The Total Tanzanian Experience
Volunteer and Wildlife Safari
Tanzania

Many tour operators wisk you from your airport arrival to the National Parks with little or no local cultural component. We have a unique option! Spend equal time in a local village volunteering at Fr. Christmas Academy (a school founded by TSF!) and the beautiful National Parks of Tanzania.
You will get culturally immersed in the daily life of a Tanzania village.

We have trips arriving on the second Saturday of each month (No trips in April due to rainy season and June and December due to school holidays)

We offer two volunteer & wildlife safari trips to accomodate everyones needs

Budget camping Safari and Mid-range lodge safari

The itinerary is the same for both offerings, however instead of returning to a lodge or tented camp at night, you will return to a campsite for a night.

Budget Camping Safari

Volunteer with the Tanzania School Foundation and Father Christmas Academy, 7 nights

  • work in classroom with students
  • paint a classroom
  • plant a garden
  • DIY Paint event
  • Masai visit
  • Goat roast
  • Village walk
  • River Walk

Wildlife safari:

Day 1:  Tarangire, overnight at campsite in Karatu

Day 2: Drive to Serengeti, overnight at campsite

Day 3:  Full day game drive in the Serengeti overnight at campsite

Day 4:  Leave the Serengeti, overnight on the crater rim (Camping

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater, back to Arusha and to Kilimanjaro Airport

Day 1:  Arrive in TanzaniaYou will be greeted by the Tanzania School Foundation at KIA and taken to TSF’s Tanzania site where you will be staying for the next 6 nights.
Day 2:  Today is Sunday.  You will have a relaxing day getting acclimated to your new enviornment and time zone.  Spend the morning settling in.  In the afternoon one of our painters will come by and you will enjoy a DIY Christmas Ornament painting event.  You will take home your own African art!

3-6: Volunteer at Father Christmas Academy and TSF Tanzania’s school campus.  Volunteers will spend time with our students in the morning kicking a soccer ball around, exercising, dancing and playing with the students.In the afternoon volunteers will work on a project fixing up the campus and surrounding area.  (projects vary, pending on what the need is at the current time)

Your evenings will be spent relaxing in our comfortable outdoor lounge, around a campfire sharing stories of your day.

Accommodations and all meals included.

*Masai visit and dancing one night, Goat roast one night.

*a guided Village walk and River walk during the afternoons.

All meals will be consisted of local cuisine.  Water available daily.

Day 7:  Arusha Day Trip:

  • Arusha’s Central Market, a good place to get a glimpse of Tanzanian life, and offers a total assault on the senses. There’s a lively atmosphere and various stalls of exotic fruit, coffee, nuts and spices.
  • Mt Meru Curios & Crafts Market (often referred to as the Maasai Market) on Fire Road. It will take some confident bartering and a keen eye to pick out the best items, but it has the widest selection of handmade arts & crafts in the city.
  • Lunch at the morombo market.  Enjoy roasted goat in a unique atmosphere.  A local expereince off the beaten path.

Return to TSF Tanzania for your final night with them.

Day 8:  After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park, enjoy full day game drive with picnic lunch.
The park consists of natural vegetation mainly of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa.
This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings.
After game viewing you will drive to your campsite where your cook will have a delicious meal prepared for you.
Day 9: After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.
We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.
After game viewing you will drive to your campsite for a night under the Serengeti stars.
Day 10: After breakfast, have a full day game drive in the park, you will enjoy lunch back at the campsite.
The park has an endless plain which is a home for lions, leopards, elephants, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest migration, eland, wild dog, gazelle, crocodiles and many more. Also you will enjoy variety of birds that decorate the park with different sounds.
After game viewing you will drive to your campsite for your last night in Serengeti.
Day 11 Enjoy early breakfast, then you meet your guide and have last morning game drive in Serengeti National Park.
then depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area with game drive enroute.
Ngorongoro is a special area of which it’s a conservation area and not a National Park. The whole area is managed for both animals and local Masaai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife.
On arrival at the crater rim you will have dinner and overnight at a campsite.
Day 12: After breakfast, you descend into the crater, enjoy full day game drive in the crater.
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino.
Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor.
Late afternoon drive back to the Tanzania School Foundation to pick up any luggage left behind.  You can clean up, say your goodbyes and in the early evening travel to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your trip back to your home country. End of in Country tour.

If your flight is  the following day, you can overnight at Planet Lodge Kilimanjaro Airport – Added Expense.

January, February, March, May, September, October & November

Cost

  $2400.00 pp Based on two persons

discounts available for four or more people

 

July & August Pricing

This cost increase is soley based on high season rates for the wildlife Safari. 

2 persons:  $ 2800.00 pp

Discounts available for four or more persons

We recommend all travelers to travel with Delta & KLM

We could help you choose your flight!

Mid range/Luxury Safari

Volunteer with the Tanzania School Foundation and Father Christmas Academy, 7 nights

  • work in classroom with students
  • paint a classroom
  • plant a garden
  • DIY Paint Event
  • Masai visit
  • Goat roast
  • Village walk
  • River Walk

Wildlife safari:

Day 1:  Tarangire, overnight at Bougenvillia Lodge (or similar) in Karatu

Day 2: Drive to Serengeti, overnight at Ikoma Tented Camp (or similar)

Day 3:  Full day game drive in the Serengeti overnight Ikoma Tented Camp (or similar)

Day 4:  Leave the Serengeti, overnight at Bougenvillia Lodge (or similar) in Karatu

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater, back to Arusha and to Kilimanjaro Airport

Day 1:  Depart USA to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
Day 2:  Arrive in TanzaniaYou will be greeted by the Tanzania School Foundation at KIA and taken to TSF’s Tanzania site where you will be staying for the next 6 nights.
Day 3-6: Volunteer at Father Christmas Academy and TSF Tanzania’s school campus.  Volunteers will spend time with our students in the morning kicking a soccer ball around, exercising, dancing and playing with the students.In the afternoon volunteers will work on a project fixing up the campus and surrounding area.  (projects vary, pending on what the need is at the current time)

Your evenings will be spent relaxing in our comfortable outdoor lounge, around a campfire sharing stories of your day.

Accommodations and all meals included.

*Masai visit and dancing one night, Goat roast one night.

All meals will be consisted of local cuisine.  Water available daily.

Day 7:  Arusha Day Trip:

  • Arusha’s Central Market, a good place to get a glimpse of Tanzanian life, and offers a total assault on the senses. There’s a lively atmosphere and various stalls of exotic fruit, coffee, nuts and spices.
  • Mt Meru Curios & Crafts Market (often referred to as the Maasai Market) on Fire Road. It will take some confident bartering and a keen eye to pick out the best items, but it has the widest selection of handmade arts & crafts in the city.
  • Lunch at the morombo market.  Enjoy roasted goat in a unique atmosphere.  A local expereince off the beaten path.

Return to TSF Tanzania for your final night with them.

Day 8:  After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park, enjoy full day game drive with picnic lunch.
The park consists of natural vegetation mainly of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa.
This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings.
After game viewing you will drive to Bougenvillia Lodge (or similar)
Day 9: After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.
We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.
After game viewing you will drive to Ikoma Tented Lodge (or similar) for a night under the Serengeti stars.
Day 10: After breakfast, have a full day game drive in the park, you will enjoy lunch back at the campsite.
The park has an endless plain which is a home for lions, leopards, elephants, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest migration, eland, wild dog, gazelle, crocodiles and many more. Also you will enjoy variety of birds that decorate the park with different sounds.
After game viewing you will drive to Ikoma Tented Camp (or similar) for your last night in Serengeti.
Day 11:  Enjoy early breakfast, then you meet your guide and have last morning game drive in Serengeti National Park.
then depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area with game drive enroute.
Ngorongoro is a special area of which it’s a conservation area and not a National Park. The whole area is managed for both animals and local Masaai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife.
On arrival at the crater rim you will have dinner and overnight at Bougenvillia Lodge (or similar)
Day 12: After breakfast, you descend into the crater, enjoy full day game drive in the crater.
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino.
Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor.
Late afternoon drive back to the Tanzania School Foundation to pick up any luggage left behind.  You can clean up, say your goodbyes and in the early evening travel to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your trip back to your home country.End of service

Day 13:  Arrive back in your home country.

If your flight is  the following day, you can overnight at Planet Lodge Kilimanjaro Airport – Added Expense.

January, February, March, May, September, October & November

Cost

 $3,000.00 pp based on two persons

Discounts available for four or more persons

 

July & August Pricing

This cost increase is soley based on high season rates for the wildlife Safari. 

  $ 3,600.00 pp based on two persons

Discounts available for four or more persons

We recommend all travelers to travel with Delta & KLM

What is included:

  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide (while on safari)
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals
  • Drinking water(On all days)

Not Included:

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional days added to trip
  • Tips(Safari Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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