Live Dunia


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Youth Corps Summer 2017
southern highlands adventure, Tanzania

The Southern Highlands Adventure is a unique opportunity for high school or college aged youth to visit Tanzania’s less traveled cities. The places are unique because they lack the typical travel industry; many travel abroad programs do not even incorporate these rugged towns into itineraries! This intimate environment, found only in the lush highlands, will give students the opportunity to connect with host country nationals and leave with a richer perspective of Tanzania’s people and places. Live Dunia’s purpose is to cultivate new global citizens and we believe these places and people will help us achieve that goal.


4 Week Itinerary—tentative

June 23, 24: Arrive in Dar es Salaam and Travel to the Highlands
day 1— arrive in Dar es Salaam, stay one night
day 2— domestic flight to Mbeya, one night stay with orientation component
day 3— bus ride to Njombe town en route to Ohana Amani Center
June 25— 28: Ohana Amani Center and Orientation
days 3 through 6—stay at the Ohana Amani center located in a rural community, outside of Njombe town; students will spend 3 days at this health education and holistic community center where we will ground ourselves with culture/language orientation and learn about Tanzania’s sustainable living systems
June 29– July 4: Village Homestay
day 7— travel from Ohana Amani/Njombe town to Likarangilo, homestay village, located outside of Songea town
days 8 though 12—spend 6 nights in total immersion as a guest in a Tanzanian home; during the stay students will implement a village needs assessment and utilize skills in sustainable development, project planning, and budgeting; day excursions to Songea town for exploration and shopping
July 5— 15: Ohana Amani Center and Service Project
day 13— travel back to Ohana Amani via Njombe town
days 14 through 24— spend 10 days utilizing newly learned development skills to implement a community service project; students will work alongside locals for the duration of the project and learn the power of “ushirikiano”-  cooperation!
July 16— 20: Iringa Town and Safari Adventure at Ruaha National Park
day 25—travel to Iringa town, stay one night before traveling to the national park
days 26 through 28— visit Ruaha National Park with two full safari days
day 29— spend one last day in Iringa town; self guided day for relaxing, exploration, or shopping
July 21—23: Journey Home
day 30— return to Dar es Salaam from Iringa
day 31— last day in TZ, journey to one of Dar’s beautiful beaches
day 33—returning flight home
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