HIGHLIGHTS

  • In this East Africa journey, your travel investment funds opportunities for women in the safari industry and in local communities.
  • Your stay at Chem Chem supports various community and conservation initiatives including a Marketplace Literacy course for women that teaches them the fundamentals of business, and how to start a small entrepreneurial enterprise.
  • Meet Tanzania’s first all-female safari team at Dunia Camp in the iconic Serengeti National Park
  • In Uganda, visit the Ride 4 A Woman organization that helps women struggling with poverty, HIV and domestic violence, and learn from these local ladies how to weave baskets and cook local dishes.
  • Visit the Bwindi Hospital known for its maternity program as well as the Bwindi Bar that provides practical training for local disadvantaged youths.

OVERVIEW

Duration: 11 days

Depart from: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Ends in: Entebbe, Uganda

Destinations: Tanzania, Uganda

Price: From $14,500 per person sharing

YOUR IMPACT

This itinerary utilizes properties that are doing it right – meaning they support the local communities, conserve their environments, and protect the wildlife in the areas in which they operate.

Of your total trip cost, approximately $1,900 goes toward conservation fees, park fees, and permits, and $500 benefits the initiatives listed below.

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The Journey

DAYS 1 to 3: CHEM CHEM, TARANGIRE, TANZANIA

Your adventure begins at Little Chem Chem. This gem, located on an exclusive concession, adjoins the Tarangire National Park, famous for its towering baobabs, and overlooks the serene Lake Burunge. Here you will enjoy the raw drama of the East African bush in a very private setting. Experience the area from a safari vehicle or the thrill of a helicopter flip or hot air balloon ride. Visit a local Maasai village to interact with the local community. There are so many choices with which to fill your days, but you chose to be as busy or as quiet as you like.

Inclusions: Accommodation, intra-Africa flight, transfers, meals, select drinks, select activities, and park fees

DAYS 4 to 6: DUNIA CAMP, SERENGETI, TANZANIA

Dunia Camp, overlooking the Serengeti National Park’s vast golden plains, is well placed for wildlife spotting. During the annual Great Migration, you can watch giant herds of wildebeest moving through the area right from camp. After settling into your spacious tent, kick back on your private terrace with a chilled G&T, and enjoy the peace and stillness. The ladies of Dunia will do everything to ensure your comfort. As the only camp in Africa run entirely by women, the team is an inspirational example of what women can achieve in a male-dominated industry.

Inclusions: Accommodation, intra-Africa flight, transfers, meals, select drinks, select activities, and park fees

DAY 7: HOTEL NO.5, ENTEBBE, UGANDA

Fly to Uganda and stay one night at Hotel No.5, a stylish boutique hotel nestled in the leafy suburbs of Entebbe. Savor a delicious meal crafted with locally sourced ingredients, unwind beside the swimming pool, pamper yourself with a spa treatment, or work up a sweat in the hotel gym. Continue your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest the following morning.

Inclusions: Accommodation, intra-Africa flight, and transfers

DAYS 8 to 10: BWINDI LODGE, BWINDI, UGANDA

End your journey at Bwindi Lodge in Uganda where the quintessential wildlife experience is trekking the lush green forests to catch a glimpse of a gorilla family. Did you know mountain gorillas share 98% of their DNA with humans? The other draw to this area is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local Ugandan culture and visit the Ride 4 A Woman organization, which teaches new skills and offers jobs to women in their community who struggled with poverty, HIV, and domestic violence.

Inclusions: Accommodation, intra-Africa flight, transfers, meals, select drinks, select activities, and one gorilla trekking permit

DAY 11: DEPART

Return home taking the sights, sounds, and stories of an enriching African journey. We hope this impactful itinerary leaves you with a renewed sense of purpose and a greater appreciation for our world.

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Impactful Initiatives

CHEM CHEM, TARANGIRE, TANZANIA

Community is key to conservation in the Tarangire Ecosystem, which is home to a number of culturally rich, but under-resourced villages. With limited access to education and economic opportunities, it is difficult to support one’s family and contribute to the long-term sustainability of the land. Chem Chem provides English courses for the youth and women to widen the scope of their education. The introduction of a Marketplace Literacy course for women teaches the fundamentals of business, and how to start a small entrepreneurial enterprise.

DUNIA CAMP, SERENGETI, TANZANIA

Safari tourism has long been a male-dominated industry where two female guides in a vehicle are as rare as a pangolin sighting. But a camp located in the iconic Serengeti National Park is breaking these stereotypes. Dunia Camp is an all-female team from its hosts and chefs that accommodate your every need, to its guides and rangers keeping you safe and comfortable. Witness first-hand what women are capable of in the middle of the bush while enjoying the thrills of a traditional African safari. The ladies of Dunia Camp are proof that women can work in any environment if they are given the opportunity.

RIDE 4 A WOMAN, BWINDI, UGANDA

The Ride 4 A Woman organization teaches new skills and offers jobs to women in their community who struggled with poverty, HIV, and domestic violence. Since its inception in 2009, more than 300 women from 11 villages benefit from the Ride 4 A Woman community center. As a visitor, you can interact with local women and learn from them how to weave baskets, pedal sew and cook local dishes. Watch the women showcase their culture through traditional dance — or even better, you can learn to dance with them. All proceeds are put straight back into the organization to continue its initiatives.

BWINDI HOSPITAL, BWINDI, UGANDA

Uganda has one of the highest fertility rates in the world at 6.7 children per woman and has the youngest population on the planet with a median age of less than fifteen. Bwindi Hospital has a special maternity program for the 300,000 people in Kanungu District. Their goal is to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality by providing quality care and safe deliveries for all women in addition to improved access to all gynecological services, youth-friendly services, and family planning. The hospital has established strong linkages with the community working closely with the community structures including leaders and village health teams to improve birth preparedness and service uptake.

BWINDI BAR, BWINDI, UGANDA

The Bwindi Bar provides practical training for local disadvantaged youths living near the Bwindi National Park in Buhoma. Thanks to this program, trainees are armed with the appropriate skill set to go on to gain successful employment in hospitality in the Bwindi area. The bar serves a variety of coffees and teas as well as delicious breakfast options that blend international and local tastes.

INCLUSIONS

  • Scheduled activities/tours (i.e. with other guests) as specified. Most safari camps and lodges include two game activities per day (morning and afternoon);
  • Alluring Africa’s local reps available 24/7 while traveling;
  • Services of lodge guides and staff;
  • Air/ground transfers as specified;
  • Accommodation taxes, applicable tourism levies and all relevant Value Added Government Sales Tax (GST);
  • Relevant park fees;
  • All accommodation as specified;
  • Excursions/activities as specified;
  • Drinks – differs between camps/lodges;
  • Laundry can be done at most camps/lodges and hotels. In some cases this is included in the tariff quoted;
  • Alluring Africa final documentation.

EXCLUSIONS

  • Meals, drinks, laundry, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified;
  • Any scheduled flights and related taxes not specified;
  • Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance – which is essential;
  • Staff gratuities;
  • Any new gov. taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
  • Any items of a personal nature or anything not specifically stated as included;
  • International airfare

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