Join former MEDA staff member Marlin Hershey and his wife Barb for a child and youth-friendly tour to Tanzania. Introduce your children or grandchildren to some of the peoples, landscapes, and wildlife of Tanzania. Interact with Tanzanians at a local church and during visits to some NGOs. See elephants, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, lions, cheetahs and other incredible African animals on game drives in three of the country’s best game parks.
Tanzania Intergenerational Safari and Culture Tour, June 29 – July 9, 2019
escorted by Marlin and Barb Hershey
Fare per person for 11-day tour:
CAD: Double Occupancy $6,065; Single Supplement $666
USD: Double Occupancy $4,553; Single Supplement $500
Tour Fare includes:
- All land transportation within the tour
- Group airport transfers
- Hotel accommodations
- Entrance fees and activities included in the itinerary
- All meals
- Expert tour leaders and knowledgeable local guides
- Donations for engagements
- Gratuities for drivers, guides and group meals
Tour Fare excludes:
- International airfare and independent airport transfers
- Drinks with meals
- Tourist visa
- Travel medical (out-of-country emergency) and cancellation/interruption insurance
Travel medical (out-of-country emergency) insurance and cancellation/interruption insurance are not mandatory but are highly recommended.
All rates shown are in effect at time of printing (October 2018). Although every effort is made to maintain the prices as established, TourMagination does reserve the right to adjust prices on this tour should it become necessary. The published price is guaranteed when paid in full. We accept check/cheque payments, and credit card payments. Please note that payments made using credit cards will be charged a 3% fee
Day 1: Saturday, June 29, Kilimanjaro
Arrive in Tanzania and transfer from Kilimanjaro airport to Marangu. There, enjoy dinner with your travel companions and hear an overview of the next ten days with your tour guides.
Day 2: Sunday, June 30, Kilimanjaro
Today, walk the narrow paths that lead to the Marangu waterfalls, and stop to admire the spectacular views along the way. Take some time to explore banana and coffee plantations, as well as the Chagga and Maasai Museum to learn about these Tanzanian cultures.
Day 3: Monday, July 1, Tarangire
Today, we make our way from Kilimanjaro to Tarangire National Park—named for the Tarangire River that crosses the park and waters the numerous wild animals living in the area. Notice the plentiful baobab trees on a nature walk.
Day 4: Tuesday, July 2, Tarangire
Pack your camera and your sense of wonder for a full-day game drive in Tarangire Park. See giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, lions, cheetahs, leopards and many other African animals. The park is celebrated for its high density of elephants.
Day 5: Wednesday, July 3, Lake Manyara
Prepare to be amazed as you go on a second game drive in Lake Manyara National Park—an area known for its flamingo, tree-climbing lions, ash lake and miles of breathtaking scenery.
Day 6: Thursday, July 4, Ngorongoro
We’ll descend into the Ngorongoro Crater this morning for another safari. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the globe’s largest intact volcanic crater at 10 miles wide with 2,000 foot high walls. A dense population of large game shelters in the crater. Expect to see cheetah, wildebeest, hyenas, lions and more. This is one of the most beautiful wildlife havens in the world containing an estimated 30,000 animals.
Day 7: Friday, July 5, Karatu
Today, we’ll have a meaningful visit with nuns at the St. Catharine monastery where Christians are contributing to solutions for local people in need. In the afternoon, see the local school and stroll through the market.
Day 8: Saturday, July 6, Monduli
Visit Monduli village, where we meet with some locals who live in town and the leaders who run a special library project—the Cheche Community Library, started by a Canadian Mennonite, which benefits Maasai children. Then, make your way as a group to Arusha, a major international diplomatic hub of Tanzania.
Day 9: Sunday, July 7, Arusha
Attend a local Mennonite church service and visit Shanga Social Enterprise—a community project that employs people with disabilities to create high-quality décor, jewelry, and glassware from recycled materials.
Day 10: Monday, July 8, Arusha
Spend your final day in Tanzania visiting micro-loan supported agricultural projects which are making a difference in the lives of local people.
Day 11: Tuesday, July 9
Transfer from Arusha to the Kilimanjaro airport and board your planes for home with new friends and hearts full of memories.
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