Rupia Adventure Guides
Miraji Rajab (Safari Guide)
Growing up close to the Lake Manyara National Park Miraji spent his childhood weekends on game drives in the Crater, parks and camping with his parents and siblings. After graduating from the renowned College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, in Moshi, he joined our team in August 2015. Father of a 3 children, he plans on taking him on safaris once he’s a little older. At Rupia Adventure, Miraji enjoys going on safari with families, being amazed by the children’s genuine curiosity and intelligent questions about nature and wildlife. Believing in lifelong-learning, he keeps up to date with conservation developments, researching in books, online or talking shop with rangers in the national parks.
Rashid Mkuya (safari Guide)
Together with his family, Rashid lives only a few kilometers from Arusha National Park, sharing his neighborhood with the occasional buffalo, antelope and many different types of birds. Growing up in a village close to Lake Victoria, he has always loved spending time in nature. That’s why he completed his wildlife studies in Arusha and embarked on the adventure that is safari guiding ten years ago. In 2015, Rashid joined our team at Rupia Adventure. As father of three, he enjoys going on safari with families, always ready to answer inquisitive and curious questions of the young safari goers. Protecting nature and wildlife is a matter close to his heart as he wishes for his children and the generations to come to be able to experience magical moments in nature.
Julius Mollel (Mountains Guide)
Julius is one of our most experienced mountain guides and has been part of our team since day one in 2015. As Head Guide, he leads big groups to the top of Kilimanjaro, making sure that not only all climbers are safe and enjoying their experience, but also coordinating the many crew members it takes to lead a bigger group to the Roof of Africa. He is a professional and responsible role model for other guides, always giving his very best. Studying Tourism at the Bridge Institute of Business Studies in Arusha has equipped him with important expert knowledge. When the climbing gets tough, Julius is reminds you that conquering Kilimanjaro is not a competition. It is just you and the mountain. Take it slowly, one step at a time. Julius has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro more than 200 times.
Frank John (Mountains Guide)
Guiding travellers from around the world to Uhuru Peak since the year 2012, Frank has invaluable mountaineering experience. He has been part of the Rupia Adventure team since day one in 2015. Looking back, he still remembers his first cold summit night and his exhaustion looking at the distant stars sparkling in the night sky. When the warm sun began to raise, Frank regained his strength and made it to the top. He is very experienced in assessing when it is time to encourage you to keep going and when it is necessary to call off a climb and get you downhill to safety. As Head Guide, he is aware of the responsibility he has not only for you, but for every assistant guide, porter and waiter on his team. At home, he enjoys spending time with his family and three teenage children. Franki has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro more than 200 times