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.
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:
We encourage you to extend your time in Tanzania. Popular destinations and activities in Tanzania include:
For customized assistance with flights and additional travel beyond the Trip, we recommend:
Safari Guides (Steve Krenzen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1.415.342.9675)
Travel Struck (Courtney Regan, email@example.com, +1.415.706.5327)
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.
- 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).
- Pre and Post-Trip Travel Planning Services can be provided by Safari Guides (Steve Krenzen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1.415.342.9675) or Travel Struck (Courtney Regan, email@example.com, +1.415.706.5327)
- To plan ahead on your Tanzania travel, review Additional Information.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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®.
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 .