Tanzania Spring Break TrekMarch 13-23, 2007 Uhuru na Umoja Freedom & Unity
Agenda • Trip Basics • The Itinerary • Expected Costs • Key Dates and Logistics
Why Go? Relaxation, Excitement and Pristine Beauty!! Amazing Zanzibar, Where Africa Meets the Middle East Home to gentle breezes and some of the most pristine white sand beaches on Earth. Learn about the amazing Swahili Coast. Marine Experience: Excellent diving opportunities with a huge variety of underwater fish and reefs. Amazing Safari and Nature viewing Visiting Tanzania On A Wildlife And Nature Safari provides a Once In A Lifetime Experience unlike anything or anywhere guests have encountered.
Why Go? Experience the great history of Tanzania Walk in the footsteps of great explorers and adventurers that roamed Tanzania Visit Zanzibar and learn about slave trade history and its effects Home of some of the oldest human settlements unearthed by archaeologists (Tanzania is often referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind”) Experience the Amazing Culture of Tanzania Get to see the numerous tribes and cultures in Tanzania Visit Zanzibar and interact with the Zanzibaris
The Itinerary: Dar Es SalaamDay 1 - 3 Activities • Arrive in Dar Es Salaam • Stay in the Moevenpick Royal Palm Hotel: A Tanzanian Landmark and symbol of luxury and elegance, a first choice of celebrities and heads of states since opening in 1995 • Moevenpick Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Dar Es Salaam business districts and puts guests in the center of Dar’s exciting shopping, nightlife, culture and dining experiences • Game viewing in Mikumi National Park with your skilled guide (2 days) • See the open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata floodplain, the popular centerpiece of Mikumi • See Lions survey their grassy kingdom, Zebras, Wildebeest, giraffes, impala, and buffalo herds migrate across it No problem - Hakuna matata • Itinerary subject to change
Activities Tour of Dar Es Salaam Visit four centuries old historical mosques in Mboamaji, Slave deports where slave trade took place, see local fishermen in their daily activities with their dhow Visit villages and experience lifestyles and culture of the Zaramo tribe people View parts of city including Mnazimmoja, Kariakoo market, University Eco Museum, Mwenge art gallery, National Musuem Corporate Visits and Receptions TBA Nightlife: Explore the exciting bars, clubs, live music and dancing of Dar Es Salaam The Itinerary: Dar Es SalaamDay 1 – 3 Continued No problem - Hakuna matata • Itinerary subject to change
The Itinerary: The Island of ZanzibarDay 4-8 Activities • Stay in Karafuu Hotel • International 5 star hotel considered one of the best hotels in the island of Zanzibar • Built on 7 acres of pleasant tropical garden in front of a long white sandy beach • Kaskazi watersports center offers a full array of diving, snorkeling and boat rentals • Built under Makuti thatch and furnished with traditional Zanzibar furniture Where are the toilets? - Wapi choo? • Itinerary subject to change
The Itinerary: The Island of ZanzibarDay 4-8 Activities Sign up for optional activities in Zanzibar Sultana Panorama – City Tour + Spice Plantation + Local Village with lunch - Full Day Sandbank Picnic and boat trip - Full Day Kizimkazi Dolphins & Jozani Forest bird viewing - Full Day Resort based activities: snorkel, SCUBA, windsurfing, sailing boat rental, etc Where are the toilets? - Wapi choo? • Itinerary subject to change
Trip Cost • Total Price: $2,600* • Full payment begins next week • Terms and Agreements based on tour companies • Includes: • Accommodations • Several Meals • Dinners, barbecues, receptions, some hotel meals • Airfare • Flights directly to Tanzania Yes - Ndiyo * Cost still being actively negotiated with potential for significant reduction
Air Travel Emirates Airlines Depart: New York JFK 11:20AM New York, NY USA Friday, March 14, 2008 Arrive: Dubai Arpt 15 March 2008 Dubai United Arab Emirates 8:10 AM Flight - Emirates Airlines Saturday – 15 March Depart: Dubai Arpt 10:50 AM Arrive: Dar Es Salaam 03:25 PM March 15 Flight - Emirates Airlines Saturday - 22 March 2008 Depart: Dar Es Salaam 5:20 PM Arrive: Dubai Arpt 11:45 March 22 Flight - Emirates Airlines Sunday - 23 March 2008 2:00 AM Arrive: New York John F. Kennedy Int'l Arpt 07:50 AM Yes - Ndiyo * Cost still being actively negotiated with potential for significant reduction
Passport Information • Passport: All travelers must have a passport which is valid for at least six months after the trip. • Internationals: All international students are responsible for updating all necessary documentation through OISS. For more information, visit OISS website: http://www.nyu.edu/osl/oiss/ How much/many? - Ngapi?
Travel Insurance • Personal travel insurance with comprehensive coverage is left at the discretion of the members. • A group insurance rate will be researched, and if feasible, offered as an option to travelers. Excuse me - Samahani
Health and Visa Logistics Vaccinations Yellow fever: The yellow fever vaccinations are highly recommended and should be done in groups of 5 Malaria pills/medicine should be obtained We are organizing a yellow fever day with Health services for next week so trekkers can get their vaccinations If you are interested please let us know your groups of 5 and what days would work best Visas Please fill out required visa forms and pay appropriate visa fees Trekkers can submit the forms, fees and passports to SIA officer Medhanie Estiphanos, who will then process the visas for us Alternatively, students can go directly to the Tanzania Embassy I don't understand - Sielewi
Questions? • Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org • Gozie (email@example.com) • Medhanie (firstname.lastname@example.org) • Isaac (email@example.com)