Camp Tanzania Discovery Trip
Welcome to Camp Tanzania! Starting in the breathtaking foothills of Kilimanjaro the main camp is located near Moshi. This trip provides students with firsthand experience of Tanzanian culture through participation in our award-winning projects within local communities.
The team also visit our mountain camp where they will participate in environmental workshops and learn about local conservation and community school development. We head off on an exciting game drive in Arusha National Park before returning to Moshi for a final farewell party. This unique activity promotes team building as well as facilitating many positive educational learning experiences.
- BBQ al fresco in the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro
- Community projects such as desk building
- Local shopping trip
- Local village and cultural visits
- Trek to a nearby waterfall with a picnic lunch
- Village and community camp
- Wildlife safari in Arusha National Park
Camp Tanzania Discovery Trip
Camp Mbokomu is an attractive rural camp located in the foothills of the mighty Kilimanjaro within a typical Chaga community. On a clear day you’ll be rewarded with some spectacular views of the mountain the minute you step outside your tent.
This camp also benefits from being situated only 10 minutes drive away from Moshi town where there’s a wide range of facilities available.
Location: 45 km (around 1 hours drive) from Kilimanjaro Airport
Accommodation: Tents with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern toilets, showers & sinks
Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:00 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets
Phone Signal: Intermittent
Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, sausage and omelette for breakfast; pasta, chicken stew/curry with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit
Signature dish: Machalari & Kiburu
Social: Camp fire, town nearby
One of the welcoming faces you will see at the airport when you arrive and possibly half way up a mountain, when you think you can’t go any further. Gladys is one of few female guides in Africa, a real character and all round super woman.
Day to day - Sample itinerary
Arrive Kilimanjaro & Transfer to Moshi
Kilimanjaro Airport is located less than an hours drive from the town of Moshi and Camp Mbokomu. The team will be settled into their tented camp and provided with a safety brief and an orientation of the area upon arrival. The rest of the day is left for students to settle in and enjoy the view of spectacular Kilimanjaro.
School Project Orientation & Mbokomu Village Trip
Following breakfast, students walk a short distance to Mbokomu School where the team is given a briefing on daily school life and an overview of the ongoing projects.
This is an opportunity to play some sports with the local children and make friends. A tour of the village follows lunch with demonstrations on local traditions.
Community Projects & Tree Planting
The team should prepare to get dirty as you are divided into small groups to undertake important projects around the school. Project work includes desk making, painting, tree planting at our indigenous nursery, improving the school infrastructure with classroom construction. These are very rewarding days spent working alongside Tanzanians,whilst also picking up some useful phrases in Swahili.
Kidia Village Cultural Trip
This is a fascinating day as the team is driven to the Kwamambori Waterfalls for a morning walk through the valley and to the falls, which are rooted in local mythology (however, this activity is weather dependant since it’s very slippery when it rains). After a picnic lunch we visit Kidia village where we learn to cook traditional foods with a local women’s group and are guided through a typical rural Tanzanian village before enjoying a BBQ al fresco in the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro and heading back to camp.
Safari to Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is located less than 2 hours drive away and the team departs early from camp following the saddle of Kilimanjaro to Mount Meru. Arusha National Park is one of the most beautiful National Parks in Africa and is home to abundant wildlife including leopard and hyena. This is an exciting day dedicated to game drives and ends with a transfer back to Moshi.
Transfer to Airport & Depart
Departure timings will vary. Late departures will allow for a short shopping trip in Arusha.
Please Note: Prices stated are excluding flights. Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed above, it may be necessary to make some changes as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules, or other operational factors.