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Jabshir, as he is known, was born in 1965 in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania at the slopes of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. After high school, he joined Singachini Teachers Training College in Moshi where he graduated in 1988 as a trained primary school teacher. After his teaching training, he felt his interests were more in travelling and talking to people hence he decided to join tourism industry where he would interact more with the outside world and share his knowledge. He joined a tour company in 1991 and received training as a guide. In 1996 he joined Ranger Safaris, and was our "Guide of the year" for 2010.
He is married and has 4 children namely Cyprian born in 1989, Abdul born in 1996, Baraka born in 2002 and the last born Zainab born late 2008. He enjoys guiding, bird watching, travelling, watching television and reading books. He speaks English, Swahili and his mother tongue, Kirangi.
Client Comments: "Jabshir truly made our safari a tremendous success. His knowledge of not only game but birds/flora/ reptiles etc was unbelievable. His eyesight has to be better than an eagle.
Next, Jabshir Rashidi. He is such a wonderful teacher and guide. He never seemed to tire of our endless questions. With every animal or bird he pointed out he also told their story of survival and life and how they then fit into the whole of the country. Jabshir has a love and respect for his country that is very tangible. We are so privileged and grateful to have seen Africa thru his eyes. And his eyes are crazy! The things he sees and from the distance he sees them from is just nothing short of amazing. Because of his ability to find many things to see, from animal to flora, and his great supply of patience, we were able to capture over 7000 pictures. He would find us something and patiently wait for us to ask questions and photograph it and then say "Are we good?" If yes, we moved on, if not yet, we stayed a little longer until, "We're good". I know the trip would not have been the same without him, so "Thank You Jabshir"!Read More
- Bernie and Keith Keller