Day 1 :
Departure from your airport
Day 2 :
Arrive in Tanzania - Camp Mbokomu
- Camp Mbokomu:
Accommodation is in a simple tented camp, either in safari style large tents with beds or
tents with mattresses. The comfortable and rustic set up enables you to relax, enjoy and at
the same time, appreciate camp life. Flushing toilets and a shower block (warm water). All
around camp it is beautiful and green and the unforgettable red soil.
Upon arrival at Camp Mbokomu, the team will be settled into their tented camp and provided
with a safety brief and an orientation of the area. The rest of the day is left for students to
settle in and enjoy the view of spectacular Kilimanjaro.
Day 3 :
School Project and Mbokomu Village
- Mbokomu School:
Following breakfast, students walk a short distance to Mbokomu School where the team is given a briefing on daily school life and an overview of the ongoing projects. This is an
opportunity to play some games with the local children and make friends. The school constantly struggles with a lack of adequate funding, which puts children's lives at unnecessary risk from dilapidated classrooms that are close to collapse, as well as poor or non-existent sanitary conditions. You'll help by building or renovating school buildings to create inspirational and stimulating learning resources for the students.
- Mbokomu Village:
A tour of Mbokomu village follows lunch with demonstrations on local traditions.
- Optional Activities:
Your evenings are usually spent relaxing in camp and the local kitchen crew will rustle up a
delicious dinner for you and your team. After dinner there are plenty of opportunities for group
discussion, reflections on project work, keeping travel diaries up to date, as well as various
team led games and activities. Local staff are always in camp and are on hand to chat to and
help you with anything else that you need.
Day 4 :
Community Projects & Tree Planting
- Service Activities:
The team should be prepared to get dirty as you are divided into small groups to undertake
important projects around the school. Project work includes desk making, painting, tree
planting at our indigenous nursery, and improving the school infrastructure with classroom
construction. These are very rewarding days spent working alongside Tanzanians, whilst also
picking up some useful phrases in Swahili.
Day 5 :
Continue Service Activities
Day 6 :
Continue Service Activities
Day 7 :
Kidia Village Cultural Trip
- Kwamambori Waterfalls:
Today we will enjoy a fascintating visit as we are driven to the Kwamambori Waterfalls for a
morning walk through the valley and to the falls, which are rooted in local mythology
(however, this activity is weather dependant since it's very slippery when it rains).
- Visit Kidia Village:
picnic lunch we stop at Kidia village where we learn to cook traditional foods with a local
women's group, and are guided through a typical rural Tanzanian village before enjoying a
BBQ al fresco in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro and heading back to camp.
Day 8 :
Safari to Arusha National Park
- Arusha National Park:
Located less than 2 hours drive away, the team departs early
from camp following the saddle of Kilimanjaro to Mt. Meru. Arusha National Park is one of the
most beautiful National Parks in Africa, and is home to abundant wildlife including leopard and
hyena. This is an exciting day dedicated to game drives and ends with a transfer back to
Day 9 :
Departure from Tanzania