At a Glance
- Tour Dates: January 15th-27th 2014
- Cost: 2,275 + airfare (what this price covers)(cost subject to change)
- Tour Cities: Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti
- Service Projects: orphanage visits, building projects, medical screenings, hygiene classes, and more!
- Tour Director: Ryan Ogden
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About the Tour
Sub-Saharan Africa is unlike anything that you’ve ever experienced! Throughout the continent, there is a palatable sense of growing optimism and you can sense the enormous potential that is only now beginning to be realized. The beauty of the landscape, the people, and the wildlife that you have seen in magazines such as National Geographic and in movies like Out of Africa, is no match for its reality. One of the best examples of Africa’s potential is Tanzania. It is a beautiful and deeply exotic country that lies adjacent to the Indian Ocean in eastern Africa, and its vibrant cultures and abundant wildlife are world-renown. Consequently, if you are looking for the adventure and service opportunity of a lifetime, then the Tanzanian Revive Service tour is for you!
In this tour, you will have the opportunity to build a unique children’s village that has been developed to teach orphaned and abandoned children life skills in a family-type environment. Your time and effort will play an integral role in constructing this village that teaches the children self-sufficiency. By providing them with a safe and nurturing environment, the recipients of your service benefit in the short-term. However, your efforts will also positively impact them for their rest of their lives by helping these children reach their potential and becoming independent adults.
After getting to know the children of the Falco’s Children’s Home, you will learn about some of the unique cultures of Tanzania, including the Masai, Dagota, and the Hazabe, by visiting their villages. Additionally, you will intimately experience the land and magnificent wildlife by going on a safari in Tarangire National Park, camping in the Serengeti, and hiking to Ngorongoro Crater. Trained guides will ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable. More than 25% of the country is designated as protected forest, national parks, and game reserves, and so this will truly be the experience of a lifetime!
Day 1 Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Collect at the airport and transfer to Arusha for overnight in Ilboru Safari Lodge.
Day 2 Transfer to Karatu to start service work at Falco’s Children’s Home ( www.karatu-children-village.com) Dinner and overnight in Mobile Camping accommodation ( or a hotel in Karatu)
Day 3 Full day at Falco’s Children’s Home. Meals and overnight ( in mobile Camping accommodation) on the premises of Falco’s Children’s Home.
Day 4 Full day at Falco’s Children’s Home. Meals and overnight ( in mobile Camping accommodation) on the premises of Falco’s Children’s Home.
Day 5 Full day at Falco’s Children’s Home. Meals and overnight ( in Mobile Camping accommodation) on the premises of Falco’s Children’s Home
Day 6 After breakfast you will be collected at Karutu. Transfer to Tarangire National Park, for a full day safari with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight in a campsite ( in Mobile Camping accommodation) inside the National Park.
Day 7 After breakfast a visit to a Masai Boma (family). Then transfer to Lake Eyasi with picnic lunch on the way. In the afternoon a visit to the Datoga-tribe. The Datoga-tribe is a semi-nomadic tribe. Dinner and overnight at a campsite ( in Mobile Camping accomodation) in Mangola-village.
Day 8 In the early morning you will go hunting with the Hazabe-bushmen. The Hadzabe are a small tribe of hunter/gatherers. They are closely related to the Bushmen in Namibie who where starring in the movie “The Gods must be crazy” and live their lives like a thousand years ago. While the men are our hunting the woman are searching for roots and fuits. In the afternoon transfer to Karatu-village for dinner and overnight on a campsite ( in Mobile Camping accommodation) .
Day 9Transfer to the Serengeti, with picnic lunch and afternoon safari. Dinner and overnight on a campsite in Central Serengeti ( in Mobile Camping accommodation) .
day 10 Morning safari. Afternoon transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater, for dinner and overnight on Simba campsite, on the crater rim ( in Mobile Camping accommodation) .
Day 11Descend in the crater for a safari with picnic lunch on the crater floor (6-hrs permit). In the afternoon transfer back to Arusha for overnight in Ilboru Safari Lodge.
Day 12Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for International Flight.