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Tanzania

Amazing wildlife
Swim in the Indian Ocean
A great cultural experience and a taste of mission

 
 

An amazing country

For those who are ready to plunge into Africa, we have a 16-day expedition full of exciting experiences as we head into Tanzania. This is one of the largest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and it covers a greater area than Kenya and Uganda combined. Within its borders lies Africa’s highest mountain (Kilimanjaro). Tanzania has a population of approximately 48 million people with over 120 different tribes represented and each of those tribes has its own language.
 

Mikumi National Park Safari

Tanzania is blessed with an abundance of wildlife and has sixteen national parks to choose from. We’ll be visiting Mikumi National Park, which is the fourth largest park in Tanzania, with over 40 miles of rough road to explore. We expect to see zebra, gnu, buffalo, baboon, warthog, impala, giraffe, elephant, hippo and crocs – and possibly lion. There are also over 400 species of bird life in Mikumi.
 

Enjoying the warm sea

We will swim from the wide, sandy beach at Kipepeo and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. There will be the opportunity to enjoy sea kayaking, snorkelling, and a trip on a traditional dhow. Setting out for a day’s walk takes us into the Uluguru mountains to an old German Boma house, passing through small villages with stunning views and perhaps ending with a couple of hours in a swimming pool at one of the local hotels.
 
 

A great cultural experience

Here is real Africa and a jolt to the senses! The town has an open green feel to it, due to the magnificent backdrop provided by the Uluguru Mountains, which reach a height of 2635 metres. The town lies at the centre of a rich agricultural region, and with a population of over 250,000, it is the third-largest settlement in Tanzania. We will visit some local carvers on the outskirts of town and have the opportunity to visit a nearby Masai market where the local tribesman sell their wares, including their cows and goats.
 

A Retreat House with a mission!

During our stay in the Morogoro area we’ll be based at a small Retreat House, situated near the small village of Sanga Sanga, which is 12 miles west of Morogoro. Here, the Africa Inland Church provides teaching and training for their pastors and evangelists. We will meet the small team of missionaries who serve with the Africa Inland Mission - an international mission agency with a desire to see the unreached of Africa reached with the gospel. The vision of AIM is to see “Christ-centred churches amongst all African people groups”.
 

A varied expedition

Be ready to stay in a wide variety of camps, hotels and lodges. The accommodation at the Retreat Centre is basic but clean and comfortable, and is set in the countryside. Some bedrooms are in buildings in the campsite area with outside toilets nearby, while en-suite rooms are available in the main building for a supplement. There will be tasty meals provided each day and opportunities to sit round the campfire after dinner, looking up at the clear African night-sky. We will use our energy and enthusiasm on four days to help with some practical work at the mission. On the Sunday morning we will visit a church out in the bush. This will be a memorable experience, joining with the Tanzanians as they worship God in a setting which is very different to what we’re used to at home.
 
 
 
 
 

A taste of mission

This is an expedition for those who are full of enthusiasm for life and want to experience the real sights and sounds of Africa, together with a taste of mission. Steve and Ruth Lancaster, who will be leading the expedition, have had a long association with Oak Hall and are currently living in Morogoro. Their experience and insights will make our time in Tanzania very special. We will return with memories that will inspire our prayers for this beautiful country and its welcoming people.
 

Dates/Prices

All departures for this destination have been completed this year but please look here again soon for details of next year. (Summer dates are usually released towards the end of November and winter towards the end of May. If any dates are available sooner they will be shown on this page when they are confirmed).

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