Venture Tanzania 2024

      Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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      Ventures by Jodi Morris
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      May 20 - 28, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 8
      Venture Tanzania 2024
      Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

      Ventures by Jodi Morris
      • Email address verified
      15 reviews

      May 20 - 28, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 8

      About this trip

      Go beyond tourism. Connect as a global citizen. Forever change your perspective.  Watch this video.


      Tanzania is known for Mount Kilimanjaro and its famed safaris. Most visitors skip over major cities, and have little interaction with locals outside of the tourist industry. That's what makes Venture Travel the adventure of a lifetime. 


      Join us on this custom 9 day/8 night Venture. We immerse in the rapidly growing Dar es Salaam with leaders in art, media and business. We make Maasai home visits, visit enterprises, engage socially with students and participate in entrepreneurship week while based at the Lodge at SEGA Girls' School in Morogoro. We end with a safari at Mikumi National Park. The Experience connects us to Tanzania's future--culture, education, entrepreneurship and sustainability are a focus. Personal learning and connection are your key souvenirs. 


      This venture is limited to 8 curious, adventurous, globally-minded travelers. There will be numerous opportunities to engage pre-trip, which will enhance our learning experience. 

      Tanzania

      BACKGROUND

      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. 


      To connect to Tanzania, SEGA Girls' School, and some of the people you'll meet, enjoy Jodi Morris' Tanzania blog posts.


      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:

      • The Serengeti National Park
      • Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru
      • Lake Victoria
      • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
      • Tarangire National Park
      • Zanzibar

      Should you need assistance in planning, we recommend Lara Ray (lara@ejafrica.com) 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 May 20, 2024, and ends as we return to the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam around 3:00pm on May 28, 2024. Don't book outbound flights any earlier than 6:00pm.

      Important Trip Details

      - Ideal Participants are curious, adventurous, globally-minded travelers.

      - Group Size is a minimum of 5 and limited to 8 to create a community-building experience. 

      - Per Person Trip Cost for 9 days/8 nights lodging, transportation, meals and beverages, excursions and tips is $4295 per person (early booking). This includes a $500 donation in support of SEGA Girls' School. For solo travelers, a $800 single-supplement applies. 

      - Your Venture Host is Jodi Morris


      Given the unique and personal nature of this venture, itinerary details are subject to change.

      Reservation & Cancellation Policy

      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.


      CANCELLATION POLICY

      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 Terms & Conditions.

      Visas, Vaccines, Insurance

      VISA REQUIREMENTS

      In order to enter Tanzania, you will need a valid passport with at least two blank pages and six months validity remaining. 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.


      We recommend that participants bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to Tanzania. For more information on COVID-19, please see COVID-19 information per U.S. Embassy in Tanzania


      MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE

      We recommend that participants purchase travel insurance, or ensure their regular health insurance plans cover travel-related illnesses and injuries. Insurance must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and evacuation expenses. A reminder that Medicare does not cover international medical expenses. All participants to note health insurance information as part of trip registration. 


      Even if you have health insurance covering international travel, we strongly recommend you also obtain coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, curtailment, and personal property. Two options are Travelex and World Nomads. Consider which plan is best for you.  

      Travel Basics

      Money Major credit cards accepted; ATMs widely available; local currency & USD accepted (make sure bills not older than 2011)

      Currency Tanzanian shilling (TZS); $1 US = 2,580 TZS (approx 50,000 TZS = $20 US)

      Weather & Climate Tropical. May is the end of the rainy season. Expect temperatures in 80s (daytime) and 60s (nighttime). Be sure to bring a jacket/sweater for cool nights and mornings, sun protection for daytime, and rain jacket/umbrella for showers

      Electricity/Voltage/Plug Type 230 V / 50 Hz / plug type(s): D, G

      Religions Christianity, Islam

      Time Difference UTC+3 (+7 hours from Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

      Potable Water Bottled water is recommended. for drinking (even teeth brushing). Please bring a personal water bottle for refilling throughout.

      Population  61 million (6 million in Dar es Salaam)

      Government  Current President of Tanzania is Samia Suluhu Hassan (since 2021)

      Safety Always be aware of your belongings, especially in markets or crowded areas of larger cities. Avoid walking alone at night.

      Transportation  Uber is widely available (recommend using Uber Cash for better service)

      What’s included

      • Hotels
        Two nights in Executive Sea View room at Hotel Slipway in Dar es Salaam (reservation #80701), four nights at SEGA Girls' School in Morogoro, two nights at Foxes Safari Camp in Mikumi National Park.
      • Meals
        Breakfast, lunch and dinner each full day, with dinner-only on the first day and breakfast-only on the final day. Dinners include choice of beverages. Water to be provided throughout.
      • Transportation
        All airport transfers on arrival and group transportation between Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Mikumi National Park. and Dar es Salaam airport.
      • Entrance Fees & Tours
        Entrance fees, tours and tips for group experiences included.
      • Donation
        Includes $500 donation to SEGA Girls' School

      What’s not included

      • International Airfare
      • Passport & Visa Fees
      • Items of Personal Nature
        Costs for transport and food & beverages outside of itinerary; $40/per person SEGA Lodge tips, additional tips (hotel staff, drivers); items of personal nature (laundry, phone, etc)

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy - Early Booking
      Available until January 31, 2024

      Double occupancy will typically include two beds, unless one is preferred.


      $4,195
      Deposit: $1,000
      Single Occupancy - Early Booking
      Available until January 31, 2024

      Single occupancy will typically include one bed. 

      $4,995
      Deposit: $1,000
      Double Occupancy
      Available until March 31, 2024

      Double occupancy will typically include two beds, unless one is preferred.

      $4,295
      Deposit: $1,000
      Single Occupancy
      Available until March 31, 2024

      Single occupancy will typically include one bed. 

      $5,095
      Deposit: $1,000
      Additional Tanzania Experiences

      We encourage pre/post trip experiences in Tanzania. Popular destinations include: Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, Lake Victoria, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park and Zanzibar. We recommend Lara Ray (lara@ejafrica.com) at Extraordinary Journeys, which generously donates 5% of the cost of trips to SEGA/Nurturing Minds.

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      Itinerary

      Monday, May 20, 2024
      Meet & Kick-Off Dinner

      Arrive in Dar es Salaam. Transport and check-in at the Hotel Slipway (+255 22 260 0893, reception@hotelslipway.com). 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. Our group reservation number is #80701 (ask to link any earlier reservations).


      At 5:00pm, 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 are joined by award-winning journalist Daniel Kijo, who shares what we should know about today's Tanzania and its place in Africa and globally.

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      Ventures by Jodi Morris
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      Let’s venture beyond standard tourism. When you connect to others’ stories, you begin to think differently about your own. I’m Jodi Morris. I’m a venture guide to high-achieving seekers. My passion is connecting people and ideas so that we maximize our impact. I'm a success coach and curator of global ventures—small group travels designed for the curious and impact-minded to awaken our thinking. The people I’ve met through global travels have changed my life. I love seeing the same for others. Let's Venture!

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