Chairmanâ€™s letter As the times change, one must realize the need to revise and renew whilst maintaining the magnificence of the past. The challenge of the travel industry is not rooted in where it currently stands, but rather, where it will be tomorrow. Since inception, our goal has been to pioneer destination management and grow with the times. In my professional experience of over 35 years in this industry, I can say with certainty that travel is not just a business. It is a commitment to build relationships of trust, based on an understanding of the needs of clients and agents alike, and the ability to deliver on promises rendered. At Karibu, we have the experience, the innovation and passion for the allure of travel that provides an unfailing commitment to our clients. With this in mind, we remain fully committed to our path of growth for more satisfied customers and agents for the future. We welcome you to the face of travel in Tanzania, Karibu. Sincerely Yours,
Asger J Dhanji Chairman
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About Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation area Serengeti National Park Lake Manyara National Park Tarangire National Park Arusha National Park Saadani National Park Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park Mt. Kilimanjaro Trekking Routes Ruaha National Park Selous Game Reserve Mikumi National Park Udzungwa National Park Zanzibar Island Safari Itineraries Serengeti Great Migration Safari Activities
Karibu is a new brand with a very long story. Operating as Waljis Travel Bureau since 1963, it represents 50years of superior travel services and has evolved to become a preferred choice in travel.
To be the partner of choice in bringing delight, comfort and inspiration to every journey that life brings.
The amalgamation of services and synergy of travel resources makes Karibu a superior brand. It is a brand that looks beyond just travel, and into the psychology of the traveller: tailoring each journey so that it remains forever inspiring.
1963 WALJIS TRAVEL BUREAU
Looking at the psychology and preferences of the customer in travel choices. Comfort, safety and service at a deeper level; customizable options, solution driven, tailor-made
Across-the-board travel solutions, from hotels to ticketing, to tours and insurance, with planning/booking/payment at a single source
Use of ICT systems and products to enhance travel management and customer use. Innovating travel options, solutions and tools. Pioneering new travel experiences and novel corporate solutions.
inspiring Energizing both customers and employees to explore, grow, and learn.
Our Services Safari & Tours
Travel Cruise Holidays Game Drives Packaged Tours Safaris and Mountain Climbing
Car Rental & Airport Transfers Airport Transfers VIP & Group Transfers Chauffeur Driven Short & Long Term Rentals
Domestic & International Ticketing Worldwide Hotel Bookings Visa/ CTA Processing Travel Insurance Emergency Assistance After Office Hours Service Emergency Ticket Requirements MIS Reports
Conference & Event Management Meeting and Conferences Product Launches Group Travel and Global Events Team Building Celebrations
Our Fleet For the duration of your safari, you will be accompanied by your safari guide, driving one of our state-of-the-art 4X4 Toyota Land Cruisers. At Karibu, we understand the need for clients to experience the beauty of Tanzania at its fullest. Our driver guides are hired based on their experience and passion for nature and will be happy to share their extensive knowledge about the flora and fauna along the way. They all speak English fluently, and we can arrange for a translator on request. Should you have any special interests, be sure to mention them and they will endeavor to adjust your safari experience accordingly. Our vehicles are available in 2 configurations accommodating either 5-6 or 7-8 passengers, depending on the model
5 - 6 Passengers Vehicle
7 - 8 Passengers Vehicle
All our vehicles come equipped with: Plush foam seats with safety belts & arm rests Bottle holders and electrical sockets for charging small devices Pop open raised roof for 360Â° panoramic view Front opening hatch Radio call for communication Enlarged sliding windows Fridge First aid kit These vehicles have been chosen as they are comfortable, reliable and the best at coping with the Safari conditions. The vehicles are fitted with a modified roof which pops up as well as a separate hatch for the front-seats, ensuring all the passengers have an excellent viewing of the surroundings. The spacious 4x4â€™s comfortably store luggage behind the seats, and a large fridge for those cool drinks at your picnic spot.
Tanzania map, showing national parks and regions.
Ngorongoro Crater The world’s largest inactive and unfilled volcano is well renowned for the host of flora and fauna that inhabit the crater. Approximately 25,000 large animals populate the crater, which boasts to have one of the densest populations of lions in the world. Visitors are almost guaranteed to spot wildebeest, zebra, elands and gazelles, whereas the luckier ones may spot cheetah or the rare leopard. The scenic drives down the crater, coupled with the excitement of the biodiversity makes Ngorongoro Crater one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the world. Size: 8228 km² / 3176 mi² Altitude: 1009-3645 m / 3310-11959 ft Wildlife: Hyena, Wildebeest, Black Rhino, Elephants, Cheetah Best time to visit: June-September Safari type: Pop-top-roof 4x4 vehicle
Serengeti The grasslands of the Serengeti provide the perfect arena for the healthy stock of resident wildlife that inhabits the region. Visitors will be on the lookout for “The Big Five”; Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Black Rhinoceros and Buffalo. The large area, encompassing almost 15,000 km2 provides a lot of room for the 500 species of birds to flourish together with the more common waterbuck, hyena, baboons, impala and giraffes. Visitors can expect to be left in awe at the beauty that is the Serengeti. Size: 13250 km² / 5116 mi² Altitude: 1139-2174 m / 3737-7133 ft Wildlife: Lion, Cheetah, Elephants, Black Rhinoceros and Buffalo Best time to visit: June-September Safari type: Pop-top-roof 4x4 vehicle
Lake Manyara One of the smaller parks in Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park is located at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Visitors to Lake Manyara are offered a change of scenery from the more savannah dominated parks. Shades of pink, white and blue can be seen as flocks of flamingos and pelicans frolic upon the waters of the lake. The park is home to a large diversity of over 400 species of birds. Within the park it is rare to see big cats such as leopards or lions, but elephants and giraffes, as well as impala, gazelle and dik-dik are more common to the area. Size: 330km2 / 130 mi2 Altitude: 953-1445 m / 3127-4741 ft Wildlife: Elephants, Giraffes, Hippo Best time to visit: June - September Safari type: Pop-top-roof 4x4 vehicle
Tarangire As the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, Tarangire should not be overlooked as one of the key attractions for safari. It is well known for its incredibly diverse vegetation not found anywhere else in the northern circuit safari. The Tarangire River, which runs through the park, is the primary source of water for the game during dry seasons. Tarangire has a vegetation known to be more dense than the Serengeti and in the dry season, between June and October, large herds of animals are attracted to the Tarangire River. At this time, the elephant numbers are spectacular. Size: 2850 kmÂ˛ / 1096 miÂ˛ Altitude: 982-1646 m / 3222-5400 ft Wildlife: Lions, Elephants, Zebra, Giraffes, Hippo, Wildebeest Best time to visit: June to October (Animals congregate around the Tarangire River) Safari type: Pop-top-roof 4x4 vehicle
Arusha Though very accessible, Arusha NP isn’t on many safari itineraries. This is mainly because it doesn’t offer a chance of seeing the Big Five. The park is at the base of Mount Meru, which is good for climbing. It has a range of habitats including forest - home to black-and-white colobus monkeys - and is excellent for birding. Size: 552 km² / 212 mi² Altitude: 1340-1839 m / 4396-6033 ft Wildlife: black-and-white colobus monkeys, giraffe, waterbucks Best time to visit: June to September Safari type: Pop-top-roof 4x4 vehicle, Walking safaris
Saadani Saadani is where the beach meets the bush. It is the only park in East Africa with an Indian Ocean beachfront and the one place where those idle hours of sunbathing might be interrupted by an elephant strolling past, or animals coming to drink at the nearby waterhole. Also a sight to behold are the Swahili fishermen casting their nets at sunrise. Size: 1100 kmÂ˛ / 424 miÂ˛ Altitude: 3-75 m / 10-246 ft Wildlife: giraffe, buffalo, warthog, common waterbuck, reedbuck, hartebeest Best time to visit: January and February and June to August
Mount Kilimanjaro The tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rises to a breath-taking view of Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro offers the adventurous travellers multiple routes to scale the tallest peak in Africa, ranging from the casual Marangu route to the more difficult, but scenic Mchame route. Visitors to the area can also explore the Kilimanjaro National Park where a variety of animals can be found in their natural habitat. There are seven official trekking routes by which to ascend and descend Mount Kilimanjaro: Lemosho, Machame, Marangu, Mweka, Rongai, Shira, and Umbwe. Of all the routes, Machame is considered the most scenic, albeit steeper, route. It can be done in six or seven days. The Rongai is the easiest and least scenic of all camping routes. The Marangu is also relatively easy, but this route tends to be very busy, the ascent and descent routes are the same, and accommodation is in shared huts with all other climbers.
Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Routes
Ruaha The Ruaha National Park is famous for its large population of elephants, with about 10,000 roaming the park. It is also frequented by birdwatchers, with 436 species having been identified of an estimated total of 475. Guided walks are available to fully appreciate the sights and sounds of the wild. This national park does not often get crowded and boast a more exclusive safari in one of the best places in East Africa to encounter wild dogs and unusual antelope species like greater kudu, roan and sable. Ruaha is superb for spotting big game including many prides of lions. Size: 10300 kmÂ˛ / 3980 miÂ˛ Altitude: 720-1886 m / 2362-6188 ft Wildlife: Elephant, Wild Dogs, Giraffe, Lion Best time to visit: June - October Safari type: Open-sides 4x4 vehicle, Walking
Selous Dubbed with World Heritage Site status, Selous is one of Africa’s largest parks and fringed by the Rufiji River. Wildlife is rife along the plains and lodges are located amidst well situated positions. If visitors opt to stay at a lodge inside the game reserve, it is not uncommon to hear the distinguishable footsteps of hippos and other nocturnal wildlife as they roam the grounds at night. Unlike the national parks, this conservation area allows walking (the ideal way to observe the 2,000 indigenous plant species), boating safaris and many of the camps offer overnight fly camping excursions. Lions are easily found at the lake shores, though one of the main attractions of the park is its large population of wild dogs. Size: 47665 km² / 18403 mi² Altitude: 36-1461 m / 118-4793 ft Wildlife: Wild Dogs, Girraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Lion Best time to visit: June - October Safari type: Open-sides 4x4 vehicle, Walking, Boat
Mikumi The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centerpiece of Mikumi, is often compared to the more famous Serengeti Plains. The park is very accessible by surfaced road from Dar es Salaam. Size: 3220 km² / 1250 mi² Altitude: 199-1259 m / 653-4131 ft Wildlife: zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, impala, lions, spotted hyena Best time to visit: June to October Safari type: Open-sides 4x4 vehicle
Udzungwa Mountains The largest and most biodiverse of a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern Tanzania. An excellent network of forest trails includes the popular half-day ramble to Sanje Waterfall, which plunges 170 metres (550 feet) through a misty spray into the forested valley below. Size: 1,990 km² / 770 mi² Altitude: 250-2,576 m Wildlife: Lions, buffalo herds, hippos Best time to visit: Possible year round although slippery in the rains Safari type: Walking
Katavi Katavi is pure wilderness. This classic dry-season park is completely off the beaten-track, but teeming with wildlife. Tanzania’ third largest national park, it lies in the remote southwest of the country, within a truncated arm of the Rift Valley that terminates in the shallow, brooding expanse of Lake Rukwa. Park is the heart of one of the biggest and richest wildlife areas in Tanzania, the Katavi-Rukwa ecosystem. It encompasses the second largest wildlife population of Tanzania. Size: 4471 km² / 1727 mi² Altitude: 816-1634 m / 2677-5361 ft Wildlife: Lions, buffalo herds, hippos Best time to visit: August to October Safari type: Open-sides 4x4 vehicle
Stone Town Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, little changed in the last 200 years. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors - there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. You can spend many idle hours and days just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways. Places to visit: The Old Dispensary, The market, Livingstoneâ€™s House, The Peace Memorial Museum, The Palace Museum, The House of Wonders
Zanzibar Coast The coasts in Zanzibar are a paradise, interspersed with picturesque fishing villages, where the people live a simple way of life, unchanged over the years. There are more than 25 fantastic beaches in Zanzibar, and some are so peaceful and remote that the only noise breaking the silence is likely to be the ocean. At the northern tip of the island is Nungwi, approached by a road lined by banana palms, mangroves and coconut trees. This is the dhow building capital of Zanzibar island, so it is a good place to see traditional craftsmen at work. On the west coast of Zanzibar, Mangapwani beach is worth a visit, and to the east are the beaches of Matemwe, Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Uroa, Bwejuu and Jambiani, all with stretches of beautiful white sands. Zanzibar also boasts several small offshore island, Prison (or Changu) island is the most popular with a large population of ancient Aldabra tortoises.
Suggested Itineraries Gems of North, 6 nights/ 7 days Arusha/ Tarangire/ Ngorongoro/ Serengeti/ Manyara/ Ngorongoro Day 1
Arrive at JRO. After clearing customs and immigration formalities, transferred to Arusha. Overnight on Bed & Breakfast at Hotel in town
After breakfast depart for Tarangire National Park arriving in time for lunch Afternoon game viewing. This is one of the best places in Northern Tanzania to see Elephant, especially along the river in the dry season. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/Camp
After breakfast, drive across Great Rift Valley Wall to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend directly to the floor of the crater for a day crater tour with picnic lunches. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/Camp in Ngorongoro Breakfast at the Lodge, Morning drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai visit Maasai village on the way. Lunch at the Lodge/Camp. Afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park with Dinner and overnight at the lodge A full day of game viewing in the Serengeti. This enormous park supports every variety of animal imaginable - from large predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah to the smaller herbivores they prey on. Meals and over night at the lodge/ camp in the Serengeti National Park Enjoy an early morning game drive, before breakfast. Return to the lodge for late breakfast. Mid-morning game drives with lunch at the Lodge/Camp. Afternoon drive to lake Manyara NP. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/Camp in Manyara After breakfast, descend into morning game drive in Lake Manyara NP with a chance to see tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Lunch at the Lodge/Camp. Afternoon drive back to Arusha and proceed to JRO for departure flight in the evening
Mountain Climbing Routes Marangu Route - 7 days, 6 nights (5 days on trek) Day 1
Arrive in Moshi. Dinner, pre-climb briefing and over night Mountain Inn
After breakfast, drive to Kilimanjaro National Park gate at Marangu, Picnic lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight Mandara hut
Breakfast. Picnic lunch e-route. Dinner and over night Horombo Hut
Breakfast. Picnic lunch en-route. Dinner and over night Kibo Hut
An early start (00:00am) for the summit Uhuru Peak, Hot lunch at Kibo. Dinner and overnight Horombo Hut
Breakfast. Descend through the forest to the park gates, transferred to Moshi. Dinner and overnight Mountain Inn
Breakfast.Transfer to JRO
Culture Tour Day 1
Arrive at JRO, Transfer to Arusha. Overnight on Bed & Breakfast at Hotel in town
After breakfast depart for Tarangire National Park arriving in time for lunch Afternoon game viewing. Evening nature walk with a Maasai guide across the plains, and relax at eastern shores of Lake Manyara as the African sun sets over the horizon. Later dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Camp
After breakfast, visit Mto wa Mbu village for a great cultural experience with an experienced guide. Visit local farms, schools, a kindergarten, local homes, the market and milling machines. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Camp in Manyara
After breakfast, drive to Lake Natron Area with picnic lunches en route. Evening Walk to Lake Natron - in the evening enjoy traditional Maasai fire making. Dinner and overnight
Morning Walk to the Waterfall. Afternoon Cultural walk - Get to know the local Maasai and their culture. Dinner and overnight at the Camp near the Lake
After breakfast, Full day excursion to Olmoti Crater trek with picnic lunches. Take a trip to Nainokanoka Maasai village and a guided hike up Olmoti. Late afternoon drive to Lake Eyasi. Dinner is served at the Camp near the Lake
After breakfast, Full day tribal visit Hadzabe/Datoga. Lunch at the Camp. Late afternoon drive to the lower slopes of Ngorongoro massif Karatu Village. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Camp in Karatu
After breakfast, morning visit Iraqw tribal homestead. Lunch at the Coffee Farm Afternoon excursion visit the waterfalls/Elephant caves. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Manyara
After breakfast, drive back to Arusha and proceed to JRO for departure flight in the evening
Machame Route - 8 days, 7 nights (6 days on trek) Day 1
Arrive Mountain Inn for Dinner, pre-climb briefing and overnight stay
Transfer to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate with picnic lunch, Dinner and overnight Machame Camp
Breakfast, with picnic lunch,Dinner and overnight Shira Camp
Breakfast, with picnic lunch,Dinner and overnight Barranco Camp
Breakfast, with picnic lunch,Dinner and overnight Barafu Camp
An early start (00:00am) for the summit Uhuru Peak, hot lunch, Dinner and overnight Mweka Camp
Breakfast. Descend to the park gates at Mweka gate, Dinner and overnight Mountain Inn
Breakfast. Transfer to JRO
* Combine any itinerary with a relaxing trip to Zanzibar Island for a great way to complete your trip to Tanzania.
Serengeti Great Migration
The Annual Wildebeest-and-Zebra Migration in the Serengeti is the biggest animal spectacle the world over. It is one of the most unique events of the year taking place in the Serengeti normally between the months of November and July the following year. Some have termed this event as one of the greatest wonders of the world. Enjoy 3 full day game drive/s around the Serengeti National Park depending on Migration movement â€“ The Migration usually roams around in the area; where Some eight million hooves pounding the open grasslands, a blur of brown and black and white stripes rushing past; bleating, snorting, dust kicking up into the air; Huge heard of Wildebeest and Zabras are likely to be resident with new-born calves. Accompanying the wildebeest are large numbers of gazelles and predators. Meals and overnight is served at the Lodge/Camp around the area. This annual migration is shown on the map on the left side, showing month-by-month movement
A leisurely bicycle route down the Great Rift Valley wall into the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. Experience the local cultures and ride through some of the Manyara ground water forest amongst small herds of wildlife on the shore.
From an open safari vehicle, experience the nocturnal animals coming to life as they forage during the night. Keep a look out for leopards, hippos, porcupines and bush babies whilst listening to the night sounds of the wilderness under a spectacular view of the African stars.
Take in an African cultural experience explained through the eyes of a local English speaking resident whilst you visit local farms, schools, homes and markets in the area.
Enjoy a short stroll on the edge of the Great Rift Valley with beautiful views of Lake Manyara and the National Park below whilst learning about plants, insects, birds, and small mammals from the knowledgeable guide.
Ngorongoro Nature Walk
The Olmoti route is the only way to experience the Ngorongoro safari by foot, offering visitors the chance to walk the rim of this shallow crater within the Ngorongoro. Complete your nature walk with a trip to the waterfalls of the Munge River.
Visit to Maasai Village Balloon Safari
Arrive before sunrise to take flight in time to catch the sun cresting the safari horizon. Floating over the game park grants the visitor a birdâ€™s eye view of the wildlife, followed by a champagne breakfast and a game drive en route to the next point of interest.
Ngorongoro is the home of the pastoral Maasai tribe, who have exclusively been granted permission to live and herd in the Conservation Area. Glimpse into the lives of these noble warriors and their way of life amongst the wilderness whilst the elders tell folk tales of times past, translated to English by a local resident.
Lake Duluti Canoeing
Glide across the smooth surface of this small Crater Lake and view birdlife seldom seen. Surrounded by forested crater walls, this is a very quiet and leisurely canoeing experience.
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