The OGs In African American Female Group Travel Experiences
Encouraging black women since 2006

Kenya and Tanzania

November 2022

 

 You never know what else she might have up her sleeves.

 
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T0URS,

RELOCATIONS,

RETIREMENT

EAST AFRICA

East Africa, which includes Kenya and Tanzania is more than safaris!
With more than 44 recognized tribes is a fascinating mixture of histories, wildlife, bustling cities, superb beaches and rich tribal culture and traditions.

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You are invited to get away for the breath in the fresh air that comes with going to places with Black faces.
East Africa is more than wildlife and the image of poverty shown by western media. Most tourists go to East Africa for the animals, we are going for the people and culture.


Made up of six countries – Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Kenya, all with a fascinating mix of histories, traditions, languages and lush open landscapes where you can exhale and breathe.


March 16th to 24th 2022, you are invited to join us in Kenya and Tanzania.
Bustling and full of life, Nairobi is the colorful capital Kenya. From its vast national park and, amazing museums, rich local cultures, shopping, vibrant open-air nightlife and a progressive multicultural streets scene, Nairobi will not disappoint.


Dar es Salaam (Place of Peace), Two-hundred years ago, it was regarded as the center of the East African slave trade. Today, it is known for its famous spice plantations, history, and diverse culture. Nightlife often centers around the joy of eating and socializing, never too far from a relaxing sea breeze. Dar es Salaam (Dar') is the former capital of Tanzania and the largest city in all of East Africa and the fastest growing. Residents of Dar es Salaam are generally more well-off than rural residents. Dar es Salaam has a poverty rate of only 4.1 percent, compared to 33.3 percent in rural Tanzania. According to a 2013 report by Oxford Economics, no African city will lift more residents into the middle class by 2030 than Dar es Salaam. The future the mega-city is looking bright.


Zanzibar, the semi-autonomous I archipelago off the mainland coast of Tanzania with its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters is a melting pot of African and Indian influences. Some consider Zanzibar the the heart of Swahili culture and tradition. Two-hundred years ago, it was regarded as the center of the East African slave trade. Today, it is known for its famous spice plantations, history (Stone Town being the capital) and diverse culture. Nightlife often centers around the joy of eating and socializing, never too far from a relaxing sea breeze.


We may have a new name and new look but all of our tours will still have that Fleace Weaver and BlackGirlTravel magic.

 

As always, expect to be wowed!.

ITINERARY - November 15th - 23th

Day 1 - November 16th - Depart USA for Kenya
(Book your flight to arrive in Jomo Kenyatta Airport by 1:00 pm on March 16th. Group flight suggestion will be offered in January)

Day 2, November 16th - Welcome to Nairobi/ City Orientation and Lunch/Mixer

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Private group transfer to the hotel. Enjoy your welcome to Nairobi lunch, follow by a city orientation tour including the Kileleshwa, one of the oldest and upscale neighborhoods in Nairobi. Later in evening enjoy after dinner mixer.

Day 3, November 17th - Nairobi/Game Day/Nairobi National Park/Giraffe Center

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Today you will walk the wild side, starting with a visit to Nairobi National Park game drive. This is a unique national park in Africa or even the world lies on the outskirts of the city features wildlife living in a natural habitat in the backdrop of a modern city. The main attraction here however is the African Lion and is home to black rhino, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes. Speaking of giraffes, you cannot interact with the wild animals during the game drive, but have not fear, after the drive you will head to the Giraffe Center to see and feed the famous Rothschild giraffe. The gentle giants will eat directly from your hands or mouth (giraffe kiss). This will be a day full of once in a lifetime memories. Later, enjoy Nairobi nightlife. Hmmm... I wonder what Fleace has planned!

Day 4, November 18th - Nairobi/National Museum/Ostrich Farm

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Join your guide for a visit to the Nairobi National Museum, housed in an imposing building amid lush, leafy grounds just outside the center. In the Museum you will learn about Kenyan and East African history from the black perspective. The Cradle of Humankind exhibition, the highlight of which is the Hominid Skull Room – an extraordinary collection of skulls that describes itself as the single most important collection of early human fossils in the world.

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After lunch, get ready to fly! We have rode, elephants, camels, and donkeys, this time it will be an Ostrich ... yes, Ostrich (not mandatory). There is also a weight limit of 75kgs (165 pounds). You visit to Maasai Ostrich Farm Resort and Farm for a picnic lunch and ride (if you choose). If riding is not your thing, how about great photos of you feed this birds.
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Day 5, November 19th - Maasai Vllage Visit

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This tour is about the people and cultures of East Africa.   You day will visit a Massai village to learn about their way of life.  To help the village, en-route there will be a stop where you can purchase food, and sanitary products for the women and older girls.  Later enjoy a night on the town at an open air location.

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Day 6November 20th - Nairobi - Female Empowerment

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After a lunch you will visit a community center helping to empower the woman of Nairobi.   You will share you stories, inspire and give hope to the women of the center, while acquiring a more personal and deeper understanding of their culture.  This will be an amazing day where you will create unique sister  bond with Africa.  Yours and the lives you will inspire will never be the same.  This is global citizenship.  This is  what it means to be a Globalnita!  Later, you will have special evening for your last night in Kenya.

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Day 7November 21st - Nairobi /Zanzibar/Stone Town/Slave Monument and Museum

 

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Board your early morning flight to the island of Zanzibar in Tanziania.  After check-in you are offf to a half day tour of Stone Town. Even though its name might confuse you, Stone Town is not a town for itself. Also known as Mji Mkongwe, it is the cultural heart and the old part of Zanzibar City which is the capital and the largest city of Zanzibar. For the past 200 years, the Stone Town managed to remain unsullied by the hands of modern culture. That is one of the reasons why it has recently been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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During the tour your will visit the Slavery Market Monument by Swedish sculptor Clara that includes the original chains that were used to imprison the slaves. At the Slave Museum, you will see the chambers where slaves were held before they were sold . The small 12 by 12 foot basement with one tiny window near the ceiling that would hold over 30 people. After the tour, you will have some free time. Keep an eye out for tinga-tinga paintings, antique shops, beautifully printed cloths (kangas and kikois worn by local people), little carved chests with copper inlays, and spices – all beautiful presents or memories to take home. Later  heading back to the hotel... or may be not!  :)
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Day 8, November 22nd - Zanzibar

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Today is your free day  to enjoy turquoise waters and white sand beaches  with a spectacular sunsets. It might just be the best sunset in the world!  You can participate in our  turquoise and white swimwear for a photo shoot. Enjoy a special dinner with the other ladies and spend your last evening just relaxing at your own pace.
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Day 9, November 23 - Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam to USA
Head home with incredible memories of your time in East Africa. Booked your flight to return by way of Nairobi or Dar es Salaam.  If flying from Julius Nyerere airport in Dar es Salaam, your flight should be booked for after 5pm, due to travel by ferry from Zanzibar to the mainland.

See photos and videos from 2021 tour

3 Star
East Africa land only package $2,893 USD
2 Countries

Per-Person Based on Double Occupancy / Single add $979
(No travel buddy? No problem! A roommate can be assigned)

Payment plan available for a $49 set-up and processing fee.
$799 Deposit Required to Reserve Your Space

Include:
Accommodations, tours, museums,
group airport transfers, mixers
boat from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam,
orientation lunch in Nairobi, and nightlife


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Email your name and telephone number to
EastAfrica@BlackGirlTravel.com
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