Zanzibar‘s only professional cyclist, Juma’s rise from poverty is a legendary tale of chance, guts and natural ability that will take your breath away. As a teenager he avidly watched far-away cycling races on a tiny box television, and then each day he’d take his single-geared bike and pedalled the exact distance that he’d seen his idols cover. He could never imagine that one day he’d be competing around the world in professional races, from Europe to America to Australia. Intimately familiar with the Zanzibar’s roads on which he trains, Juma is the perfect man to help you discover the island on two wheels.
Suleiman is drilled and trained by Juma. His love for biking combined with his eager to share his paradise island makes him a very appreciated guide. Suleiman is a certified guide and his endless funny stories are a guarantee that not even the toughest tracks will be hard to overcome.
First time we saw Khamis we thought: him we need to draft to Bike Zanzibar – and so we did. Strong bike- and fotball legs and an engaging personality voches for great days on the bike with Khamis.
Haji is the one meeting you at the airport and that sees to it that your luggage is where it should be. Trained guide at Jambiani Tourism Training Institute and a problem solving attitude makes him our own Mr Fixer Knows It All.
Mark is the director of a consulting firm that, among other things manages the Red Monkey Lodge that approaches the concept of sustainability. Interested in environmental conservation he met Juma 6 years ago and since then the idea developed along with their friendship into the present form.
Helen is a marketing expert from Sweden that always has lived an outdoor lifestyle and finally decided to move to tropical Zanzibar away from Scandinavian temperatures. Thanks to her skills she quickly became partner of a local travel agency focusing on authentic experiences, lovezanzibar. lovezanzibar gives the logistic frame for the tours.