African Safari Adventure Planner

Welcome To Your Adventure

 Updates will be posted here in chronological order

Zoom Call Link HERE

Be sure to check out the FAQ’s all the way at the bottom of this page for fast reference. 

Read about Africa’s Dos and Donts HERE

To follow are a few videos from the Balloon Safari – Video 1, Video 2, Video 3


You will get off on the plane on the tarmac and from there walk into the only lounge they have for arrivals. From there you need to line up for your VISA. Once you have that you will pick up your bags and exit the lounge to meet transportation. Please WATCH this quick video so you may see the process. 


Please remember, if you are coming in early our guides will be picking you up and taking you directly to your hotel. From there they will give you information on pick up time to begin our adventure as a group. 

Please use the hotel information you are staying for your first night. You can put down Belle Safaris as the company name. 


As mentioned on our chat – Our guides will be at the airport to pick you up for the Planet Lodge as well as the next day. It easier for them to make sure everyone has arrived when we start. You will need a visa before you leave the airport. Our guides will be there to pick you all up upon arrival.

The airport process is pretty smooth for Visa’s

1. Get off plane
2 . Walk into lounge (there is only 1 lounge for arrivals to walk into)
3 . Line up
– get finger prints
– photo taken
– pay
– get stamp

4 . Pick up bags

5. Exit the lounge and meet them outside .Even if you are staying somewhere else, they will pick you up. They want to make sure everyone is okay with visas and to make sure there are no flight delays and so forth. We normally do not offer transportation earlier or later than our adventure but this one is a bit special

Our first safari in 2022 was such a success, we added one for 2023! This will be the last one offered for a couple years to make schedules available for new adventures! 

We have seen first hand the need for travel insurance. Whether it be flight cancellations, theft, sickness, or pandemic issues, we now require each guest to purchase this. It is a very affordable and could save you a lot of headaches! My1FitLife uses InsureMyTrip, however, please use which ever company you are comfortable with. Please make sure you fully understand your coverage to ensure all aspects are covered. 

We CANNOT stress that getting trip insurance is a must! It is normally relatively inexpensive and covers the cost of the trip and airfare. 


In 2016, we embarked on our first ever international My1FitLife Adventure to Costa Rica. It was an epic experience that filled us all with so much joy and stories for years to come (20-more minutes? Ha).

Since we are launching our first ever INTERNATIONAL FAMILY event, we figured what better spot than Costa Rica!!!

Our goal with this event is to practice what we preach and encourage the concept of memories and experiences over STUFF.

So, we decided to host this event over Christmas 2021!!

Join our family; yes, we are beginning all four kiddos and enjoy the sunshine, the warm breezes, the adventure, and the Pura Vida spirit in a country we love!

We are excited to spend the holidays with our adventure group!!

Ages 5 and up are welcome and you do NOT have to bring a kid to come and enjoy this event. We will have activities for all age groups.

Spots are limited!

**SAVE $150 when you use the COUPON CODE: RICAXMAS

One coupon only per family only please!** This coupon is for past adventure clients only. 

Getting Travel Insurance. Reasons why you need it!

This is another really important thing to do before you head off to the other side of the world. Having proper travel insurance can be a lifesaver if you’re unfortunate enough to have something go wrong on your trip. Hopefully, your trip will be trouble-free but having good travel insurance is an important safety net to have if you’re unlucky enough to have any problems. 

Here are a few situations when having good travel insurance can prove a real lifesaver:

Getting Sick Abroad

Getting ill in a foreign land where you don’t speak the lingo and where medical standards perhaps don’t quite match those in your own country is bad enough. Not being able to pay for your treatment is more like a disaster. In many countries medical fees for high-quality treatment are extortionate and if you don’t have the funds, you simply won’t get treated unless your situation is critical (in which case you risk running up huge debts). Having travel insurance that will cover your emergency medical costs is therefore vital.

Traveling during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Needless to say, this isn’t a great time to be backpacking or traveling for all kinds of reasons. Once the world starts to get a grip on Coronavirus, things will eventually return back to something like normality and inevitably people will start traveling again. However, this virus isn’t going to totally disappear any time soon, even with a vaccine.

From a backpackers’ perspective, this means even when the worst of the outbreak is over, it’s still possible that you could end up being forced into quarantine once entering a new country or in the worst-case scenario, you could become ill with COVID-19 somewhere with limited healthcare facilities. It’s at times like these when having proper travel insurance can make all the difference in terms of the treatment you will be able to get access to.

Like everybody else, travel insurance companies are still in the process of adapting to the coronavirus outbreak. As well as the medical T’s & C’s, also look out for their conditions in the eventuality that your airline goes bust or cancels flights. Both scenarios are highly likely to affect many travelers over the coming year or so.


Petty theft is often a big problem in popular travel destinations and cities all over the world. As a traveler, you are an attractive target for thieves. By applying common sense and looking after your belongings you can generally avoid being the victim of theft. That said, if the worst should happen, you can usually at least recover the value of your stolen belongings providing your insurance package covers theft.


Accidents do happen whether you’re home or abroad. However, they are more likely on an active backpacking trip that may involve several adrenaline-pumping activities. Very occasionally (and it is very occasionally), accidents can leave travelers needing emergency and in very rare cases life-saving treatment.

Without proper travel insurance, you can end up with extreme medical bills that might take years to fully pay off if you’re uninsured.

Packing List

This is a general packing list. As we get closer we will be sending out more specific specific information. 

Comfortable walking shoes, and flip-flops for pool 

Comfortable clothes for the trip’s activities, be sure to bring plenty fitness-appropriate clothing so you’ll be prepared – No black clothing please- attracts flies

T-Shirts and shorts/Sun Dresses (optional)

Bathing Suit / Sun protection / Sunglasses / Hat

Light rain repellent jacket (no rain pants needed)

Personal toiletries / medications / supplements / sunscreen

Medications, probiotics and anything your doctor suggests

Eye Pillow / ear plugs (especially if you are a light sleeper)

Digital camera to capture the amazing scenery and our memories

Health insurance card

Travel insurance emergency numbers

Hiking/walking shoes (Don’t need boots just a shoe with a good traction).

Before you even begin deciding what to pack, it’s important to find a travel bag that’s as versatile as you need it to be, while also fitting all your stuff and being easy to carry. Consider the length of your trip, as well as if it’s an international vacation if you’ll be using budget airlines, and your primary activities—all of these considerations impact which bag is best for your trip.

Wherever you’re planning to go, pick luggage that is versatile, lightweight, and big enough to hold all your travel essentials. The most important decision you’ll make is (as far as luggage is concerned) is buying a bag that has an awesome warranty. Traveling with a piece of luggage with a broken wheel, handle, or zipper is the absolute worst! Brands that back their gear with stand-up warranties build that promised durability into their gear.

Rolling Luggage: Let’s face it. Wheels are nice. There’s no need to carry all your gear on your back or via a duffle bag if you know you’re going to be traveling in a city where there are paved roads and sidewalks. You may also want to consider a bag with off-road wheels, making them extra durable for trips even when there isn’t a smooth path.

4-Wheels: As you fill up your wheeled luggage, weight can become a bit restrictive—especially if you have to walk long distances. Consider 4-wheels to keep the weight off your wrist and effortlessly roll your bag by your side.

Duffel Bag: These are simple, lightweight, and Eagle Creek’s duffel bags are crazy durable. Sling it over your shoulder, or put some wheels on it and get on your way. These are the most versatile travel solutions you can get, with everything from classic duffels to convertible backpacks, wheels, and more.

Wheeled Backpack: If you’ll be going through different types of terrain, or switching from airports to cobblestones, having a bag with the option to roll it or carry it like a backpack or duffel is really handy.

Travel Backpack: If you know you don’t want the extra weight of wheels, traveling with a travel pack is going to mean hands-free mobility and ultimate versatility.

Carry-On: Whenever possible, travel with carry-on luggage. It means you can save time at the airport, save on check-in fees, guarantee the airlines won’t lose your bag, have everything you need with you at all times, ensure you don’t have to wait at baggage claim…the list goes on and on.


If you plan to do lots of different types of activities on your vacation, you’ll have a fair amount of gear you need to pack into your suitcase. Keeping everything organized can be a challenge. One of the best things you can do when you’re packing for any trip—especially one that requires packing lots of layers—is to use packing organizers.


  • Lightweight clothing that can be layered
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Sweaters or fleece jacket
  • T-shirts and tank tops (be respectful of the culture you are visiting)
  • Pants and/or shorts
  • Belt (check out this one for a ingenuitive money protection option)
  • Socks (wool socks are best for hiking and camping)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Rain jacket, windbreaker, or umbrella
  • Pajamas/sleepwear
  • Underwear
  • Sunglasses and glasses case
  • Dresses and/or skirts
  • Jewelry (organize in a small cube or sac)
  • Hat or sun visor
  • Scarf or bandana
  • Swimsuit or swim trunks (consider a clean/dirty organizer)
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Travel speakers
  • Travel pillow, eye mask, and earplugs
  • Electric converters and adapters
  • Travel apps that will help with language, directions, money conversion, and digital journaling


You’ll want to pack smart (not lots of) clothing options if your trip will take you to a variety of places, or conversely if you will be navigating off the beaten path. Having a packing list with several options doesn’t mean you’ll need to over-pack. (And in fact, you shouldn’t.) Just pack smart. Include clothing that can be worn on your daily adventures and then dressed up slightly with a different pair of shoes and a scarf. Maybe a dress that becomes a skirt, or comfortable travel pants that can be dressed up for a day at the market. Also, consider clothing with SPF or mosquito repellency if you’ll be in environments where that would be beneficial.

If you’re carrying on, keep your toiletry bag light and TSA-compliant. The TSA’s 3-1-1 rule makes it easy to remember: liquids, gels, aerosols, creams, and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container, and they must be stored in one quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag. To make this as easy as possible for you, we have a toiletry set that includes four 3-ounce silicone bottles in a quart-sized clear pouch that’s wipeable and has a water-resistant zipper.


  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash
  • Hairbrush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditioner (Dr. Bronners is a good option all-in-one option for hair care, face wash, laundry, and more.)
  • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF
  • Makeup packed in a washable sac
  • Face wash and/or makeup remover wipes and Q-tips
  • Nighttime moisturizer/lotion
  • Lip balm with SPF and lipstick or lip gloss
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Extra contacts, solution, and contact case
  • Glasses and prescription sunglasses
  • Prescription medication with the label/script so that you can refill if needed and not be questioned by TSA.



  • Cologne/perfume
  • Personal mini mirror
  • Hair products like hairspray, hair gel, and beard oil
  • Clothesline and detergent
  • Shaving kit and extra razors
  • Sewing kit/clothing care kit, stain remover
  • Facial tissues and/or toilet paper
  • Travel Towel
  • Nail clippers and tweezers (optionally, scissors, which must be in checked luggage)


As soon as you decide to travel internationally, check the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website for comprehensive information on travel vaccines, medicines, and local travel advice. Whether you decide to get vaccinated or not is your decision, but many vaccinations require administration two months before travel begins. So get informed! And if an emergency does happen, here’s everything you should know about travel clinics and handling medical emergencies abroad.

  • First aid kit (bandages, gauze, adhesives, etc.)
  • Personal prescriptions (copies of scripts)
  • Pain and fever relievers (also children’s strength if you are traveling with kids)
  • Thermometer
  • Cold medicines and throat lozenges
  • Diarrhea/laxative medicines
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Allergy medicines
  • Hydrocortisone cream/antibacterial ointment
  • Multivitamins
  • Sunburn relief
  • Insect repellent/mosquito net/sting reliever
  • Motion sickness pills or bands
  • Altitude sickness pills (if you are planning to hike in higher altitudes)
  • Eye drops
  • Moleskin
  • Medicines and vaccinations specific to the region/activity


  • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes
  • Prescriptions in the original packaging (you’ll want to make sure you have these in your carry-on bag just in case something were to happen to your checked luggage)
  • Sleeping medicines
  • Glasses and glasses case (email yourself a copy of your prescription, just in case)

Travel Tip: Your under-the-seat bag can hold a lot! Some travelers can even pack an entire trip in a small bag—at the very least learn how to put your under-the-seat bag to good use when packing for international travel.

The next thing you’ll want to do is prepare a packing list especially for your personal item carry-on bag with anything that you’ll want with you on the flight. It’s always a good idea to make sure you have an outfit (or two) and a few essential toiletries in your personal item just in case your luggage is lost.

If you’ll be traveling around to multiple destinations, make sure this small bag has items to keep you comfortable on any train, boat or bus rides. It’s always nice to have a bag that’s easy to access so you don’t have to get into your luggage each time you need your eye mask. But remember, you’ll be carrying all of this, so keep it light.

We recommend you consider using a small daypack, shoulder bag , or waist pack as your personal carry-on item. Here are some good things to include in your carry-on bag packing list:


  • Mobile device and charger
  • Laptop, iPad, or E-reader and charger(s)
  • Headphones (consider noise-reducing headphones if you’re sensitive to sound)
  • Camera and GoPro/video camera, memory card, and chargers
  • Electrical converters and adapters


  • Travel pillow, blanket, eye mask, and earplugs
  • Travel journal and pen (it’s awful when you forget your pen!)
  • Books and magazines
  • Deck of cards and travel games
  • Chapstick and lotion (t’s dry up there)
  • Water bottle (you’ll need to fill it up once you get through TSA)
  • Guide books, travel guides, maps, language guides, etc. (if you will need any of these upon arrival at your destination, put it in your carry-on)

Start by collecting all of your important documents in a travel document organizer. (This travel organizer holds a passport, ID, credit cards, coins, documents, a boarding pass, and a pen!) By bringing all your important information together, will help ensure you have everything you need to get from one place to the next.

Not sure what you need? Here’s your international travel checklist, document-wise:

  • Passport/visa(s)
  • Personal ID/Student ID card
  • Frequent flyer card(s) and other loyalty program card numbers (ex: hotel chains and AAA)
  • Cash and credit card(s) (call your credit card companies before you travel to inform them of your travel, otherwise they might turn them off to prevent perceived fraud. Also, consider how travel hacking can save you money on the road!)
  • Health insurance cards/document(s)
  • Travel insurance information
  • Reservations and itineraries (print them and save them electronically for easy access)
  • Hotel and/or tour contact information
  • Transportation tickets (plane, train, bus, car, etc.)
  • Emergency contacts and important addresses
  • Copies of all these things in case you lose your wallet
  • Guide books and maps

Travel Tip: As soon as you book a trip, it’s a good idea to double-check that your passports and IDs aren’t expired and that they will not expire while you are traveling internationally. You’ll also want to inform your bank if you’re traveling abroad so they don’t assume fraudulent activity and freeze your credit card. Also consider emailing yourself a copy of your passport, driver’s license, medical cards, and itinerary, so if anything happens to them you’ll be able to access them online.

In most large cities, travelers should always be on the lookout for pickpockets. The easiest way to keep your belongings safe is to keep them hidden and close to you. One way to do this is to stash your valuables underneath your clothing. Another way is by locking your bags closed and using reflective accents to help folks see you at nighttime.


  • Money belt or hidden pocket
  • Neck wallet
  • Undercover Bra Stash for credit cards and cash only
  • Leg wallet
  • Incognito All Terrain Money Belt which looks like a real belt!
  • Luggage Travel Lock
  • Reflective clothing and luggage accessories
  • Bring a headlamp or mini flashlight, better to be safe than unprepared

Wearing a money belt or neck wallet lets you keep your valuables close to your body and away from prying hands.

If you’re going on an extended trip, it’s essential to get your home in order before you go. Here are some simple tasks to think through before you head to the airport. (And yes, this travel checklist also includes thinking through home care.)

  • Have the post office hold your mail
  • Stop newspaper delivery
  • Set up an email autoresponder (unless you plan to be connected)
  • Arrange for the care of pets, lawn, and plants
  • Pre-pay your bills
  • Prearrange school absences for children and get any home study assignments required
  • The empty refrigerator of this that will expire
  • Unplug appliances
  • Turn off heater/air conditioner
  • Turn down the water heater
  • Turn off washing machine taps
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Set up timed light system
  • Store valuables in a safe place
  • Leave house key and trip itinerary with a trusted friend
  • Leave flight and hotel itineraries with a relative
  • Reconfirm/check-in online with the airline before you Uber, train, or shuttle to the airport

Travel Tip: If you will be gone for more than 30 days, it’s a good idea to check with your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance for specific instructions.

Wherever you are headed, you’re going to have a great time! Just make sure you think through your list of activities beforehand so that you’re able to bring everything you need and pick the right luggage. And pack light if you can using this ultimate packing checklist. It always helps with mobility. And remember, you’re a traveler: Respect the people and places you go to visit. Respect their customs, tip accordingly, try and learn their language, and truly immerse yourself in the culture. Travel changes us to be better than we were by opening our eyes and giving us newfound respect.

Transportation / Accommodations

Be sure to update all your information in We Travel- please try not to email any small changes as we want to keep all details in one place. If you have issues in We Travel please contact us. 

If you are arriving earlier please indicate so in We Travel. Our guides will organize to pick you up. 

Once you retrieve your luggage and visa you will head to the exit (small airport) where you will see your name and My1FitLife  (ie- Tiffani Johansen  – My1FitLife Adventures)

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Have you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed in quarantine for possible exposure to COVID-19?

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Trip Outline

Please note that this is a basic itinerary of the adventure. As we get closer to the day (about 6 months out) we will post changes and updates. 

Feb. 17th – Day 1

Day 1 – A warm welcome to Tanzania! Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. We will be staying stay overnight at Tulia Boutique 

Feb. 18th – Day 2

Day 2 – Arusha to Tarangire National Park After breakfast drive 2 hours towards Tarangire national Park – the garden of elephants. 

Enjoy full day of game drives around Tarangire National Park . You will see the Tarangire River and enjoy a box lunch . You will also get to see several species of antelopes, buffalos and wild cats such as lions, cheetahs and leopards.The landscape is dotted with Baobab trees and there are several lodges inside the park and outside. 

Add On: Hot Air Ballon Ride (Extra Fee)

We will be staying overnight at Maramboi Tented Lodge

Feb. 19th – Day 3

Day 3 –  Lake Manyara National Park After breakfast drive towards Lake Manyara National Park and explore the area just below the great rift valley. Spend the full day in Lake Manyara . Enjoy the birdlife and the diverse ecosystems of Lake Manyara. In the late afternoon drive up the rift valley for spectacular views of the lake from above.

We will be staying overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Feb. 20th – Day 4

Day 4 –  After breakfast enjoy full day game drives around Central Serengeti

Feb. 21st – Day 5

Day 5 – Serengeti National Park – Full Day game drive Explore the great Serengeti plains , visit the hippo pool and Serengeti visitor centre. Look out for the big cats and follow the great migration. Between mid February to early March is the calving season where upto 8,000 calves are born a day. Enjoy a picnic lunch and continue game drive in the Serengeti and in the evening head to your camp.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari lodge / Narudi Tended Camp.

Feb. 22 – Day 6

Day 6 – Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater – 160km – 3 hours Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu – The retreat – 1 Hour – 42 km Start with an early breakfast and make your way through the Ngorongoro conservation. Once you reach Ngorongoro crater you will descend into the Ngorongoro crater floor and explore the wildlife.You may be able to witness the big five in the Ngorongoro crater and enjoy a picnic lunch by the hippo pool.Later in the day you will exit the crater via the Lerai forrest which is one of the most scenic drives as you leave the crater.You will drive to karatu to your lodge.

Dinner and overnight at The Retreat at Ngorongoro/ Acacia Farm Lodge highlands in Karatu. – located amongst coffee plantations , orchards and a beautiful swimming pool with a view of the Ngorongoro highlands 

Feb 23rd – Day 7

Day 7 – Karatu town and Ngorongoro Highlands Enjoy a full day in Karatu , explore the Ngorongoro highlands and the coffee plantations around Karatu . Visit the Hadzabe tribe and datoga tribes around Lake Eyasi. Relax at the lodge and enjoy the views.

We will be staying overnight at The Retreat at Ngorongoro

Feb. 24th – Day 8

Day 8 –  Karatu – Arusha – Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your international flight.

*Please note, these adventures are planned far in advance, and sometimes things come up that are unforeseen or unplanned. With that forethought, know the group will be accompanied on this adventure by Keith, or Michelle, and/or My1FitLife Ambassador. 

Trip Includes

Airport transportation – Transfer to and from Kilimanjaro Airport. 

Well-maintained 4×4 vehicles fitted with 2 way high frequency radio communicating system, fridge cooler and charging ports for phone charging or camera batteries. 

Unlimited bottled water in vehicle

7 nights accommodations – Accommodations with shower/toilet facilities

All meals provided during safari

All adventures and related equipment as indicated on itinerary

Park entrance fees for vehicle, driver, and guests, concession fees for lodge. 

Fuel for unlimited game driving



Additional tips and gratuities 

any additional meals/snacks not included above

Travel Insurance – REQUIRED ITEM. Your policy number will need to be submitted

Alcoholic Beverages


  • Multiple Entry Visa can be a bit difficult to get online prior to arrival. We suggest getting it in Africa. Please have $100 in USD available for this.
  • Once you retrieve your luggage and visa you will proceed outside. Look for your name and My1FitLife Adventures (ie- Tiffani Johansen- My1FitLife Adventure)
  • Bring USD with you, our dollar goes further than theirs. There will be opportunities to change currency throughout. 
  • Once we leave on safari you will only have access to a day pack and duffel bag or other collapsable bag. Hard suitcases will be stored in locked guide offices and will be retrieved after our adventure. 
  • School supplies, small toys, balls, clothes, and candy are suggested for giving to local children. If you prefer to give a donation, please wait until we get to an orphanage only. 
  • If you need to wash clothes, access to laundry will be at lodges
  • Do not bring black clothing, this attracts flies. Nude, beige, camo, light colors are preferred. 
  • Yes bring sun screen, however, during the safari it will be shaded in the vehicle. Sun exposure will take place when outside of vehicle.  (rest stops, lunch, shopping, etc)
  • Each lodge has mosquito nets
  • If you are feeling unwell, some lodges have doctors on call. Guides can also take you to pharmacies if needed. Additional fees would apply
  • Do bring hate scarf, light rain coat (no pants needed), if room- waterproof hiking boots if needed (sneakers will be just fine)
  • Our accommodations during safari are just like hotel room, but walls are canvas. You have your own bathroom and will be doubled up with a roommate. 
  • WiFi is available everywhere. We will NOT be contacting your emergency contacts each day as we have done with some adventures.
  • Guides will be with you at ALL times. 
  • We are staying on main roads in the safari. Guides are aware of animal behaviors and know what it safe and not.
  • Feel free to negotiate when buying an item, locals do not take offense and is normal
  • Cholera- you can get a shot for this, however, you will have access to clean drinking water everywhere we go as well on safari.
  • You do not need Yellow Fever vaccination
  • Bring convert for electronics. Vehicles have USB ports at each seat. You may want to get an external charger just as backup. 


  • Do NOT give money to locals- it will instantly attract a huge crowd
  • Do NOT take photos of locals or kids – they will ask you for money after
  • Do NOT wear black clothing- it attracts flies and will be very uncomfortable 
  • Do NOT bring any single use grocery bags. They are not allowed. Zip Lock bags are fine.
  • Do NOT purchase street food. All your food will be prepared for you by our chefs and hotels
  • Do NOT walk alone. Guides will be with us at all times. The guides are  experts in the area and know where/when it is safe to walk especially at night with the animals.


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