Flagler College: Tanzania Study Abroad (2023)

Price
$3,350
Price
$3,350

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12-days
Orlando, Florida
Tanzania
Max People : 15
College
Tour Details

On this two-week trip, explore the beauty of Tanzania while helping to make a global connection to a local Community Center in partnership with Asali Project. The Community Center serves 700 children from ages 8 – 19 years old. The Community Center is built on the notion that community led development is the most sustainable way to great change. The center offers all the extracurricular programs you can’t find in the local public schools there, Music, Arts, Dance, Drama etc.

The trip will be run as a cultural immersion program. Cultural and outdoor excursions include touring a Coffee Farm, hiking to a waterfall, swimming at the local hot springs located in Maasai lands, and exploring the natural beauty of the some of Tanzania’s best National Park on a 2-day safari where you will be able to see all the wildlife and if you are lucky the big five!

Students will also get to enjoy lectures by local women who are reinventing the roles women play in business and sustainable development projects. Also learn how we are utilizing the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Goal Initiative to help local projects become better stewards of the environment.

Dates

May 8 – 19, 2023

Professor

Dr. Melissa Southwell

Departure & Return Location

Orlando, Florida

Ages

Flagler College Students

Questions

info@stoneandcompass.com

Itinerary
Subject to change
Day 1 - 2
Travel to Kilimanjaro

We will take a flight leaving from Orlando, Florida to Kilimanjaro International Airport. There is a 7 to an 8-hour time difference so we plan to arrive in Tanzania the following day. We will immediately go to our accommodations in Moshi, a lodge 45 minutes from the airport.

Day 3
Exploring Coffee Farm and Waterfall

Our first day we will head to the home of the Chagga tribe. The Chagga tribe homeland is still an authentic tribal village. This historic place is just 15km away from Moshi Town and is the last village before the Kilimanjaro National Park. First you will visit the waterfalls, which are around a 40-minute walk away and have lunch. Make sure to bring your bathing suit. Next the coffee experience awaits you. Here you will learn how coffee is cultivated, dried, roasted and further processed. You will also be invited to help with the grinding of the coffee, which is traditionally accompanied by Chagga songs and dances. A lecture led by local tribal leaders at the end of the coffee demonstration and discussions on sustainability and best practices along with how the Chagga are protecting their heritage and culture will take place. From here we will travel back to the lodge for a relaxing evening and traditional meal.

Day 4
Introduction to Asali Project & Simbas Community Center

We will have a meeting with Asali Project founder Margot, Simba’s Footprints Executive Director Charles Godfrey ( who will also be one of your Maasai connections, translator and guide for your stay). We will take a short ride to the project site and get a chance to meet the local team and get a tour of the center and the surrounding community. We will see the Lagoni Primary School which will be the location of our service projects and see the new Library and other initiatives that are being funded by Stone & Compass’ global grants. Flagler students will have the opportunity to take a hands on approach by volunteering time at the school and working with the local magistrate and Asali staff on ideas for future projects. Flagler students will also be able to enjoy a lunch with students from Lagoni Primary School. In the afternoon take a small hike in Rau Forest and a Town Tour.

Day 5
Simbas Farm Tour

Sleep in and relax at the hotel in the morning. (We will be having a late lunch this day so pack snacks if needed)

At 11am we will drive 1 ½ hours to Simbas Farm Lodge located in west Kilimanjaro on the edge of the national park. We will have a tour of the working sustainable farm followed by a short hike to a river where you will find a natural swimming pool. A traditional lunch will be served.

In the evening we enjoy dinner with locals back at our lodge. This will be an opportunity for students to get to know members of the local community better and learn what it is like to live in the Moshi area.

Day 6
Hot Springs

After breakfast we will pack up our bags and check out of the hotel. From there we will head to the hot springs. It’s a natural oasis which has formed by underground small river connection to this make this clear Oasis in the middle of Maasai land called Kikuletwa, you will have lunch and can relax and swim. After the hot springs we will head to Arusha and check into our new hotel.

Day 7
Karatu - Maasai Tour

You will be picked up at your lodge in Arusha at 9:30am and head to Karatu. You will pass by a traditional Maasai Boma along the way to experience the ways of life of the Maasai people. We will be stopping by a Maasai Village to learn about their traditions, culture and eat lunch. Our partner Maasai will also present a new initiative led by women in the tribe based on business and handcrafts. After your tour, you will be transferred to your lodge where you will be spending the night at the top of the Ngorongoro Crater!

Day 8
Ngorongoro Crater/Karatu

Today students get to enjoy the full Crater experience and views of wildlife that make the crater home. Local wildlife guides will hold a lecture on how the government is protecting the area and working at implementing more sustainable goals for the future. We will eat lunch at a local spot overlooking the creator there will be a pool to swim in. In the evening we head out on the town in Arusha to dine at a restaurant where all the locals go.

Day 9
Safari: Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

Today you’ll 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 you will find a haven of African wildlife and you might also be lucky enough to witness the endangered Rhino. Enjoy a game drive and lunch by the hippo pool.

After lunch, we’ll then drive to one of the most famous game parks in Africa, the Serengeti. Known to host one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles on earth – the great migration of wildebeest and zebra – the Serengeti’s vast plains are also home to a haven of other wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, leopards and many other predators. Enjoy an afternoon game drive and overnight stay in Central Serengeti.

Day 10
Safari: Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater

Now you have one full day to experience the vastness of the Serengeti plains and explore the park for the best chance of witnessing the annual wildebeest migration. In the late afternoon we head back to Arusha and check into our final hotel.

Day 11
Arusha

On this final full day, we have lectures in the morning from UN officials and the local magistrate on sustainable development and environmental impacts through tourism and what is being done to protect the environment and people while also allowing guests to enjoy all that there is to offer in Tanzania. In the afternoon students have free time to explore Arusha. The evening will be spent having a farewell dinner with our Maasai and Asali partners.

Day 12
Travel Home

We will take an afternoon or early evening flight from the Kilimanjaro international airport and arrive in Orlando, Florida. After reuniting with family members, you will cherish the lasting memories that you have made

Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

  • All Inclusive
  • Rountrip AirfareFrom Orlando International Airport
  • Airport Fees/Taxes/Transfers
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Translator
  • Transportation
  • Tour Guide(s)
  • Health Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Private ExpensesSnacks, gifts, shopping, etc.
Payments

Payment can be made in full or following the payment schedule below. Tuition for FlagSHIP programs is provided by the college, students will not be charged for tuition.  More details including how payments can be made can be found here.

Total Price

$3,350

Includes $75 study abroad administrative fee added upon course registration

Deposit #1

$500

Due:  June 1, 2022

Deposit #1

$500

Due:  October 1, 2022

Final Payment

$2,350

Due:  March 1, 2023

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