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: 


Matt Rupia – Founder

From the age of 17, Matt 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, Matt decided to create his own tour company that focused on customer and staff satisfaction. Over the years, Matt has watched his company grow and gain the attention of many travelers.!



Janniken Mjos – Travel Expert 

Janniken  joined the Rupia Adventure team in 2017. 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.!


Dylan Olivier Travel Expert

There is this magic about travelling on the African continent that makes you want to come back again and again. And this magic is exactly what Dylan hopes for you to find in Tanzania. When planning your trip with him, he will communicate openly and transparently. No false promises, no cutting corners so you know what to expect – and will still be surprised about how much more you’ll get. The vastness of Tanzania, its wide national parks and seemingly endless horizons fascinate him and motivate him to give his all every day. Let him know about your adventures when you get back home and share the Tanzania magic. Dylan speaks English and French. Get in touch and plan your safari or beach getaway with Dylan


Jolanda Scholman – Company Advisor

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!