CGG Experience: Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Connecting Growth Globally
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Oct 7 - 13, 2019
Group size: 4 - 10
CGG Experience: Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Connecting Growth Globally
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6 reviews

Oct 7 - 13, 2019
Group size: 4 - 10

About this trip

Challenge and change your perspective.  Go beyond Tanzania's famed safaris to explore the natural tensions for this growing country and its young population. Our seven days/six nights in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar's Stone Town will make you see Africa differently. As an example, read about Maasai Prince, whom we'll meet on our 2019 adventure. Scroll below to see the sample itinerary.


That's what is unique about Global Leadership Trips . We connect to the economic and cultural beat of a country. We meet entrepreneurs and leaders whose visions illustrate their country’s economic and social trajectory. Specialized experiences help us better understand culture and history. A cornerstone of each Trip is a dive into a country’s educational landscape with Room to Read. We visit schools and meet with teachers, mentors, and students, as well as Room to Read’s in-country staff. We do all this as a small, curious-minded community. Your engagement is key. As trip curator, I weave each person's experience and goals into the experience.

Tanzania

Between once-in-a-lifetime safaris and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers much to explore. We recommend arriving in Tanzania or East Africa a few days early to alleviate jet lag and enjoy the region's famed tourist offerings. Once versed in some basic Swahili and settled into the culture, you'll be ready to launch into an exploration of this dynamic country's present and future.


For trip related stories, enjoy these Tanzania posts:

For background on Tanzania and our partner for part of this trip, Room to Read, please see:

For a day-in-the-life of a Room to Read volunteer in Dar es Salaam, see Jill's Journey: Africa.


Below are resources that may 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

For customized assistance with flights and additional travel beyond the Trip, we recommend:


Safari Guides (Steve Krenzen, freedom@safariguides.com, +1.415.342.9675)

Travel Struck (Courtney Regan, courtney@travelstruck.com, +1.415.706.5327)


Getting To/From Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

To reach Dar es Salaam we recommend flying into the Julius Nyerere International Airport (Airport Code: DAR). The airport is located 21 km (30 minutes) away from the Sea Cliff Hotel.

Our trip officially begins at the hotel at 4:00pm on October 7, 2019.


The Trip will end the morning of October 13, 2019 in Stone Town, Zanzibar. We recommend returning to Dar es Salaam by flying from the Zanzibar airport (ZNZ) and connecting to your international flight. Both the ferry and airport are convenient to Stone Town. Participants responsible for booking their own transportation from Dhow Palace Hotel in Stone Town.

Important Trip Details

- Ideal Participants are men, women & mature teenagers (with an adult) seeking a unique, interactive global learning experience. 

- Group size is limited to 10 to create a community-building experience. Applicants requested to share their particular interest for joining, and contribute to the overall trip experience.

- Per Person Trip Cost for 7 days/6 nights lodging, transportation, meals and beverages, excursions and tips: $2250 (double occupancy) / $2700 (single occupancy). 

- Additional Tax-Deductible Donation of $1000 USD (per person) to Room to Read required as part of trip registration.

- Pre and Post-Trip Travel Planning Services can be provided by Safari Guides (Steve Krenzen, freedom@safariguides.com, +1.415.342.9675) or Travel Struck (Courtney Regan, courtney@travelstruck.com, +1.415.706.5327)

- To plan ahead on your Tanzania travel, review Additional Information.

- To Learn More, contact trip curator, Jodi Morris (Jodi@ConnectingGrowthGlobally.com)

Reservation & Cancellation Policy

To reserve your spot:

1)  Make a $1000 USD non-refundable trip deposit. You'll receive a confirmation upon receipt of payment.

2) Make a $1000 USD donation to Room to Read (DONATE). You'll receive a receipt from Room to Read directly.


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.

More Info (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. 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. To see visa requirements and apply for a visa, please visit your country of residence's Tanzania Embassy or Consulate office or click here.


U.S. citizens may now obtain a tourist visa for Tanzania online (Tanzania Online Visa) or upon arrival at a port of entry staffed by immigration officials. On arrival visas are subject to processing times (perhaps 30-45 minutes) so you may choose to obtain your visa in advance of travel. U.S. citizens will pay $50 USD for a visa (cash or Visa/ Mastercard). 


We highly encourage U.S. travelers to register with the U.S. Government Smart Traveler Enrollment Program by visiting the STEP website and to review the U.S. Department of State Tanzania Overview.


Medical Recommendations and Immunization Information

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. If you are traveling to another country before Tanzania, please be aware of this.


Please note that Zika is endemic in Tanzania, and the risk to travelers is unknown but likely lower than in areas where Zika is newly introduced and spreading widely.


For more information on immunizations either recommended or needed for travel to Tanzania, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.


Travel Insurance

We 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. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to see what is already included in your plan. We strongly recommended you also obtain coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, curtailment, and for personal property. 


International SOS offers membership to a complete network of travel assistance including travel advice, medical assistance overseas, and a global ‘911’ service including emergency medical evacuation. Sign up at least one day in advance of your trip. Membership is generally under $15 USD/day. Other recommended providers include World Nomads, Redpoint Resolutions and AIG Travel Guard®.

What’s included

  • Hotels
    Six nights at comfortable boutique hotels in Dar es Salaam (Sea Cliff Hotel, four nights) and Stone Town, Zanzibar (Dhow Palace Hotel, two nights)
  • Meals
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner each full day, with dinner-only on the first day and breakfast-only on the final day. Dinners include wine, beer and other beverages. Water to be provided throughout.
  • Transportation
    All inter-city group transportation and ferry from Dar es Salaam to Stone Town, Zanzibar included. Participants responsible for personal transportation to hotel on day one & final day in Stone Town.
  • Entrance Fees & Tours
    Entrance fees, tours and tips included.
  • International Airfare
  • Passport & Visa Fees
  • Pre-Trip Transfer
    Trip begins in Dar es Salaam. Participants may take taxi/Uber to the hotel, or arrange for an airport transfer with the hotel directly.
  • Post-Trip Transfer
    Trip officially ends in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Transport back to Dar es Salaam or next travel destination to be coordinated by participant.
  • Room to Read Donation
    A donation of $1000 USD (per person) to Room to Read required as part of trip registration.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until September 30, 2019

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


$2250
Deposit: $1000
Single Occupancy
Available until September 30, 2019

Single occupancy will typically include one bed.

$2700
Deposit: $1000

Available options

Sea Cliff Oct 6 Per Person Single Roomonly 1 left
$185
Sea Cliff Oct 6 Per Person Double Room only 2 left
$90

Itinerary

Monday, October 7
Meet & Kick-Off Dinner

Arrive in Dar es Salaam. Transport on your own and check-in at the Sea Cliff Hotel,.

The hotel is located on the Msasani Peninsula of Dar es Salaam about 22km (30 minutes) from the Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR).

Meet fellow trip participants over a drink at the Alcove Bar near the Sea Cliff Hotel lobby anytime after 4:00pm. We will depart as a group from the lobby at 5:30pm to transport to dinner on a rooftop terrace at nearby Alexander’s Restaurant.

Your Organizer


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Connecting Growth Globally
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Connecting Growth Globally is all about seeing the inspiration, connections, and contradictions in the world. We are global leaders who explore differently and invite others to join. Because we know global experiences change your perspective. Jodi Morris is the founder of Connecting Growth Globally. She works as an advisor to impactful organizations, a success coach to motivated individuals, and a curator of one-of-a-kind global CGG experiences. More about Jodi: http://www.connectinggrowthglobally.com/my-story/

Reviews

I had been to Santa Fe many times over many years, but Jodi assembled an entirely different experience that provided a more substantive understanding of the history, workings, and aspirations of this vibrant city. She brought together engaging local experts on a variety of topical subjects to provide fuller appreciation of what we were seeing. Her enthusiasm, her attention to detail, and the gracious hospitality that she and her husband extended to the group resulted in a rare camaraderie and a thoroughly delightful experience.
By Rita C for CGG Experience: Santa Fe "The City Different" on 17 Sep, 2021
Wow: a life changing trip! Jodi and Bob were impeccable and thoughtful hosts, we ate like royalty, laughed our heads off and had the most amazing insider experiences. Remarkably, our group instantly got along because everyone was kind, funny, intelligent and inquisitive. The best review that I can share is I'm 100% in on Jodi's next trip! Can't wait!
By Jennifer M for CGG Experience: Santa Fe "The City Different" on 07 Sep, 2021
As a second-time traveler with Connecting Growth Globally, I can tell you that Jodi Morris does not disappoint with her newly created, Santa Fe experience. Having traveled to Tanzania in 2019 with Jodi, she applies her creative format to learn and go deep to experience the true local level, while staying true to her mission to connect and elevate people, internationally and domestically. The experiences and wonderful conversations shared by our fabulous Santa Fe group (the Fab 9!) included amazing culinary experiences to chatting with Charlie, the nuclear physicist, and his lovely wife Janet at a lovely, relaxed dinner! What a milestone moment that was in my life. Although no two trips will ever be exactly the same, I really like the idea of a one-of-a-kind experience and wish Jodi well on all upcoming newly, crafted trips! I'm ready to pack my bags again!
By Pam S for CGG Experience: Santa Fe "The City Different" on 07 Sep, 2021
This trip was absolutely amazing and wonderful in every way. Jodi Morris organized this with such thoughtfulness and incredible attention to detail. The theme that wove it all together was storytelling and how the uniqueness of Santa Fe is present in all these stories. We met with so many people who are engaged in the Santa Fe community in a variety of ways- from food to art, to history to economic development. We also experienced the incredible food of Santa Fe in so many ways. Jodi created a truly unique experience for all of us. I cannot recommend this highly enough. I would come back to Santa Fe in a minute- and will most definitely sign up for future Connecting Growth Globally trips. Thank you Jodi for all you did to make this an unforgettable experience for all of us.
By Karen H for CGG Experience: Santa Fe "The City Different" on 01 Sep, 2021
The trip was fabulous! We did quite a lot in a week, but felt like we had a nice balance between planned activities and moments of downtime for reflection. All of the experiences were thoughtfully crafted to make the most of everyone's time and each experience added to the collective experience. It was a well-rounded trip with approaching Cambodia from a lens on the future. I now have a better understanding of the potential of the country and the many ways both NGOs and small local businesses are working together to make the future bright. Conversation and shared experiences have led to hopefully lifelong friendships.
By Heidi H for CGG Experience: Cambodia on 03 Mar, 2020
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