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Day 10

Lake Manyara

Leave after breakfast headed back to UAACC.  Stopover at the green oasis of Mto wa Mbu near Ngorongoro Crater for picnic lunch and opportunity to walk around Mto wa Mbu, a busy little town which is in the Lake Manyara area situated in the foothills of the Great Rift Valley. Mto wa Mbu is known for its abundant markets, mixture of varieties of Tanzanian cultures and beautiful outdoor art collections. 

Early evening arrival to UAACC for dinner.  Overnight @ UAACC.

   Day 11

Kilimanjaro Day Hike

Breakfast and early morning departure for climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the crown of Tanzania.  ‘Kili’ as it is known by many, is one of Africa’s classic images. At 19,344 feet, it is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. It is certainly one of the world’s most impressive sights.  Kili is a dormant but not extinct volcano. The climb is to the first officially recognized level at Mandara (9,000 ft).  It is a pretty rigorous but enjoyable climb.  Three hours up…rest and have lunch, and then three hours to descend.
 Dinner, Overnight and REST @ UAACC.

Day 12

Teaching Day and Batik workshops

After breakfast opportunity for teaching in the UAACC Classrooms followed by Batik Workshop led by UAACC artists after lunch.

Fireside jam session after dinner and preparation for coastal safari.  Overnight  @ UAACC.

Day 13

Dar es Salaam Coastal Safari

Breakfast and departure to Kilimanjaro International Airport for morning flight to Dar es Salaam, the densely populated coastal city that is the business capital of Tanzania.  Lunch and tour led by ‘Afriroots’ crew which includes visit to the National Museum,  Nyumba ya Sanaa,  Mwenge Carvers Cooperative, Village Museum and Nafasi Arts Center.  Dinner and opportunity for unique ‘Dar at Night’ Afriroots tour.  Overnight @ Kikamboni/Dar es Salaam.

Day 14

Dar es Salaam

Breakfast followed by City Tour led by Afriroots crew. Lunch followed by visit to artist studios including renowned artist, Hendrick Lilanga. Dinner and Overnight @ Kikamboni/Dar es Salaam.

Day 15

Zanzibar Safari

Breakfast and Departure from Dar es Salaam to Julius Nyerere International Airport for morning flight to Zanzibar.  Tour of the Port City of Stone Town, which has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.  Stone Town is a fine example of the Swahili coastal trading towns of East Africa.  It retains its urban fabric and townscape virtually intact and contains many buildings that reflect its particular culture, which has brought together and homogenized disparate elements of the cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe over more than a millennium.
The Stone Town tour includes lunch and a visit to the Old Slave Trade Buildings including an Anglican Cathedral that stands on the site of the public slave market, on the eastern side of Stone Town.  The church was constructed in 1877 when the slave trade was finally abolished. There is a somber monument to the memory of the enslaved Africans who passed through the islands' markets.  The life-like stone statues of male and female slaves, attached with iron shackles and chains, stands in a pit symbolizing their inhumane incarceration and also the depth of their despair.  Beneath the nearby St. Monica's Hostel are underground chambers that were used as holding cells for the captured Africans, a terrible reminder of the dark side of humanity. Dinner at hotel and Overnight in Zanzibar.

Day 16

Zanzibar

Breakfast and walking Spice Tour to one of the spice farms that Zanzibar is famous for.  Lunch and late afternoon visit to a beautiful secluded beach before journey back to Stone Town hotel.  Dinner and Overnight in Zanzibar.

Day 17

Zanzibari Coast and Beaches

Breakfast followed by more exploration of the Zanzibar coastline which offers some of the best beaches in the world. Visit to Snake Island, lunch and tour of  an old prison and fort which also includes a visit to see the enormous turtles the island is known for and an opportunity to go snorkeling in the Indian Ocean.  Dinner and Overnight in Zanzibar.

Day 18

Return to Arusha

Breakfast and departure to Zanzibar Airport for flight back to Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to UAACC for lunch.  An exciting Farewell Party can be had after dinner.   Overnight @ UAACC.

 

Day 19

Program Ends

Breakfast, Lunch @ UAACC and departure flight.

 

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