About us


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We listen to you.
We understand exactly what you want your safari to be like.
Then we make it happen

J.M. Tours Ltd is a Sustainable Tour Operator based in Arusha, Tanzania. Established in 1985 by Joshua Mushendwa and Barbro Finskas Mushendwa, Joshua is from Bukoba which is around Lake Victoria and Barbro is from the small village of Jeppo in Western Finland, J.M stands for Joshua Mushendwa

Although Barbro and Joshua are still active in the company, their three sons are now running the tour business.

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  • Speak to a Specialist
  • We plan, Together
  • Travel worry-free

Our whole J.M. Tours Ltd team has grown up in this incredible country and shares the same passion for creating unique Safari Experiences in Tanzania and Zanzibar. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the most comprehensive service and value available. When you travel with us we ensure 100% of the money from your safari stays in Tanzania.

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At the moment J.M. Tours has a total of 31 staff consisting of 10 professional guides who are also professional drivers, 6 office staff, 6 full-time mechanics, and others. Whether you want inspiration, information, or advice, you can count on us because we don’t just love Tanzania, we live here.

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[icon_box type=”flaticon” icon_flaticon=”flaticon-transport-6″ font_size=”30″ width_icon=”80″ heading=”Expert Knowledge Since 1985″ align=”center” color_icon=”#ffffff” icon_style=”circle”]As a local tour operator in East Africa, with over 36 years of experience, we have intimate knowledge about the lands we love and call home. You will have access to our wealth of expert advice.[/icon_box]
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Proffsigt, personligt och trevligt bemötande JM Tours skräddarsyr din resa. Kom in med dina önskemål, så fixar de det och du kommer inte bli besviken. Proffsigt, personligt och trevligt bemötande. Vi har anlitat företaget 2 ggr och har varit mer än nöjda med den servicen vi fick. Ett särskilt tack till vår fantastiska chaufför och guide, Efraem, som hjälpte oss med allt som behövdes. Vi reste med familjen (totalt 5 personer, varav 3 vuxna barn).
Kerstin B
Kerstin B
2022-01-12
Topclass arrangement. We had a one-week safari to Ngorogoro and Serengeti arranged by JM Tours. Perfectly organized and top-class guide. Three nights in a tented camp in Serengeti and a guide that was professional, friendly and very service-minded gave us memories for a lifetime.
Bommen54
Bommen54
2021-12-21
Fantastisk! En helt fantastisk upplevelse som vi sent kommer glömma. Anna var otroligt hjälpsam med att skräddarsy den resa som passade oss och vår guide Efraim var otroligt hjälpsam och lärde oss massor om djuren och svarade på alla våra frågor, han var väldigt duktig på att ”hitta” djuren, vi lyckades pricka in the big five :-). Vi fick verkligen allt serverat från start till slut av resan. Vi har verkligen inga som helst klagomål. Det enda vi saknade var att ha med oss en egen kikare men vi fick låna av vår guide.
Madeleine Y
Madeleine Y
2021-11-12
Safari guide was extremely good! When we planned our Safari in Finland we found it very difficult. We couldn’t know which is best way to do the trip. We waited ready succestions where we could choose. Because of that we travelled long distances for nothing. Second sleepingplace was really terrible, cockroaches, untidy and modest. I can’t recommend that place for staying – only If you pay really little money, What we didn’t. Lunchboxes were almost same every time… and so on and so on… Why we gave some many stars is because of our guide Bariki Moleli. He was so professional, knewing all the best places to find Animals and nice looking places! He was friendly to the other guides, helping them. He was extremely patient with us, he listened our wishes – we couldn’t think better guide on our safari! He saves whole our trip – we want to send him best regards and thank him – we had such a nice safari because of you!
Anne-Mari T
Anne-Mari T
2020-05-01
Bästa safariguiderna Om ni kan styra över vilken guide ni får så bör ni fråga efter Bariki. Han var bäst! Trevlig, kunnig, mån om oss och lagom pratglad.
Sara F
Sara F
2020-02-23
8 Days, the Big 5, 3 Safari Parks and One Great Guide! JM Tours did an excellent job for our recent trip to Tanzania. We were on safari in Serengeti, Tarangire and Nogorogoro as well as traveling to the town of Same and many mountain villages and remote locations. Our guide/driver for the entire trip was Bariki, who was an excellent driver, a skilled safari tracker, full of good information and very helpful. The hotels/lodges picked by JM were first rate and unique. JM Tours was very flexible and able to accommodate our needs throughout the trip and especially when two members of our group needed to return home early. We could not be more pleased with their service and will use them on future trips and recommend them to others.
Chris B
Chris B
2020-01-15
Tarangire National Park – 1day safari trip We (3 young adults) booked a one-day-trip to Tarangire N.P., since we only had one day to spend in Arusha. Our driver-guide was very friendly and competent, taking us on the roads where he knew the chances were greatest to see wild animals. He has many years of experience and knows the roads in the park by heart. He speaks very good English and Italian and told us many interesting details to all our encounters. We were lucky to see Cheetas, a Leopard, Lions, Elephants, Giraffes and many others, some of which our guide spotted with his sharp eyes from afar. The trip was done with a panorama-roof Jeep (as are common for these trips) where the roof can be opened in such a way that one can stand upright in the car and take pictures all around. The Jeep was in good and sturdy shape. Lunch (picnic) was included (beware of cheeky monkeys that try to steal your food), as well as water, a map to the park, and pick-up and drop-off at our hotel lodge. We had an awesome time, I strongly recommend this company! (Their office is really nice as well.)
Susanne
Susanne
2019-11-19
Fantastic adventure with a twist In October my wife and I went for a 12 days round trip Arusha-Manyara-Ngogongoro-SERENGETI-Zanzibar. Expertly put together by JM Tours. And with a twist because we had the best guide ever (Bashiri Abdallah) who tracked down a Lion family eating a sebra, expertly dodged a an old male elephant set on running into our car, found leopards, geopards, crocodiles and not at least got into herds of grazing giraffes. He knew exactly how to drive to allow me to take all my pictures (just look). Bashiri was familiar with a Masai tribe and got us a sole visit into their village and daily life. Bashiri never lost his cool and even managed to get two flat tires mended over night in the middle of nowhere. BUT, the best of all was that we got a friend for life in Bashiri. Bashiri introduced us to modern life in Tanzania, its history, politics, culture, languages, tribes, family life and all the small daily details we would never find anyone to ask or even think to ask. Thank you very much to Johnson Mtui for employing knowledgable, kind and excellent people like Bashiri. Our vacation was the best. We highly recommend JM Tours – totally dependable, quick to arrange and respond before we went and with employees like Bashiri to take care of everything along the way.
Sveinung H
Sveinung H
2019-11-10
Part Safari, Part Business First time to Tanzania. J.M. Tours accommodated our group at every request to make our visit memorable. The first part of our trip was on safari to Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti Natgional Park and the Ngorongoro Carter. Our guide, Bariki, was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and patient. The accommodations were nice. We saw the ‘big five’ and all of the wild life we had hoped for, plus a few surprises. We even saw Mt. Kilimanjaro two days in a row. The second part of our trip took us to the Same District. Bariki drove and stayed with us as we toured the villages and water projects.
Karin S
Karin S
2019-11-05
Safari war ein einmaliges Erlebnis Die Safari mit JM tours war vorbildlich organisiert. Wir besuchten den Tarangire Nationalparc und den Ngorogoro cratre. Beides war total schön, wir sahen viele, viele Tiere. Die Übernachtung in der Tarangire Lodge war einmalig, vor allem der Blick von der Terrasse. Beide Parks haben unterschiedliche Schwerpunkte und ergänzten sich optimal
Sigridi
Sigridi
2019-09-16