Volunteerism & Eco Tourism
Voluntourism as emerging concept, Tembo Adventure and Safari do organizes volunteer placement for students who need to do tourism like a community based tourism at the same time contributing directly to the conservation initiatives like planting trees, educating local people in the nearby national parks and at the same time visiting local people learn their culture as enculturation process, do farming tours like coffee tour visitation, water falls as eco-tourism. Main concept here is to operate tourism which gives back to the community, through this travelers can learn more about conservations issues practically like visiting wildlife management areas, community and conservations places, national parks, Orphanage centers and cultural centers.
Voluntourism will help local communities to preserve their fragile ecosystems, contributing to the long-term education of the environments we all enjoy as travelers. You will be visiting directly to places of your interest to bring the idea of giving back to the community in to use.
This program will enable students from various colleges in the world to equip and expand their knowledge practically for all issues pertaining to environmental conservations and preservations, wildlife management, Effect of global warming case studies like Mount Kilimanjaro snow melting, cultural diversities, coastal and marines park resources in which Tanzania blessed to have pristine and unique protected Area’s with abundance of cultural and natural heritage.
To do & Activities
- Game drive
- Walking safaris with armed guide
- Forest walks
- Meru climbing-second largest mountain in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro mountain
- Birds viewing around the volcanic lakes within the park
- Cultural tours to villages around the park
- Coffee and farm tours can be arranged
A DAY TRIP TOUR
Maasai Village Visit, TPC sugar Cane plantation & Kikuletwa Hot Springs-Kilimanjaro Region
Come with us and visit a real Maasai village. Unlike many other Maasai villages in the area, which have been built only for tourist purposes, Kambi ya Chooka is an authentic village founded by local Maasai.
We start early in the morning and are accompanied by our indigenous Maasai guide. The road takes us through beautiful landscapes: African bushland where we see dried-up river beds, baobab and acacia trees and sugar cane plantations.
Once we arrive in the village, please remember to be a respectful guest and don‘t take pictures of the villagers without asking. During the visit you will have a chance to mingle with the Maasai and chat with them, but your social skills and creativity will determine how much they open up to you. Your english speaking Maasai guide will assist you and translate into kiMaasai, as the Maasai themselves do not speak any other languages.
Whilst you walk through the village with your guide, you will learn more about the culture of the Maasai. This will include a lesson on traditional Maasai medicine and the opportunity to taste the local Maasai tea. We will also have the opportunity to visit a Maasai home.
In the early afternoon, we will leave the village and continue to the Kikuletwa Hot Springs, which are near the village of Rundugai. The Kikuletwa Hot Springs are certainly one of the most beautiful places in Tanzania – the hot springs are surrounded by palm trees and winding roots – a real hidden paradise. The crystal clear, turquoise waters invite you for a refreshing swim. Although called a hot spring, water in Kikuletwa is not hot, but rather refreshing since the water source is from the Kilimanjaro mountain itself.
After enjoying a swim, we will have a picnic lunch. Once we have relaxed fully, we will return to Moshi in the late afternoon.