team Frumence Michael Malya

Frumence Michael Malya

Trekking Leaders – Tanzania
English, Kiswahili
Since 2002 in travel industry

Skills, Knowledge & Passion

Frumence Michael Malya has quite a simple mission of promoting and exploring his country and showing guests the real beauty of Tanzania in the best possible way. He possesses every skill that a mountain leader should have and that makes him appear unique in his personality. He can speak English fluently so it is easy for him to explain about the mountain, local people and their culture to his guests during the trips. He has that extra skill of handling difficult customers in his own way and ultimately makes them enjoy their trek without any inconveniences.

Frumence has spent almost two decades exploring the different routes on the Kilimanjaro and led several groups successfully. He is very familiar with the different species of fauna and flora found on the trails and can explain everything to his guests. He is very friendly and a fun-loving person who loves to share information about nature, culture and traditions to his clients. He finds nature to be his ultimate inspiration and feels that the mountains have always motivated him from the very beginning. Malya is passionate about traveling and believes that with travel he gains new experience in life. He enjoys local living style and loves to take pictures with like-minded people.

My Favorite Trips


Affordable, successful and memorable trips with private group


Trip Advisor Review

I did Kilimanjaro over 6 days and safari over 4 days with Joining. My group of 6 was made to feel really genuinely respected and welcome from the get-go. Erick was very hands on; available to chat on WhatsApp any time and even inviting us for a feast at his house with the crew after the trek. Our Kili guides were Andronus, Amedeus, and Frumence, and we had 15 other wonderful crew members. Although the mountain was far from luxury, small touches by the crew went a long way, such as tea at the summit, playing cards with us at night, and singing as we climbed. I was particularly grateful to our guides for carrying our packs on summit day when we began to really struggle. After submitting one day early, Frumence was great in communicating our decision whether to stay on the mountain an extra day or organise a free night at a hotel (which we couldn't pass up!). Our safari in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater was brilliant, and we were fortunately able to see the 'big five'. Our guide Emmaneul was extremely knowledgeable and good-humoured, skillfully balancing accommodating our requests with being safe and efficient on the parks. Our chef Yona was with us for both trips, and was always looking for feedback and requests. He did a very impressive job of providing two course feasts all the way up the mountain! All in all, I'd advise anyone considering a tour with Joining to lean into the experience by really trying to get to know the team, saying yes to opportunities and opening your minds to the crew culture, especially on the mountain. Thank you Joining for the adventure of a lifetime!

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Safari and kili trek


Trip Advisor Review

correspondence prior to our trip was great and Winner helped us to book a coach ticket - an added extra which was much appreciated. We joined another group, which I think allowed greater flexibility to meet our requirements. Prosper was a great, safe taxi driver. Our safari guide Emmanuel was extremely friendly and helpful; he’s got a very warm and welcoming nature. Baraka the chef was great too and we saw everything we could have hoped for whilst on safari. Frumence took us for a day trek on kili and was kind enough to lend us jackets and was very encouraging and supportive along the way. We had an incredible, not to be missed time with Joining safaris. One tip - camping can be very chilly, take lots of layers and even a hot water bottle! Ngorongoro was amazing, definitely a favourite!

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