Tanzania School Trips & Wildlife Safari
About school trips to Tanzania
The heart of Africa and cradle of civilisation, it is no wonder Tanzania remains a firm favourite for school groups.
Give your pupils the chance to journey to the village of Olopongi to discover the lives, tradition and culture of the Maasai and the Chagga tribes through museum visits and walking safaris.
Teach them about conservation and the environmental impact of farming through a visit to the banks of the Kikavu River, where pupils can volunteer by planting trees to help control the erosion and make a habitat for wetland animals and birds.
Pupils are sure to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Tanzania, including the Marangu Falls where they can swim at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, and and war caves filled with indigenous cave paintings.
This beautiful country also boasts some of East Africa's most famous wildlife parks, including the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, and is also home to a myriad of fascinating native creatures, making a Tanzania wildlife safari unforgettable.
Support we offer on school trips to Tanzania
We support schools embarking on trips to Tanzania in a variety of ways, including:
- Tailormade itineraries to match your school’s learning objectives
- A launch evening at the school for parents, students and teachers
- One point of contact for planning and preparation
- A comprehensive pre-departure briefing
- A highly qualified Expedition Leader to accompany your group
For more information regarding planning and executing an expedition to Tanzania with your school, see our comprehensive guide on how to plan a trip here.
Fly to Tanzania
Fly from London to Kilimanjaro International Airport. On arrival, you will be met by your Gapforce Leader and transferred to your accommodation in Moshi.
After checking you take a guided walk of Moshi including the markets and war memorial.
Today is a full day tour to Olopongi village to learn about the Maasai culture and tradition.
You will be given a tour of the village and museum and also go on a short walking safari to learn about Maasai hunting techniques and their natural medicines.
Today you will begin your volunteer project where you will participate in environmental and wildlife conservation work.
Your first day of volunteering involves tree planting activities near the badly eroded banks of the Kikavu River.
Today you begin 3 days of volunteering at the Kilimanjaro Centre for Rescue, Education & Wildlife (C.R.E.W)
The centre is based on a farm at the Southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is a safe haven for all types of animals.
Today you will continue your work at C.R.E.W.
Human-wildlife conflict is one of the major threats to animals in Tanzania and C.R.E.W are dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of wildlife through various initiatives including local education, rescue and rehabilitation.
Today will be your final day of helping out with the ongoing conservation initiatives that C.R.E.W are working on.
In 3 short days you will have gained a much deeper understanding of wildlife conservation and how the dedicated staff at C.R.E.W work tirelessly to protect the rich variety of wildlife in Tanzania.
After completing your project work, you will next enjoy a full day tour to Marangu, starting with a small trek to the stunning Marangu Falls.
In the afternoon, you can visit the Chagga living museum to see how the traditional chagga tribes once lived, visit the war caves to see indigenous cave paintings, and end at Marangu market.
For the next stage of your adventure you will spend two days at a local primary school.
Many schools in Tanzania lack decent facilities and require new classrooms, desks, paved corridors and paint so there will be an opportunity to help on some much-needed renovation.
You will spend a second full day at the school.
As well as assistance with much needed renovation, you will also spend time with the children, getting to know the pupils and sitting in on classes, doing activities and sports.
A highlight for any trip to East Africa is a safari and we will take you to one of the most impressive National Parks – the Tarangire!
Using 4 x 4 vehicles, you’ll head deep into the park in search of the Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo!
Return Flight Home
Today we have a quiet day in preparation for your return flight in the evening.
You are free to go explore Moshi town, try out food at the restaurants in town and do some shopping before transferring to the airport in the early evening for your return flight.
Arrive in UK
You will arrive back into the UK this morning.
Gapforce Tanzania Expedition Leader
Throughout your expedition you will be accompanied by a Gapforce Tanzania Expedition Leader. Gapforce is renowned for the select team of enthusiastic leaders who run our worldwide expeditions.
We hire great people experienced in delivering inspiring and safe travel experiences, many of whom have graduated from our intense 4-month Tanzania Expedition Leader Training which includes:
- Mountain Leader Training
- RGS Off-site safety management
- RLSS Water Safety
- QA Level 2 Activity First Aid
- Rescue Training
- Wilderness Medical Training
- Advanced Survival Training
- Expedition Planning
- Incident Management