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“Nice trip to Kilimanjaro with Africa Joy Tours”

Africa Joy Tours - Day Tours
Ranked #203 of 489 Tours in Arusha
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 1, 2016

We booked the trip from The Netherlands in advance, and the experience could not have been better. We knew the price since the beggining, and they were a bit cheaper than other companies we checked with. The main advantage for our group (we were 12 people) it was that it was a local agency, so they are much more familiar with the mountain and all the things around. I definetely think the experience is much better this way. The service from the agency was really good (european standards). The food felt a bit too few the last couple of days, but in general was good. All transportations (from and to the airport) were on time and very good.
Trek up to Kilimanjaro: We did a 7 days (it can be done perfectly in 6) trek via the Machame rout. The agency provided all needed, excluding the sleeping bags that some of us rented in a shop in Arusha where they brought us (good quality). The guides were also very nice. We had 6 guides and one "student guide". They had all a lot of knowledge about the mountain and it looked also that they had quite some experience. I don´t know if it is the same with all guides in Tanzania, but I was surprised about the great preparation of ours. Tony, Praygod, Nass, Jackson, Paulo are some of them. Great guys.
After the mountain 6 of us went with them to a short 2 days safari as well. These 2 days were really nice!! We followed their advice because in 2 days you cannot go too far and you cannot do much. They recommended one day in Tarangire and one day in Gnorongoro. We followed that and the trip was very nice. Our guide (Hillary) was awesome. He managed to show us ALL the animals, at least all the important ones besided the Leopard, that apparently is very difficult to see :-(
After the safari again they brought us to another hotel in Arusha and to the airport the day after. The food in the safari was more than enough, we were a bit surprised by the change, but I guess it is easier to have more supplies when you are not in the mountain for 4 days.

In general I had a great experience with Clinton (the owner of Africa Joys) and his team.

1  Thank Javijames
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

We were a group of 12 people doing the Machame route in 7 days. Clinton and his guides made sure we had a great experience. Very friendly people, helped us to achieve our goal of reaching the summit. Very good service from welcoming us at the airport until taking us back to the airport for the return flight. Point to improve would be better accuracy in time. I would definitely recommend to arrange a trekking trip with Africa Joy.

1  Thank Elenissss
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Reviewed January 6, 2016

We had a wonderful 4-day safari organized by Mr Clinton Kileo from Africa Joy at the end of November 2015. We visited Tarangiri, Serengeti and Ngorongoro staying in lodges inside the parks. The trip was well organized. We had a good driver Thommy, who did his best to spot all Big Five, including a black rhino in Ngorongoro. We also liked our visit to a Masai village, which was organized on spot on our request. Moreover, we are grateful to Clinton for taking us to the Kilimanjaro airport at the end of our journey, which will stay in our memory as one of the most interesting experiences.

1  Thank PatrickEH2014
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

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.

4  Thank Marion S
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Reviewed July 18, 2015

Clinton arranged a 5 day safari for us in August 2014. He dealt with every single detail, including the delay to our luggage, with great warmth and efficiency. Our guide, Raymond, was immensely knowledgeable and managed to ensure that we saw amazing scenes. He didn't use the phone to listen in to other guides' sightings, he used his eyes and experience and as a result we were often the first to see leopard/cheetah/lioness and cubs. We were allowed to watch an animal/bird for as long as we wanted which seemed to be different to others experiences. If you want a safari tailored to your interests and personality, Clinton will arrange it for you. We had a fantastic time and would go with Africa Joy again.

2  Thank Penny B
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