Visit Kwala

Visit Tanzania with NTC….

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….Experience Tanzania the way it was meant to be experienced!

Tanzania 291Thousands of people visit Tanzania each year without ever experiencing the beautiful culture and communities that make up the majority of the country. While Tanzania does in fact host some of the world’s best wildlife, national parks, and scenery, it is a shame to visit Tanzania without connecting to its strongest asset: the culture and people.

NTC has created a trip to Tanzania that covers all the bases. Enjoy the natural beauty that Tanzania has to offer, while building relationships and participating in projects that will benefit the youth of Tanzania and impact generations to come.

This two week trip will include:

  • Visiting the rural community of Kwala for cultural exchange and community service activities
  • A two day safari in Tanzania’s Mkumi National Park
  • A two night stay in historic and beautiful Zanzibar
  • A tour of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s economic capital city

Watch a Video from an NTC trip to Kwala!

Trip Costs and Dates

Tanzania 380The trip will run from July 30th to August 14th.

The total price of the trip is $2,500, and is 100% tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Included in the price of the trip:

  • All Accommodations and hotels
  • Three meals per day
  • In-country transport on a private mini-bus
  • Two nights in Zanzibar
  • Safari and accommodations at Mikumi National Park
  • Swahili Lessons
  • A day tour of Dar es Salaam
  • Group cell phones and starting phone credit
  • Full on site coordination by NTC
  • Two on the ground orientation sessions
  • Emergency Medical and Evacuation Insurance
  • Pre-departure trainings from NTC

*please note – cost of trip does not include airfare, shots, medications, or visas for entry to Tanzania

To reserve space on this trip, please send a non-refundable 500 dollar deposit to:

NTC

11 Wenham Rd.

Newton MA 02461

The remaining fees to NTC ($2,000) are due by May 1st, 2012.

NTC is a 501 (c) (3) organization based in Newton, Massachusetts.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact RLohr@NewtonTanzania.org or fill out this inquiry form and we will contact you:

Community Service

TanzaniansWithBooksNTC is expanding its successful Village Reading Corner initiative to include two additional primary schools in the Kwala Ward and connect 10 classrooms in the United States and Tanzania through the lens of a Tanzanian children’s story. NTC will build libraries at Dutumi and Mdege Primary Schools in the Kwala Ward and stock them with textbooks this summer, replicating the success of similar libraries at Mahundi Primary School and Kwala Secondary School. Children in Tanzania do not have access to critical learning materials, such as textbooks and other reading materials. Constructing libraries, filling them with textbooks, and training staff and students how to run a library and teach effectively using textbooks will provide more than 300 students at each school with a proper education and spread the love of reading to children who have not experienced it firsthand.

Participants in NTC’s summer trip will help construct one of the two libraries at Mdege and Ditumi Primary Schools, in addition to teaching English and conducting library trainings for the teachers at the schools.

Cultural Exchange

Tanzania 872Visiting Kwala with NTC allows you to connect to a real Tanzanian Community. NTC has fostered a relationship with Kwala since 2006, initiating three school-to-school cultural exchange partnerships, supporting exchange visits to and from Kwala, and completing high-impact projects suggested by the community to improve education throughout the Kwala community. This relationship allows visitors to truly connect to the Kwala community. Visit classrooms at the primary and secondary school, drink sodas with the villagers, and visit real Tanzanian homes…the possibilities are endless.