The Venture East Africa Experience

Venture East Africa was founded in 2019 with one goal in mind: to bring adventurers from around the world to experience the glory of East Africa, with a focus on sustainable tourism and support for local communities.

We are a small, growing business – which allows us to be agile and work closely with our clients and partners. We only work with a handful of partners across East Africa, who comply with our ethical and sustainability standards.

Have a look through our website and please remember that our packages are designed to give you a flavour of the art of the possible. All of our adventures are tailored around out clients’ interests, time and budget.

Get in touch today and let’s build your perfect East African adventure.

Jonathan Paito, Founder

Based in the UK, but with a family and network across East Africa, Jonathan founded VEA in 2019.  Jonathan has spent months travelling across East Africa building relationships with the best travel providers and tour guides. When not working with our clients to build their perfect trips, Jonathan is likely to be playing 5-a-side football, cycling, or planning his next mountain climb.

Ivan Tekkwo, Head of Partnerships

Ivan has been a key member of the VEA team since its’ inception. Ivan has a wealth of experience working in the tourism sector and an unparalleled understanding of how adventurers can get the most out of their time in East Africa. His network spans across the whole area, helping us deliver truly tailored trips. Ivan is a big boxing fan, his favourite boxer being Heavyweight Tyson Fury!

Ramadani Mdoe, Lead Mountaineer

Ramadhani has over a decade of experience in East African tourism. He’s ascended Kilimanjaro with hundreds of clients and developed notoriety for being one of the best guides in Tanzania. Today Ramadhani not only guides adventurers up Kilimanjaro, but oversees every aspect of an adventurer’s stay in Tanzania. Ramadan is an amazing cook, his speciality being a delicious nyama choma (grilled meat) recipe which has been in his family for generations!

Betty Abalo, Customer Experience Lead

Betty has been fortunate enough to travel across Africa, embarking on adventures far and wide across the continent. A keen adventurer herself, Betty has years of experience in previous roles planning tailored trips for clients. Betty is a keen athlete and can often be found on the track trying to improve on her 10k time!