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OUR STORY

Jade Sea Journeys originated from a tour firm named Hiking and Cycling which was founded by Halewijn and Joyce Scheuerman at the start of the nineties. Rapid expansion from their initial niche, led to the formation of Jade Sea Journeys, which had a comprehensive repertoire of tour safaris and packages. The mystic call of the largely unknown and explored Northwestern Kenyan Turkana and Omo River basin had a magnetic call on both Joyce and Halewijn who was also an ardent anthropologist. Predictably, Jade Sea Journeys was soon the specialist tour operators for safaris on and around Lake Turkana and into the lower Omo river basin wilderness, where Halewijn established Lumale camp which was the hub for exploration of wilderness tribes and cultures along the river Omo.

Halewijn Scheuerman

The Late Halewijn Scheuerman
A Man of many of disciplines, scholar, explorer, guide and anthropologist to name a few, was well captured by Alison M. Jones, Founding Director of No Water No Life in her 2007 interview with Halewijn. The link is below

http://nowater-nolife.org/watersheds/omo/ImportanceOfFloods/

Our team at Jade Sea Journeys works hard to attain our mission and promise to offer unparalleled attention to you our client and provide an environment that gives the balance of a relaxed yet exciting holiday at your pace yet backed with utter professionalism from us. We are inspired and innovative at delivering a unique safari experience, especially when in our speciality, of trips on and around Lake Turkana, within The Northern Turkana counties and beyond.

Joyce Chianda-Scheuerman

Joyce is a tour industry veteran with over 30 years experience. She is widely travelled and has a wealth of experience in tour guiding, management and marketing. Born and raised in Kenya her unparalleled passion and inherent comprehension of tour operations equipped her to meet the various demands as well as aspirations of clients and operators alike. She is the pillar behind the smooth running of the office, and her knowledge of travel in the region of the Turkana basin is exceptional, as she loves guiding and hosting clientele in Lobolo camp and the Lake Turkana environs.

Njogu Chianda

Njogu is a graduate of science and he has been in the tour industry for over thirty years. He was from a young age fascinated with nature and the rural country side was his play ground. His knowledge about flora and fauna is remarkable, not surprising that he literally has read, watched and continues to follow National Geographic avidly. Second to this is his technical knack and know-how and often operates in the back ground designing, building and maintaining. Njogu is witty and keeps one engaged with anecdotes of his decades of experience.