Africa Joy Tours - Day Tours

Africa Joy Tours - Day Tours

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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Africa Joy Tours and Safaris is a Tanzanian local tour company based in Arusha Tanzania and specialist in private day tours and maasai culture day tours. We can arrange day tours ever day and can accommodate any group size.
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Jun Fan
Moscow, Russia10 contributions
Aug 2022
We are a couple and spent 14 days&13 nights in Kenya and Tanzania mainly for safari.
Thanks for Africa Joy and Clinton, we have experineced everything that we expected, the Big Five (especially big cats), great migration and mara river-crossing, early morning hot air balloon and Kilimanjaro one-day hiking, which are definitely our lifetime memories.
We also appreciate our driverguide, which is critical to the feel on the go. We had David in our Kenya part, who is very reliable, experienced and diligent, and brought us a perfect start in Nakuru and Masai Mara. We had Erick in part of Tanzania, who is really good at finding wild animals, and introduced us the Tanzania from his eyes, more like a friend of us.
But we had pity in Serengeti due to our driver at that time. The thing that worried us most was our jeep had two problems in two days and our driver was just thinking about how to cover the truth. And we can't call him a guide because we required for a game drive not sightseeing (which even can be done by ourselves), most time he only took us and showed us the animals spotted by the road, very lazy and negligent. Thanks for the owner Clinton, a reliable and easy-communicate guy who seems working 24 hours a day, helped us solve the problem very on time.
Overall it's a very nice and unforgettable trip for us. And we will definitely choose Africa Joy one more time if we come back to Tanzania.

一对年轻夫妻的肯尼亚和坦桑尼亚 14天&13晚Safari
感谢Africa Joy和Clinton,这次我们基本体验到了行前期待的一切~Big Five,特别是很多大猫,角马大迁徙和天河之渡,大草原上的热气球和乞力马扎罗徒步
强烈推荐行程中的两个向导,David和Erick,好的向导真的至关重要。我们在肯尼亚的向导David,非常可靠且经验丰富,是真的会为我们看到动物开心而感到开心~在坦桑尼亚后半部分的向导是Erick,他的视力简直可以称之为千里眼,非常擅长找动物。Erick更年轻活泼一点,相处起来更像朋友。不好的向导也真的很坑,我们刚到坦桑时的向导很老油条,两天内车出了两次问题也不考虑去维修,游猎的时候在划水,导致在塞伦盖蒂的体验不太好。好在这家的老板Clinton很可靠,并且也很好沟通,能随时给反馈,我们投诉了两次都立刻给处理了。
总的来说,东非真的推荐大家有机会来一次~这家旅行社也很靠谱,值得选择~
Written August 25, 2022
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Albinii
3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Awesome 10days camping safari via Africa Joy Tours with Praygod, our guide and driver, and Rama, our chef. Clinton assured a great and uncomplicated preparation at short notice and replied very fast via WhatsApp. Praygod and Rama always took great care of us during the trip: Praygod drove very safe and shared a lot with us about the nature, the animals and the country. He is a professional and knowledgeable guide. We got to see many (even rarely seen) animals on the game drives and Praygod always made sure we had a great position to watch the animals. Rama cooked super delicious food everyday - 3 meals a day. The trip was absolutely perfect! We highly recommend the operator Africa Joy Tours, Praygod as a guide and Rama as a cook.
Written September 3, 2022
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Søren A
6 contributions
Oct 2021
We were a group of four who hired Africa Joy Tours to drive us around in Tanzania and visit old friends.
Since we have previously worked in Tanzania, we know the conditions very well, and needed a company that could drive us out into very deserted areas.
Africa Joy Tours did the job to perfection.
Both Clinton the owner and our driver Eric were very accommodating and willing to engage in a discussion about how we got the best vacation out of it.
Written November 20, 2021
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africabestjoytours
Dear Soren, We highly appreciate your great recommendation of our company from the trip you had with us. It was a great pleasure to host you during your trip and we are glad that you had an awesome experience. Thank you for choosing us and welcome back!
Written November 25, 2021
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Amy
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania18 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We hired Africa Joy Tours for a bespoke experience driving from one lodge to another that we’d already booked, with a safari at Lake Manyara on the way.

The driver was punctual and competent and if you’re looking for someone to take you from point A to point B then I would recommend them. For us there was a mistake where the office told our driver our itinerary had changed without speaking to us which caused a lot of confusion and delay for the safari part of the excursion as we really had to insist we do it. I wouldn’t have minded as much if they’d seemed at all apologetic or like they wanted to fix the problem without us insisting on either a refund for the safari part of the day or for them to sort it out. I understand mistakes sometimes happen and I appreciate that the owner sorted it out even if no one ever apologised for the issue.

On the actual safari part the driver seemed to want it done as quickly as possible and didn’t do any real spotting or guiding. The animals we saw were because we spotted them and had to ask him to stop or go back. He also didn’t speak to other drivers we passed about where animals were for instance or have any water available for us, which are pretty typical for safari guides. We went back the next day with a different company and it was a completely different and better experience.

Maybe if we’d gone on one of their existing tours it would have been better but after this experience we wouldn’t use them again. The customer service aspect was just not enough.
Written January 6, 2022
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africabestjoytours
Dear Client, Thank you for choosing Africa Joy Tours, and we would like to apologize for all that happens to you as all human being are not perfect. Welcome again and we will do our best to satisfy your needs.
Written February 11, 2022
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Norbert Monika
3 contributions
Nov 2019
With Africa Joy Tours we came very close to real life and nature when we hiked 5 days through the volcanic Ngorogoro highlands.
Passing Massai villages, crater lakes, savannahs and the majestic Oldonyo Lengai volcano mountain, meeting school children and watching Massai kettle and wild animals - this was an incredible experience! Sleeping in the tent, enjoying hiking without luxury - this was exactly we wanted!
Thank you Ngulu for guiding us, Daniel and Geschde for taking care of the donkeys and camps, thank you Frank for your fantastic food creations and thank you Samson for driving us. Thank you for your support and frienship - we will never forget!
Written January 2, 2020
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Africa J
thank you for your good recommendations, hope you enjoyed a lot.
Written January 3, 2020
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Fer R
Seville, Spain22 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
I chose this company for 2 main reasons. In one hand because is a local company so I always prefer support local companies than major ones and in the other hand because of the good reviews and price offer. I don't consider myself too demanding but the way of doing things from this people really made me sad, not even angry. They take advantage of people like me and others. We visit those stunning places and try to help with our money to local companies there.

So, I will try to be as brief as possible cause I don't wanna bother anybody but it takes a little time to explain everything in a proper way so sorry in advance for the long review.

-. First of all I contacted by mail with the company, I always changed mails with Clinton, supposed to be the owner. I told him since one month prior to arrive that I wanted to visit Tangarire, Lake Myanara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti and that I would like to spend 6 days in total. Clinton always agreed with this. First mistake from my part,almost nobody do 6 days safari(but I knew that too late). Most of the people do 1,2,3 or 5 days trips. So in case you fill a group with your friends etc or in case you are lucky and you find someone to share costs for more days please be aware that it will be very difficult to manage more than 5 days. They knew all this of course but NOBODY EXPLAINS YOU ANYTHING.
-. I arrived in Arusha after a 13.30 h bus trip, payed Clinton and he confirmed once again the 6 days safaris. Once again he never told me anything regarding to the fact that it would be really difficult to fulfil my itinerary. He took the money and repeated the itinerary of 6 days. I didn't receive any receipt, second mistake. So, always ask for the printed itinerary,always. Anyway I had the mails but better to have itinerary in your hand.
-. Next day they take you to a place close to some parks called FANAKA CAMP where you have tents, rooms (depending what you paid you sleep here or there). There groups are organized and they head you to the different parks. I (and everybody in fact) never knew what we were heading every morning because the different drivers take people from here and there and they don't explain anything. What is the reality? That those drivers don't belong to the companies most of them. They are freelances, they take the money,do their jobs (sometimes in a rough way) and some of them they don't even know who are the owners of the companies. So if you have a problem you will have to fight a lot because nobody want to face the problems created for others as it was my case. They don't belong to companies so they don't response for their mistakes. What was my case? My driver was a freelance that at the same time was working for other company so it wasn't even working for Africa Joy tour safaris. What is the point here?companies changes clients between them to fill the groups and take advantage of that but once again, NOBODY EXPLAINS YOU ANYTHING. I was transferred to a different company but they did t tell me.
-. So, what means also those guys are freelance? It means most of them push people to pay them high tips, sometimes in a very rough way. I saw many argues in a really bad atmosphere with different clients(not me) because they didn't want to pay more tips after many days of safari where they had to pay a lot. That was another mistake from me, I payed tips until I decided not do it. So, don't pay tips if you don't feel comfortable, do it if you want but don't feel pushed to do it, you don't have to do it. Take that in mind because they will try to push you as much as possible and once again NOBODY EXPLAINS YOU ANYTHING about what the policy is and what to do in case that happens.
-. Finally when I was in Serengeti the freelance driver told me that he was really sorry but his plan was only 1 night in Serengeti and not 2 and he had to come back, something that really I didn't expected because I had confirmed many times (and payed of course) the itinerary. Finally we got to talk to a guy (Jeff) from the other company and he told me that I had to go to Arusha national park. I rejected because that wasn't what I arranged at all so he told me he would refund me one day and we agreed that. "I will be today at 18 at your hotel to refund you" he told me...I am still waiting him...I phoned him many times with my phone at 19, 20 and 20.45 (who is gonna pay that?...)the guy always told me he was on his way but never showed up.

About Clinton... no way to locate him, I called him and texted him many times but nothing...the only thing I got it was a text saying "I am sorry for what happened" the next day. I never saw him again despite of I tried several times to talk to him or meet him. This gives an idea of how things are done in this company and by this person.

-. It is supposed I had to leave Arusha that day but of course I wasn't able to do it so I lost one day more of my trip until finally a guy for the company I was transferred showed up in the hotel the next day at 13.00 and told me that he wasn't able to refund me 100% and that he could only pay me 100$. I finally agreed trying to understand a little bit those guys and trying to be comprehensive so the guy went to the bank and came back only with 90$ that I had to accept... That or nothing...¿¿??...hilarious

So in summary I lost days of my trip , I lost money (money from the phone calls and the money those guys stole me), I lost energy, I lost time trying to solve problems I didn't create and unfortunately I lost my trust in those kind of local companies,at least in this part of Tanzania.

So in summary:

1. Look for another company. Don't trust this one at all. It doesn't mean that this mess happen all time and they will do their job properly many times but other times they don't so it can perfectly happen to you again.

2. If you finally decide to go with Africa Joy tour(something I wouldn't recommend at all) review itinerary all times you consider necessary. Ask many times you think necessary whatever you think it is important and ask for a clear receipt and a clear printed itinerary.

3. Confirm once you are in Faneka place that you are travelling with the company you made the arrangement. If not ask for explanations and ask for the supervisor you would have to talk to in case you have a problems.

4. Don't feel pushed to pay tips. Do it only if you feel ok with it.

5. And of course and above all those boring things I explained here don't even doubt about visiting these amazing places, there is almost nothing as beautiful as Ngorongoro, Serengeti or any of the parks there, full of life, joy, nature, colour and beauty. Just look for a nice and reliable company that make things properly. Definitely not his one of course.
Written September 22, 2016
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Ingo_22
2 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
The tour was great and our guides did a very good job. Only an average rate of the operator AJT because of the worse equipment ( e. g. our tent) - really low budget ;-)
Ingo from Germany
Written June 1, 2015
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africabestjoytours
Dear guest, We highly appreciate your great recommendation of our company from the trip you had with us. It was a great pleasure to host you during your trip and we are glad that you had an awesome experience. Thank you for choosing us and welcome back!
Written June 8, 2021
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andrija jagecic
1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Friends
Great agency, great professionals and guides. Best adventure of my life. Highly recommended!! All the way
Written August 7, 2018
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Africa J
Really appreciating. thank you and welcome again.
Written October 24, 2019
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Marion S
Werther15 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Mr Clinton Kileo organized a wonderful and very exciting trip for us. The itinerary was very flexible so that we were able to visit some local educational projects.
Our driver was just great. He was very reliable, and we are most thankful that he was able to show even more wild animals than we had expected.
Written September 8, 2015
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africabestjoytours
Dear guest, We highly appreciate your great recommendation of our company from the trip you had with us. It was a great pleasure to host you during your trip and we are glad that you had an awesome experience. Thank you for choosing us and welcome back!
Written June 8, 2021
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Thomas A
3 contributions
Sep 2017
We had a wonderful time climbing the Kilimanjaro. It also was a great experience being on Safari in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Krater.
A problem seems to be, that the guides aren't paid adequatly. They need the tipps to earn a salary they can live on.
Written September 15, 2017
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africabestjoytours
Dear guest, We highly appreciate your great recommendation of our company from the trip you had with us. It was a great pleasure to host you during your trip and we are glad that you had an awesome experience. Thank you for choosing us and welcome back!
Written June 8, 2021
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