Tanzania Foundation Trip
Founded in 2008, the Camps Foundation is a registered UK 100 % giving charity.
The work of the Camps Foundation is dedicated to providing funding for over 100 Camps International projects worldwide. Every penny raised is used to support vital community, conservation and environmental initiatives throughout East Africa, Latin America and South East Asia.
Each year we run a small number of exclusive Foundation trips which allows participants to not only donate and support our global project initiatives, but also travel to one of our incredible camp locations to experience first-hand the life changing impact Camps Foundation funds are making.
Come and join us on the next Foundation trip to Camp Tanzania in 2019.
You will spend 10 days immersed in the beauty and culture of Tanzania, East Africa’s largest country and ultimate wildlife destination and you will be based in our charming Camp Mbokomu, situated in the foothills of the mighty Kilimanjaro. You will support the local Chaga community by getting involved in our school improvement projects at the severely under-funded Mbokumu Primary School. With the help of Foundation funding and the hands-on contribution of our volunteers, we are helping to create safe and inspiring learning environments for local children.
You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to explore your amazing surroundings and enjoy a full day safari in the spectacular Tarangire National Park, home to elephants, zebras, giraffes, lions and a whole host of Africa’s diverse wildlife.
To support your place on this trip, we ask for a minimum donation of £350 to the Camps Foundation, 100% of which will go directly to funding our global project initiatives.
The impact you will make
School Improvement (Mbokomu)
The local schools constantly struggle with a lack of adequate funding, which puts children’s lives at unnecessary risk from dilapidated classrooms that are close to collapse, as well as poor or non-existent sanitary conditions. You’ll help by building or renovating school buildings to create inspirational and stimulating learning resources for the students.
- Digging classroom foundations
- Laying bricks
- Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
- Making classroom furniture
- Painting educational murals on the classroom walls
Camp Mbokomu is an attractive rural camp located in the foothills of the mighty Kilimanjaro within a typical Chaga community. On a clear day you’ll be rewarded with some spectacular views of the mountain the minute you step outside your tent.
This camp also benefits from being situated only 10 minutes drive away from Moshi town where there’s a wide range of facilities available.
Location: 45 km (around 1 hours drive) from Kilimanjaro Airport
Accommodation: Tents with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern toilets, showers & sinks
Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator (between 18:00 – 22:00). British 3 pin power sockets
Phone Signal: Intermittent
Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, sausage and omelette for breakfast; pasta, chicken stew/curry with veg for lunch/dinner & fruit
Signature dish: Machalari & Kiburu
Social: Camp fire, town nearby
Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Moshi
Kilimanjaro Airport is located less than an hour drive from the town of Moshi and Camp Mbokomu. Once you arrive at Mbokomu, you will be settled into the tented camp and provided with a welcome brief and an orientation of the area. The rest of the day is left for you to settle in and enjoy the view of spectacular Kilimanjaro.
Community Orientation & School Project Work
Following breakfast, walk a short distance to Mbokomu School where you will be given a briefing on daily school life and an overview of the ongoing projects.
Mbokomu Primary was built in the 1950’s but has lacked enough funding to maintain and upgrade its facilities since then. Currently around 350 students between the ages of 5-‐16 years are enrolled and many have to walk over 20 kilometres a day just to attend class.
This area also suffers from large-‐scale soil erosion caused by biannual floods, which makes it very difficult to cultivate vegetation and leaves children with virtually no usable sports field or recreation area.
Project work includes desk making, painting, tree planting at our indigenous nursery and improving the school infrastructure with classroom construction.
Cultural Day and Waterfall visit
Today you will be given a cultural guided tour to a little African town, visit a local homestead and interact with the local women.. You will learn to cook traditional foods with a local women group and be guided through a typical rural Tanzanian village.
After lunch, you will make a trip to the Waterfall.
Full day Safari in Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, begin safari to Tarangire National Park located approx. 2 hours’ drive away from Arusha town. Enjoy an exciting full day of Game viewing and beautiful scenery, in the evening transfer back to your Arusha Hotel.
Say your final goodbyes as we transfer you back to the airport in time for your flight home.