Max 10 people
Other activitiesWalking Swimming Game driving Observing animals and chimpanzees Meeting local people & Masaï tribe Bird life of Rubondo Island Rubondo is an island in Lake Victoria where you will witness in amazement the great diversity of beautiful waterfowls, the presence of many ospreys, big quantities of colourful birds and butterflies, elephants, girafs, pythons, monkeys, antelopes, crocodiles and hippos.
What’s included13 nights (tents and mattresses), Airport transfers, All entree fees for national parks and walking fees, All camping costs and hotels in Tanzania, Almost every meal and drinks during camping, Transport costs and rental of jeeps, donkeys
What’s not includedAirfare, Travel insurance, Visa for Tanzania and/or Kenya, A small number of meals on moments you are “free” like Arusha, Tips for guide and cook (between $5 and $10 a day as a group), All services not listed above
Meeting pointKilimanjaro airport in Tanzania
How to get thereTravel documents and visa: All travelers to Tanzania and Kenya need a passport and a return ticket to the country. The passport needs to be valid at least another six months. A visa is compulsory to enter Tanzania or Kenya. You can apply for your visa from 3 months before departure at the Tanzanian Consulate in your country. You will receive the visa within 7 workdays. The cost is depending on your country. It is easier to collect your visum at the Kenyan or Tanzanian airport or border. Costs: $ 50 Consulaat van Tanzania Parallelweg Zuid 215 2194 LE Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel Telefoon: 0180 – 320939 Opening hours from 10.00 till 13.00. www.tanzania.nl Time Difference: There is time difference in Tanzania depending which country you come from. Vaccinations: In Tanzania some vaccinations are recommended. Please make contact with the Tropical Centre in your country to get actual information. You can also ask them everything you need to know about Malaria prevention. Clothes for traveling: It is advisable to travel and wear cotton clothes in the colours of het environment. Do bring a warm jumper for cool nights. You will need sunglasses and a hat or cap. More information will be given by Mindful Adventure. Money Matters: The local currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian shilling. 1 euro is about 2300 shilling. In the bigger cities it is easy to pin money with your credit card, unfortunately it often doesn’t work with your bank card. Tips drivers/guides: The tip for your driver/guide is between UDS 10-20 per person a day collected by the group. Telephone and internet: Telephone and fax work reasonably well in Tanzania, although international conversations are very expensive. The best thing to do is replace your simcard with a Tanzanian one. Facebook and what’s app are very cheap then. Most resorts offer free or cheapand reliable wifi in Tanzania. Please note that during our Safaris there will be several days you are out of reach. Voltage: In Tanzania 240 Volt alternating current is used. You will need a plug with three flat pens. Language: Swahili is becoming the international language of Africa and can therefore grow in toone of the most important languages in the world. The major part of the population of Tanzania speaks some English too. Insurance: Make sure you have a health insurance with ample coverage abroad. Malaria profylaxe: Treatment of Malaria has been strongly improved the past few years. But Malaria profylaxe is medication which is advised to take anyway. You can order it at your GP’s. Many travelers prefer ‘Malarone’ to “Lariam’ or the combination of ‘Nivaquine’ and ‘Paludrine’, because ‘Malarone’ doesn’t have many side-effects. Malaria profylaxe doesn’t offer complete protection however. It is still sensible to cover arms and legs and use an anti-insect spray for your uncovered hands and face, like ‘Deet 50’. Other precautions: Hygiene in East Africa is pretty good, but for drinking water you should use cooked or bottled water only. What to bring Bring good walking shoes, bandages for blisters and a pair of comfortable slippers. Because of the bright afternoon sun it is advisable to bring suncream with a high protection factor (30) and also after sun. Try to find a natural suncream because there is a connection between skin cancer and these products.
Airport transfersYou will arrive at Kilimanjaro airport in Tanzania where you will be met by Mindful Adventure and taken to L’Oasis Meserani just outside Arusha to spend the night.
Alina de Vilder
Originally Alina is counselor and teacher of meditation techniques. She runs her own therapy/meditation centre in Hoorn (the Netherlands). In the past 25 years she collected a large scale of techniques from many diciplines like Mindfulness, Breathing meditations, Sufimethods, Yoga excersises, Relaxationmethods, Bio-energetic excersises and Visualisations. After a long career as a therapist/counselor she followed the adventure that crossed her path and started Mindful Adventure. She is happy that by founding Mindful Adventure The Masaï of Endonyowas will be assured with much needed income generated by the travelers. Furthermore Msafiri will have a better future and the dreamschool of Endonyowas will be supported.
Msafiri Mosses Kivuyo
Msafiri is a young professional guide and driver.He is a Masaï that grew up in Arusha. His name means ‘traveller’.He is proud of his heritage despite the hard life that came with it. More then anything he longs to be more free in his life. This sense of being free gives him a natural and strong connection with truth. He follows his heart with Mindful Adventure and has been working hard to organize all practical aspects of the Safaris in Tanzania. He speaks good English and a little French.He wil provide you with all information about the people, landscapes, culture, history and off course the flora and fauna of his country. Sitting around the fire he can tell you many stories about the history and traditions of the Masaï. His humor and typical Msafiri laugh will be remembered by you when you return home.