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Culture Week in Tanzania
Culture Week in Tanzania

Culture Week in Tanzania

Explore the wonders of Tanzania
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    Overview

    This program is an essential way to understand Tanzania’s culture and give you an opportunity to learn about its rich history. Not only will it make your trip more enjoyable, it will also help you to understand it’s way of life better and become familiar with the location, making any longer stay more comfortable.

    The Culture Week will be packed with an introduction to local customs and traditions, do’s and dont’s and language classes, as well as a walking safari to scout animals in their natural habitat. You will visit highlights of the amazing town of Monduli, which is a bustling and developing township with rich history and many places of interest such as museums, art galleries and monuments, where you’ll be sure to learn more about this country’s struggle for independence and progress. You will also have plenty of opportunities to explore around the town, and enjoy the scenic roads outlining the wondrous outdoors.

    We’re sure you’ll enjoy participating in our Tanzanian cooking class and taste your own food, but don’t worry, we’ll have chances to dine in the local eateries and taste the local cuisine too!

    Objectives

    • Help you memorize helpful phrases in the local language
    • Broaden your knowledge of the local customs, history and culture
    • Provide a full induction, preparing you for a longer stay

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.

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    1% of gross sales will be donated to 1% for the Planet-approved charities via our partnership with 1% for the Planet.

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    Location

    Monduli, Tanzania
    You will be staying in the district of Monduli located within the Arusha region, in northeastern Tanzania. The Monduli district is an extremely popular spot for tourists to learn how the local Maasai people live as well as observe the natural environment. Numerous attractions such as Lake Manyara, Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro can be found nearby and are the wonders of the region.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

      We will meet you at JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport) or ZNZ (Abeid Amani Karume International Airport) in one of these time slots:

      • Option A - Saturday: 10:00
      • Option B - Saturday: 14:00
      • Option C - Sunday: 10:00
      • Option D - Sunday: 14:00
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      Monday
      • Breakfast
      • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting - Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents.
      • Tanzanian Do's and Don'ts, Culture introduction and country history and Intensive Swahili Language Lessons.
      • Tour around the compound and local area; where to find local shops, and arrange a sim-card if necessary.
      • Lunch
      • Hike up the beautiful Monduli mountains (weather and time permitting)
      • Dinner
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      Tuesday
      • Breakfast
      • Visit Maasai Museum/Snake Park & Handicraft Gallery
      • Lunch
      • Visit local Maasai Livestock Market
      • Cooking class
      • Dinner (enjoy what you helped to prepare)
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      Wednesday
      • Breakfast
      • Visit Arusha town: Cultural Heritage Art Gallery, local craft market, etc.
      • Lunch
      • Visit Arusha: Museum, Monuments, and supermarket
      • Dinner
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      Thursday
      • Breakfast
      • Depart for Walking Safari
      • Explore local terrain and scout animals in their natural habitat
      • Lunch
      • Enjoy sports activities with the community or take some free time
      • Dinner
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      Friday
      • Breakfast
      • Handicrafts: Beadwork session with Maasai women - learn how to make your own jewelry!
      • Lunch
      • Learn Maasai dress and some Maa language
      • Evaluation meeting and placement introduction/or free time
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Local vans (dala-dala) to Arusha. Depart throughout the day. Change to taxi to arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (3.5 hours) for earliest flights on Saturday Evening
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • There are no further requirements for this program

    Food

    Meals are inspired by the local cuisine and consist of a lot of corn, rice, potatoes, and bananas. Some beef, goat meat, beans, and a few green leafy vegetables will help to add nutrients to your daily meals. There are very few dishes that will be served that are the typical western style, so please be prepared for a food adventure as well.

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in our local program center or with a host family, to provide you with a degree of basic comfort. There may be western-style toilets, but the traditional squat-style flush toilet may also be what is in use. Sometimes water will need to be heated for showers and these may be bucket style. The accommodation is on a local school campus and there is lots of green space to enjoy. We have a big garden available where you can relax during the daytime, and during clear nights, you can even star gaze at the Milky Way from here! We suggest that all participants get a local SIM card and buy a bundle to maintain personal internet access.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Tanzania Culture Week

CategoryAnimals
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$470/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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