On our small group safaris you’ll travel with a like-minded group on a scheduled itinerary.
Meet Maasai villagers living in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro on the Foothills of Kilimanjaro where our rustic luxury camp set within the Maasai’s 45,000-acre private game reserve that runs along Tanzania and Kenya’s shared border. You will be driven to the western side of the mountain and up through the forests to the Londorossi Gate, at an altitude of 2,100m, where the hike begins. The ascent is over 1,000m, moving steadily up through tropical montane forests, home to a variety of animals and birdlife.
Our small group safaris in Tanzania offer a relaxed experience with world-class local guides and quality accommodation, and use vehicles exclusively for Africa Joy Tours customers with a maximum of six passengers, all guaranteed a window seat. Whether it’s exploring iconic national parks by 4×4 into some of the most exclusive safari lodges, we’re sure to have the perfect Tanzania safari for you.
Day 01: Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our VIP Visa Specialist will meet and welcome you to East Africa. He guides you through the entire Tanzania Visa application process and skipping long immigration queues. With Africa Joy Tours you will be escorted from arrival to departure, making your arrival to Tanzania completely worry-free. Upon exiting the airport, Africa Joy Tours representative will be holding a poster with your name who will transfer you to Arusha (45-60 minutes) for the Serenity retreat of Kili Villa Retreat for dinner and overnight.
Day 02: A Day Hike to Mt Kilimanjaro – Lemosho Route 1700 m.
Breakfast, 06: 30 AM meet and greet for pre-safari briefing. 07h00 Drive to West Kilimanjaro up through the forests to the Londorossi Gate, at an altitude of 2,100m, where the hike begins. The ascent is over 1,000m, moving steadily up through tropical Montage forests, home to a variety of animals and birdlife. With the help of your guide, you may spot colobus monkeys, crested turacos and more. As well as being the less-visited side of the mountain, these western regions are known to be frequented by big game from Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, which neighbor Kilimanjaro National Park. It is not uncommon to hear elephants rumbling through the forest; you may even catching sight of them through the trees. Your hike takes you up to the vast Shira Plateau, at 3,400m, a 500,000-year-old volcanic caldera that is now a World Heritage Site. You can stop for lunch here, or continue on to Shira 1 Camp, Lion Gorge and the foothills of the Shira Pinnacles. Kilimanjaro’s iconic snow-covered table top, Kibo Peak, should be visible from here, as well as neighboring glaciers. Later you drive back to the Serenity retreat of Kili Villa Retreat for dinner and overnight.
Day 03: Tarangire National Park – Elephants – Baobab Trees on Your First Game Drives – Campfire + Cocktails.
07h30 with 4×4 depart to Tarangire National Park is a unique place and an absolutely fantastic in this time of the year. Viewing some of Tanzania’s largest populations of elephant and enjoying the diverse scenery, including the dramatic baobab trees that are so typical of the park. Enjoy your picnic lunches inside the park. More game drive until end of the day you drive to Eco Science Luxury Lodge for dinner and overnight.
However it is the pure delight and sheer pleasure of luxury tents that will remain with you for years to come, and will keep you returning, if only in spirit, to this delightfully dreamlike lodge. Sunset Hill is the perfect locations to sit atop and enjoy the deep orange sunsets that often welcome in the starry skies. With food and drinks served by one of the staff, this is truly a magical experience not to be missed.
Day 04: Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive – Sundowner.
Breakfast with best fine view and you leave the camp and with en-route game drive to Tarangire gate for exit and drive the short distance to Lake Manyara National Park for Full Day game viewing to this unique park with an alkaline lake and breathtaking views. Here you will view a wide variety of wildlife and the acacia woodlands offer the best overall wildlife viewing in the park. Enjoy your picnic lunches under the Acacia trees. This habitat is favored by the park’s famous tree-climbing lions, leopards and giraffes and can claim the greatest elephant concentration in East Africa. Algae thrive in the high saline content of the lake. Huge and colorful flocks of birds gather in the water to feed, including many different varieties of birds that coexist together. In fact, well over 300 different species of birds have been recorded here, continue with afternoon game drive and later drive to the Lush retreat of The Plantation Lodge & Spa for cocktails drinks dinner and overnight.
Day 05: Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive – Dinner at the Campfire + Cocktails.
Early breakfast and today you will explore the famous Ngorongoro Crater during a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations.
It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. Leave the Crater and later drive to the Lush retreat for dinner and overnight at
The Plantation Lodge & Spa.
Day 06: Olduvai George – Maasai Village Cultural – Serengeti to see Big Cats & Large Mammals.
Breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park. A brief visit en route to Olduvai Gorge, which is often referred to as ‘The Cradle of Mankind’ and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world.
Stop at Land of the Maasai—the iconic pastoralists of the East African savanna, known for their scarlet robes, their beadwork, and their legendary ceremonies. Pay a visit to a Maasai Manyatta, or village, where we’ll be greeted with a foot-stomping, high-jumping welcome dance. Immerse yourself in their world, learning about their customs. Meet the village elders, visit homes, and take part in a memorable cultural exchange.
Picnic lunch in the park. Proceed to Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Dinner and overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Camp.
Day 07: Eastern & Moru Kopjes Serengeti Plains to see Big Cats & Large Mammals – Sundowner + Cocktails.
Begin your sunrise safaris and return for late breakfast at 09h00. Full day game drives in Serengeti National Park gets its name from the Maasai word Siringitu meaning endless Plain. The Serengeti is located along the rift valley and is abound with geological formations. These exposed rock forms “kopjes” are round as a result of spherical wind weathering. These rich grass plains a result of ash deposited by volcanic eruptions, and is home to 3 million animals. Within these grass plains the scattered kopjes act as a heaven for animals from grass fires, predators and the heat. The game drives in this park are exceptional and game viewing incredible. This park offers the best opportunity of viewing Cheetah, Leopards and Lions. Return for dinner and overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Camp.
Day 08:Taasa Private Reserve Bush Guided Walk – Night Game drives – Sundowner + Cocktails.
Early breakfast and drive to Eastern North Serengeti to the Taasa Private Reserve home for thousands of zebra and wildebeests during the annual migration between Tanzania and Kenya. The annual migration sees over a million wild animals move from one country. En-suite bathrooms are complete with a stone shower, double vanity, and hair dryer, along with sumptuous robes and towels – a touch of indulgence in the bush. Evening load into our open-sided Toyota Land Cruiser with warm blankets and head out in the dark of night under starlit skies. The experience of a game drive at night is very different from one during the day and you may see striped hyena on the prowl or lions on hunt. Your Maasai guide will be in his tracker’s chair mounted on the vehicle front with his floodlight sweeping for reflective eyes of predators. One never knows what will be lurking in the dark, but it is guaranteed to be electrifying and totally unlike your daytime game drives. Taasa Lodge-Suite Chalet.
Day 09: Bush Guided Walk – Cultural Life Exchanging experience at the Campfire + Bush Dinner.
Walking in the bush, surrounded by all the sights, sounds and smells of Africa is completely different and more personal experience than a drive in a Safari vehicle. Learn about medicinal plants, how to start a fire with sticks, and the wildlife you might encounter. Also look out for small Oribi, which thrives in this area, but is otherwise extremely scarce in northern Tanzania generally.
– a most unforgettable spectacle of Africa’s circle of life, right before your eyes! Equally impressive are Tanzania’s magical sunsets, which out here are celebrated at traditional “sundowners”… like those you’ll enjoy at your Lodge on your final night on safari, followed by a festive farewell dinner. Dinner and overnight at Taasa Lodge-Suite Chalet.
Day 10: Eastern Serengeti Private Concession – Fly to Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport – Departure.
Early breakfast, and morning go on your final game drive en-route keep your eyes open for any elusive wildlife that you may not have seen, transfer to Lobo Airstrip in time for Check in (Luggage free weight each person is 33 LBS & 11 LBS on Hand bag), and Schedule flight to Arusha Airport. REGIONAL AIR flights depart Lobo Airstrip at 10: 00 AM and arrive at Arusha Airport at 12: 15 PM.
On your arrival at Arusha Airport you will be Meet and greet with our driver and drive the short distance for a fare well deserved Lunch at BUTTER & SCOTCH SABLE SQUIRE. Here you will have a variety of English – African taste meals with soft drinks & juices. After lunch we transfer back you to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for check in for departure flight.
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- Transport with safari Vehicle with pop-up roof 4×4 Jeep
- All park entrance fees
- Accommodations in the Camp or in the lodge
- Full board accommodation, three meals per day while on safari
- Game drives in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
- Bottled Drinking water
- Ngorongoro Crater fees
1.Tips for the drive
2. Personal effects
3. Soft drinks, beer, sodas etc.