TANZANIA & ZANZIBAR


Be a part of the story in Tanzania & Zanzibar! Take part in an intimate journey through this amazing region, where you’ll find yourself waking up to village sounds in a traditional Maasai boma, harvesting seaweed with women in the warm island waters of Zanzibar, or sleeping under the stars while zebra graze nearby on your wildlife safari. We invite you to be among the first travelers to support our local partners Simba & Spice, who are eager to be your guides and hosts in their homeland.

We're grateful to Katharina Duarte, Alicia Mori and Roger Ayman for the use of their beautiful photos.

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Tanzania: Connecting Land and People


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PRICE

$4195 per person based on 4+ people, $5395 based on 2

DURATION

11D / 10N

DEPARTURES

Custom departures available year-round

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

ROUTE

Moshi – Longido – West Kilimanjaro – Tarangire National Park – Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area – Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable,
village experience, safari

Great for families!

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Overview

On this special locally guided and operated travel program, you’ll have the unique chance to connect with the people who live in this beautiful place and learn about the issues they face in preserving their culture and livelihoods. You’ll also venture out into Tanzania’s vast natural areas and encounter the the spectacular wildlife Tanzania is known for on safari.

Highlights
  • Unique opportunity to live and learn about Maasai culture as a homestay guest in a traditional Maasai boma
  • Go deeper with your experience by connecting with local families, NGOs and expert guides who show their home
  • Spot wildlife and enjoy wild open spaces on a unique camping safari
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Zanzibar: Community, Cuisine & Livelihoods


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PRICE

$1850 based on double occupancy

DURATION

7D / 6N

DEPARTURES

Custom dates available year-round

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

ROUTE

Stone Town – Kizimkazi – Stone Town/Beach add-on

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable,
village experience

Great for families!

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OVERVIEW

Experience Zanzibar, Africa’s ‘Spice Island’, like a local! From the colorful streets of historic Stone Town, a Swahili trading town with a deep history, to the sleepy shores of the fishing village of Kizimkazi, you’ll go deeper into the daily life of Zanzibaris with wonderful local hosts as your guides.

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in local village life and take part in a fascinating homestay
  • Explore Stone Town with a private local guide to help you navigate its hidden corners
  • Get a taste of Zanzibar’s multi-cultural influences through its cuisine
  • Learn how a small fishing community works with the bounty of the sea
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Zanzibar: Island Rhythms & Sounds of Wisdom


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PRICE

$2495 per person based on double occupancy

DURATION

10D / 9N

DEPARTURES

February 12 – 21, 2020

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

ROUTE

Stone Town – Kizimkazi – Stone Town/Beach add-on

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable,
village experience

Great for families!

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OVERVIEW

Experience the fascinating island of Zanzibar during one of the most exciting times of year – the Sauti za Busara African Music Festival! Then absorb the daily rhythms of life in a small fishing village by during a special homestay experience.

Highlights
  • Enjoy amazing live performances at the largest music festival in East Africa
  • Explore the history and vibrant culture of Stone Town with a great local guide
  • Learn about local life in a small fishing village
  • Connect with a local family during a special village homestay
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WHY TRAVEL WITH US

Crooked Trails is a non-profit organization focused on transforming tourism into a positive force in the world. We create travel programs that reflect our values and are worthy of the trust placed in us by our travelers. By traveling with us, you can be assured that your money will go to support our partner communities, the causes we support, and our on-going work to make tourism better. We do this by:

  • Selecting locally-owned hotels, restaurants and transportation in order to ensure your money benefits local people.

  • Employing experienced local guides who are paid a fair wage.

  • Offsetting the environmental impacts of travel through initiatives such as our Travelers Against Plastic (TAP) campaign, demonstrating ways to protect local resources, and encouraging the purchase of carbon offsets.

  • Educating travelers in cultural sensitivity and the social, economic, and environmental impacts of their travels.

  • Acting on our commitment to the social and cultural protection of people in our host countries.

  • Offering unique experiences and opportunities for authentic engagement.

  • Donating a portion of your trip fees to the community development projects we support.

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