tours & safaris

Tours and Safaris with STEP Africa

Tanzania is not only one of the safest, but without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in Africa! All our tours are conducted by our tour coordinator Erick Mike and his partners. Erick has many years of experience in planning and conducting tours and organises individual road trips through Tanzania in addition to the classic destinations. We would be happy to put you in direct contact with him! 

STEP Africa takes pride in the fact that all tours and safaris we arrange are carefully planned and carried out. It is important to us to offer you high quality and fair prices. All of our tours can be booked individually or in combination with our volunteer programs! 

Simba Safari (4 days / 3 nights)

Our longest group safari on offer not only takes you into the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park, famous for the annual migration of huge herds of wildebeest and zebra. You will also explore the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010 and one of the most important areas for the protection of Africa’s last black rhinos. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area combines the interests of the traditional Maasai tribe living there with the protection of wild and endangered animal and plant species and is a very special place for this! Tarangire National Park, known for its many elephant families that are settled there, is also on the itinerary.

Rafiki Safari (2 days / 1 night)

Our “Rafiki” Safari is a cheaper alternative to our “Simba” Tour because it does not lead to the Serengeti. Here, additional costs for park fees and a longer travel distance are saved and the nights are spend outside the parks instead of within. The safari is nonetheless a great adventure. You spend 2 days on safari and visit the Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight in tents near the Ngorongoro Crater. You will discover two very different and unique landscapes and ecosystems. 

Tembo Safari (day trip)

The perfect trip for a low budget or if you just can’t get enough of the Tanzanian National Parks. We will pick you up at the STEP Africa Hostel this morning and you will be on your way to Tarangire National Park, which you will reach after about two and a half hours. Tarangire National Park, which you will reach after a to and a half hour drive. It is also called the “Park of the Elephants”, because Tarangire is home to the largest elephant population of elephants in northern Tanzania. You can also see many other wild animals such as zebras, ostriches and even lions on your game drive. In the afternoon, we will take you back to the hostel, where you can talk about the and reflect on your safari experience.

Moshi Tour (2 days / 1 night)

A perfect trip to relax! Our Moshi tour starts with a visit to the hot springs in Chemka. The lukewarm and beautifully clear water invites you to swim and relax. In the evening you’ll reach the hotel in Moshi from where you can enjoy the view of Mt. Kilimanjaro on clear days (be prepared for an early morning wake-up!). Day 2 begins with a trek along the slopes of Kilimanjaro down to the Materuni waterfalls. In the immediate vicinity you visit a traditional coffee plantation and can prepare your own coffee – fresh from the field.

Maasai Tour

On selected weekends we organize tours to the Maasai village of Monduli Juu. Our guide was born and grew up in Maasai land himself and can therefore answer all your questions about traditional Maasai life. You will drive with your driver towards the Maasai land and get to know life in a typical Maasai Boma first hand. You will also visit the weekly market where Maasai from all surrounding villages offer cattle and several other goods.

Horse Riding

Dolly Estate is a huge private area not far from Arusha where zebras, wildebeests, antelopes and other wild animals roam freely. Here you have the opportunity to spend an unforgettable morning or afternoon on horseback. The horses are incredibly well behaved and the rides are based on the knowledge of the rider. This tour is therefore recommended for both riding professionals and beginners.

Mount Kilimanjaro

The famous mountain Kilimanjaro actually refers to the entire mountain range in the national park of the same name. The massif consists of a total of three extinct volcanoes Shira (3,962 m), Mawenzi (5,140 m) and Kibo (Swahili “the light”), which at 5,895 m is the highest point in Africa and the destination of your trek The Kilimanjaro National Park covers an area of 753 km² and is located on the outskirts of the city of Moshi.

From here your mountain guide leads you to the foot of the mountain, where your porters are already waiting for you. A strenuous climb is ahead of you, but the reward will be a breathtaking sunrise over Africa from Uhuru Peak (“the freedom summit”). A climb is possible all year round and is also possible for mountain beginners.

We currently offer the ascent via the Machame Route as well as via the Marangu Route. Please contact us directly if you are interested!

Mount Meru

Mt. Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and towers over the city of Arusha from almost every angle. The stratovolcano is considered the perfect acclimatization for a Kilimanjaro climb and can be climbed in 3-4 days. Meru is the heart of the Arusha National Park and the first day tour leads through the plains and forest slopes, which are home to the park’s numerous wildlife. The view from the summit is breathtakingly beautiful – with the best view of Kilimanjaro in the distance. Many of our volunteers choose to climb Meru because during their time in Arusha it has become “their” mountain that you can see and admire every day. For more information on prices and group tours, please contact us directly!

Please note that our tours are organised by trusted third party providers and therefore the terms and conditions of the respective tour operators apply. These as well as all group prices, detailed itineraries, tour dates and registered participants can be viewed by our volunteers in the online volunteer area.

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