Tanzania is the beautifully country with the incredible wildlife, the country is diverse cultures and welcoming people are equally fascinating.The Maasai are perhaps the most widely recognized tribal group, Tanzania has more than 120 ethnicities. Immerse yourself in village life, and discover how tribal communities have interacted with their environment for centuries. From vibrant villages to open savanna plains, examine the challenges of preserving Tanzania’s prized wildlife and cultural traditions through an On Assignment project of your choice Wildlife Conservation/Photography.
Olmotonyi Village, Northern Tanzani (Arusha)
Settle into a small agricultural village. Spend our first couple days working together with the villagers on a community service project, such as developing a water storage system or helping with repairs to the local school. Learn firsthand about ujamaa, the uniquely African concept of interdependent community developed by Tanzania’s first president, Julius Nyerere. Break into your On Assignment teams to plan projects and interact with community groups, artisans, and village youth. Visit young children in an orphanage, play sports with Tanzanian kids, or teach English at the local school. Learn about music and dance from local youth, practice batik with a master artist, and participate in lively discussions about environmental and social issues. Visit a coffee farm in a neighboring village and meet the local farmers who grow and roast Tanzanian coffee. Spend an afternoon exploring Mount Meru’s lower slopes, following one of the mountain streams to a towering waterfall. Throughout the week, report on your experiences through photographs, writing, or video, and develop a narrative about your time in the village.
Wildlife Safari and Maasai Tribal Lands
Here we drive from Arusha to Oldonyo Sambu Maasai boma,there we will stay for two days, where, at the invitation of Maasai tribal leaders, we’ll stay a night in a traditional boma/camps settlement a group of mud huts ringed by thorns to keep away predators. We’ll get to know the customs of the Maasai, witness drumming and jumping contests, and learn about their pastoral lifestyle. Join our Maasai hosts for a hike in the Oldonyo Sambu Wilderness Area, where we’ll see impalas, gazelles, and giraffes and learn to identify wildlife scat and tracks.
Then set out on safari in three incredible and very different wildlife parks. In the low woodlands of Tarangire National Park, watch elephant families interact, look for tree-climbing leopards and lions, and spot a myriad of bird species. Ride across the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, home to zebras, cheetahs, hippos, and rare rhinos. Finally, descend the Rift Valley escarpment to Lake Manyara, where vast colonies of flamingos often turn the lakeshore pink. In each park, talk with our safari guides about successes and challenges in addressing human wildlife conflict, and learn how animal behavior and migrations are being affected by climate change. Spends our nights in Tented Camps for both three Parks..
Spend your last few days at located lodge at Arusha near the forest. Hike through this protected area while searching for colobus monkeys. Share your On Assignment projects .
Prepare the students’ part for the enjoyment / celebration before flying home.
While in the village, we stay in dormitory-style housing with bunk beds. Boys and girls share a sleeping area and bathroom with other students of the same gender. We work in teams to help prepare meals. In the Maasai tribal lands and on safari, we stay in tented camps.
DATES & TUITION
June 28 – July 17, 2017
- Safaris Include.
- All Parks and Game Reserve Entry Gate Fees including Vehicle & Driver Fees
- Transport in a custom-built safari vehicle with window seat guarantee
- Assorted and Pre-Stamped ‘African Spice Safaris Post Cards
- Arrival and departure airport transfers with assistance
- Unlimited game viewing drives per day whilst on safari
* Bed and breakfast accommodation in your City Hotels
* Activities and excursions as stated per each Itinerary
- All Government taxes and levies where applicable
- Entrance fees to cultural shows and workshops
- Meet and Greet Services with airport assistance
- Full board accommodation whilst on Safari
* Contribution to a local work project
- Safaris not Include.
- Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions and/ or quoted separately
*International airport(s) departures taxes (if not included in your ticket)
- Expenses of personal nature such as phone calls, internet, laundry etc
*Tourist entry Visa to Kenya or Tanzania or any other country
- Tips and gratuities to driver guides/ lodge/ hotel staff
*All other extras not mentioned in the ‘included’
* All alcoholic drinks, wines and spirits
- International Airfares
- Terms & Conditions for Students Groups
- Only groups are acceptable
- Minimum 14 students and above
- All studentsMust carry their International Identity Students Cards
- It’s purely a camping safari unless Lodge accommodations are requested
We allow our clients to schedule/adjust the itinerary according to their time and needs.