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TANZANIA PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Safari in Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, home to lion, giraffe, zebra, elephant, and rhinoceros.

Construct classrooms and laboratory facilitiesteach English, and initiate health education classes for your village school.

Learn to cook ugali and sukumaweeki with your host mother.

Hike the fertile slopes of Mt. Meru.

Experience the “spice isle” of Zanzibar as you sail the clear waters of the Indian Ocean in a wooden dhow.

“I chose Global Routes because it offered a program that emphasized the importance of cultural immersion and mindful community service. In comparison with other programs, Global Routes offers a variety of experiences and excursions within the program, and they are very purposeful in their selection of these experiences.”
Lauren, Student, Tanzania
“This program gave me the opportunity to grow in an outside environment. I learned many things about myself and the world around me and how to apply that to my life at home. The entire Global Routes staff was dedicated to making my, along with every other students, experience as best as it possibly could be.”
Michelle, Student, Tanzania
"My daughter had a fantastic experience that deepened her knowledge of both self and others. The program exceeded our expectations and is a credit to an intentional program that seeks to stretch and support our children in personal skills like mindfulness and community skills that will serve her for life."
Linda, Parent, Tanzania
SAMPLE 2-WEEK ITINERARY
SERVICES PROVIDED BY GLOBAL ROUTES
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Service Placement
  • Food & Housing
  • Booking Airfare
  • Transportation
  • Re-entry Guidance
ORIENTATION

Focusing the group and laying foundations: 

Below the majestic Kilmanjaro, Moshi’s busy streets and colorful local markets serve as the gateway to the “Northern Circuit” of Tanzania.

Here you begin Swahili language classes as your group makes preparations for the safari of a lifetime. From Moshi, your bus steers west to climb the escarpment of the Rift Valley. You make camp in this dramatic landscape of rolling grasslands and natural cauldrons of the most famed wildlife parks in the world.

Safari into the depths of the massive Ngorongoro Crater where some of East Africa’s last black rhinos thrive in the grazing pastures of the Massai people. Catch a glimpse of tree-climbing lions on the edge of Lake Manyara, where soda deposits draw thousands of pink flamingoes to its shallows.

Finally, enjoy the large herds of elephant and zebra that graze the baobab tree-dotted landscape of Tarangire National Park.

COMMUNITY SERVICE & CULTURAL EXCHANGE

You are welcomed with a great celebration of song and dance into your rural village in the Chagga lands outside of Arusha.

This fertile landscape is home to some of Tanzania’s most prolific tea plantations against the looming backdrop of Mt. Meru. Working together in the spirit of umoja, your construction efforts for the school is a community event, bringing families and friends together to offer their tools, skills, hospitality, and laughter.

Spend an afternoon conversing with the village elders, making ugali (corn meal porridge) with your host mother or drinking a chai in the local duka (store).

Experience life as those in your village do – in a joyful union of work and leisure, gathering water from the community well, harvesting and roasting corn, playing an impromptu game of soccer, or raising the walls of new buildings.

For a weekend excursion, your group can climb part of the spectacular Mt. Meru, a volcanic crater with exhilarating views. At 14,980 feet, it is the second highest peak in Tanzania and is a steady presence in the landscape of your homestay village.

Stay overnight in huts located on the mountain before descending back down into your host community. Or, visit the amazing United African Alliance Community Center for more of an educational and artistic twist to your group’s adventure.

Spend two days engaged in workshops and classes with the children at the UAACC creating music, art, games, and conversation together.

TRAVEL ADVENTURES

After a heartfelt farewell ceremony, you depart your Tanzanian home and journey on to the beautiful spice island of Zanzibar.

Zanzibar is said to be the birthplace of Swahili, the language created specifically for trade between the Bantu tribes of the archipelago and the Arabian traders that sailed these waters thousands of years ago.

Zanzibar grew to be an important port along East Africa’s 19th century slave trading route and vestiges of this history still remain. Explore the remains of this ponderous past and the ornate architecture and mysterious cobbled alleyways of Stone Town. Tour a working spice plantation and enjoy the intricacies of this diverse Swahili culture.

Your final days are spent relaxing on remote sandy beaches, enjoying snorkeling in the Indian ocean, and riding the waves in a dhow, a traditional wooden fishing boat.

Program Details
Dates
Year Round
Starting/Ending Point
Varies
Learning Goals
Wildlife Conservation, Social Justice, Climate Change, Leadership, Cross-cultural Understanding, Global Competencies
Service Hours Earned
Varies depending on length of program
Language Requirement
None
Climate
High 75°F, Low 60°F
Group Size
Varies depending on # of students and scope of program
Spaces Available
OPEN
Cuisine
Rice and beans, fresh veggies, ugali (maize porridge)
Program Fee
Please contact us for a quote. Pricing varies based on the number of students, length of program, and scope of the experience.
International airfare is not included in the tuition. Roundtrip airfare to Tanzania is generally between $1,000-$1,900.
Accommodations
Epic safari camping, guest houses, hotels, homestays

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