Expedition: Tanzania - Kilimanjaro & Zanzibar Tour | African Impact

Expedition: Tanzania – Kilimanjaro & Zanzibar Tour

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EXPEDITION:

  • Discover the rich culture and natural beauty of Tanzania on this 2-week expedition that sees you exploring the Kilimanjaro Region and the tropical island of Zanzibar
  • Spend a week immersed in the rural community of Moshi, volunteering on our Education and Community Support Project. You’ll support members of the iconic Maasai Tribe, nursery school children, and provide free adult education lessons
  • View the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, as you live and work from an authentic Tanzanian village
  • Spend your second week in paradise, spoiled by the endless white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters that is Zanzibar
  • Join our volunteer team for a day in Zanzibar, choosing to work with the local community or hopping on-board our boat to research wild dolphins
  • Get a taste of rustic life while staying at a backpacker hostel, hotel, and finally, overnighting in an eco-lodge in the mangrove forests
  • Experience the best of Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar on eco-tours (ones that empower the local community) included in the price:
    • Walking tour of Moshi
    • Walking tour of Stone Town
    • Spice tour in Stone Town
    • Full-day marine adventure in Kizimkazi
    • Jambiani village tour and reef snorkeling trip

THE DESTINATIONS

TANZANIA

Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and the ideal location for those with a passion for culture and history. Home to the tallest mountain in Africa – Mt. Kilimanjaro – and one of the oldest African tribes – the Maasai – you don’t need to look far to find incredible sights and authentic experiences. Off its coast sits the stunning tropical island of Zanzibar, famous for its beautiful beaches, rich culture and interesting history (it was a key trading post that connected Arabia, India and Africa). While Tanzania is a very large country to explore, visiting the Kilimanjaro Region and the island of Zanzibar will make for a well-rounded, meaningful and diverse experience. Add to this the extraordinary wildlife – both on land, and in the ocean – it’s an unbeatable combination.

VOLUNTEERING

This tour commences in the traditional Tanzanian town of Moshi, only a short distance away from Kilimanjaro International Airport. This first week will be spent living with the African Impact volunteer team, empowering local villages in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Combating poverty and strengthening communities through education, you’ll work alongside other international volunteers and run free education classes for anyone who would like to take part. We have a solid group of students who we work with each week, and a lively nursery school we support. We’re also exceptionally proud to have built fantastic relationships with members of the Maasai Tribe, so you will assist with their language skills and in return, learn about their iconic way of life.

ZANZIBAR ISLAND

Zanzibar, the paradise island located off the coast of mainland Tanzania, is as rich in history as it is in beauty. There is so much to discover; from the bustling city of Stone Town (recognized as a World Heritage Site and famous for its spices and trading history), to lush forests, endless sand banks, coral reefs and welcoming, friendly communities. This long-hidden gem of a destination is starting to pick up popularity in the world of travel, for good reason. Every year more and more travelers are coming to experience this incredible island for themselves and discover its well-kept secrets. You can too as you travel from vibey backpacker, to eco-lodge, to beach-side bungalow, and embark on ethical tours and eco-trips around the island that highlight the culture, lush landscape and stunning marine life.

The Finer Details

Prices include:
  • 14-nights accommodation, varying from volunteer houses and hostels, to hotels and beach-side backpackers
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off in mainland Tanzania, and airport pick-up and drop-off in Zanzibar at the end of your stay
  • Domestic flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar (if the tour is booked last minute, flight prices may increase and the difference will be added to price)
  • Volunteer project fee, which covers all training and resources needed to make an impact during both your first and second week
  • Transfer from Stone Town to Jambiani in Zanzibar
  • 3 meals per day, cooked by local chefs in the community. Please note: these meals are only provided from day 1 – 7. Some breakfasts are included throughout your stay in Zanzibar, or included within the pre-arranged adventure excursion
  • 24-hour support throughout from our staff team on the ground and our Destination Specialists
Adventure activities included in the price:
  • Walking tour of Moshi
  • Walking tour of Stone Town
  • Spice tour in Stone Town
  • Full-day marine adventure in Kizimkazi
  • Jambiani village tour and reef snorkeling trip
Prices exclude:
  • Flight from home to Kilimanjaro Int. Airport
  • Flight from Zanzibar to home (this may need to go via Kilimanjaro Int. Airport)
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa-related fees
  • Any additional activities not identified in the list above that you may choose to do while near Kilimanjaro, or in Zanzibar (including the optional overnight experience at the eco-lodge)
  • Souvenirs, snacks, soft drinks or gifts
Why do an expedition with us?

We believe that when you travel, there should be no compromises. Even if you are limited on time you should be able to explore while still doing some good in the world. This is what we do. In fact, we are the experts in Africa. We create volunteer travel experiences that change lives (and not just your own).

Named the Top Volunteer Abroad Organization in 2017, we are expanding our extremely popular Expedition Programs that take you #BeyondVolunteering. They are not your average tourist holidays; they are the ultimate way to see, do and achieve as much as possible in two weeks. Join our team of passionate staff on the ground for a week of volunteering with local communities or wildlife, before heading out on a road-trip to discover some of Africa’s most iconic destinations.

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