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February 24 – March 6, 2024
Flagler College Students
Depart the United States on overnight flight to Tanzania
Estimated arrival is late evening this day
Check into hotel
This morning, we head 15km away from Moshi Town to the last village before the Kilimanjaro National Park and home of the Chagga tribe.
First, we will visit the waterfalls, which are around a 40-minute walk away. Here we will have a chance to enjoy the water here and reflect on this magnificent site. You also have the option to jump in the water and enjoy the waterfall from another perspective!
Afterward, we will head to the coffee farm for lunch. After eating, we will learn more about coffee cultivation in this area. Then we are in for a real treat, as we will learn directly from Chagga members how coffee is cultivated, dried, roasted and further processed. We will also be invited to help with the preparation of the coffee from roasting to grinding, which is traditionally accompanied by Chagga songs and dances.
Today we will visit an amazing Serval Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Center, where we will have a chance to interact with the amazing animals found here. They are currently home African lions, colobus monkeys, giraffes, bat-eared fox, elands, oafish ostriches, and blue & vervet monkeys.
Afterward, we will travel to Karatu for a once in a lifetime experience. We will stay in a Maasai Village where we will learn about their traditions and culture. Maasai are nomadic people who herd and breed cattle and are known for their lively cultural dance, colorful clothing and beadwork. We will have the opportunity to join in the songs and dancing and interact with many Maasai members while enjoying time here.
Tonight, we have the incredible experience in staying at the lodge, in beautiful, traditional housing – sure to be a highlight of your trip!
This morning we will go out with the Maasai into the hinterland and learn how to live off the land as the Maasai do. We will learn more about their cultural practices, what they do for food during their long days and further details about this amazing area.
This afternoon, for lunch, we will visit SANAA. SANAA operates a project highlighting marginalized people who make wonderful products. In their workshops disabled artists create unique products that are mainly made from recycled waste. We will receive a tour and have a chance to interact with the artists here, while learning more about how they are supported by the network at SANAA
Today we will rise early in the morning to descend the 600m high walls to the floor of the crater and get up close with one of Africa’s seven natural wonders! Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is considered one of the most beautiful and unique places in Africa. Here we learn more about this unique caldera – created from the implosion of a volcano. Here we will find a haven of African wildlife and we might also be lucky enough to witness the endangered Rhino!
Today we will experience a safari in the famous Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park is a World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife: over 2 million ungulates, 4000 lions, 1000 leopard, 550 cheetahs and some 500 bird species inhabit an area close to 15,000 square kilometers in size.
We make our way back from safari today through Arusha. For lunch we will stop at the wonderful, Arusha Coffee House and boutique. This small business employs over 50 disabled, mute and deaf people and produces a beaded necklaces and silk, kanga, chiffon and voile fabrics.
Departure for Zanzibar
Tonight, we will have an amazing dinner on the beach in Zanzibar.
Today we will tour a real spice farm where you can see, smell, and taste the freshest, top-quality spice plants. We will spend the late afternoon/evening exploring Stone Town.
Today we will explore Nungwi Beach. Mnarani Natural Aquarium is situated in the northern part of the village. The conservation site is run by locals and is focused on rescuing green and hawksbill turtles and releasing them during the month of February. We will have the incredible opportunity to go on a snorkeling excursion here!
This evening we will enjoy a Farewell Dinner together.
Depart today back on flights to the United States, carrying memories of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
Payment made through Flagler College. More details including how payments can be made can be found here.
Due: November 15, 2023