Tanzania

 

Destination – Tanzania

With No Barriers Youth

No Barriers Youth offers a student travel experience of Tanzania you won’t find elsewhere. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Maasai, photograph the world renowned wildlife on safari, and volunteer with impfactful NGOs.

Travelers can also:

  • Explore the largest unbroken caldera in the world through the the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Learn about the traditions of the Maasai people through a cultural exchange in the Engikaret Maasai Village
  • Engage with local students through a service project in conjunction with our partnership with Roots & Shoots, founded by Jane Goodall

Summary

Tanzania, and its capital of Dodoma, have a population of almost 52 million people. Over 100 unique languages are spoken in Tanzania and its population is composed of multiple ethnic and religious groups.
Tanzania has a stunning and diverse geography with the towering Mount Kilimanjaro and the massive bodies of water including Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika. With 16 national parks including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, more than 37% of Tanzania’s land is set aside in protected conservation areas.

Today, Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. A recent Global Hunger Index ranks Tanzania’s situation as “alarming.” Children suffer high rates of malnutrition and chronic hunger, especially in rural areas. For groups, Tanzania is unmatched with regards to its natural landscape and the ability to immerse students in rural communities and help make an impact.

Adventure and Immersion in Tanzania

14 Days | All Inclusive | Sample Itinerary | Inquire for quote

Day 1: Begin Your Journey

Evening: Depart for your overnight flight to Tanzania

Evening Location:

Overnight flight

Day 2: Arrive and Settle In

Afternoon/Evening: Arrive in Tanzania and meet you No  Barriers Youth Expedition Leader and your in-country guide and settle into your accommodations.

Day 3: Orientation and Introduction

Morning: Wake up refreshed after long travel days.

Afternoon/Evening: Participate in Orientation and receive an introduction to the organization Roots & Shoots. Then try a few tongue twister during your first Swahili lesson.

Day 4: Village Visit

Morning/Afternoon: Visit to a rural village and tour a coffee farm before enjoying a traditional lunch.
Evening: Hike to nearby waterfalls before dinner

Day 5: Forest Reserve and School Visit

Morning and Afternoon: Learn about the flora and fauna at a forest reserve before visiting a school and meeting village elders.

Evening:
Time for relaxation and journaling.

Day 6: Ethnobotanist and Cookstove Project

Morning: Enjoy an informational session with a local Ethnobotanist

Afternoon:Evening: Tour a water treatment project and participate in a clean cookstove project

Day 7: Serengeti

Morning/Afternoon: Drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area and enjoy the views and lunch along the way.

Evening: Camping in Serengeti at a public camp site

Day 8: Game Drive

Morning/Afternoon: Get your cameras ready as you enjoy a full day gamedrive through Serengeti to the view landscape and wildlife.

 

Day 9: Ngorongoro

Morning/Afternoon/Evening: An enroute game drive as you enter Ngorongoro Conservation Area and set up camp.

 

 

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater

Morning/Afternoon: Participate in another phenomenal game drive through Ngorongoro Crater.

Afternoon: Village tour and overnight.

Day 11: Plant Tour and Cultural Center

Morning/Afternoon: Sunrise/medicinal plant walking tour followed by breakfast. Visit to the cultural center and beading workshop.

Evening: Drive towards Arusha.

Day 12: Arusha National Park

Morning/Afternoon: Spend the day in Arusha National Park for one last game drive.

Day 13: Arusha Town and arts center

Morning: Shopping in Arusha Town. Tour Shanga Shangaa, a center for artists with disabilities.

Afternoon: Transfer to airport to catch your flight home.

Day 13: Home

Travel home as you think about the amazing journey you just completed and how you’ll expand upon what you’ve learned!

Getting immersed in the culture of India and getting to know and love the children was the greatest. When the students would cling to me at the end of class, and tell me how much they enjoyed having me there was heartbreaking.

Rachel W., Student

There is so much life, happening all the time. It's crazy to think that, after only three weeks, I feel like I've become accustomed to so much of how the world move.

Saul S., Student

I just wanted to take a moment to formally thank you for another unbelievable and life changing trip. No Barriers Youth made it all possible and took the guesswork out of a potentially nerve wracking and complicated task.

Amanda W., Trip Leader

““The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

Facts & Figures

Tanzania
Capital: Dodoma
Population: 53.4 Million
Special Note: Tanzania is just a little bit more than twice the size of California
Languages:

Swahili and English (official) and Bantu, Cushitic, Nilotic, and Khoisan

Religions:

Christian

61.4%

Muslim

35.2%

Traditional African Religions

1.8%

Literacy Rate

Unemployment Rate

Below Poverty Line

Life Expectancy

HIV/Aids

Carbon Emissions (%)