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Tanzania's known for Mount Kilimanjaro and its famed safaris. Most visitors skip over major cities, and have little interaction with locals outside of those in the tourist industry. That's what makes a CGG Experience an adventure of a lifetime.
Join us on this custom nine day/eight night CGG Experience. We immerse in the rapidly growing city of Dar es Salaam, participate in graduation at SEGA Girls' School in Morogoro, and enjoy a safari at Mikumi National Park. The Experience connects us to Tanzania's future--culture, education, sustainability and wildlife preservation are a focus. As in all CGG Experiences, personal connection and global learning are the key souvenirs.
This CGG Experience is limited to 10 curious, adventurous, globally-minded travelers. There will be a numerous opportunities to engage pre-trip, which will enhance our learning experience.
Between safaris and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers much to explore. We always recommend arriving East Africa (or Europe) a few days early to alleviate jet lag. Learn a few words of Swahili and settle into the more relaxed African pace. Soon you'll be ready to launch into our exploration of Tanzania's present and future.
Below are resources to help you learn more about Tanzania, traveling within the country, and culture & customs:
PRE/POST TRIP TRAVEL
We encourage you to extend your time in Tanzania. Popular destinations and activities in Tanzania include:
Should you need assistance in planning, we recommend Lara Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Extraordinary Journeys, which generously donates 5% of the cost of trips to SEGA/Nurturing Minds.
GETTING TO/FROM DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA
To reach Dar es Salaam, we recommend flying into the Julius Nyerere International Airport (Airport Code: DAR). A variety of airlines fly into DAR, with most flights connecting through Europe or the Middle East. The airport is located 22 km (30 minutes) away from the Hotel Slipway, our base while in Dar es Salaam.
Our trip officially begins at hotel at 5:00pm on September 25, 2023, and ends as we return to the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam around 3:00pm on October 3, 2023. Don't book outbound flights any earlier than 6:00pm.
- Ideal Participants are curious, adventurous, globally-minded travelers.
- Group Size is limited to 10 to create a community-building experience.
- Per Person Trip Cost for 9 days/8 nights lodging, transportation, meals and beverages, excursions and tips is $3995 per person. Due to the unique nature of our travel accommodations,, solo travelers may be paired in a shared room at the SEGA Lodge. For solo travelers, a $700 single-supplement applies.
Given the unique and personal nature of this CGG Experience, itinerary details are subject to change.
To reserve your spot, make a $1000 USD trip deposit. You'll receive a confirmation upon receipt of payment. Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip.
We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. For cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the trip, we will gladly reimburse you, less your non-refundable initial trip deposit. Any cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the trip will incur the full 100% cancellation fee. We always recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which typically covers trip cancellation fees. For more information, see Connecting Growth Globally - Terms & Conditions.
In order to enter Tanzania, you will need a valid passport with at least two blank pages and six months validity remaining. The passport and any other required travel documents are to be presented along with the appropriate visa to the Immigration Control Officer at any entry point, such as border station, airport or harbor.
We encourage travelers to obtain a tourist visa for Tanzania online (e-visa Tanzania). Visas may also be obtained upon arrival, but are subject to processing times.
U.S. citizens must select a MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA ($100 USD) and pay via Visa/ Mastercard. Note that you are traveling to Tanzania for leisure, are self-hosting, and staying at Hotel Slipway. You will need to upload a copy of your passport, a passport photo and proof of Tanzania departure.
We highly encourage U.S. travelers to register with the U.S. Government Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) and to review the pages for the U.S. Embassy Tanzania and U.S. Department of State Tanzania.
MEDICAL RECOMMENDATIONS & IMMUNIZATIONS
All trip participants should visit their doctor at least 4-6 weeks in advance of their departure date. Participants should ask their doctor for recommendations about malaria pills and other travel medications and immunizations.
If traveling from certain countries, travelers will need to show proof of Yellow Fever immunization upon entry. If you are traveling to another country before Tanzania, please be aware of this.
For more information on immunizations recommended or needed for travel to Tanzania, please visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Tanzania website.
COVID-19: All participants are required to show proof of being fully COVID vaccinated as part of trip registration and should bring proof of vaccination for entering Tanzania.
For more information on COVID-19, please see COVID-19 information per U.S. Embassy in Tanzania.
MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly recommend that participants purchase travel insurance, or ensure their regular insurance plans cover travel-related illnesses and injuries. Insurance must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and evacuation expenses. Proof of medical insurance is requested at registration. We strongly recommend you also obtain coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, curtailment, and for personal property. One option is Travelex. Learn more and explore which plan is best for you.
Double occupancy will typically include two beds, unless one is preferred.
Single occupancy will typically include one bed. Due to unique nature of stay, single travelers may be requested to share at SEGA Lodge.
Arrive in Dar es Salaam. Transport and check-in at the Hotel Slipway, Transportation will be arranged from the airport to the hotel, located on the Msasani Peninsula of Dar es Salaam about 22km (30 minutes) from the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). You will stay in an Executive Sea View room.
Before sunset, we meet as a group at the Waterfront Restaurant of the Hotel Slipway. We transport to dinner at a rooftop terrace at nearby Alexander’s Restaurant. We'll be joined by award-winning journalist Daniel Kijo, who shares what we should know about today's Tanzania and its place in Africa and globally.