For Groups of 5 or more. Don’t have much time? This is a great Tanzania immersion for schools, friends, families:
10 Day Voluntourism program
Day 1: Depart your home country to Kilimanjaro Airport
Day 2: Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport – Overnight at a local hotel.
Day 3: After breakfast a bus will pick you up in the morning at take you to a local village where you will learn an African dance or make an African drum and listen/see the locals dance or drum. Have lunch at a local restaurant and see Arusha, a bustling city. Visit the Masai market where you can meet many of the craftspeople and pick up some unique items. Bus will take you back to your hotel for an evening swim and dinner.
Day 4: After breakfast at your hotel a bus will pick you up and take you to Fr. Christmas Academy. Spend the morning playing, teaching new songs and engaging with students. In the afternoon, take a village walk to a local family’s house for lunch. Learn about village life, experience new food and learn some Swahili. Walk back to the school campus and take the bus back to your hotel. Go for an evening swim or get together to recap your first day in Tanzania. Dinner at your hotel included.
Day 5: After breakfast at your hotel a bus will pick you up and take you Fr. Christmas Academy. Spend another morning with the students at Fr. Christmas Academy and receive a special send off. In the afternoon go on a village bike ride where you will pedal through villages, farms and see some interesting sights. Bus will take you back to your hotel in the early evening
Day 6: Your safari begins. After an early breakfast your safari guides will pick you up and take you to Tarangire National Park where you will see many elephants on the plains as well as impala, zebra, wildebeast, giraffe and more pending upon the time of year. Over night in Mtu Wa Mbu at a local campsite in. All meals included
Day 7: After breakfast your safari guides will pick you up as you head to Lake Manyara National Park. Spend the day exploring the animals in the rain forest. Enjoy a picnic lunch. Don’t forget your cameras! You can stop at the local market and pick up some interesting art. Try some red bananas too! Overnight in Karatu at a local hotel. All meals included
Day 8: Your day will begin early as you head to Lake Eaysi. Home to the Hadzabe Bushmen, Lake Eyasi is one of the few places remaining in Africa where tribal life is still maintained relatively untouched by the development of the region.
Day 9: Head back to Arusha for a day room at a local hotel and off to the airport for your trip home.
Price $1900 (minimum 5 people) Not including airfare
*Day 8 can be substituted to a trip to Ngorongoro Crater instead of Lake Eaysi. Price $2100 per person.
One of the most popular reasons for travel is to experience a new culture. From different norms to new people in all walks of life, foreign travel can broaden your scope of the world.
Voluntourism focuses even more on this appealing aspect. The volunteers replace rest and relaxation with a chance to spend time with the locals. Instead of the usual tourist stops, you get to spend more time with locals off the beaten path.
Voluntourism can provide a much more authentic look at a country than the normal vacation.