Serengeti Joy Tours
Serengeti Joy Tours
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Visit water falls, a local museum, eat local dishes, drink home brewed beer and coffee, just come for a great experience! Come and visit Marangu village and enjoy Tanzania’s hospitality. Experience life on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and meet friendly coffee farmers. There are colorful local markets in different location where you can see the real bananas.
Arusha, Tanzania

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Ludmila H
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Climbing Mt.Kilimanjaro had been my dream for years and I can` t be more happy with my choice of doing it with Serengeti Joy Tours.
The communication with the owner Angelica before the trip helped me to get perfectly prepared and I was looked after since the first moment I got off the plane till I got back home.
My guide Frank was a great leader during the whole trek, always cheerful, friendly and easy to get along. He was also a great coach and thank to his support I managed to reach the summit with absolutely no problems. The team of porters did a fascinating job carrying needed things with us to the top and I still can` t believe how the chef could prepare such delicious meals for me in the mountain conditions! Everyone took such care of me that I felt like a real VIP guest.
I definitely recommend to choose the longer trek to the summit - every day is an opportunity to see completely different and amazing sceneries. I also got enough rest and good preparation for the higher altitude, which means that your success to get to the top is highly guaranteed.
Serengeti Joy Tours also helped me to book a day trip to the Ngoro Ngoro Crater which is a great choice to see most of the African animals in wild. It was another unforgettable experience for me!
Simply said, I had the time of my life and I would sincerely recommend to travel with this company to anyone whose dream is to see the roof of Africa:-) I myself will be back again:-)
Written January 15, 2023
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Crystal C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Just want to say, ANGELICA IS AMAZING! My partner and I had such an incredible trip we did our Kilimanjaro Hike and Safari Trip with Serengeti Joy Tour and the planning was fantastic.

1. We did the 7 day lemosho route with our guide Baracca who was excellent, we felt very safe and cared for the whole trip, all our needs were met, the food was delicious & the ambiance was excellent including the rest of the team (porters, chef, waiter). We were able to reach the top and had great words of encouragement the whole way.

2. The safari was also amazing our driver Ziggy was fantastic and a great driver. We saw all the animals on our list including the “Big 5”. The lodgings were incredibly planned for the whole trip, so we thank Angelica for this. Our favorite place was the sound of silence, they had hot water and great wifi the whole time.

We had a wonderful time and felt so attended to the whole time, in addition we love supporting a female owned business. Again we loved Angelica and the rest of the staff, what a memorable experience every step of the way.

If you want to have your dream African vacation PLEASE do yourself a favor and book with Serengeti Joy Tours!!
Written July 17, 2022
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David J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We have booked a 6 days track to Kilimajaro and have chosen the Rongai route. The communication with Angelica was excellent, she was replying very quickly and was very helpful. Our guide was Omari Paramba and assistant guides were Baraka Mariki and Arthur.
Our trip started with a very short and easy track to Simba camp, when we arrived all our equipment and personal things were already there waiting for us, tents were build and hot tea was ready on the table in our eating tent.
The level of service we have received was insane. We were served 2 course breakfast everyday including: porridge, pancakes, toast, fruits, eggs sausages. Lunch was usually pasta, rice, french fries and either beef or chicken meat and some sauce. For dinner we were served amazing soup and second course. We had more than enough food and the food was delicious.
When we were reaching Third cave camp, the guides found out that there was not enough water in the river, so the porters went to lower camps to get us some. We had hot water for washing everyday. No matter what the water situation was at the moment.
Our team was extremely friendly and helpful. I cannot say anything negative about this company, We have had the most amazing time and as you go higher, you start to appreciate the service more and more.
All our team of 5 Czech tourist can 100% recommend this company.
Written October 20, 2022
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Petr B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We spent 7 days with the Serengeti Joy Tours team during our hiking to Uhuru peak. They are real professionals, taking care of clients as much as possible. We were excited about how good the kitchen can be even at a high altitude (4.500 amsl). The guides, Joseph and Frenkie, are real experts, providing the service in a very friendly approach. Thanks to all of the crew again.

If you need a personal reference from me, do not hesitate to contact me.

Petr
Written November 27, 2021
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Jan S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I went on a shared safari alone where I met new friends from different countries. The driver and guide in one person was great, friendly and professional. He was able to give us an explanation of local nature or animals, how they live, etcwe saw beautiful nature in different national parks and many many species of animals in really huge numbers. We visited the Maasai village, where we learned about the life and traditions of the Maasai. People living in Tanzania, including in the national parks are nice and welcoming. in the camps where we camped, they cooked excellently, coffee was prepared for us even at 4 o'clock in the morning, really great staff. You never know what kind of surprise you will get, whether in the camp or in nature, but you have to experience it yourself. You will never forget such a safari, I highly recommend it
Written February 14, 2024
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Tomas H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I booked a 7 days Machame route ascent to Mt. Kilimanjaro with Serengeti Joy Tours. Everything was fine. Madam Angelica was very responsive on Whatsapp, all went smoothly according to the agreement. My guide, Henry, was perfect as well as all the crew. Food was perfect, there was enough of the water, tent was comfortable, all the team tried hard to make my trip comfortable. I definitely recommend Serengeti Joy Tours for your trips to Tanzania!

Two minor issues (but they are bit out of reach of Serengeti Joy Tours): 1) When traveling on time (for example to the airport) take rather bigger time reserve, Tanzania runs rather on Hakuna matata then Swiss railways approach. 2) Life and equipment of, especially, porters is poor, please try to make their life better, tip them as much as possible.
Written February 26, 2023
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Kateřina S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Oooooh! Really professional contact without any mistakes. We felt very comfortable and save for all time. All of ours requests were fulfilled and we were all the time in contact with the leader of Serengetijoytours! All guides were very profesional and friendly. I love them all ***
Thank you, thank you, thank you, because of Serengetijoytours I find a new love... AFRIKA!
Written January 27, 2020
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Karel K
Prague, Czech Republic3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I attend the 6days Machame route Kilimanjaro + 2 days Safari and it was truly ultra inclusive experience in terms what Africa can offer. From first point of contact and tour offer through the whole trip - everyone was so helpful and always easy to reach. Whole team during the climb was nice, food was great. They checked properly all the equipment day before to make sure everything will be ok. During the trip, Omari - the tour guide shared with me a lot of interesting facts and stories about the Africa and Kilimanjaro and Angelica was there always online to everything will be fine - from picking me from the airport to transfer from hotel to safari etc. Totally recommends!
Written July 19, 2022
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Ty W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This experience with Serengeti Joy Tours was nothing short of spectacular. Our team was made up of Frank(y) (primary guide), Francis (secondary guide), Shedrack (our chef, Moses (our waiter), and 10 solid porters who worked hard and were delightful to encounter. Frank was an awesome lead guide, always laughing and bringing humor into the mix, even when some times were tough (altitude sickness). He was adaptable and knew how to manage every situation. Both Franky and Francis were very knowledgeable and accommodating with every aspect of the trek. On summit day, they brought another "Summit Porter" (Kefa) to assist, so that we were all one-on-one during the final ascent. We had to delay our summit trek because I was sick for a few hours but things ended up working out perfect and we had a trip of a lifetime. Kudos to the SJT team. We will recommend them to others that are interested.
Written February 22, 2023
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Jarmila Z
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We climbed to Kilimanjaro by Machame route 7-days with our chief guide Frank and guide Omary. The journey was perfectly prepared. We were in a good temper every day. Mountain scenery, wonderfull views and friendly atomosphere larted all trip.
The chef cooked very well, it was delicious.
I am happy, I saw the roof of Africa.
Thanks to all the team.
Written July 11, 2022
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