A trusted team,
on location in
Tanzania and Kenya
A trusted team,
on location in
Tanzania and Kenya

A life changing experience with Koen, Katja, Bastiaan and our JADORE SAFARIS team

You can leave Africa … but Africa will give you
Never leave!

Meet the pioneers of JADORE SAFARIS, Koen and Katja, who organize exclusive private safaris in East Africa with passion and more than 6 years of bush experience. Discover their commitment to sustainable tourism and sharing the beauty of Tanzania and Kenya.

A Personal and Unforgettable Experience

JADORE SAFARIS distinguishes itself by offering only private safaris away from mass tourism. No standard vans with different nationalities, but a customized travel experience. At JADORE SAFARIS, we believe in creating lifelong memories. Our goal is to provide you with a unique and highly personalized safari experience. Explore the most beautiful destinations in East Africa with us and discover for yourself why a true African safari is second to none.

By the way, we are also a TALA Licensed Tour Operator (License No: 018223) and a proud member of the Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators (TATO), the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB). We are respected by both colleagues and clients and are proud of our reputation in the travel industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our F.A.Q. section, where curiosity meets clarity.

Discover answers to frequently asked questions and go on a journey of discovery to unlock the secrets of planning your dream safari in Tanzania. Whether you want to learn more about wildlife encounters, accommodation options or travel logistics, we offer informative answers to ensure you have an unforgettable adventure.

Tanzania and Kenya are excellent year-round destinations. Although you can travel at any time, the dry season is the best time for comfortable wildlife viewing. 
In East Africa, the dry season usually runs from June through mid-March.
Keep in mind that this is high season,  so early booking is essential and prices are also about 10% more expensive during this period (including international flights). 
 
The routes sometimes vary in duration and distance. In Tanzania and Kenya, tours tend to be compact,  with a strong focus on spotting a wide variety of wildlife.
 
Rest assured … every safari is an unforgettable experience and lets you experience the true spirit of an environment.  Have questions or not sure which tour or region to choose? Then contact us and we will be happy to help you further, in finding (and creating) the perfect safari that suits you.
 
In summary, any season, whether drier or wetter, In summary, any season, whether slightly drier or wetter, offers pleasant weather for all your activities. 

For entry into Tanzania, you can also obtain a visa on arrival.  This is the cheapest option, but be sure to carry $50 cash for smooth processing.  Information on obtaining your visa (and other helpful tips) will be sent to you well in advance.

In a word: exquisite. Almost all packages include meals, and every meal is a true delight. The lodges serve both local specialties and continental dishes, so there is something for every taste. Especially in Tanzania, you can enjoy both French cuisine and a variety of delicious regional specialties, including vegetarian options. Even in the bush, the quality of meals in the lodges and camps is excellent. With fresh meat, vegetables and fruits from the surrounding agricultural areas.
 
On Zanzibar, the spice island, specialties are influenced by Arab Swahili cuisine, with slightly spicy rice dishes and coconut preparations. Fresh fish from the Indian Ocean is brought in daily.
 
In many cases, you do not need vaccinations! For example, no vaccinations are required for entry into Tanzania or Kenya. However, we do recommend that you always consult your doctor before traveling. It is important to properly assess your health requirements before leaving for a foreign country. 
A malaria drug is recommended just to be on the safe side. Except in some specific regions (which we will point out to you then), there are no malaria mosquitoes to be found. It is wise to take malaria tablets in certain regions, but it is not a requirement. In summary, contact your doctor well in advance of your departure (6 weeks) to discuss these suggestions. 

 
Around or on the equator, a pleasant temperature of about 20 degrees Celsius welcomes the day , with temperatures rarely varying extremely  throughout the year. Even during the day, it is usually comfortable. 
By evening and early morning, however, it can be a bit chillier, so a sweater or light jacket may come in handy. Temperature differences are determined by region rather than season. Higher elevations around Mount Kenya or Mount Meru, for example, can be cooler, while drier bushlands are warmer and coastal areas such as Mombasa or Zanzibar are quite tropical. 

This means that there are no distinct winters or summers, as in South Africa, for example. Between April and May, however, there is the rainy season. However, our experience here tells us that heavy rains are rare … because of global warming? Usually every 3 days there can be a shower, usually at night. Besides the lower prices, which are about 10% cheaper, all the landscapes then turn beautifully green. 

In short, in general, expect early mornings and evenings on safari to be cooler than you might expect in Africa. Especially if you travel between April and June, it is rare to bring a thick fleece or waterproof jacket, as it can feel quite chilly early in the morning or at night.

 
 
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Koen de Meyer

Koen, medeoprichter van JADORE SAFARIS, heeft met meer dan 5 jaar ervaring in het organiseren van safari’s in Oost-Afrika een passie voor toerisme ontwikkeld. Samen met lokale partners is het bedrijf gegroeid tot een uniek initiatief, gericht op exclusieve privé safari’s, ver weg van massatoerisme.

Koen’s missie gaat verder dan woorden; hij en zijn team streven naar duurzaam toerisme en nodigen reizigers uit om de schoonheid van Afrika te ontdekken met een persoonlijke touch, wetende dat elke reis een positieve impact heeft op lokale gemeenschappen en natuur.

Bij Jadore Safaris wordt elke ontdekkingsreis met plezier en liefde voor Oost-Afrika samengesteld, belovend onvergetelijke ervaringen voor het leven.

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Katja de Feu

Katja, medeoprichter van JADORE SAFARIS, heeft met meer dan 5 jaar ervaring in het organiseren van safari’s in Oost-Afrika een passie voor toerisme ontwikkeld. Samen met lokale partners is het bedrijf gegroeid tot een uniek initiatief, gericht op exclusieve privé safari’s, ver weg van massatoerisme.

Een Afrikaanse safari is altijd wel een avontuur. Maar om aan je avontuur te beginnen, betekent dat je al tijdens de planningsfase met iemand die in contact moet zien te komen die onafhankelijk en eerlijk advies geeft.

Het komt zelden voor dat iemand teleurgesteld naar huis terugkeert over zijn safari, maar hij of zij is zich er misschien niet van bewust wat hij niet heeft gezien en hoeveel beter het had kunnen zijn.

Katja wil ervoor zorgen dat haar klanten op de hoogte zijn van alle opties voor hun Afrikaanse avontuur …  ongeacht hoe zij dat avontuur definiëren. JADORE SAFARIS klanten worden haar goede vrienden, van wie velen terugkeren naar Tanzania of Kenia om weer met ons te reizen.

Naast de persoonlijke ontvangst is het ook Katja die achter de schermen als financieel directeur er voor zorgt dat alles eens u hier bent ook vlot kan verlopen.

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Bastiaan Witvliet

Bastiaan Witvliet, geboren en getogen in Zambia en Tanzania, keerde in 2016 definitief terug naar Afrika na zijn studie en een carrière in Nederland. Zijn jeugd in de Afrikaanse bush heeft hem een diepe liefde voor het safari-leven bijgebracht, en hij brengt nog altijd veel tijd door in de wildernis, naast zijn werk voor Jadore Safari is hij active in natuurbescherming.

Als gediplomeerd privé-safarigids deelt Bastiaan zijn passie voor de natuur met anderen, terwijl hij ook een rol vervult in de zakelijke kant van Jadore Safaris sinds hij in 2023 als aandeelhouder is toegetreden. Met zijn expertise draagt hij bij aan het succes en de groei van het bedrijf, en zet hij zich in voor duurzaamheid en behoud van de prachtige Afrikaanse wildernis.

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Vincent Kessy

Draai of keer het maar het is de driver/guide die de safari uit voert en waar de safari mee valt of staat.

Vincent is niet zomaar iemand die zijn werk doet maar hij ademt net als de rest van het team een en al JADORE SAFARIS in en uit. Het was op jonge leeftijd dat Vicent besloot dat hij betrokken wilde raken bij het begeleiden van bezoekers om dit geweldige noordelijke circuit van The Rift Valley te zien en te leren kennen.

Hij werkte freelance voor verschillende bedrijven die uitstekende diensten leverden en deed zelfs opleiding voor jonge knapen die dit vak willen leren. Ook schoolt hij zichzelf voortdurend bij wanneer hij even niet in de bush zit. Zijn passie voor en kennis van alle aspecten van de natuur, het landschap en de cultuur van de regio worden onmiddellijk duidelijk wanneer u met hem op stap gaat.

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Patrick Kweka

Een jong natuurtalent die gekozen heeft om zich in dienst te stellen van het toerisme in Tanzania.

Patrick schept veel plezier in de mogelijkheid om in contact te komen met mensen van verschillende culturen en landen. Het is zijn zorg om eerst te begrijpen waar de bezoeker in geïnteresseerd zijn, zodat hij hun de best mogelijke ervaring kan bieden. 

Op een reis met Patrick en JADORE SAFARIS is er een glimlach, veel kennis, passie en een streven om de best mogelijke, maar nog steeds veilige ervaringen mogelijk te maken.

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Paul Shayo

Omdat onze chauffeurs ook uw gidsen zijn, noemen we ze “driverguides”.

Dit is uw driverguide voor het Zuiden van Tanzania: Paul.

Hij is vriendelijk, ervaren en volledig voorbereid om u een onvergetelijke en uitstekende Safari te bezorgen in de streek waar hij zelf is geboren en getogen. U bent dus in handen van deskundige professional. Paul reist ook regelmatig door gans Tanzania om zijn kennis over alle parken bij te werken en op zoek te gaan naar nieuwe bestemmingen, of the beaten track.

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Koen de Meyer

Koen, co-founder of JADORE SAFARIS, has developed a passion for tourism with more than 5 years of experience organizing safaris in East Africa. Together with local partners, the company has grown into a unique initiative focused on exclusive private safaris away from mass tourism.

Koen’s mission goes beyond words; he and his team strive for sustainable tourism and invite travelers to discover the beauty of Africa with a personal touch, knowing that each trip has a positive impact on local communities and nature.

At Jadore Safaris, each discovery trip is crafted with fun and love for East Africa, promising unforgettable experiences for life.

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Katja de Feu

Katja, co-founder of JADORE SAFARIS, has developed a passion for tourism with more than 5 years of experience organizing safaris in East Africa. Together with local partners, the company has grown into a unique initiative focused on exclusive private safaris away from mass tourism.

An African safari is always an adventure. But to embark on your adventure means that even during the planning phase, you need to get in touch with someone who provides independent and honest advice.

It is rare for someone to return home disappointed about their safari, but they may not be aware of what they did not see and how much better it could have been.

Katja wants to make sure her clients are aware of all options for their African adventure … regardless of how they define that adventure. JADORE SAFARIS clients become her good friends, many of whom return to Tanzania or Kenya to travel with us again.

In addition to the personal welcome, it is also Katja who, behind the scenes as financial director, ensures that everything once you are here can also run smoothly.

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Bastiaan Witvliet

Bastiaan Witvliet, born and raised in Zambia and Tanzania, returned to Africa permanently in 2016 after studying and pursuing a career in the Netherlands. His childhood in the African bush instilled in him a deep love for safari life, and he still spends a lot of time in the wilderness, in addition to his work for Jadore Safari he is active in conservation.

As a certified private safari guide, Bastiaan shares his passion for nature with others, while also playing a role in the business side of Jadore Safaris since joining as a shareholder in 2023. With his expertise, he contributes to the success and growth of the company, and is committed to sustainability and conservation of the beautiful African wilderness.

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Vincent Kessy

Turn or reverse it but it is the driver/guide that runs the safari and where the safari falls or stands.

Vincent is not just someone doing his job but he, like the rest of the team, breathes one and all JADORE SAFARIS in and out. It was at a young age that Vicent decided he wanted to get involved in guiding visitors to see and learn about this amazing northern circuit of The Rift Valley.

He freelanced for several companies that provided excellent services and even did training for young fellows who wanted to learn this trade. He is also constantly schooling himself when he is not in the bush for a while. His passion for and knowledge of all aspects of the region’s nature, landscape and culture become immediately apparent when you set out with him.

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Patrick Kweka

A young natural who has chosen to put himself in the service of tourism in Tanzania.

Patrick takes great pleasure in the opportunity to connect with people from different cultures and countries. His concern is to first understand what the visitor is interested in so he can provide them with the best possible experience. 

On a trip with Patrick and JADORE SAFARIS there is a smile, lots of knowledge, passion and a commitment to provide the best possible, but still safe experiences possible.

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Paul Shayo

Since our drivers are also your guides, we call them “driververguides.”

This is your driver’s guide to the South of Tanzania: Paul.

He is friendly, experienced and fully prepared to give you an unforgettable and excellent Safari in the region where he himself was born and raised. So you are in the hands of knowledgeable professional. Paul also travels regularly throughout Tanzania to update his knowledge of all the parks and to look for new destinations, off the beaten track.