first day with us, her love for all things East Africa has grown exponentially. Born and bred in Bergen Norway, she knows her way around safaris, hiking and camping as it has always been part of life. Traveling to Tanzania opened her eyes to a safari experience like none other and she is eager for you to experience the same. From adventure camping to glamping, from Mt Kilimanjaro to the blue waters of the Indian ocean, she has experienced it and is the perfect partner to help you plan your travels to Tanzania – be it for one person or a group of fifty.
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Claudio Vivian – Reservation Manager
Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, Claudio spent most weekends and holidays on safari, exploring East Africa’s national parks and coastline, his fishing rod always close by. Apart from visiting almost all well- and a number of the lesser-known national parks in East Africa, he traveled to the source of the River Nil, climbed Mt Aconcagua and Mt Kilimanjaro and spent time on the islands of Zanzibar and Lamu. After completing his studies in Tourism & Hotel Management in Argentina, Claudio returned to Africa. Since 2017 he is a valuable team member of the Tour Operator in Argentina. With his excellent knowledge of East Africa, he looks forward to creating your next travel experience.
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Jolanda Bronsvoort ( Expedition Coordinator )
Jolanda is instrumental in helping us to identify new business development opportunities and catering to a variety of client trip requests. Jolanda currently lives in Netherlands , but has returned to Tanzania on five separate trips to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, go on safari, and travel to Zanzibar. With her past endeavors, Jolanda is an invaluable resource for our travelers. No matter what type of adventure you’re looking for, Jolanda can transform your idea into reality!
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