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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
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This trip visits a destination that is affected by climate change
Tanzania – East Africa Unveiled tour
Arusha Mt. Kilimanjaro Tanzania – East Africa Unveiled Trip
Ngorongoro Crater Tarangire National Park Tanzania – East Africa Unveiled Trip
Safari Culture Tanzania – East Africa Unveiled package

Tanzania: Safari & Service

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
10 days
From: $ 3,295 $ 330 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Volunteering with local children at a village primary school
  • Meeting local families and learning about Tanzanian society firsthand
  • Seeing zebras, elephants, lions, rhinos and more on an African safari
  • Hiking to a waterfall on the side of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Seeing firsthand the nomadic lifestyle of the Masai
  • Learning African dance, percussion, bead making and even how to throw a spear

Short Description

Over the course of 10-days, our time will be split between the relaxed village life of Moshi and the Big-5 game parks that Tanzania is known for. Our primary project in the community will be located at a local village school. Take time to teach English and basic math to the young minds of the village. Volunteer alongside teachers to develop instructional aids and engage with the students through games, music and activities. When not in the classroom, help to improve the school’s infrastructure by planting gardens and refurbishing classrooms.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Kilimanjaro
End City Ngorongoro Crater

Trip Includes

  • 7 nights bed & breakfast lodging in Rau Village, outside Moshi
  • 2 nights at a safari park lodge in Karatu
  • Volunteer project: all supplies and materials
  • All activities: guest speakers, hands-on workshops & performances
  • Airport transfers and all ground transportation
  • All excursions: nature hike at base of Kilimanjaro & three world-class safaris
  • See itinerary for details

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Itinerary

What You'll Do

Over the course of 10-days, our time will be split between the relaxed village life of Moshi and the Big-5 game parks that Tanzania is known for. Our primary project in the community will be located at a local village school. Take time to teach English and basic math to the young minds of the village. Volunteer alongside teachers to develop instructional aids and engage with the students through games, music and activities. When not in the classroom, help to improve the school’s infrastructure by planting gardens and refurbishing classrooms.

What You'll See

We’ll balance our time lending a hand in the school with exciting cultural activities around the village and a 3-day excursion to three of the best safaris in East Africa. Take a nature walk to a stunning waterfall along the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. Learn to make traditional batik art and visit a coffee cooperative that supports local women. Take the jeep ride of a lifetime in three of the world’s most famous safari parks: Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. See a pantheon of wildlife in their natural habitat, including zebras, lions, leopards, elephants, wildebeest, and rhinos.

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Tanzania: Safari & Service

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It was fabulous

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I went on their Kenya Safari trip and it was fabulous. They took great care in choosing the most perfect accommodations for the trip to Kenya. Ol’ Pejeta was fabulous and plentiful with animals. The Sweetwater camp inside the conservancy is true glamping with 5 Star service and food. Sweetwater is located on a watering hole where you can sit and watch Elephants, Rhino, Zebra, Warthogs, birds and Giraffes come and drink. Inside the Masai Mara we stayed at Asilia again another 5 star establishment. The animal sightings in the Mara are just amazing, breakfast is provided out on the open plains of the Mara while watching zebra and wildebeest stroll by. Then happy hour with cocktails are provided on the open plains while watching the incredible African sunset (unlike anything you have ever seen). The service provided at both locations was top notch. Discover Corps chose amazing places and designed a fabulous itinerary for our days in Africa. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
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It was an amazing trip

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It was an amazing trip, I was nervous at first because I was not really familiar with Discover Corp. Now, I won't hesitate in the future to sign on for another adventure. I loved the experience of working with the elephants and especially enjoyed meeting Leslie (the elephant guru from Minnesota ) who lives and volunteers with the elephants, He had a wealth of knowledge regarding the elephants, Buddhism and Thai customs The rest of your staff EEM, AVN and Thay (I know I am butchering their names) were wonderful, very helpful, friendly and conscientious and I very much enjoyed meeting each of them,

The Chiang Mai Hotel was great but it took me a while to figure out how to get in and out of the neighborhood. The surrounding streets were like a maze, quite narrow and difficult to find my way, I expected to have a hotel on a main thoroughfare. The massage instead of the zip line was a perfect trade off and the chat with the monk was most enlightening and another good trade off for the river rafting.

8/29/19 Discover Corps #2 Kenya Safari and Conservation
Just back from my second Discover Corps trip, this time to Kenya. Had a wonderful time, enjoyed my 5 fellow travelers, we had lots of laughs together during game drives and over cocktails. We saw one zillion animals and birds and learned about their habitat and behaviors from our excellent, very patient, guides.

Our first camp was at Ol Pejeta Conservancy which was a well manicured camp with great views of a variety of animals rhinos, zebras, elephants and a marabou stork (who often watched us eat through the window of our dining area). The variety and quality of the food was outstanding. One of our excursions was to a search/rescue/bomb sniffing dog training facility. Very interesting to watch the dogs in action, they were all looked very well cared for and loved our attention.

After 4 days at Ol Pejeta, we spent 2 days at the old Brackenhurst Hotel located on a huge oasis of gorgeous indigenous plants.

The last 4 days were spent in Mara and Naboisho Camp which I felt was more "the real Africa". The camp was less manicured than the Ol Pejeta Sweetwater Tented camp and I enjoyed the fabulous game views of the lions and cheetahs. Of course, for me, the warthogs are a real favorite with their huge head/snout/tusks contrasted by their dainty walk with their long tails raised high. Delightful!
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It was an incredible experience

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My family (me, my husband, and 3 kids ages 17, 14, and 11) took a 2-week trip to Peru in August and used Discover Corps to organize several days of service while we were there. It was an incredible experience that we will never forget, and one of the highlights of our entire trip. Miguel, our host and guide, was so informative and kind and made us feel like family. We loved spending time with him and the children in the community -- doing arts and crafts, flying kites, eating meals, and teaching them English. We also got to visit an orphanage and a local NGO where women produce dolls that are sold around the world. It gave us an incredible perspective on the country and our lives as well. When my daughter sprained her ankle, Miguel took us to the clinic in the main city, and we got excellent and expeditious care. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. It was just what we wanted, and I highly recommend this trip and the organization.
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It was absolutely wonderful

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We just came back from a family reunion in the Dominican Republic of 28 ages 5 to 77. It was absolutely wonderful. The food was excellent and the staff and people were delightful. Being part of a service project with the whole family created a memory that will be enjoyed in the years to come. I highly recommend this organization.
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Trip was truly spectacular

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The Kenya Safari & Conservation trip was truly spectacular. We learned so many fun facts about wildlife, saw some amazing stuff like a male lion climbing a tree and got a great first-hand look at whats involved in wildlife conservation. The guides were incredibly knowledgable, they answered all my strange animal and cultural questions with ease. They were committed to providing an amazing experience for all of us. The accommodations were beyond what I could have imagined. The luxury tents were so comfortable and kept out all bugs. Plus the service and food were outstanding. If you love animals, and have safari on your bucket list then this trip is a must!
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By far the best trip I've taken!

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The guides were fun, friendly and so knowledgable. The luxury tents were so cool; bug proof, comfy beds and hot showers! The food and fresh juices were delicious. I learned so much about wildlife and conservation efforts. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, plus English is very prominent there. Kenya is such a great place to go on safari. In addition to seeing every animal you could imagine, this trip really offers a great look into the Kenyan culture, different tribes, art, music and way of life. Loved every minute of this trip!
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 20

Trip ID#:

TanEasAfrDisCor

Trip Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Tips for Discover Corps guide and driver
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Visas
  • Phone calls, laundry, or Internet costs during the trip
  • Extension: $250 one-way domestic flight supplement

Meals Included:

9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 9 Dinners

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