Joseph Kayoka


Joseph has been a Safari Guide for over 15 years in many parts of Tanzania including the Serengeti, Manyara & Tarangire National Parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Having worked in the Selous Game Reserve from 2011 to 2018, Joseph joined the Jongomero team in June 2019 and is excited to share the beauty and wilderness of Tanzania’s largest National Park, the Ruaha, on a walking safari or even an adventurous fly-camping safari. His enthusiasm and vast wildlife knowledge will ensure you have a memorable safari experience. Born in the Rukwa region in the western Tanzania, Joseph moved to Kilimanjaro region as a teenager and has lived most of his life there. He obtained a Certificate in Tourism from Ethics Tourism College in Arusha in 1992. One of Joseph’s most memorable sightings was an amazing interaction between a lion and a crocodile in the Selous Game Reserve. While on a game drive, Joseph and his guests came across a lioness hunting a waterbuck as it came down to the lake to drink. A crocodile also saw waterbuck and was first to strike as it caught the waterbuck on the snout. The lioness attacked from the rear and was pulling the waterbuck away from the water by the back leg. A tug-of-war ensued for a while but eventually the lioness won and dragged the carcass off to feed at leisure. “Two of my favourite animals are buffalo and leopard, as I have spent many hours studying their behaviour and find them very interesting to observe in their natural environment.”