Valentin Rüst, Ruaha National Park & Udzungwa Mountains, July 2014



“For a perfect safari adventure in Ruaha, you will need a perfect team.  Joseph and George were so energetic, passionate and excited about the trip, it sometimes seemed like it was also their first time to Ruaha National Park.”

For more information, check out Valentin’s report about the Ruaha National Park safari with Joseph!


Leah Fenimore, Ruaha National Park, August 2013



“I feel so fortunate to have found Joseph when I was planning my safaris in Tanzania. He is the best guide I could have asked for in the southern highlands of Tanzania. Our safari in Ruaha National Park was awe-inspiring and beautiful. I was amazed at his uncanny talent and ability to spot animals that were WAY WAY far off in the distance, nearly a football field length away, just by a quick swish of a tail, or a few steps toward a tree to eat the leaves. I appreciated the care he took to constantly find for me my favorite animal, the giraffe, and patience he exhibited while I sat and ooh’d and ahh’d and took pictures before moving on after several minutes for every giraffe we saw. I also thoroughly enjoyed his company on the challenging hikes in the high heat of December in Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Despite the intense heat, it was rather rewarding to stand on the top of the tallest waterfall in Tanzania with the best dang guide in Iringa. Thanks Joseph!”

Lori Gage, Ruaha National Park, October 2014



“If you are looking for a well organized and extremely knowledgeable safari guide you should go with Joseph.  I met my 2 twenty-something daughters in Tanzania and we took a bus to Iringa where Joseph met us. (Before that we were in regular contact with him via email and he supplied the answers to all our questions regarding fees, lodging, what to bring, etc. so we felt well prepared to begin our adventure.) Being a local guide with many years of experience Joseph was able to make sure we saw all the animals we hoped to see, including lions and hyenas along with giraffes, zebras, elephant, hippos and many more. We kept a list of animals (including a few exotic birds) and our number was well over 25!

Joseph has a calm, laid back manner and was a thoroughly enjoyable host to spend four days with.  As a local with many years leading safaris he was an expert on everything we needed to know for a safe and fun trip.  We really enjoyed the natural beauty of Ruaha and its animals and felt fortunate to have Joseph as our guide.  If you have any questions that I might be of help with you can email me at lorigage8@gmail.com.”