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The Best of Tanzania Adventure Program (T211)
This International Volunteer Travel Adventure Program combines the Tanzania Beach Holiday program with 5 days jungle adventure. After a few days of volunteer placement you will proceed to a 5-day jungle safari expedition featuring world famous Lake Manyara, Olduvai and Serengeti national Parks in the Great East African Rift Valley. The next 6 days will find you in Dar es salaam, Tanzania's largest costal city and Zanzibar and Pemba Islands in the Indian ocean; touring and relaxing on the beach.
A sample schedule of our International Volunteer Travel Best of Tanzania Adventure Program is provided below:
Day 1: Arrival and pick up from the Arusha, Kilimanjaro, International Airport, in Arusha, Tanzania and transfer to host family home. Those
Day 2: Morning: registration and start of orientation. About 2-hour discussion covering topics including orientation to the program, Tanzania culture, history, customs, politics, do's and don'ts. Afternoon is free for exploring rural Tanzania and getting to know your host family.Day 3-6: Tanzania Rift Valley Wilderness Safari: (5 Days)
In Tanzania's greatest Rift Valley wilderness parks adventurous volunteers and overseas interns will encounter over 450 bird s
pecies, and numerous species of animals including gazelles; impala; buffalo; wildebeest; the famous tree climbing lion; hyena; baboon; giraffe; hippopotamus, lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, zebras, thousands of wildebeests, etc.
Day 3: Lake Manyara: After about 9 days of work, its time to have fun - overseas volunteers and Africa interns on this program leave Arusha, early morning and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive. Picnic lunch en-route, dinner and overnight at Campsite.
Day 4: Serengeti: Depart Lake Manyara for Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge with lots of game viewing en-route. Olduvai is a world famous archaeological site in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the tectonic forces, which created the Great Rift Valley. Evening game drive. If you are lucky you may witness the great Serengeti – Masai Mara wildebeest migration. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti campsite. Visit Olduvai Gorge a site of archeological importance - home to some of the earliest ancestors of man.
Day 5: Serengeti and Ngorongoro: After breakfast game drives in Serengeti national park, then depart for Ngorongoro via Olduvai, game viewing along the way. Picnic lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro campsite.
Day 6: Ngorongoro- Moshi: After breakfast depart
Serengeti for Ngorongoro Crater. Descend 2,000 feet into the crater floor for game viewing with your picnic lunch en-route. See hundreds of birds a
t the crater lake. Afternoon depart Ngorongoro for Moshi arriving late afternoon.
Day 7-12: Dar es Salaam and Pemba-Zanzibar Beach Holiday Trip (6 days)Day 7: Travel to Dar es Salaam International volunteers and interns travel to and from Dar es Salaam will be by bus, leaving Arusha in the morning and arriving in Dar late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Tour of Dar es Salaam City. After breakfast international volunteers and interns abroad in Tanzania proceed on a full day city tour of Dar es Salaam city including wonderful beaches and famous places including the national museum, Statehouse, Bismarck and Askari monuments, Uhuru torch, Dar Railway Station, Republic fountain, village Museum and Nyerere cultural center. Breakfast, dinner and overnight at your hotel.Day 9: Zanzibar Stone Town Tour: Early after breakfast international volunteers and interns abroad in Tanzania start out on a two hour ferry or boat ride to the Island of Zanzibar.
Guided tour of the city of Zanzibar featuring the old town
of Zanzibar, fondly known as Stone Town. The tour is covered mainly on foot, providing the guests the opportunity to stroll through the narrow winding labyrinth alleys and behold uniquely carved Arab doors with brass studs, carved balconies; the House of Wonders; the Palace Museum (People's Palace); Dr Livingstone's House; cathedrals
and countless mosques; and Zanzibars bustling market. Stone Town has excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs handicrafts and splendid artifacts to choose from.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Pemba Island Misali Tour: Take a boat ride to Misali the famous islet in the South west of Pemba Island, Tanzania. International volunteers and overseas interns in Pemba can swim in the calm and quiet snorkeling waters, sunbathing on expansive white sandy beaches, or simply enjoy viewing dolphins as they swim and play at sea. Zanzibar Adventure volunteers and interns will also take a tour of and marvel at the historical Pemba ruins and visit the biggest tomb and Mosque in the area. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Dar es Salaam: Free, Beach Relaxation. Leave Zanzibar early morning for Dar es Salaam by boat or ferry. The entire day is free for international volunteers and interns abroad in Tanzania to do what they like best. Simply relax, and enjoy the beach at the hotel, swim in the blue waters of Indian Ocean, or take a private excursion for wind surfing, scuba diving, water skiing, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing or goggling. Breakfast, dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 12: Dar es Salaam - Moshi: After breakfast, international volunteers and interns abroad in Tanzania travel to Arusha by bus.
Day 13: Break, free day. Program Evaluation. Early departure.
Day 14: Departure for those staying for 2 weeks. Departure for this program should not be scheduled before this date to ensure flexibility.
This schedule is subject to change by the country coordinator to fit into local circumstances. Safari accommodation is shared camping tents. Accommodation during the Dar, Bagamoyo and Zanzibar trips is in shared standard economy hotel rooms or makuti (palm tree leaf) roofed beach cottages. Community room will normally have satellite television, telephone, mini-bar and restaurant. Some hotels will have diving school and tennis courts. If you wish to tour the Bagamoyo slave trade museum, a gate fee of USD 35 is required; all other gate fees are paid for. Breakfast and lunch are provided throughout the trip. Lunch will be on you.
The minimum time allowed for this program is 2 weeks. For logistical information about the Tanzania Adventure program including the highlights, what you need to carry, what is provided, etc, please click here. For information on program costs please click here.
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