SERVICE AND CULTURE IN TANZANIA
THE FOOTHILLS OF KILIMANJARO
Exploring Tanzania’s famed “Northern Circuit” is like no other journey on Earth. It is said that it is here, in the heart of the great Rift Valley, that humankind was born. This dramatic landscape is refuge to some of Africa’s largest and most exquisite wildlife populations. Among the soft prairie grass and acacia trees, expansive herds of wildebeest, elephant and zebra roam free. Rare black rhino, lions, leopards and gazelles all share this land with Masai herders. Blending in with this abundant wildlife are over 100 tribal groups and others of Indian, English and German ancestry. Even beyond its spectacular beauty, it is Tanzania’s warm, welcoming and loving people that make it an ideal setting in which to discover the new joy in your own life. Join Global Routes in Tanzania this summer, as we immerse ourselves in the generous spirit of Africa.
“I was so in awe of all the incredible sights we got to see. We were so lucky to be able to go to three really beautiful national parks.” -Megan Jones
“I loved sipping tea underneath the stars with my host family and just sharing stories.” -Georgia Macon
“I learned so much about Tanzanian culture and so much about myself. I learned about respect and responsibility.” -Rachel Dobronyi
Safari in Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, home to lion, giraffe, zebra, elephant and rhinoceros.
Construct classrooms and laboratory facilities, teach English, and initiate health education classes for your village school.
Learn to cook ugali and sukumaweeki with your host mother.
Hike the fertile slopes of Mt. Meru.
Experience the ‘spice’ isle of Zanzibar as you sail the clear waters of the Indian Ocean in a wooden dhow.
TANZANIA HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM
Dates: June 29 – August 3
Starting/Ending Point: Arusha, Tanzania
Program Fee: $6,395. Travel expenses to and from Tanzania are not included in the program fee. Global Routes may arrange group travel. International round trip airfare from New York to Tanzania will be approximately $2,200, and in-country flights will be approximately $550. Students are also encouraged to raise monies to help fund their service projects.
Group Size: 7-18 students; 2 U.S. leaders; 2 Tanzanian Staff
Service Component: 70-90 hours
Language Requirement: None. While Swahili is the official language of the country, English is widely spoken, especially in academic settings above secondary school.
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