About Ajabu Adventures

Your Tanzania safari expert

Ajabu Adventures is a Belgian/American/Tanzanian safari company specialized in tailor-made private safaris in Tanzania. We customize each holiday trip to your personal wishes.

Being based in the safari heart of Africa, we know the country and culture like no other and can take you to the most special places, off the beaten track. The combination of our years of experience, a listening ear and understanding of your needs ensure that a fantastic safari adventure awaits you!

Meet the people behind Ajabu Adventures

Ajabu Adventures was established in 2008 and is run by Jan Gevaert from Flanders, Belgium. Jan is a world citizen having lived in Africa, Asia and the USA but he has always had a passion for the natural beauty and diversity of Tanzania.

"In 2006 I rode my motorbike from Belgium to Tanzania. An adventurous but magnificent journey of 2 months covering 10,000 kilometers. I remained in Arusha for eight years. In 2014 I left my heart behind in East Africa for new projects in Asia and the USA. I became a US citizen and worked for 6 years as a motorcycle tour guide. This is how I rediscovered my passion for tourism.

I did not hesitate a moment when I was offered the opportunity to go back to Tanzania because to me it felt like "coming home" again. And I cannot wait to welcome you too in this beautiful part of the world."

— Jan Gevaert, owner Ajabu Adventures

Passionate team

Ajabu Adventures consists of an international, dedicated team. The Belgian/American experience is combined with Tanzanian know-how and Dutch expertise in Europe. We are known for our personal attention, commitment and high quality service. Moreover, for us every traveler counts, instead of just being one of the many. You will notice this in our communication, our flexibility and how we turn our passion into your dream trip.

Our Ajabu Adventures safari vehicles with the local guides

Meet our guides

Our local guides have been working for Ajabu Adventures since the start and are among the most experienced, well-trained guides in Tanzania. From the moment of arrival until departure, your private guide will be there for you. Our guides are known as reliable and safe drivers. They are fluent in English and some also speak Spanish and/or French. With a library of knowledge about nature and animals at their disposal, they are happy to introduce you to Tanzania's national parks, as well as the culture and traditions of the country's inhabitants. In addition, they possess a good dose of humor and will happily teach you a few words of Swahili during your trip!

Juma, safari guide with Ajabu Adventures

Juma – “The Professor”

If Google would have known about Juma, they would never have invented the search engines. And the phrase “Just Google it” would never have taken off. Instead, we would say to each other “JAJ” which is short for “Just ask Juma”. Juma has been with Ajabu Adventures since its inception and has been one of the driving forces behind the countless positive reviews the company has received thus far. Patient and charming, helpful and with an amazing understanding of the local fauna and flora, it is an absolute pleasure to spend your safari days in Juma’s company.
Issa, safari guide with Ajabu Adventures

Issa – “Mister Joyful”

Who would not want to be always in a good mood, no matter the circumstances? For some reason, Issa is capable of seeing the positive in each and every situation and also brings that good-mood feeling over to those around him. Issa has a passion for Tanzania’s national parks and has a fun and enthusiastic backstory for every surprising encounter on the road. He joined Ajabu Adventures with Juma from the early beginnings. You will never be bored with Issa at the steering wheel and you will always feel his positive vibes in the safari vehicle.

Baraka, safari guide with Ajabu Adventures

Baraka – “Sir Laid Back”

Our big man with a golden heart. The dreadlocks might give you the idea that Baraka belongs on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar. But once behind the steering wheel of his car, Baraka becomes the most passionate ambassador of Tanzania’s wonderful nature. Trained in a very high end and well-respected camp deep in the bush, Baraka’s only goal is to show you the most amazing places of our national parks and its surroundings. By doing that in his typical relaxed and friendly way, you will love every minute of your time with Baraka.

The name Ajabu means “miracle”

A word that perfectly describes Tanzania: a beautiful country full of natural miracles

Why travel with Ajabu Adventures?


Small & Personal

High quality and small-scale with personal service and responses within 24 hrs.


Tanzania Expert

Based in Arusha, we advise from our personal experience and are here for full support during your trip.


Authentic Experiences

Tailor-made tours that may include the must-sees or rather off the beaten track, while always going the extra mile.


Positive Impact

Responsible private safaris to directly support the protection of nature, animals and people.

  • Small and intimate safari company with a focus on personal service, flexibility and attention to detail
  • Private safaris in style, completely tailored to your personal interests, wishes and budget
  • Comfortable 4×4 safari vehicles with ample leg space and large windows
  • Dedicated team of English, Spanish and French speaking safari guides, who cannot wait to show you the wonders of the country
  • Sustainable tourism, leaving a positive impact on our travelers as well as on nature and local communities

Comfortable safari vehicles

To travel in an enjoyable and safe way, Ajabu Adventures features a fleet of 4WD Land Rovers and Land Cruisers, specially converted for safari.

Our safari vehicles are very comfortable and suitable for photographic safaris. Each of them has a pop-up roof for excellent game viewing, extra large windows, a fridge, lots of leg space and charging facilities for your camera and phone. For the professional (and amateur) photographers we also provide a beanbag, giving you superb camera support so that you can take even more beautiful pictures during your safari!

For our tours we have no limit on the kilometers driven. This ensures you and your safari guide the ultimate flexibility and freedom during your safari!

What our travelers say…

We can go on and on telling you about Ajabu Adventures. But let's also hear it from our travelers! We are proud of the positive reviews and comments of our guests. After all, the greatest compliment we can receive is when you share your experiences with others.

Are you curious what others say about a Tanzania safari with us? Read the experiences of guests who traveled with Ajabu Adventures on TripAdvisor and SafariBookings.

“Top service! Top safari!”

This was an amazing holiday and safari! We saw SO MANY animals. Thank to our guide Juma. This was not our first safari, but for sure the BEST ONE!!

— Wendy & Jean Michel, Belgium | November 2023

“The best trip ever! ”

What a great safari! Seen a lot and had lots of fun! We had a super guide and an amazing time together!

— Family Sulz, Switzerland | August 2023

“Best travel organisation to book a spectacular safari in Tanzania”

We lack superlatives to describe our holiday, which was organized by Ajabu. Communication with Ajabu employees went smoothly and effectively. Each of the accommodations had their own charm and were gems in the middle of beautiful nature.

And then our guide Juma, without him our holiday would not have been so spectacular and great. His knowledge, experience, humor and talent for reading the animals, he has ensured that we have seen many different animals and witnessed many unexpected experiences in nature. Juma is also a very good driver. We had an unforgettable holiday and Ajabu managed to make that happen for us.

— Family Stigter, The Netherlands| September 2023

Traveling with Ajabu Adventures means you are really going to see, feel and experience Tanzania

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