Do I bring a present from Tanzania or not?

It is not always easy to bring something for those back home or for yourself as a gift or souvenir. So let us lend a hand and already prepare you a bit of what it could possibly become when you return from vacation from Tanzania.

We are going to share some great Tanzanian gifts that you can buy for family and friends back home.

Woodcarving

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Save money and get authentic souvenirs by buying directly from the source. We will take you there (en route to your safari), while you can haggle up to 50% of the requested price. Discover an array of fascinating carvings, including masks, jewelry, figurines and more, during your trip to Tanzania.

Paintings

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Get authentic African art directly to your home by buying paintings on their origins. Each piece adds a unique decorative element to your space, whether at home, in the office or elsewhere.

Made of high-quality muslin canvas, these paintings are beautiful expressions of African wildlife, flora and cultural richness. With playful artistic renderings of animals, people and landscapes, they are a true enhancement to any environment.

Each painting tells a story, reflects rich African cultures and folklore, and is characterized by bold shapes, intriguing patterns and vibrant colors. Discover these unique works of art and bring a piece of African soul into your living space.

Tanzanite

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Let us guide you to the best places to buy beautiful jewelry. We refer you to reputable dealers offering authentic gemstones, including diamonds, rubies, emeralds, garnets, tourmalines and sapphires. Tanzania is known as the only global source of tanzanite, a gemstone that is a thousand times rarer than diamonds and which experts predict will be depleted within 10 years, only increasing its value.

In addition to exploring these gems, we can also take you to a small museum to learn more about Tanzania’s rich gem history.

Coffee

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Discover the unique flavors of Tanzanian coffee, with the northern region offering sweet notes and the south having higher acidity and a floral or fruity profile, thanks to the volcanic soil and variable altitudes of the coffee plantations. Experience this for yourself during
a coffee tour
, where you can see the entire process from beans to your cup of coffee.

Tanzanian coffee is known for its distinct and lively flavor, with interesting fruit notes and an exquisite flavor profile. Give your caffeine-loving family and friends a truly special gift with Arabica coffee beans from Tanzania.

Herbs

Bring home a touch of Zanzibar with authentic spices, perfect gifts for family and friends. Discover why Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island on a tour of one of the island’s many spice farms. Here you will see how farmers grow an array of spices, including black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and nutmeg.

Located off the coast of Tanzania, opposite Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar is easily accessible by ferry or plane. The island is home to some of the best sources of Tanzanian gifts, ready to be discovered during your trip.

Masai articles

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Discover the vibrant culture of the
Maasai
with their distinctive traditional “shuka” clothing and beautiful jewelry made from intricate beadwork. This is just the beginning of what they have to offer.

We hope we have been able to inspire you!

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.