Itinerary for 1-12weeks of volunteering combined with traveling and adventure programs for Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar Island!
Week 1: These first days will offer you glimpses into the Swahili language, as well as Tanzania’s various cultures, religions, and local ways of life.
This introduction will be held in Dar es Salaam.
Relaxing at Kigamboni Beach.
Bus trip to Njombe and volunteer work at the local primary school and the care-orphanage in Njombe village
2-days safari in Ruaha National Park which is located in Iringa-Tanzania
Volunteer work in Arusha at Samaritan orphanage home
Volunteer work in Oldenderiti Primary School which is located in Olokii village within the Arusha city, teaching English + volunteer work at the orphanage and Safari;
Arusha – Tarangire – Lake Natron * Gibbs Farm * Lake Eyasi * Ngorongoro Crater Olmoti – Crater * Empaakai Crater * Lake Manyara – Arusha.
DAY 1: Arusha – Tarangire
Afternoon game drives Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Camp.
DAY 2: With picnic Lunch, Game drive and proceed to Lake Natron and overnight at the Camp. After breakfast, morning walk to a Maasai boma. Enjoy a Unique traditional dance performance by a Maasai Warriors. On our way back to the camp for lunch. We will enjoy superb scenery of Lake Natron and the surrounding area. Lunch in the Afternoon. Nature walks to the waterfalls and the Lakeshore to view Flamingos’. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
DAY 3: Departure for Gibbs farm. Evening Nature walk to the waterfalls and Scenery visit to the Ngorongoro highlands and coffee farm.
Dinner and overnight at Gibbs farm.
DAY 4: After breakfast leaves Gibbs farm for Lake Eyasi.
Scenery views and Nature walk at the Lakeshore. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
DAY 5: Visit the Data boma and see their primitive Traditional Lifestyle. Lunch at the Camp and afternoon visit to the Hadzabe bushMen where we go for a primitive traditional hunting trip with the local Hadzabe bushmen. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
DAY 6: With picnic Lunch Leave Lake Eyasi for Empaakai crater through Olmooti and Ngorongoro Crater with Game drive on the crater floor. Dinner and overnight at Empaakai Crater.
DAY 7: After breakfast visit the Maasai boma Lunch at the Camp. Afternoon exploration of the Empakaai Crater as we trek through the rain forest towards flamingo thwarted Lake that dominates the heart of the crater. Dinner and overnight at the Empaakai Exclusive Camp.
DAY 8: Leave Empaakai for Lake Manyara with a Game drive through the Crater with a picnic Lunch on the Crater floor. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena. Morning Game drive of Lake Manyara. Picnic Lunch in the park. Afternoon departure for Arusha Shopping. Dinner and overnight stay in Arusha.
We start the journey in Dar Es Salaam by visiting the Saadani National Park along the coast of the Indian Ocean. The area harbors a variety of wild terrestrial mammals including elephants, giraffes, buffalo and lions. You are then taken into the mainland by speedboat where you will spend two relaxing nights soaking up the distinct coastal atmosphere.
DAY 1: Arrive at Dar Es Salaam where you are met by Absolute Heritage Staff. We will take you to your hotel for Dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 2: A Morning departure for Saadani National Park – Bagamoyo and lunch at the camp followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and lodgings will be at the camp.
DAY 3: The day starts with deep water fishing in the Indian Ocean, lunch, and then snorkeling. What follows is a visit to Bagamoyo with the Kaole ruins, the German Cemetery followed by Dr. Livingstone’s Church and the Caravan Serai which documents the history of the East African slave trade.
DAY 4: We leave Saadani National Park for Dar es Salaam where we take a speed boat ride to the spice Island of Zanzibar, After breakfast, meet and greet by guide after breakfast City Tour, the tour starts from the Stone Town of Zanzibar, where you will visit the most historical and interesting places in town, such as Zanzibar Museum, former slave market, busy food market in the city, House of Wonders, Old Fort, the Sultan Palace, Old Dispensaries, Dr.Living Stone House, the harbor for Dhows. And finally, you will take a leisurely walk through the narrow Street of Stone Town.
Also in this part of the tour, you will find a lot of exotic small Bazaars, spice, and antique shops which offer novelty gift items and attractive materials,(batiks & Saruni). Thereafter transfer to the Spice Farms for a spice tour with lunch. The tour takes you to the countryside to visit some plantations such as Root Crops, spices, perfumes, medical plants, tropical fruits, and flowering trees. It is a tour that will prove why Zanzibar is referred as THE SPICE ISLAND.
The tour also includes a visit at MARUHUBI PALACE-Ruins and Gardens, bought by the third Sultan of Zanzibar SAYYID BARGHASHI from an Arab of the Maruhubi tribes. You will also get a chance to visit Kidichi Persian baths built in1850 by Sayyid Said bin Sultan,(the first Sultan) for his wife Princess Shehrzard (granddaughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia).
Stone Town: Zanzibar’s old quarter, usually called” Stone Town” is a fascinating maze of narrow streets and alleyways which lead past numerous old houses and mosques, ornate places, shops, and bazaars. Overlooking dhows and outrigger canoes moored in the harbor, many buildings date from the 19th Century slave boom. Highlights include the magnificent House of Wonders, the Palace Museum, and the night market in Forodhani Gardens. There are many excursions possible from Stone Town including boat trips, spice tours, diving, fishing, snorkeling, and more.
After breakfast snorkeling trip from Nungwi Beach to Mnemba Island. Day trip snorkeling tour with lunch. You will be taken on an engine boat to snorkel at the best coral reefs at Mnemba Atoll Coral Garden, one will also enjoy seafood beach BBQ at the best beach. Dinner and overnight at your home stays.
DAY 5: Your introduction to this romantic island begins with a city tour. Explore the hustle and bustle of the city market; visit the Anglican Church and Zanzibar museum. After lunch, spend the afternoon in the ancient Jozani Forest, home of the red-colored monkey, found only in this part of the world.
DAY 6: The day starts with a morning tour of the plantations just outside the town where papaya, cinnamon, and Zanzibar’s famous cloves are aplenty. A drive through the lush green rural area takes you to lunch at Magapwani beach. The Afternoon covers a visit to the famous slave caves, and then we return to the Hotel for Dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 7: A day to relax at the hotel; one can laze at the beach or shop in the old town for exotic gifts before having lunch and more languishing before dinner and an overnight stay
Program cost schedule for people traveling in a group of 5-15pax at once to Tanzania and Zanzibar
Start dates depend on people on a group, so contact us for trip date
1-Month Adventure and volunteering Tanzania) –cost $1,400usd per volunteer.
2-Months adventure and volunteering Tanzania & Zanzibar cost $1,500usd per volunteer.
3-months adventure and volunteering Tanzania & Zanzibar $2,000usd.
The Given program fees cover all meals, local transport, and the tour in each location given.