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Volunteer Project and Safari in Tanzania

Combines a safari visiting the prime 'Big Five' areas of Northern Tanzania and then participate in a rewarding experience by joining the Community Volunteer Project

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Volunteer Project and Safari in Tanzania

Overview:
This tour gives you the chance to visit the 'Big Five' areas of Tanzania and then join the Community Volunteer Project experiencing life of children, whose lives have been dramatically impacted by poverty, unemployment and HIV/AIDS

The itinerary starts with Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro and then Arusha National Park and it will ends with Volunteering in the community projects.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (Tanzania), meet and greet, and then transferred to your Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Half Board
Accommodation: Impala hotel.

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara Park – 130 km / 2 hrs
After your breakfast at 08.30 drive from Arusha with your packed lunch to Manyara park for game viewing. At 1300 hrs take your lunch in the park picnic area, evening drive to your lodge/ campsite for Dinner and overnight at Manyara.
Meals: Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Hotel or Similar //Budget Camping (Twiga Campsite)

About Manyara National Park:
A major attraction of the Lake Manyara National Park is the tree - climbing lions. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that you will spot them. However, there are other things to see - elephants, hippos, zebras, impalas, buffalos, baboons, plains animals as well as huge variety of birdlife, both resident and migratory.

At certain times of the year, Lake Manyara is home to thousands of flamingos (attracted by the Lake itself), which form a shimmering pink zone around the lake shore. Other birds found here include ostriches, egrets, herons, pelicans and storks. Also seen are African spoonbills, various species of ibises, ducks and the rare pygmy geese. The most noticeable of the landscape within this park are the very impressive baobab trees with their huge trunks.

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park 190 km / 3.5 – 4 hrs
After breakfast at 0800hrs drive from Lake Manyara National Park with your packed lunch and game en-route to the great Serengeti Plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Late afternoon drive to your lodge for the dinner and overnight.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge or Similar // Budget Camping (Pimbi Campsite)

About Serengeti:
Endless Plains of Nature's Wonders: The Serengeti National Park, covering 14763 square kilometers is one of the world\'s largest wildlife sanctuaries. One of the most breathtaking events in the animal kingdom, the migration of thousands of wildebeest takes place here every year. The Serengeti, 320 kilometers from Arusha, was gazetted in 1951. It was accepted by the World Heritage Convention as a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve in 1981.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast leave with your packed lunch for game drive on the Serengeti Park acacia Savannah in the central to the east region. Around 12.30pm and 13.00pm break for your picnic lunch; thereafter proceed with tour afternoon game drive. In mid January to February, much to mid April, 95% of females of wildebeest mate to a total of 60000 then 8 to 8.5 months later those females that conceived give birth on the same southern plains after a long travel. Evening drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge or Similar // Budget Camping (Pimbi Campsite)

Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro/Olduvai
After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game enroute to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is your option whether you pass by Olduvai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived and With extra cost, you can also pass by the Maasai boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture.
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or Similar //Budget Camping (Simba Campsite)

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast drive to Ngororngoro Conservation Area with your lunch box, descend into the crater floor for full day game viewing. The crater is rich in wildlife and the day will be filled with sights and sounds of the wild echoing within the crater walls.

Your packed lunch will be served on the crater floor at the picnic site near Lerai forest or hippo pool. Many crater visitors want to see rare species, “the Black rhinoceros’, this is the right time, because during the dry season is very hard to see them as they are afraid of sun burn. Late afternoon ascend the crater and then drive to Arusha for your dinner and overnight
Meals: Full Board
Accommodation: Impala hotel

Day 7: Arusha National Park
In the morning drive to Arusha national park for game viewing. At 12:30 break for Lunch and there after continued with game viewing, late evening return to your lodge for for your dinner and overnight.

Days 8-17: Community Volunteer Project
Volunteer and experience life of children, whose lives have been dramatically impacted by poverty, unemployment and HIV/AIDS. Volunteer in a local orphanage and HIV/ AIDS centre working hand in hand with Teachers, doctors and nurses and in an orphanage with time spent interacting with the children and providing assistance where needed. Activities may include teaching, giving medical care and education to the children capacity Building organizing and participating in numerous training for staff, peer education in issue related to orphans, street children and HIV/AIDs

Accommodation
During the Volunteering period, a volunteer stays with the host family/Organization. Accommodation will be provided throughout the scheme using hostels, or staying with local people. Facilities are basic; there will be latrine and private washing facilities. Electricity and piped water.

Food
All meals are provided, meals mainly consists of rice, bean, beef, chicken, vegetables, fruits and a good breakfast.

Transport
When necessary public transport will be provided during the volunteering period. The cost for airport transfers on your arrival and on the last day is not included in the package price, but we can arrange at an extra cost of US $60 per vehicle per transfer.

Working Schedule
General daily schedule is 8:00am to 4:00pm with lunch at noon
Evening; team meeting and free time

Monday through Friday: Work projects

Saturday and Sunday: Free time for personal or organized team pursuits.

Day 18 Departure (B)
After morning break fast transferred to the Air port for your flight back home.


Price shown based on budget camping accommodation on wildlife safari and hostel accommodation during Community volunteer project but can be upgraded to lodge accommodation

Price includes:
- All parks entrance fees
- All airport transfers
- Transport on 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof during wildlife safari
- Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary above
- Crater fees and camping fees
- Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day on wildlife safari
- Service of professional English Speaking Driver Guide
- Activities as per itinerary above

Price excludes:
- International flights to/from Tanzania
- Hot and cold drinks
- Tips to the driver guide and cook (if camping safari)
- Passports and Visas
- All items of personal nature/use
- And all not mentioned on the plan

AGE LIMIT
- Above 18 Years

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