Unplug, explore far away lands, exotic wildlife and your yoga practice, while having an impact on the international community.
What is the Red Sweater Project?
The Red Sweater Project collaborates with local communities to create affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. While there, we will volunteer and directly support the community at the Mungere School, Mungere Village’s first secondary/high school. The school opened in 2012 thanks to the hard work of Ashley Holmer and dedicated teams of volunteers. The Mungere School is affordable and available to students in the village, allowing them to continue their education beyond the 6th grade — from right in their own community. This had NOT been possible before the Mungere School.
What Next? Then, it’s SAFARI TIME.
Following our volunteer time in Mungere Village, we will embark on an African safari heading into Lake Manyara National Park to see exotic wildlife. At the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the scenery is as stunning as the wildlife itself, including the park’s famous tree-climbing lions. We will descend into Ngorongoro Crater, home to about 30,000 animals. We’ll continue game driving to the heart of Tanzania’s outback by heading west toward the Serengeti Plains. Central Seronera is known for some of the best game-viewing all of Africa has to offer.
All proceeds of every booking benefit the Mungere School and its efforts to provide education to children in rural Tanzania. Portions of this trip may be considered a tax-deductible donation.
DAY 1 (SAT FEB 1): Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha
Your private guide will greet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transport you to your accommodation in Arusha.
DAY 2 (SUN FEB 2): Arusha – Manyara
After breakfast, head west from Arusha and arrive at lodge accommodation in Mto wa Mbu town in the afternoon, viewing local attractions along the way, including an animal sanctuary and Maasai cultural museum. Receive cultural orientation from local Red Sweater Project staff members.
DAYS 3-6 (MON-THU FEB 3-6): Mto wa Mbu Town & The Mungere School, Mungere Village
Spend time interacting with students, staff and community members at the Mungere School, a successful development education project in Mungere Village, an East African tribal community. Work on a service project while participating in student activities and athletics, hike to nearby waterfalls on the Great Rift Valley escarpment or contribute in the classroom. Tour student homes, dance at a tribal ceremony, and visit the weekly village market, while taking in all the sights, smells and sounds of local life.
SAFARI: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK, NGORONGORO CRATER CONSERVATION AREA & SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (5 DAYS & 4 NIGHTS)
DAY 7 (FRI FEB 7): Manyara – Lake Manyara National Park
Embark on your African safari adventure after breakfast by heading into Lake Manyara National Park to see Africa’s Big Five. At the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the scenery is as stunning as the exotic wildlife, including the park’s famous tree-climbing lions. With over 10,000 species, Tanzania boasts more bird species than any other country in Africa; many are found in and around this lake, covering 89 square miles.
DAY 8 (SAT FEB 8): Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater CA: Crater Floor
Pick up from your lodge after breakfast and drive through the Conservation Area, descending into the Ngorongoro Crater, a geological marvel boasting several vegetation zones from lakes to forest to savannah. The Crater is home to about 30,000 animals, despite its tiny size of only 10 miles in diameter.
DAY 9 (SUN FEB 9): Ngorongoro Crater CA – Serengeti National Park
After enjoying breakfast overlooking the magnificent Crater, continue game driving to the heart of Tanzania’s outback by heading west, toward the Serengeti Plains.
DAY 10 (MON FEB 10) : Serengeti National Park : Central Seronera
Spend the day in the Serengeti, home to over two million ungulates. This pristine and unique sanctuary will give you a glimpse into “the world as it was in the beginning.” Relish the vastness of Serengeti, “the land that flows on forever, ” coupled with some of the best game-viewing all of Africa has to offer. After game driving for the day, head back to your camp for a nice, cold sundowner before dinner.
DAY 11 (TUE FEB 11): Serengeti – Kilimanjaro Airport
After breakfast, spend the morning and early afternoon on a final game drive through the Serengeti, before boarding your flight from the Seronera Airstrip to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your evening departure.
All private transport in-country. All accommodation. Activities and meals as indicated (breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day). All park fees, government taxes, levies, eco-tourism and transit fees. Game drives in a 4×4 Land Cruiser with pop up rooftops. Services of an experienced professional English-speaking safari driver/guide. Bottled drinking water while on safari. Unlimited mileage while on safari.
What’s not Included?
International and domestic flights. Passport, visa, or traveler’s insurance. Other excursions not mentioned above. Snacks and beverages. All statutory increases beyond our
control. Laundry service. Tips to the driver/guide.
$500 Non-Refundable Deposit Holds Your Jeep Space!
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Total Cost $3,950 Per Person, Assuming Double Occupancy
Add $750 for Private Room
A $500 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Final payment is due 90 days prior to the retreat’s start date. Refunds – less deposit – are available 45 days prior to the retreat. Cancellations WITHIN 45 days of retreat will not receive a refund. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, inclement weather, etc.) but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and hotels.
To be safe, we highly recommend travel insurance.