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Birthright Swahili


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Choose from available dates in August, November, and December. 
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Halisi Africa Tours invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity for people of African descent to explore their heritage in the amazing country of Tanzania.

Beginning on the island of Zanzibar, off the east coast of Africa and traveling to the foothills of the largest freestanding mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro, you will discover a place like no other. On this epic journey, you will discover ancient cultures, witness a migration in the Serengeti, take a guided tour through waterfalls and mountain forest of Mount Kilimanjaro and witness the mining of a gem stone rarer and more beautiful than diamonds. Even more, these amazing experiences will give you plenty of opportunities to practice Kiswahili (we give you a Kiswahili prep course for free!) with guides and tour operators who were born and raised in Tanzania. Who better to share real stories of African heritage and help you become familiar with the country’s history and current state? 

WHAT"S INCLUDED: The Birthright Swahili Journey includes all transportation once in Tanzania (ferry, professional van transport, safari vehicles, air transport into Mount Kili from Dar, all airport transfers) all lodging, all fees for expert guides, museums, national parks, safari, Mount Kilimanjaro tour and all listed meals (see below).  


Day 1 - Pick up and orientation.
Settle in to lodging. Dinner at Livingstone's beach bar. for a special welcome home meal. Karibuni Sana

Day 2 - Prepare for a relaxing day of excursions starting with a beach cabana breakfast in Shangani before swimming with endangered sea turtles on Prison Island. Sail with us to a private sand bar for a Swahili Coast barbeque, and finish the day with sunset drinks at 360 rooftop restaurant and night club.

Day 3 - Learn about the Notorious Slave Trade of East Africa on our walking tour from Kelele square to the former slave market. Afterwards, take a local shopping tour at Darajani market and have dinner at Forodhani Gardens.

Day 4 - Visit a Zanzibar Spice farm in the morning, then after lunch, go inland to Jozani forest to see the rare Kalabas Monkey in it's natural habitat.
Day 5 - Ferry transfer to Dar es Salaam at 9am. Arrival and check in around 2pm. After a few hours to settle in, we'll visit Mbezi beach and make plans for those who would like to experience the nightlife.

Day 6 - Spend the day touring Dar Es Salaam, the former capital of Tanzania. Start with a tour of the University of Dar Es Salaam and tour the city center including The Heritage Center for Tribal Culture & Kariako market.

Day  7 - Travel to Kilimanjaro region and check in to our rooms in Arusha; the tourism capital of Tanzania. After some rest, we'll visit the Tanzanite museum mining experience in downtown Arusha and get in some light shopping at the Maasai Market.

Day 8 - Full day of Safari in Tarangire River National Park and visit a real Maasai Boma (camp) where the Maasai will teach us a traditional dance and share the uniqueness of their culture

Day 9 - Hike the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Pay homage to the wealth of resources in Africa. Rites of Passage ceremony, lunch and return trip 
Day 10 - Fly home from Zanzibar or straight from Kilimanjaro international airport.
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birthright journey. 

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