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Viva Africa Tours

Viva Africa Tours

Headquarters in Moshi, Tanzania

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Number of tours
6
Age Range
10-99
Number of reviews
19
Rating
4.5/5
Response rate
100%
Response time
4 hours

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Guide
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  • Kilimanjaro Safari reviewer 1

    Kilimanjaro Safari

    5.0Excellent
    Written on April 26th, 2021
    100% friendly and nicely set out hotel I had a free day and i didn't know what to do I found this guy Aman is a young and lively guy who makes it easy to disc…
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  • C
    Written on April 3rd, 2021
    I was with Stanley and his crew six days on the Rongai route. As a woman alone on this trip it was an great experience to trust this competent, friendly and exp…
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  • Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route reviewer 3

    Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

    5.0Excellent
    Written on October 22nd, 2019
    Myself and three friends were lucky enough to have Sebastian and Joey as our guide for the 8 day Lemosho route up Kilimanjaro. To be honest we were hard pressed…
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  • MS
    Written on April 1st, 2018
    Leading up to the trip the company was a bit disorganized. Dates changed from booking to itinerary. I confirmed the dates via email, then when I showed up a d…
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  • Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route reviewer 5
    Written on March 30th, 2018
    The Kilimanjaro trek was a trip that will always stick with me. It was a wonderful experience, however I would not recommend this company to do it with! The equ…
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  • Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route reviewer 6

    Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route

    5.0Excellent
    Written on March 19th, 2018
    Standley, his team and Viva Africa really went over and beyond to make us feel safe, comfortable and well-fed during this once in a lifetime trek up Kilimanjaro…
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  • RS
    Written on March 9th, 2018
    Great experience and an easy company to deal with. All pre-departure questions were quickly and professionally addressed. Company representative (Florence) we…
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  • H
    Written on November 30th, 2016
    The whole trip was better than we expected. The accomodation in the hostel was as good as in a hotel and the whole crew was very caring.The guides did a really …
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  • S

    Mount Meru Trekking (including Arusha National Park)

    4.0Good
    Written on November 28th, 2016
    Thanks to Viva Africa Tour for a splendid climbing of Mount Meru - superb organization and handling - done with heart and brain ... shifted also my paradigm abo…
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  • Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route reviewer 10
    Written on November 26th, 2016
    The trip was a great adventure. A long awaited dream come true. It was a great feeling to be back in Tanzania. A special thank you to Stephanie and Alfred for t…
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Viva Africa Tours Tours

About Viva Africa Tours

We’re Viva Africa Tours. We’re a Tanzanian tour operator based on the slopes of majestic Kilimanjaro and this is what makes us happy:


A different adventure every day. For you.



You might love the thrill of climbing an ancient volcano like Kilimanjaro or the freedom of hiking a new trail in the Usambara Mountains; you might want to experience a Serengeti safari buzzing with the wildlife you’ve only ever seen on the TV. You might want to photograph the color and bustle of everyday Zanzibar life; you might want to laze on white sand tropical beaches under cloudless skies. We understand that everyone wants a different adventure, and our dream is to make your dreams come true.



Ok, that sounds a bit cheesy, but it’s real and it’s why we get up in the morning. Because having adventures every day is what makes all of us feel alive – hence our name, Viva Africa Tours. (OK, technically we should be Viva Tanzania Tours but we’d already printed the flyers.)



We believe that the joy of life is in having adventures, big and small, and that’s why Alfred Michael started the company : "I’m a mountain and safari guide and I want to help people do the things I’ve done and see the things I’ve seen – the last rays of the African sunset, a delicious stew after a hard day’s climbing, or the roar of a lioness in the Tanzania grasslands. It’s the small things in life that make big adventures. My team are here to find you your adventure."


So, whatever your dream and whatever your budget, give the team a call. The adventure starts now.

Highlights

Different adventures, everyday, for you!
Guided small group travels
11 routes different up Kilimanjaro
Safari, Trekking, Beaches & Culture

Questions & Answers

  • How does Viva Africa Tours choose lodges and tented camps on safari?

    Viva Africa Tours matches the type of experience you desire with the most appropriate lodge arrangements. Available lodging ranges from private luxury tented lodges to adventure camping. There are both mid and high-end private lodges so we can accommodate any budget.
  • Can I request special diet for safari?

    Yes, you can. For people with special diet (vegetarian, gluten free etc.) please let us know in advance.
  • Do I need to bring a water filter?

    During safari we provide bottled water and on Kilimanjaro trips, we filter all drinking water. A water filter is therefore not necessary.
  • What is a typical menu on a camping safari?

    During Viva Africa Tours' camping safaris our chef will provide you with three meals (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner). Our food includes everything to make your nutrition varied and healthy. If you need special diary (e.g. vegetarian or gluten free) please inform us with your booking.
  • What are the Big Five?

    The Big Five are term that originates with hunters. The Big Five were the hardest to hunt and also it was believed they hunted humans. They include rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo. Now-a-days it is a marketing term used by safari companies. Tanzania is home to the Big 5 and on safari with us you can experience them up close and in wild.
  • What is a game walk?

    A game walk is a walking safari inside or near a national park. These walks require an armed guard. One of the national parks, where you can do a game walk is at Arusha National Park.
  • How should I physically prepare for my climb?

    Kilimanjaro is considered by many to be the easiest high mountain to climb. However, the altitude of 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) is still extremely high and proper preparation is essential. It is helpful to engage in aerobic exercise a few times a week for two months prior to the climb. Also, it is absolutely essential that you understand the causes and symptoms of altitude sickness before beginning the trek.
  • How much experience do Viva Africa Tours' guides have?

    Each one of our guides has several years of experience on Kilmanjaro. Our most experienced guide has climbed Kilimanjaro more than 200 times (18 years) while our most junior guide has climbed about 50 times (5 years). Be sure to listen to your guide’s advice while on the mountain and remember to go slowly. If you hike slowly, you increase your chances of reaching the top as your body has more chance to acclimatize.
  • Do Viva Africa Tours' guides carry first aid kits?

    Our guides carry first aid kits that contain bandages, over the counter medicines, and some emergency supplies. Viva Africa Tours does not carry any prescription medicines so you will have to bring your own.
  • What will the porters carry and what will I carry on the climb to Kilimanjaro?

    Porters will carry most of your luggage. You will carry a small day pack that contains your drinking water, rain gear, camera and lunch.
  • How far do we hike each day on the Kilimanjaro tours?

    On most days, you will hike about 10 km (6.2 miles). In order to adjust to the change in elevation, you will be hiking the day’s distance at a slow pace.
  • What happens if someone has to descend because of altitude sickness?

    You will always hike with several guides/assistant guides. If someone has altitude sickness and can't proceed with the climb, they will descend with an assistant guide.
  • What is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?

    It is generally believed that the best time to climb Kilimanjaro are August to October. It tends to be drier during these months, but it is also the busiest time on the mountain. People that want to have a quieter experience should consider June. Nonetheless with the right gear Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time of the year.
  • What is the best route to climb Kilimanjaro?

    Each route is unique and an experience in itself. The most popular routes are Machame and Marangu. If you wish to hike less remote, we recommend you to choose Lemosho or Rongai. The best acclimatisation conditions are on Machame and Lemosho Route.
  • What precautions should I take to avoid stomach problems in Tanzania?

    Wash your hands as often as possible with soap especially before meals. Avoid street food if you have a sensitive stomach. Eat fruit that can be peeled unless you bought it yourself and washed it properly. Only purchase water bottles that are sealed.
  • What vaccinations are recommended for Tanzania?

    Before your trip please check your vaccination document and make sure that all your routine vaccines are up-to-date. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine and polio vaccine. There are certain vaccinations (hepatitis A + B, thypoid and rabies) recommended, for further details please contact your doctor. Travellers that wish to go to Zanzibar will be required to have Yellow Fever vaccination. Tanzania in general does not require yellow fever vaccination, but if you have a connecting flight within Africa, a yellow fever certificate is required to enter Tanzania. Additionally you want to consider malaria prophylaxis. Please discuss the possibilities with your doctor.
  • Are airport transfers included?

    All our treks and packaged trips include airport transfers. For our safaris the airport transfer can be booked separately for 40 USD per one way. Please provide us with your flight details
  • What are the visa requirements for Tanzania?

    We recommend to check Tanzania's embassy in your home country. Visa rules differ depending on your nationality. The Tanzanian embassy website will always have the latest information about requirements, costs and will provide you with the required forms.
  • Do you help with visas?

    Viva Africa Tours' can not assist in the actual visa application process. You can do this through the Tanzanian embassy in your home country.
  • Can I store excess luggage during my trek or safari?

    Yes, we can store all items you won't need on your trek or safari. We hand them back to you after you return to Moshi.
  • Will I be able to have internet access?

    Yes, internet access is possible. Moshi has a few internet cafés as well as restaurants/bars with wifi access. Most of the hotels offer free wifi. The speed of the internet differs from place to place. Please keep in mind we are still in Africa and the infrastructure is not as good as in the Western world.

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Our team of experienced tour specialists have travelled to hundreds of countries around the globe and have decades of first-hand travel experience to share. Contact us now to have all of your tour-related questions answered!