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Expedition Dates: March 31- April 9, 2023
October 14-23, 2023

Cost: $3295 + Airfare

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Tanzania

Ages: 8+ (8-17 year olds must have adult guardian)

Humanitarian Project: Orphanage, WhoLives Well Project, Water for Life collaboration, Greater Hope for a Vibrant World women’s health training, Days for Girls education and distribution, community outreach through local church organization.

Trip Pace: Moderate

Physical Activity: Low-Moderate

Highlights: African Safari

Vaccine Requirements:None

About this Trip

Jetset across the globe to the African continent and spend your expedition in the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro. Quickly find yourself immersed in African culture and far off the beaten path as we partner with multiple non-profit organizations.  

Participate in construction projects at a small orphanage and nearby schools. Sponsor a well project through Rafiki Outreach.  Distribute water filters donated by Water for Life.  Teach health education in collaboration with Days for Girls.  Participate in community outreach projects throughout your expedition including community health education for pregnant and postpartum women in collaboration with Vibrant Hope for a Brighter World.

We also take time to explore Moshi near Kilimanjaro and explore the largest waterfall in Tanzania, swim in natural hot springs,  and have an authentic Maasai experience. Check an African Safari off your bucket list as you spend multiple days on game drives experiencing the wild animals of Africa in the NgoroNgoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park.  

This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime adventure you won’t forget!

 

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Questions about this trip? 

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Who can apply for a service expedition/trip?

Service trips are open to adults over the age of 18 or family groups. The minimum age of participants within a family group is 8 years old. If you are younger than 18 and would like to attend without your family, you must apply with a chaperone and obtain a parent consent form.

You will need to be able to effectively care for yourself and family members including allergies and other mental or physical restrictions. Participants should be healthy enough to participate in long days of working and playing hard with a rigorous schedule. Many expeditions also have portions of the trip that are filled with adventure, and sleeping accommodations may involve camping. Review the itinerary to be sure it is the right fit for you.

When are my trip fees due?

In order to hold your spot on an expedition, you must pay your $500 non-refundable deposit that will be applied toward trip fees.

April Expedition: Half of your trip fees are due by January 15, 2023 and the remaining balance is due February 15, 2023.

October Expedition: Half of your trip fees are due August 1, and the remaining balance is due September 1, 2023.

What discounts are available to me and my family?

  • $250 off for students (non-stackable)
  • $250 off for family/friend groups of six or more participants (non-stackable)
  • $250 off for previous ROAMers (this is not your first ROAM Humanitarian expedition, non-stackable)

Who are my expedition leaders?

Your expedition leaders will be hand picked by Justin and Lindsay.

Is Tanzania safe?

The places we stay and the people we are with are very safe. We spend much of our time in small villages under the care of vetted locals and away from crime stricken areas. You can feel confident that you will be safe while on your expedition.

What is the food like?

Tanzania serves many fruits and vegetables with each meal. Common proteins include chicken, beef, and goat and are usually cooked in a crockpot-like fashion over the fire. Ugali is common among most meals and is a stiff corn porridge. Only bottled drinks are recommended.

What currency is used in Tanzania?

The Tanzanian Shilling. One US dollar (USD) converts to just over 2,300 TZD.

What are the housing and accommodations going to be?

While in Tanzania, we prioritize having a cultural experience. We have found that it is beneficial to have a comfortable place to stay at night to have a break from the consistent culture and projects that we experience and work on. We stay in hotels throughout our expedition.

What can I do to prepare for my expedition?

First and foremost, get your passport and/or do a visual check that your passport is valid for six months after travel dates. Tanzania requires the yellow fever vaccine and our orphanage is requiring all participants over 12 years old be up to date with both rounds of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Although not necessary, it is always fun and helpful to know a bit of the language, so we suggest brushing up on your basic Swahili skills. Our Africa expedition may be physically taxing at times, so walking a few miles each day to prepare is also a great idea!

Most importantly, stay up to date on our monthly newsletters and invoices that will keep you in the loop! Once registered for an expedition, these will be sent out at the end of each month via email.