Kenya & Zanzibar (Tanzania)

JT
36 reviews
Dec 11 - 19, 2021
Group size: 10 - 24
Kenya & Zanzibar (Tanzania)
Zanzibar

36 reviews

$NaN
Dec 11 - 19, 2021
Group size: 10 - 24

About this trip

Jelani Women Travel is the TOMS® of service travel for Black women and girls. When women sign up for an epic vacation with a purpose across 13 destinations in Africa, underserved teen girls have an opportunity to participate in the Jelani Girls cultural enrichment program, culminating in their very own international travel experience.


Women choose us as a way to travel because they want to discover the world's unbeaten path alongside other service-minded women. The new friendships created when empowered women who want to vacation with a purpose get together is pure #blackgirlmagic!

  

Please be sure to follow us on Instagram & join our Facebook group.


Please note that 90 days prior to your trip you will be invited to a private Facebook group where you can access the following: 


-Detailed itinerary

-Virtual introductions with other women who will also be participating in our service trip (Note that our service day will be different than in the past as we will not be able to gather in large groups with the children. We will still be able to come together to deliver gifts and make an impact on an orphanage in need.)

-A safety conference call to discuss precautions the group will take to travel

-FAQ country specific document

-Do's and Don'ts list for international travel

-Suggested packing list

-Informational Pre-trip Survey

-Feedback Post-trip Survey

-Passport Visa and Vaccination support (visa and vaccination required)


If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@jelaniwomen.org or call 877.282.4425. If you do not have a Facebook account, you will be emailed the applicable links listed above.


Important:  Arrive in Nairobi (NBO) by 5PM on Aug 22, 2021 and depart Nairobi (NBO) after 6PM on Aug 30, 2021.  


*Note: Individuals who purchase double occupancy and traveling without a roommate, will be paired with a roommate if available on a first come first serve basis. If a roommate is not available, you will be required to upgrade to single occupancy.

  

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to trip start date will be subject to the following terms:

$0-$499 (non-refundable and non-transferable)                                                                                     

Any remaining balance paid over the non-refundable amount of $499 is refundable.


Cancellations of confirmed bookings 89 days or less prior to trip start date will be subject to the following terms:

Loss of 100% of program price.


Read our full Terms & Conditions here.

What’s included

  • 4 Star Accommodations
    double occupancy
  • Airport Transportation
    pickup and drop off
  • Local Expert Guide
  • Zanzibar Flight
    Roundtrip international flight from Kenya to Zanzibar
  • Ground Transportation
  • Most Meals
    as indicated on itinerary
  • Excursion Entry Fees
  • Jelani Women Swag
  • Jelani Girls Donation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flight to Kenya
    Our preferred travel agent can book your airfare upon request.
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Covid Testing
  • Visa Fees

Available Packages

Kenya & Zanzibar
$3,099
Deposit: $499

Available options

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive & Mingle

When you arrive to the beautiful country of Kenya, "Karibu Sana" is likely the first words of welcome that you will hear. Don't worry, you will get a crash course in Swahili. Put down your things and connect with each other over drinks and light bites on the rooftop as you get oriented to Mama Africa.


City: Nairobi

Your Organizer


JT
Jelani Travel
36 reviews
Jelani Travel has been providing well-curated travel experiences for Black people for almost a decade. Focused on helping people of African descent reimagine Africa, Jelani has successfully led epic travel journeys to 16 countries. Touted as the ultimate vacation with a purpose, women participate in service activities and enjoy Africa in ways previously unimaginable. To provide high-quality, transformative experiences, Jelani Travel focuses on four elements: self-care, service, culture and adventure. About Founder: AshleyNCompany.com

Reviews

I had a feeling this was going to be an amazing trip, but it was even better than I could have imagined. It was perfect. We saw so much and the transitions from country to country were so smooth. Ashley did an amazing job taking great care of us throughout our entire journey. She also had assistants in each country along the way to help guide us too. Definitely the trip of a lifetime. I would do it again without hesitation.
By Meagan M for Tamla’s Year of 50 | Back to Africa with Friends on 14 Aug, 2022
Jelani Travel curates authentic experiences across the motherland with unique opportunities to see the landscape, and experience the culture by interacting with the people, sampling local cuisine, and learning about the architecture and history from a local expert/ tour guide. I have not been disappointed by any of the trips I have taken with Jelani Travel. Every vacation has been unique and adventure filled. There is literally, never a dull moment. You never have to worry about what to do (excursions), because everything is carefully planned out for you. Looking to book trip number FOUR in the very near future. Great job Jelani Travel!!!
By Yushever J for Kenya & Zanzibar (Tanzania) 2022 on 15 Jun, 2022
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I am grateful to have experienced Africa but I honestly don’t think that I will be traveling with Jelani women again. I don’t know where my money went towards honestly, and I think things were slightly unorganized. I think we should have been able to spend more time doing what it was that we wanted instead of traveling long hours on a plane and then waking up early to walk and stop in the hot sun while people wanted to shop. I also felt the vans we traveled in were very cramped and it wasn’t big enough for everyone, the hotels except when we got to Tanzania were extremely small and not the best. I will say the highlights of my trip was going to the giraffe center in Kenya as well as the safari and being able to see the beautiful animals up close. I also was very happy once we landed in Tanzania I thought it was beautiful especially the beach. Overall, like I stated I’m grateful to have been able to go to Africa and experience Kenya and Tanzania I just wish things were better organized especially considering all the money that was paid for it.
By Charlisa B for Kenya & Zanzibar (Tanzania) 2022 on 08 Jun, 2022
Thank you Jelani Travel!!!!! Traveling with like-minded women added to the wonderful, exciting experience. The itinerary reflected the culture and history, as well as entertainment. As usual, the accommodations and food were comparable to previous tours. An excellent time was had by all!
By Carmen A for Kenya & Zanzibar (Tanzania) 2022 on 08 Jun, 2022
We had an amazing experience. The accommodations, food, people, and excursions all made for a wonderful trip!
By Edith A C for Kenya & Zanzibar (Tanzania) 2022 on 08 Jun, 2022
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Jelani Travel curates authentic experiences across the motherland with unique opportunities to see the landscape, and experience the culture by interacting with the people, sampling local cuisine, and learning about the architecture and history from a local expert/ tour guide. I have not been disappointed by any of the trips I have taken with Jelani Travel. Every last one has been unique and adventure filled. There is literally, never a dull moment. Looking to book trip number FOUR in the very near future. Great job Jelani Travel!!!
By Yushever J on 15 Jun, 2022
DS
Let me tell you, look no further! From start to finish, traveling with Jelani women exceeded all my expectations, alleviated all my fears & concerns as a first time 50+ solo traveling woman. I booked & traveled Egypt 2022 with such ease. Our trip ambassador was awesome. She was available and answered my many emails, created and provided a space for the booked travelers to communicate and stay connected as a group. It was our ambassador that kept us thoroughly informed of our itinerary, roommate assignments, projected costs of non included excursions and was readily available to troubleshooted & remedied any concerns or issue that anyone may have. Our itinerary for Egypt was masterfully curated as it immersed us in the magnificent sights, smells, tastes and culture of Egypt. At every turn, our knowledgeable tour guide captivated us with his knowledge of Egyptian history. His passion for touring and his love of his country was evident as we navigated through the museums, pyramids, tombs, temples and marketplaces. I enjoyed the convenience this tour provided. An absolute gem of this trip was not having to plan a single activities or places to eat. This took the anxiety, worry and stress away. I was a wonderful experience to only have to choose my clothing and footwear for the day, leisurely attend delicious, authentically prepared & flavorful meals and recapping our experiences with one another. Traveling with Jelani Women allowed me help the organization give back and support communities and children. Jelani Women gave me an experience that I will never forget. My late grandmother shared her beautiful photos of when she travelled to Egypt in 1981. Tracing, recreating her photos and securing a cartouche like hers, brought me much closer to her spirit, something that I didn’t think was ever possible. The time saving component of this trip allowed me to meet, mingle, laugh, learn and share with some of the most amazing, intelligent, interesting, beautiful, energetic, funny and overall DOPE BLACK WOMEN this planet has to offer. Being around and with them on this trip had me frequently smiling and proudly saying “We are the Bomb & I love Being a Black Woman”. It was on this trip I realized how profound divine intervention I and this was no accident. I am truly thankful for the person who referred me to Jelani Women. I have and will continue to pay it forward by recommending & referring Jelani Women to everyone who wants to have a soul touching, educational and socially conscious travel experience that they will never regret. Thank you Jelani Women for curating and affordable opportunity and the memories. I am already planning & looking forward to booking my next memorable travel experience with Jelani Women Travel.
By Dionnedrea S on 23 Feb, 2022