East African

Explorer

September 9th - September 21st

13 Days

Dates: September 9th to September 21st

Price: $2199 + $300 project fee

Highlights

  • Get busy building and restoring classrooms, washrooms and a play area for over 600 students at our partner school in Arusha, Tanzania.
  • Get up close and personal with African wildlife during our safari in Serengeti National Park.
  • Spend a morning with Maasai tribal village learning about how their indigenous population have survived, and flourished, here for thousands of years.
  • Splash in the turquoise waters as fisherman head out to sea, then sip cocktails and watch the sunset over Africa on the white beaches of Zanzibar.

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive Nairobi anytime. Spend the night at a funky local restaurant, meet our new team, and then off to bed ready for our border hop tomorrow.

DAY 2

Backpacking time! On our private transfer to the Kenyan/Tanzanian border. Get stamped outta Kenya, into Tanzania and then off to Arusha we go, Kilimanjaro as the backdrop throughout. Spectacular.

DAY 3

Time to get local. We’ll spend the morning at a Maasai tribal village, learn about how the indigenous population have survived, and flourished, here for thousands of years. After lunch we’ll meet with our partner-project coordinator, where we’ll be briefed about how you guys, the tour and the GBGA are benefitting our project.

DAY 4

Project time, we’re good to go time to get your hands dirty. Painting, playground installation, and of course some fun and games with the kids and we’re underway!

DAY 5

Another day of blood, sweat and tours (hopefully we’ll skip the blood!) as we make progress on our project. Expect a hot, hard day with plenty of painting, cleaning and fun. Evening beers will be a great award when we get back to our accommodation.

DAY 6

We’re nearly there, or at least we should be if we’ve worked hard enough! The morning will be spent finalising all our various tasks, and then in the afternoon we’ll have our unveiling at the official opening ceremony, followed by a mini-sports day with the kids. Expect laughs, smiles and even a few tears amongst the big softies in our group. This is what travel is all about.

DAY 7

Hope you had an early night, we’re up early for a real highlight of the trip. Safari! Let’s hope to spot the big 5 as we explore the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater, perhaps the most exciting place to safari on the planet. We’ll be sleeping in tents amidst the wildlife that evening, keep your eyes peeled for lions!

DAY 8

Another day of game drives amongst lions, rhinos, giraffes to name a few. Hope you have some spare battery packs, you’ll need them. As the sunset sets we’ll head back to Arusha for one night.

DAY 9

Travel time. Back to our backpacking routes as we spend the day traversing Tanzania, some amazing scenery on the way, when we arrive in Dar, we’ll be staying right on the beach, hopefully in time for sunset, but it’s Africa time now folks, so no guarantees!

DAY 10

Up and on the ferry to Zanzibar, it’s time for paradise! Once we arrive, we’ll check-in and spend the day roaming the atmospheric, old-world Stone Town, a UNESCO heritage site in its own right, evening at the night market, and good times allround.

DAY 11

Off today to the north of Zanzibar, to their most prized-beach - Nungwi. Chill time, snorkelling trips, watching 50 dhows leaving the harbour at sunset is impressive indeed. It doesn’t get more relaxing than this, you earned it.

DAY 12

Today will take a dhow boat for the group out on the ocean, do a spot of snorkelling and soak up the rays. The late afternoon and evening are all yours, and then it’s a goodbye dinner and drinks.

DAY 13

That’s all folks! It’s the last day of the trip, we’ll help you guys transit back to StoneTown, if you’ve booked flights back to Nairobi, or want the ferry back to Dar, we’ll help you there too. Or,perhaps stay a few days and explore amazing Zanzibar, that’s certainly our plan!

About The Project

Vision for Society Change (Visoc) in cooperation with the local governments of Kiranyiward and Siwandeti ward. They manage three primary schools which are Ilkiurei Primary School, Olchoki Primary school and Natema Primary school.

The Ilkiurei primary school is the government school, built under the villager’s manpower and partly donation from government and foreign individual volunteers from the church mission. Currently the school has the total number of 667 students, where by 316 are boys and 351 are girls.

What's Included

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Accomodation

All accommodations during the tours.

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Day Trips & Excursions

All group day trips, group excursions including 2 day safari, National park entrance fees. Optional activities are additional.

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Transportation

All group in country transportation. Buses, Ferries and Safari Jeep.

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Project Donation

Your Project Donation (100% of which goes directly to our project partner in Arusha).

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Experienced Guides

Two experienced guides that will be there for you 24/7.