Tentative Itinerary

Tentative Itinerary – Hamilton
Day 1: 27th may
Arrive KIA (Pick up and drive to the lodge in Arusha)
Welcoming and small dinner

Day 2: 28th may
Evening event (Round fire discussion)

Day 3: 29th may
Driving tour of communities around Arusha and town tour
Lunch in town
Dinner and overnight

Day 4: 30th may
Swahili lesson
Group Visit (Mama Alex art group and Ngoma)
Dinner and Dancing at Masai camp

Day 5: 31st May
Long walk with picnic
Dinner and overnight

Day 6: 1st June
Introduction to Hadzabe
Shopping for the Hadza trip
Evening event (optional participation in Movie night, “Gods must be crazy”)

Day 7: 2nd June
Early morning drive to Mongo wa Mono village, Yaeda Chini valley, passing through Karatu and Mbulu (265km).
Lunch in Mbulu at Lake Tlawi
Continue on to village
Set up campsite
Introduction to Hadzabe community of Mongo wa Mono
Dinner at camp
Informal introductory seminar around campfire about the lives of the Hadzabe community, the major problems they face from living in the wild and listen to Hadithi (traditional stories/history found among every tribe in Tanzania)

Day 8: 3rd June
Wild fruits, tuber and honey (if in season) gathering with the women of the village
Lunch at camp
Beading lesson with Hadzabe women.. This is an opportunity to learn how to make traditional Hadzabe jewellery as well as hear about the Women’s group and the micro-finance jewellery-making project that Nyayo is helping to set up in Mongo wa Mono. It is also an opportunity to buy jewellery made by the women. The projects ultimate aim is to provide the extra income that will help them to support their families as the money can be used to buy food to supplement their diets in hard times as well as medical care and medication
Tea break
Free time to spend at the camp or lead exploration of the surrounding hills and rocky outcrops
Facilitated indigenous knowledge workshops with the youth of the village, which the students are encouraged to attend to share their own indigenous knowledge from their own cultures.

Day 9: 4Th June
Drive across Yaeda Chini village to Eshkesh village (20km), homeland of the Barbaig or Tatoga people.
Introduction to the Barbaig community, lifestyle, traditions and customs.
Take part in the traditional welcome blessing from the community elders, (this involves the sacrifice and preparation of a goat or sheep).
Lunch at the camp.
Set-up campsite.
Lend a hand for the day-to-day duties of the community and learn how to make butter or yoghurt.
Tea break
Free time to spend in the campsite
Sit and listen to Barbaig hadithi around the campfire and learn about the lives of Barbaig pastoralism, their beliefs and history.

Day 10: 5Th June
Optional early morning rise for milking and to escort the cattle to pasture.
Lend a hand with the day-to-day duties and learn more about how the Barbaig live.
Lunch and free time
Tea break
Discussion group and seminar: The impact of globalisation, in the form of media and communication and travel and tourism. The students are also encouraged to consider the impact of their own presence in these communities. Lastly we discuss possible solutions that might lessen the impact of globalisation on these communities.
Free time (unless discussion over-runs)
Traditional Barbaig dancing and songs. The songs are sung not only as means of entertainment but as a way to pass on news, oral tradition and history
to give advice.

Day 11: 6Th June
For those who over-slept the day before, here’s another opportunity to take part in milking and escorting the cattle to pasture!
Drive across Domanga village to Ukuma Koo village (20km) the second Hadzabe community you will visit on this trip.
Introduction to this other Hadzabe community. Learn and discover the difference between this partially nomadic Hadzabe community and the settled community of Mongo wa Mono.
Traditional games workshop. Here you will learn how to play a traditional Hadzabe “gambling” game. The hadzabe play this game as way to exchange objects such as smoking pipes, tobacco, bows and arrows, jewellery etc. Here’s an opportunity to exchange (or lose!) the objects you were asked to bring from town for traditional Hadzabe objects such as jewellery, pipes or tools.
Tea break and free time

Day 12: 7th June
In two groups you will join with some Hadzabe men for their daily hunting expedition.
Learn how to prepare baobab fruit drink with the women of the village, while learning from them about their daily life
Tea break
Traditional Epeme ritual and dance (if the conditions are right)

Day 13: 8Th June
Drive to Karatu through the Lake Eyasi Basin (weather permitting) otherwise will take the Mbulu route.
Take a tour of the Gibbs farm home-garden and coffee plantation. Learn more about the history of the farm, its relationship with the local people who work at the lodge and belong predominantly to the Wairaqw tribe and the history and culture of this agro-pastoralist community.
Meet the in-house Maasai healer, visit the Maasai traditional healing boma and watch a demonstration.
Tea break
Dinner at Gibbs Farm lodge. Gibbs Farm is one of the oldest lodges in Tanzania. Initially owned by the Germans during their occupation and handed over to Mrs Gibbs after the 1st world war, Gibbs Farm is situated at the boundary to Ngorongoro Crater conservation area. Gibbs Farm, as the name suggests, has several acres of farm land enabling it to be more than 70% self-sufficient.
Overnight in Karatu guesthouse

Day 14: 9Th June
Morning game drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Lunch and then afternoon game drive before returning to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Day 15: 10Th June
Hadza, Barbaig and National park debriefing
Swahili lessons
Sam and Msechu filmmaking
Dinner and overnight

Day 16: 11Th June
Swahili lesson
Group visit (PINGO’S forum)
Via via for music and dancing

Day 17: 12Th June
Introduction to Masai then to shopping for the Masai trip
Preparartion for the Masai trip
Dinner, Daniel talk(women legal clinic) and overnight

Day 18: 13Th June
Depart for Engikaret village, homeland for several Maasai communities
Arrive Engikaret. Set-up campsite
Traditional medicinal walking tour. Here you will have the opportunity to learn about traditional medicinal plants and their uses. You will also get the chance to help with preparing traditional medicinal tea.
Indigenous knowledge workshop with youth and elders of the village. We will also touch on the impact of globalisation and its impact on the Maasai community
Tea Break
Help out with firewood collection
Maasai Hadithi around the campfire made from the wood you collected earlier

Day 19: 14Th June
Optional early wake-up for spectacular sunrise and mountain-view of Tanzania’s first and second tallest mountains as well as Mount Longido. Take part in goat milking.
Voluntary community service.
Lunch and free time
Continue with community service
Tea break and free time
Dinner and overnight

Day 20: 15Th June
Jewellery making workshop with Maasai womens group. Learn about the significance of colour in Maasai jewellery
Orpul (The Masai sacrifice)
Tea break and free time
Esoto (The Masai singing, chanting and dancing)

Day 21: 16Th June
Get the opportunity to purchase jewellery to support the womens group
Pack up the camp and drive to Arusha for lunch and free time

Day 22: 17Th June
Masai debriefing
A tour/ Shopping at Meru Curio market

Day 23: 18th June
Group visit (MWEDO)
Group visit ( Chawakuwa)
Day 24: 19th June
Group visit (MWEDO)
Group visit (Chawakuwa)
Dinner and overnight

Day 25: 20th June
NGO’s Mix

Day 26: 21st June
Chagga introduction
Lunch and free time

Day 27: 22Th June
Depart for Machame Chagga village
Take a tour of chagga home gardens (medicinal plants and traditional food)
Lunch (Traditional food Prepared by Chagga)
Take a walk to the rivers
Tea break and free time
Dinner, Story of the tribe and overnight

Day 28: 23rd June
Family visit, lunch with the families.
Dinner and overnight

Day 29: 24th June
Depart for Dar es salaam.
Overnight in Dar

Day 30:25th June
Dar Tour
• National Museum.
• Village Museum
• Fish market.
• Kisutu market.
• Indian/Asian neighbourhood.
• Jewels street.
• Lunch at Zahir Restaurant same restaurant Malcolm x dinned in 1964 when he visited Tanzania.
• Deluxe hotel(Where Malcolm X stayed in 1964 Tanzania in visit).
• Cuban Embassy where Che wrote a book; African Dreams in 1965 after retreat from Congo.
• Dinner and overnight in Dar

Day 31st :26th June
Dar reality cycle tour
• Swahili neighbourhood of Mwanananyamala see the blends of Arab and Bantu culture which forms Swahili Culture, see coffee and Kashata make, chapatti,and visit Swahili family.
• See few Ujamaa legacy on national housing projects.
ghetto movie theatre.
• Swahili market of Tandale.
• Visit traditional healers
• Second hand clothes market and African fabric market.
• Visit Maasai saloon and see the negative side of modernity and the so called globalization.
• Bike at the back yard of Kariakoo and see the strong influence of Arab culture and Islam around Kariakoo area.
• Swahili Architectural

Day 32nd :27th June
Gezaulole village Tour
• Gezaulole village was the model of how Ujamaa village should have been.
• Learn about Zaramo culture, the tribe which dominate this village.
• See portraying and waving.
• Visit henna women
• See 12th century Arab ruin as well as mosque with water well of 12th century.
• Beach and relax.

Day 33rd : 28th June
• Depart at 7am
• Arrive at 10am
• Stone town tour.
• Lunch
• Stone town tour continue.
• Dinner and overnight at stone town

Day 34th: 29th June.
• North or South beach.
• Relax on the beach.
• Lunch, dinner and overnight at the beach bungaloo.

Day 35th : 30th June.
• Breakfast.
• Spice tour after early lunch
• Depart back to Dar at 4pm.
• Dinner and overnight Dar.

Day 36th : 1st July.
• Shopping(music bongo flava, Swahili, hip hop, taarab, Bongo movies, art craft, fabrics etc.) at Makonde carvings’, tinga tinga paintings, slipway etc.
• Farewell dinner and drinks

Day 37th: 2nd July
• Depart back home

Nyayo Discovery
P.O. box 16363


2 responses

26 05 2009

Welcome to Tanzania! Hope your trip over went well. Enjoy your adventure!

7 06 2009
kathleen stephansen (Emma's 1/2 parental unite)

Dear Marla, Bernadette from Mbulu has not been able to contact you. Andy has also tried to call you without success! hope all is well! Greetings to all

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