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hup234 Dec 21st, 2012 12:54 AM

Ripped Off by Tanzanian company JABIR Tours & Safaris
After lengthy email exchanges we paid Jabir Ally (Ali) of JABIR TOURS & SAFARIS, based in Zanzibar, the deposit for our tanzanian safari. Shortly after we sent the money to his account, we received an email saying he had sent our money as requested to Uganda to feed orphans and could we send more money please.
We investigated and then asked for the (small) remainder of the money he had supposedly NOT sent to Uganda be returned to us, but NO he said, it was against his policy to refund money. This man, Jabir Ali, conned us completely, despite my having contacted referees who had used his services previously.


Another tour agency I requested a quote from, STANLEY & STOPPER, sent me an email attempting to extort money from us for a sick sister or someone,after I told them we would not be going with them.
Bunch of sharks out there...
If anyone would like more information about this, I am happy to provide details.

Garfield Dec 21st, 2012 09:34 AM

Contact the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators at and see if Jabir is a member. Also you might have more replies if you post on Trip Advisor Travel Forum.

Percy Dec 21st, 2012 07:49 PM

Well I am sure sorry to hear that.

That is one of the fears that people have when they book a Safari a local company........ and yet

Local companies are very good when you get one that isn't scamming you.

I did all my bookings with a company in Arusha Tanzania,it was all on short term notice and I cannot say enough good things about the way they treated us throughout the while Safari.

Cateyes555 Jan 26th, 2013 12:30 PM

A very garbled and rambling comment by Janelaly. I doubt you are Scottish based on your use of English....

sandi Jan 26th, 2013 01:54 PM

Certainly doesn't read like Scottish English, moreso that Janelaly only joined today as reply to this thread.

atravelynn Jan 26th, 2013 08:10 PM

Just a wee strange, this post from Scottish lassie Jane.

FrankS Jan 27th, 2013 06:51 AM

I found some postive reviews of JABIR using google

Someone from the UK

"Just yesterday we went to view dolphin tours in a sharing boat, we were amazed by the great people in Jabir Tours and Safari , the staff were very helpfully and jolly, we had delicious lunch after playing with social dolphin, the second day we visited Jabir family for cooking class, we were group of five, it was fun, we learnt the culture of Zanzibar in the village.Steven was the captain in this company just if it was a ship, he guided everything but in ateam work, they made us trust them easily, friendly, friendly people. "Me and my 3 friends were down in Tanzania. Our Safari was extra enjoyable despite the fact that we chose a budget or camping thing."

& from CA
"I was always wondering seeing wild life on adventure TV series not until i turned to the reality show. I have a list of things that i have to do with my life and now i have this trip and Jabir tours and Safaris to thank for.

Serengeti and the crater are the key parties that never will i forget in my memory."

FrankS Jan 27th, 2013 07:03 AM

Google translate from Swahili to English has greatly improved

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